This is too sad my friends…especially when I think this holiday season might be the last one with new and fresh ME Home Companion ideas to spur me on!
ME Home Companion is by far my favorite magazine hands down.
It is colorful, whimsical, fanciful, practical, full of great ideas, inspiration, encouragement and down right friendliness. I wait for each issue on pins and needles and I mourn the years lost when I did not know it existed.
Mary Englebreit and her team (a team I confess I have dreamed of knocking on my door, begging for my creative design ubber talent) are the best and the breitest of the bunch.
I know modern & transitional design is the “in” thing. I know that Elle Decor probably has no use for ME Home Companion and that it will never be the ‘gold standard’ of either the East Coast or West Coast design world. But come on girls, what about the rest of us?
Forget about red, blue or purple states, what about Mary states?
What about ME & me?
For years now I have been inspired more times than I can tell by what lies between the pages of Mary’s wonderful little magazine. Almost all my copies are dog eared and worn from lots and lots of love. ME Home Companion has truly been my companion through these early years of nesting and creating, and has bolstered my spirit so much through it;s continued dedication to artist and the pursuit of an artistic life. I would so hate to see this treasure ride into the sunset without so much as a howdy-do from our little neck of Blogland and so I am creating the Save Our Home Companion blog buttons to show our support for Mary and her magazine and for all those on the ME Home Companion staff who have given so much of their heart and souls to this pursuit.
I don’t know if there truly are publishers out there “trolling the Internet for evidence of support for the magazine” (to quote Julie of Jane’s Apron fame) but if there are indeed, then perhaps they will hear our cry and rescue our Home Companion from extinction!
If you want to join in my protest, just copy this button and link back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your blog so we can all visit! Also, please feel free to create your own button (in the true spirit of Home Companion) and share it with us, and if you write a post filled with your support (for the magazine) and your outrage (at it’s impending doom) be sure to let us know so we can come rally at your blog too!
Maybe we can make a small difference with our collaborative creative outcry… you just never know.
*All pics used are from the ME Home Companion website and are just a tiny tiny portion of all the great work they have done over the recent past!