Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Flea Market Style

Flea Market Style magazine has finally arrived in Canada! I found my copy at Presse International on College Street in Little Italy (near Grace). It's a bit spendy at $12. 95 (maybe it's less in the US?) -- but it doesn't have many ads -- so it's got lots of pages of pretty pretty! My biggest complaint is the crappity crap crap paper that it's printed on...... If I'm spending big bucks on a magazine it had better have nice paper - like the Stampington Mags -- or like Martha Stewart Living used to have..... and like my favourite Brit mag Living Etc DOES have (and sells for $9.95)

I think that I'd rather just have the book(love this book-- it's my decorating bible))
Other home decor books that I love (that actually don't cost all that much more than a fancy magazine):

The Well Dressed Home -- What style are you???
Cheap Chic is on my Amazon Wish List -- but I'm sure that I'll love it whenever I get it :)
I so miss domino magazine. This book is like a "best of" Domino -- but I don't remember seeing the pictures in domino. Well, I have a memory like a goldfish, so that's not so odd.....This is another book on my wish list. From the cover it looks like what I aspire to be...

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I am so sick of spending 15$ us on these magazines!!! I am really only looking at books on Amazon or getting lucky with submissions and getting a mag free!!! I will ahve to check out the Flea Market Style and try to resist purchasing it!!!! I did not realize that Domino was gone?????!!!!! I so aspire to the clean unclutterd chic but I am afraid that it is not in my makeup- I love to collect too much stuff!!!!
Happy Spring!!!!

me again said...

Have you perhaps gone online to search at the Toronto public library's site to see if they have copies? I manage all my library stuff online (well, except for actually picking up and returning the books, of course LOL) and I can't tell you the # of times I've saved a bundle because I've gotten a book out of the library that I had intended to buy and realized that I didn't really want it. It's great to be able to search the entire library's resources and then be able to pick up what I want at my local branch.

As for magazines, I used to buy SO many! I've cut way back and I don't miss them at all. I still do buy something that really, really tempts me, but I think about the decision now rather than just automatically buying whatever catches my eye. I am also on the Barnes & Noble email list and periodically get coupons for 10 and sometimes 15 percent off and you can use those coupons on magazines. No good here of course but handy when in the U.S. And if you do shuffle down to Buffalo or have a vacation planned to the states, Jo-ann's always has 10 percent off magazines :-)

Leslie Jane Moran said...

This is a really wonderful post. Thanks for all the inspiring reads!

Heather said...

It KILLED me to spend the $10 (US) on this magazine but I LOVE IT!! Its a good thing it only comes out 4 times a year ( I think). I wish it was printed on nicer paper too, especially for that price, altho I think I could live with Somerset being printed on cheaper paper if it'd lower the price because all their pubs will break the bank for sure...

A bird in the hand said...

Simple Home is the one I prefer.

Magazines cost that much because of the amount of colour pages as well as the quality of the paper; they cost a fortune to print!

Debby said...

Hi Martha,
I am giggling about the magazine post. I got my Flea Market Style last Sunday and thought it was a bit pricey. But I love the mag and like the idea of not alot of adds in there. Hope all is well with you and glad we are having warmer weather. Are you off this week for spring break?
Debby