I can always count on Matthew to send a few photos of his most recent publication to share with all of you. When I opened the file for Frightfully Fun Halloween, this photo of his pumpkin creations immediately brought a smile to my face. Maybe it’s because I have a sweet 9 month old grandbaby girl in my life, but seasonal decorating has never been more fun. I mean just look at these darling pumpkins!
Check out Matthew’s site on where to buy the issue and more amazing ideas. While you are there, be sure and read his very honest look at his personal struggles with the publishing world that he has been a part of for many years. It’s no secret that paper magazines are quickly being replaced by digital versions or folding all together. Honestly even though I’ve been fortunate to have had my work published in several over the years, I don’t subscribe to them any longer. The iconic ones that I adored in 1980’s-2000’s are no longer available or have the reputation of straying from the very foundation that made them loved by many. I miss the days of going to the newsstand or my mailbox and getting the latest issue of a favorite magazine. Savoring every single page with the magnifying glass and then trying to replicate that look in my own home. Now I hardly notice the magazines at the supermarket because they unfortunately all look the same. I miss the Country decorating publications that were represented by styling pioneers like Matthew, Mary Emmerling and Mary Randolph Carter-incredible talents.