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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Whimsy Home Wednesday No. 44

Welcome to the Whimsy Home Wednesday Link Party. Today we are sharing the chosen posts from Whimsy Home Wednesday No. 43.

Hey y'all!  How are you today?

Several months ago, I ventured out to a barn sale.  I picked up this The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, the particular one I share photos of today was from May 1892.  Talk about a beautiful cover, and such attention to detail.  

I love publications such as this, I have leafed through this magazine a few times, but have the intensions of sitting down and actually reading it soon.  I find the past so fascinating at times, especially when it comes to home decor.  

The lady I purchased these magazines from, had three in a bundle, and how cute was it that she even included a rose with all three books bundled together to place on the coffee table.  I thought it was a nice touch.

I was so happy to find a pup gracing the halls of the Brown home, looks like he may have had a rowdy rump running about since the rug is a bit skewed.  What do you think?   

I especially love the arched opening, the landing as you continue up the stairs, a settee to sit for a spell before venturing out in the elements, and how could we ever forget that chandelier.  Beautiful!  I especially love the curves.

The one thing I have to keep reminding myself as I read, is that I am not reading from history's point of view, but that the goings on are in present day, present day 1892 that is.  It has been an interesting perspective for me, but I am one to over analyze ideas and thoughts many times over, getting lost in in my own mind pondering what I read.     

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Features

Congratulations to the featured posts of Whimsy Home Wednesday! I enjoy being able to visit each post to see what other's are up to around the web, don't you?

This week, I am excited to share Karin with Karin's Kottage, and her absolutely creative wonder in Making an Easy Paper Bag Witch Hat.  How creative is that?  You know I love a good upcycle project.  I think they have become my favorite.    

Check out all of the 4-1-1 on Karin's witch hat so you can get a jump start on the upcoming festivities.  I have to say, one not really to decorate much for Halloween am finding myself with a few things here and there already.   

Becky's Pick  | Spaceships and Laser Beams |  S'mores Lasagna

Charity's Pick |  Hunny I'm Home DIY |  Fabric Covered Dollar Tree Pumpkin

Kristen's Pick |  Cocoon Raw  |  Easy Garden Ideas for Beginners

Meredith's Pick |  A Ray of Sunlight  | Painting a Cedar Chest

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Whimsical Home Projects From Our Hosts

Meredith, Arts & Classy 

Becky, The Vixen's Den

Kristin, 5th Sparrow No More 

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Kristen | 5th Sparrow no More  |  A Fall Mantel in Pastels 

Cara, Vintage Style Gal 

Cara | Vintage Style Gal  |  Create a Stunning Pheasant Feather Arrangement

Charity, Mornings on Macedonia 

Charity | Morning's on Macedonia |  How to Make Earrings using a Glowforge Machine

Whimsical Home Projects From Our Guests

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  1. Cara, thank you for hosting. I love all the details in that magazine.
    I noticed the front door was open in the picture with the pup. It made me think the pup was relaxing, enjoying the breeze entering through the front door. I love that she included a rose, so pretty.

    1. I am looking forward to taking the time to read the magazines from cover to cover. I like the way you think, I am betting that breeze feels wonderful, we sure could use one now. I thought the rose was a nice touch too. I am a sucker for a good barn sale.

  2. Hi Cara, wow, those magazines are an amazing find! I adore the illustrations! Thanks so much for having us over!!

    1. Thank you for visiting Debra, I was so happy to stumble upon these magazines. I am looking forward to sitting down and taking the time to read them.

  3. Hi Cara! Those magazines look so interesting and are such a great find! I know you'll enjoy browsing them! Thanks for hosting and have a fabulous week!!

    1. Thank you Donna, I am looking forward to slowing down a bit and taking time to read them soon. I find them so interesting.

  4. Thanks for hosting a FABULOUS linky party every week, Cara!
    Don't forget to join us over at the Creative Crafts Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

    1. Thank you so much for the reminder Beth. I sometimes need it, I've added you to my calendar bc I would forget my head if it wasn't attached. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. I love the the vintage magazines from the barn sale! What a score! :-)

    1. I cannot wait to sit down with all three, and see what all I can learn. I am the student who never tired of learning, ha!

  6. Wow Cara! Those magazines are a great find. So fascinating and can't wait to hear after your read through. I am sure the use of the language alone would be interesting, let alone the content. Thanks for having us over friend! XO- MaryJo

    1. Happy to have you MaryJo! I am excited to see what all is in the magazines. I wasn't a fan of history in my younger years, but now I find myself really interested.

  7. That witch hat looks interesting and thanks for hosting Cara....

    1. Thank you for visiting Nora, can't wait to see what you linked up this week! I thought the witch hat was pretty cool.

  8. Cara,
    Love these vintage magazines!!! The illustrations are always so charming!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!! I have been busy and could not stop by sooner....
    Thanks again for hosting this wonderful party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

    1. I was a big fan, even just sitting on the coffee table, I thought they were lovely, but I get to read, and learn things too? What a perfect find! It's interesting how fast time goes, it's like BAM, it's Wednesday again already. I am not sure where the time goes.

  9. Such wonderful features, that witch hat is just adorable! Love seeing all of the amazing creativity out in the world.

    1. I agree, so much talent out there when you are searching for ideas!