Published every two months, with a bonus Christmas issue, the magazine is more affordable than similar publications. The advertisements alone are worth the cost of the subscription, as I found resources to numerous companies that are useful to both collectors and antiquers.
The Christmas Issue
The 2012 issue (shown above) has an amazing display and article of Kugels, the first Christmas ornaments. The pictures will make you want to go start your own collection, but alas it would take many years to build up a collection like the one shown.
Several other homes are showcased in this issue, including a home in the Catskills and a midwestern beauty with a superb collection of Belsnickels.
A Bountiful Table
Traditional CraftsIncluded in the Christmas issue are several traditional craft projects to create, including:
- a silhouette ornament
- tinsel trimmings -- glass flowers with tin foil enhancements
- a wooden carved stackable snowman
- cross-stitched tulip ornament
- carved hedgehog ornament
Holiday DirectoryFinishing up the Christmas issue is the holiday directory. The artists in this section must love to be included in the company of the others shown. Santas, dolls, witches, paintings, pottery and cloth crafts are all incredibly well-done pieces.
The Bottom Line
Find it on the new stand (found mine at Barnes and Noble) from September through early December, or subscribe to the publication and get it without fail every September!