A Return to Loveliness

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Enchantment in April Front Porch Tea That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,Lest you should think he never could recaptureThe first fine careless rapture! Robert Browning, 'Home Thoughts from Abroad'. Browning shared his thoughts on the marvels of an April morning in England. April, the Angel of the Months. ……………Vita … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Dreamy Days Do you ever have one of those days - that you feel like you're sleepwalking  barely roused from a deep dream.  That is how I'm feeling today. After long days of preparation and anticipation, our Christmas party arrived and then it was over. The moments are now but … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness

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Applesauce Cake Charmed by Autumn There is a distinct crispness to the air today - we are in a fluctuating pattern  where it feels like autumn on day and summer the next. There's talk that we  may have an early light frost this October - I need to prepare. I can understand why on days like today, poets may wax poetical about … [Read more...]

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A Return to Loveliness-Guest Posts Wrap Up

Happiness or Joy in the JourneyInspiration can come to us from so very many different places. Whether itis from the sight of a single bloom, a butterfly floating in the air nearby, aperson's thoughts or from the written word. I believe we need to be open,aware and ready for when inspiration comes.I was thinking about all the wonderful posts created … [Read more...]

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Why do we who love Victoria Magazine return time after time to the pages of the issues treasured over the years, we are romantics.In the 1995 September issue of Victoria magazine - Nancy Lindemeyer sharesjust that sentiment - but it is in reference to her love of the season of Fall.Nancy noted that she, 'loves rainy days and fall afternoons because … [Read more...]

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Inspired to ReflectAlthough it is still August, I have already pulled out my September Victoria Magazines in search of Autumnal Inspiration. I love rediscovering the themes to some of the monthly magazines - in September it is 'Finding Your Quiet Center'. After the long year filled with activity - the onset of the 'Golden Hours' invite us to take … [Read more...]

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Gentle LessonsOver the years, the Editors of Victoria Magazine have captured the many facets of the beauty of and the celebration of woman. The magazine became like a prism held up to the light to shine in rainbow hued colors the many and complicated sides to womanhood.this little teacup and saucer are new finds Micasa - Petit PointI appreciate … [Read more...]

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SerendipityAs I was preparing this book review, I happened to receive the latest issue of Victoria Magazine. The 2012 March/April issue features beautiful articles on the city of Charleston, SC. Also, available is Victoria Classics – Teatime Bliss. Within this issue you will find over ‘75 recipes, elegant tablescapes and tips for the delecate art … [Read more...]

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In The Heart of Winter We find solace found by the hearth-drawn by the fire, which creates a cozy space for us to draw pleasures from creating, reading and taking tea.   “Where glowing embers through the room teach light to counterfeit a gloom…” John Milton “Il penseroso”   In the 1991 January … [Read more...]

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There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social AimsThere is a slight change to the A Return to Loveliness blog party.Typically, I share and celebrate different things I find in the back issues and current issues of Victoria Magazine.I will continue to do that.Occasionally, I have … [Read more...]

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