Friday, May 22, 2015

Magazine Monday #6

Hello, friends!!!  This time of year is extraordinarily busy in my household!  Between the two months of April and May, we celebrate four birthdays, our wedding anniversary, and just recently, Boy Scouts awards and Choir concerts.....whew!  My apologies in advance for this week's very tardy (and retro-posted) Magazine Monday!

Summer is fast approaching, and before you know it, it will be here!  Right now, it's that time of year just before it's too hot, and the outdoors are so appealing to me!  It's the perfect time for a lazy reverie outdoors.  Last year, I shared this post of a relaxing teatime lakeside.
For today's Magazine Monday, I am sharing a few inspirational spaces perfect for those fair-weathered days.  I hope you enjoy the post!
I have become an ardent fan The Cottage Journal, a gorgeous publication released by Hoffman Media, which also publishes another of my favorites, Teatime Magazine.  To be directed to the website where you can subscribe (currently offering a free issue), simply click on the pictures or the link above.  I recently picked up the Spring 2015 issue, and it is wonderful!
In the article Waterside Picnic there are not only envy-worthy photos, but recipes as well!  I adore the idea of an impromptu picnic with sweet little noshes to nibble on; and if so desired, a hammock for a lovely naptime afterward.

How pleasing is this spot?  After a romantic row on the water, there's nothing like a sweet picnic for two. 

The feature Shabby Chic Garden is full of beautiful inspiration, especially this darling porch and swing perfect for relaxing in the afternoon.

Cottage Style Magazine released by Better Homes and Gardens, is another of my faves.  The article Garden Variety from their Fall/Winter 2012 issue is full of inspiration for anyone who loves a mixed garden.  A glimpse into Donna Talley's lovely world made my eyes happy with the beautiful pops of purple prettiness.  To be directed to the subscription page, click the photo.
This little spot in the June 2013 issue of House Beautiful is romantic, bohemian, and charming all rolled into one!  For full details of the design resources of the photo, click here.  To subscribe, you can visit the webpage by clicking the photo.

Finally, I just love this sweet area just outside a cottage in Malaga, Spain.  How darling is the hammock in the trees?  As I look at the photo, I can almost hear a guitar version of Isaac Albeniz' Malagueña playing in the background!  For details about this fabulous cottage, click the picture to be directed to the post on Houzz.

If you enjoyed this post, you might like to visit my Outdoor Spaces pinboard on Pinterest.  You can visit that here.  
Are you ready for the weekend's festivities? 

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  1. Lovely picnic scenes. Much different than the picnic we went on today. :) Cottage Journal looks like a wonderful magazine but I've told myself no more subscriptions. I'm really behind on my magazine reading lately.

    1. Thanks, Nora I really like it a lot....believe me, I didn't want to, but I guess we all have to eventually give in and go digital! ;)

  2. Each and every one of thses is so inviting!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  3. You've shared such lovely romantic photos with us. I love Tea Time Magazine and am grateful that my sister gave me a subscription.

    1. Lucky! Teatime is a lovely publication! Thank you for visiting, Kitty! :)

  4. I love the photos you shared. Calming to just look at. Cottage Style is a great magazine. Country French is another one put out by BH&G. I'm a little behind on my magazine reading! I get quite a few.

    I have nominated you for the Leibster Award! If you have a minute, check out my blog for the information on what to do. Here's the link Have fun! Joan

    1. Wow, thank you so much, Joan, welcome, and will do!! :)

  5. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! You have a beautiful blog! :)

  6. Oh my, each picture had me drooling! Love, love that porch swing! Your lakeside picnic is gorgeous and I love every little nook that you shared. A friend of mine gifts me with Cottage Journal every year for Christmas and I love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Thank you so much! You have lovely friends! :)
      I just recently found it, but now am a huge fan....thank you so much for stopping by, Jann!