Monday, October 15, 2007

The Return of Victoria

So often in life, the saying, " You can never go home again" rings true. Yet this past Saturday I was greeted with the most comforting surprise and nostalgic journey. All found within the pages of a lovely little magazine called Victoria. She is mercifully back and I welcomed her with open arms and a fresh cuppa Earl Grey Lavender tea. I mourned her ending and the reality that I could no longer count on the comfort of a wee glimpse into a world where time stood still. A world that I desperately longed to join. This is a world where women are championed because of their contributions but equally celebrated for their grace, elegance, class, and dignity. This world is one where modernism takes a well ushered back seat to traditions, antiques, historic preservation, gardens, art, tea, and of course travel. This world exists within Victoria and as I've come to discover with her rebirth, many others across the universe have longed for her return as well. If I can only recommend one magazine worthy of our Tea Society members to subscribe to, it is Victoria.

When Mother Nature ushers in the chill of winter, you will be forever grateful that your dear cherished friend will arrive to comfort you as you share a scone and cuppa by the fire. Please go to Victoria's website and take a moment to preview the contents and don't dare leave until you've ordered your subscription.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Another Year...
It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I've had the chance to post. So much has transpired to have taken my time away from leisurely and often enjoyable computer time. Katherine Elizabeth arrived at 5:43am on December 28, 2006. She weighed in at a healthy 8 lbs 4 .6 ounces and a long 20 1/4 inches long. What an angel.

As the above photo reveals, The Tea Society is getting back into full swing. Our first event, post Katherine, was a Derby Tea and hat show at Historic Aspen Hall Manor in Harrodsburg, KY. The teafare was wonderful and we had the honor of meeting Ms. Polly Singer, a wonderful Milliner. Polly is also our newest member.
Our resident Vintage Seamstress, Natalie, and husband have welcomed two wee little twin boys into the world. Mother, Father, Grandmother, and boys are all adjusting to this wonderful metamorphosis. What a blessing for the Fergusons. We wish them all the best.
Next month brings our annual weekend retreat and this year we're heading north to Waynesville , OH. We are all very eager to explore the great shops there in hopes of finding some great treasures. Any excuse to go antiquing is a good one........