These magazines sat for almost a month on my counter; but this past weekend I finally had some time to look through them. When I finished the 1st magazine, I was disappointed; but figured that it might have been that month...so I picked up the next, and the next and the next.
After I went through all of them, I was horrified. Ugh!! if I see one more group of dried plants hanging from the kitchen, I'm gonna scream. Country-style in the 90s was horrific. Now I realize that I'm looking at this with 2010 eyes; but now I understand why all of us are ripping out what the previous owners' did.
I unfortunately don't have photos to share; but I can easily paint a picture for you. Let me preface this by saying that while all of these things separately or in appropriate moderation are acceptable, the combination was just plain ugly.
- Groups of dried flowers/plants hanging near every window in the kitchen scenes
- Red and Black plaid comforter, throws, pillows, rug, etc
- Cheesy gold-flake knick-knacks sat on every horizontal surface
- Sponge-painted walls
- Stenciling around every window and door frame, on every stair riser, etc.
Needless to say I ripped out only 3 pages in nearly a year's worth of magazines.