Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The “O” Collection

I didn’t set out to collect O-The Oprah Magazine, I just kept keeping them:)  I don’t have every copy ever published, although I do think I’ve been a subscriber pretty much from the start.  In fact, I remember where I was when I read my first O Magazine.  I was single, living alone in a small apartment, while going to college for broadcast journalism, and about to enter law school.  I recall taking that first magazine to the complex’ pool to read one evening.  I loved O’s message of “Live Your Best Life” and still do.  

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Until recently, these magazines were sitting in open storage bins in my office closet.  As I began pulling them out of the bins to organize them, I noticed that they looked pretty in similar color combinations, so I put them on display in the Container Store magazine holders in my office. 

Do you collect anything?  If so, how do you display your collection?

17 comments:

  1. Wow...they look great displayed that way. Matches your Rainbow Bookshelf! I can't say I have any "one" thing I collect, just lots of different things. I used to save my "sets" of magazines, but when I realized how much space they take up and how little I referred back to them, they went to the recycle bin!

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  2. I love how simple yet beautiful something like magazines can be...if displayed right that is :). I can't say I really collect one thing either...

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  3. I adore the fact that you are a lover of rainbows. In grade school I would constantly dump out all my crayons and organize them by colors. How I wish I had something to organize into colors!

    I know I have a collection of PB catalogs. You would think they ARE magazines. I hate throwing them away. Much to my husband's "grr" I never seem to part with them.


    Cheers~
    e

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  4. I don't really collect anything, especially to display, except perhaps my children's art would qualify. Great messages in these magazines, and the colors are indeed pretty! Janell

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  5. Do shoes and handbags count as collections? ha!

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  6. It's so funny what we find ourselves collecting, and yours looks so pretty! I have a box full of smushed pennies from my childhood :)

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  7. I love the colors of those! I'm actually never read O magazine! ;(
    Now for my collections, I would say shoes, jewelry, and clothes! haa
    Mine might be more expensive! ;)

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  8. I've never subscribed to "O" before. I have waaayyy too many unread mags around here. I keep them in a wooden crate next to the chair in my family room. Need to start going through them. :s

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  9. I think I have every Domino Magazine! Need to get me some of those magazine holders from the container store - looks very nice :)

    Lone

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  10. If shoes count as a collection then I am in! Love the rainbow effect. And, girl, those photos are fantastic!!!

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  11. Lovely!

    Um, do cardigans count? I even have them arranged rainbow style like your books and O mags! And I seem to have a lot of those little white ceramic Ikea pots with small house plants. I gathered them to water the other day....12?!?! But they look so cute just about anywhere!!!!!

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  12. Wow -- they are so pretty all together. What a fun collection!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my Beachy Laundry Room!!


    xox
    Jen

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  13. Dang, that's alotta O magazines! I agree with everyone above--they looks great displayed like that! Collections... hmm... well, it looks like I have a collection of blue mason jars goin' on over here. And I have a pretty hefty collection of coffee cups too. Just saw that you commented over at my place... isn't it LATE in Houston??

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  14. Looks great! I really enjoyed your home tour over on 6th Street Design-- you have impeccable style and I just love your kitchen as well as your amazing curved staircase. So gorgeous!

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  15. Megan,

    Such a great idea and great displaying way to organize your O magazines. I too am a subscriber! I collect crosses and decided to display them by framing them which I just did a blog post on. Btw - I was born and raised in Houston but do not live there right now. How i miss that town!

    http://oneperfectroom.blogspot.com/2010/09/take-on-framed-art.html

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  16. Pretty I love all the vibrant colors. And hello Container Store, that place is A-mazing!!

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  17. This is amazing collection and it really looks nice in conjuction with your rainbow bookshelf...

    I wonder if they set out to do the binding this way...intentionally...

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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