DISAPPOINTING! Romantic Country Magazine Winter 2010

Romantic Country Magazine is a magazine I usually can’t wait to get my hands on; I eagerly anticipate the arrival of the latest issue and constantly check the magazine racks at my local bookstores for it. This past weekend I was thrilled the latest Winter 2010 issue was out and quickly snapped up my copy in a hurry to sit down with a my caramel macchiato and let my eyes devour the magazine from cover to cover.

I like the way the magazine has sections like the Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, that showcases businesses and their owners all following the theme of the magazine “romantic country” items and the French inspired rooms and all about vintage ornaments and how to decorate with flea market finds and repurposing flea market and vintage items.

Here is where my feelings are mixed and I ask the editor FIFI what happened?? Surely you and your creative team have more than enough tips, tricks, and photos to fill a magazine as important as the Holiday issue but, apparently not. This latest Winter 2010 issue of Romantic Country reminded me of past Halloween and Christmas issues of  Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion magazine! I mean pages pretty much from 58-77 are right out of the older Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion December 2008 – January 2009 Volume Thirteen Number One magazine right down to the photos and especially the photos on page 58 of the article titled “Bewitched, Beguiled and Bedazzled” purple fence and pumpkins (I believe the October Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion 2004 issue) (was the cover of a Halloween issue a few years back) and the photo of the vintage doll on page 75 along with the photo the two white dogs on page 77 from articled titled ‘Have Yourself A Merry Vintage Christmas” (Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion December 2008 – January 2009 Volume Thirteen Number One ) and the only thing missing were the two little dark haired girls! What happened Fifi?? I am really disappointed.  Fifi – I am happy to assit you and provide ideas, photo styling and content for your magazine so please reach out to me.

How many of you noticed the same things?? If any of you have thoughts or comments that you want to share please do so via the “Contact” button as I would really like to hear your feelings on this.