I posted the sad news of Country Home's demise a while back, and since then I have been checking the website looking for info on what my subscription will be replaced with. I've gotten no official word - nothing in the mail letting me know the magazine is closing, or anything like that. I think they are close to releasing the final issue, I should have heard something from them by now!
Anyway, I went over to the site tonight and the pop up is different - it advertises a subscription to Traditional Home magazine. Perhaps that is the intended replacement for those of us who subscribe?
I didn't like the sound of it - Country Home was "a more modern country" - not quite Traditional in the, well, traditional sense of the word. So I headed over to their website to check it out. I'm happy to say that I'm now a little bit more hopeful...
From their Decorating and Design section:
"In accounting practices, everything is black and white. So when financial analyst Loi Thai decided to make a leap from his world of numbers to become an antiques dealer, he seamlessly made the transition by selecting Swedish-style acquisitions that glow in the palest of colors—white in all of its forms."
"Can a home designed with mid-century modern furniture that’s heavy on light-loving Lucite and mirrored veneers be considered traditional?"
"Just like fine food, homes should be comfortable, personal, and organic, says designer-turned-restaurateur Marcia Bond."
"Kay favors clutter-free and simple designs with an emphasis on texture and form."
From their Antiques & Collecting section (which appears to be run by the Keno brothers - Leigh and Leslie - from Antiques Roadshow, or at least they have a lot to do with it - their identical mugs are all over the page!):
“When we were kids, our bathroom soap dish was spongeware,” recalls Leigh, editor-at-large for Traditional Home magazine, where he and twin brother Leslie co-produce a regular column entitled “Keno Eye.”
"What moves them to go back in time is good design. And increasingly, the Americana experts are reaching back a mere 50 years to collect such mid-century classics as the set of four white wire side chairs made by sculptor Harry Bertoia."
There are also Garden, Food, and Travel sections, none of which ever really appeal to me, no matter what magazine they are in...
I guess I will reserve final judgement until I receive a few issues and can really dig into them - assuming of course that it will be coming to me, which I don't know for sure yet...