March 8, 2011

"A Simple Life" and "A Primitive Place"!

Two New Magazines!
"A Simple Life" and "A Primitive Place" Magazines
On the Corgyncombe Courant's desk there are two new magazines that our dear readers might enjoy!


"A Simple Life" has a visit to "Lincoln's New Salem" historic site, showing candle dipping and interiors and exteriors of log cabins. There is also an article "Between Two Mountains" by Joan Donaldson about her time spent in Tennessee at a Mission teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Joan speaks of Christy Huddleston who in the early 1900s was a school teacher for Tennessee mountain children. Joan has also written the books "On Viney's Mountain", "The Secret of the Red Shoes", "A Pebble and A Pen", and "The Real Pretend". "The Real Pretend" was written by Joan Donaldson and illustrated by Tasha Tudor. Sarah of Corgyncombe was Tasha's model for the illustrations of the little girl Kathy in "The Real Pretend". It is a true story about a little girl who goes round to her neighbors, taking pretend orders from the Larkins Catalog.

"A Primitive Place" has an article called "Take a Gander at This" showing the lovely old 1745 Thomas Swift house. This article was of special interest to the Corgyncombe Courant because Diane and Sarah descend from early Massachusetts Swifts more than once! There is an article called "Made with Love" with an absolutely delightful pantry!

There are lovely photographs in both magazines, including old houses, gardens, antiques, and old fashioned looking things!

Here are links to the magazine web sites:
"A Simple Life" Magazine
"A Primitive Place" Magazine


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8 comments:

Christie said...

How wonderful to hear that Joan mentions Christy in her article. I read "Christy" as a young woman and was inspired to become a teacher here in Tennessee because of that wonderful book. I have now subscribed to the magazine ...it will be such a treat as we love historic homes..particularly log cabins! My library continues to grow, as I am inspired with each of your posts. I was thrilled beyond words to receive my copy of "Happy England" the other day. Each color plate is exquisite!
You are such a blessing, dear friend.
Christie

Jeri Landers said...

I got a subscription to "A Simple Life" last year and I concur that this is a beautiful magazine full of wonderful homes. Even the ads are beautiful! I haven't seen the other magazine, must look it up. Cousin Jeri

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Diane,

I've never heard of those magazines, but they look delightful! I shall write them on my "wish list", right away! :)

May you have a wonderful day.

Love,

Marqueta

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Christie,

Thank you for sharing your story of why you became a teacher! How wonderful that you were inspired! You will enjoy Joan's article! We are glad that you have acquired the lovely book, Helen Allingham's "Happy England". It is a delight with all the old homes, gardens, and old fashioned frocked folk!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Cousin Jeri,

How wonderful that you are already receiving "A Simple Life" magazine and we know you will enjoy "A Primitive Place" magazine, as well!

Your Cousins,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

Diane Shepard Johnson and Sarah E. Johnson said...

Dear Marqueta,

Be sure to go to the magazine web sites and check out the magazines, we're sure you'll enjoy them!

Your friends,
Diane and daughter Sarah at the Corgyncombe Courant

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hello Girls,
Mrs Mildred "Milly" Mousekin and her daughter Missy would like Tillie to view the latest blog,
for there are gifts ready to be sent to her!
Blessings Linnie and the Mousekin girls

Christie said...

I love the magazine, Diane! My husband and I both enjoyed perusing through the stories, articles, and even the advertisements! I loved joan's article...thank you again for sharing!

Always inspired,
Christie

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