I have long been a fan of magazines.
When I was a teenager far too much of my earnings from babysitting and waitressing went straight onto purchases of glossies and other periodicals - Smash Hits, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Just Seventeen, Vanity Fair, Tatler. I loved the pictures, the stories, the glamour - even the adverts! As I've grown older my tastes have changed somewhat, but I still love to curl up with a magazine and a cup of coffee to unwind after a busy day.
So imagine my delight when earlier this year, magazine.co.uk approached me to join their blogger network! I was very pleased to accept, and chose Ideal Home, Red, and Vanity Fair as the titles I would receive and review.
Ideal Home is one of my favourite magazines - I love the ideas it has for making a house a home and think it's just full of inspiration and great ideas. It's also brilliant in the range of budgets it works with - some home decor magazines skew endlessly expensive but Ideal Home has options from a great range of suppliers and designers, for all shapes and sizes of homes.
The first issue I received from Ideal Home was their December issue, which is stuffed (ha - pun not intended but found when editing!) with ideas for Christmas decorating and entertaining!
From fun displays to beautiful tables, fabulous decorations to lovely recipes, the whole magazine has me feeling Christmassy and eager to make some pretty displays in our home. I'm so excited to be enjoying the magazine for a year and seeing what ideas I can take from it to improve our little badger sett. For now, I'm dreaming of a beautiful Christmas!
Our Christmas decorations tend to skew quite traditional (I'm a red, green and shiny girl!) but I love some of these urban inspired pieces. That wreath is stunning.
We live in a (lovely) terraced house, so I yearn for a wide entryway - I loved how this area was styled with the greenery and candles!
I'm going to try to make more of our Christmas goodies this year - Dundee cakes, mince pies and chutneys. Perhaps I should add Christmas pudding to the list? This recipe looks delicious!
One of my friends adores snow globes - I may have to mail her this page!
Total. tree. envy.
Love this beautiful traditional tree.
If you'd like to sign up for a subscription to Ideal Home or any other titles, please do visit magazine.co.uk via the links in this piece or the link in my sidebar.
Finally, I'm curious - what's your favourite magazine?
Disclaimer: I have been gifted three annual subscriptions by magazine.co.uk to receive and review (thanks, guys!). Affiliate links are used in this post - if you sign up via them I will receive a small payment. I always like to be honest :)