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The Cottage Journal Autumn 2018

The Cottage Journal features decorating ideas, style tips, creative inspiration, and delicious recipes - and now you can enjoy every single page on the tablet! Create a warmer, more magical home with the beauty of nature and The Cottage Journal!

United States
Hoffman Media
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5 Issues


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harvest home

Fall color inspires us in planning this issue every year. Within these pages, you’ll find we have an interesting collection of homes, from tiny suburban cottages to larger mountain retreats. Have you ever had your house speak to you? It might sound silly, but that’s exactly what the homeowners in “A Gathering Place” on page 49 say about their French-style makeover. By working with an interior designer who really “listened to the house,” they transformed their family home into a beautiful retreat filled with rich layers of décor, a palette of soft colors, and weathered architectural details. “Preserving the Past” on page 71 is a delightful example of a home inspired by an old inn, located in the exact same spot! Through one couple’s vision, a quaint location became a home,…

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timeless tableware

While some collectors of vintage tableware have personal ties to their assortments stemming from cherished memories, others simply found themselves admiring an aged platter in an antiques store and stumbled across a new passion. Regardless of how you become interested, collecting vintage pottery and dinnerware is a charming way to preserve a piece of history and fill your home with timeless character and storied beauty. And the possibilities are extensive. From the vibrant tones of majolica to the unique personality of Staffordshire figures to the understated elegance of caneware, you’re sure to find something to fit the spirit of your space.…

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style ideas

When growing your collection, patience is always a virtue. Whether scouring antiques stores and estate sales or searching through online auctions, keeping your eyes peeled is key to finding the perfect new addition. Vintage dinnerware collectibles are right at home among other antique finds. Pair your collection with your favorite timeworn décor to create a corner of your home that’s brimming with aged character. When amassing any collection, choosing a common element can add a cohesive component. Focusing on a single theme, like birds or florals, is a good way to keep things from feeling haphazard, and the thread of blue throughout this cabinet ties the collection inside together. Help your plates and platters put their best foot forward. Display stands are an easy way to show off the details that make these…

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newfound plans

Jeni Maus’s life plans never included opening a retail store. She has a passion for antiques and vintage finds that led her to open her rental business, Found Rentals, nearly nine years ago. Still operating today, the company specializes in renting out vintage furniture, textiles, vessels, and more. But over time, Jeni was asked more and more if clients could purchase her treasured finds. Her answer to the constant inquiries? The Found Shop. Jeni brought her curation of beloved goods into retail form, with her store offering a selection of various lifestyle goods from antiques to books to greeting cards. She stumbled upon her location—a friend owned the shop located there at the time, and when she mentioned closing her doors, Jeni jumped at the opportunity. “It was exciting, nerve-racking, and…

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dreamy cottage style

From our very own editorial director, Cindy Smith Cooper, we bring you a stunning new book that showcases cottages and gardens with a balanced blend of both classic and contemporary inspiration. Let us introduce you to Classic Cottages, a collection of welcoming homes with personal charm. In this beautiful hardback book, you’ll find homes from across North America that have stylish, collected interiors and fresh ideas, with details that every cottage dweller loves and appreciates. This cottage special highlights more than 200 pages of picturesque spaces that say “welcome home” and offer a template for your own personal style. From light-filled farmhouses in the country to simple bungalows by the sea, cottage style proves to be a composite of blissful imagery that is warmly inviting and the epitome of relaxed living.…

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pumpkin delights

When dressing a festive autumn table, front door, or charming vignette you’ll quickly find that with a little practice, your favorite seasonal accents can create a handsome statement that feels both fresh and familiar. Whether you opt for the traditonal orange, delightful white, or a popular heirloom variety, when styled appropriately, nearly any pumpkin can add a layer of chic sophistication to your autumnal décor. Take a look at a few of our favorite pumpkin arrangements, and harvest your own fresh ideas as you welcome the season. TINY BUT MIGHTY Decorative lanterns showcase an autumnal flavor as they’re filled with miniature gourds and pumpkins and entwined with red berry clippings. Though tiny in scale, when piled together, these minis make a big style statement. ELEGANT WHITE Real or faux, white pumpkins can appear quite…