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Monday, July 12, 2010

Many Happy Returns!

My tribute to Victoria Magazine this week goes to the current issue.

I've heard it said that the new version isn't as good as the old.

I'm happy to report that if you removed the date from the recent Victoria you wouldn't be able to tell the difference!

In fact I enjoyed "The Charm of French Style" July/August issue so much I decided to do a photo tribute to it.

The current issue is full of cherries, red, summer whites and natural elements included on the side! So I pulled out all my vintage linens and china with those themes!

An white antique Wedgewood teacup and saucer.

The flamboyant cherries here are appliqued onto a vintage tea size tablecloth that I draped over a Euro size bed pillow. I realized while I was preparing this post that I have never stopped playing house!

My table is inspired by page twenty-one.

I love the feed sack pillow used with the bright red and whites on an outdoor bed on page twenty-nine.

I laid a white bed skirt on my lawn chaise under the trees and covered it with a lace throw.

A perfect place to peruse my favorite magazine!





I used to have a few more vintage cherry glasses. No matter-- these come in a variety of cheery patterns and can be found at thrift stores for a few cents each.


It's so much fun to go hunting for replacements!

If you love white . . .

If you love cherries . . .

If you love French . . .

If you love RED . . .

I know you will LOVE this issue of Victoria!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world! Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

I'm linked with A Delightsome Life for the Victoria blog party!
Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet--
It's a Very Cherry World for
REDNESDAY
and A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday


54 comments:

jsimplylive said...

I love your tribute to the current issue! I love cherries and just participated in a swap where I received a few cherry motif items. I haven't picked up the current issue. But you are making me want to go to the bookstore and get it! :)

nannykim said...

I love red and white and this is all so pretty. Those glasses are so cute too!

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

I loved it all! I have that
grain sack pillow, it is my
favorite! You went to quite
a bit of work, and it made
a beautiful post!

Jane
Flora Doora

Terri said...

Beautiful table, and your tea cup, all white and detailed, is gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing it with us : )
I would love to come and sit and sip at your place.
Hugs,
Terri

Sue said...

Jacqueline, I recently found your blog and am enamored with it. I am originally from New Mexico and really miss the blue skies of the Land of Enchantment. Your store is on my list of must see's next time I go home. You have such great insight as to what is cozy, comfortable, and chic. I love your interpretation of this magazine issue.
~ Sue

Victorian1885 said...

Great post today! I love this issue of Victorian and you did it up proud! Have a great week ahead..

Wanda

Nellie's Cozy place said...

So beautiful and inviting, I want to be transported there tomorrow.
Don't you just love Victoria magazines, they are one of my faves. Very cute ideas, and very nice photos,
Have a Blessed day,
Nellie

Nancy said...

Precious! Absolutely precious! I just love every detail. I think Victoria should put this in one of their issues. I love the big cherries!

Fondly,
Nancy

reg said...

I am a huge fan of all things Victorian, and I live in house built in the time of Queen Victoria

The Decorating Diaries said...

I love Victoria magazine. This last issue was by far my favorite of all the decorating magazines the last couple of months. Your tribute was fabulous. I was going to recreate the red baskets with the green gingham. Love it!

Nancy said...

OOH I love that magazine! I have old ones and I love the new one this time! Great tribute post! Nancy

julie miller said...

What a pretty post! I love the red and white together--makes me want to have a picnic! I'm looking for the new Victoria issue and haven't found it yet! Will keep looking! Julie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love all your pretty whites. You have such beautiful taste. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Snap said...

Red and White ... grand! Love this issue of Victoria. Well done!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your vignete. The white and red is so cute...love the big cherry motif. I'm coveting your wicker cloche right now. Gorgeous pictures.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love love love this post! So inviting and romantic and cheery all at the same time! Very sweet!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous setting!

Ruby Tuesday

stan said...

I will have to be very careful with your cutlery!

Tracy F. said...

I love Victoria, and have been reading it since the first (original version) issue. I agree that it's still a wonderful magazine. Your Wedgewood cup and saucer are gorgeous.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

your tribute is just lovely! like everyone else, I do love Victorian Issues.. and will get some if and when they are available at main book store at my side of the world. I've yet to get the current issue but your table setting are just wonderful. the linen is what I like most.. thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

jacqueline! I agree with you completely! This issue transported me as well! I absolutely love the issues dedicated to anything French! I love reds and I love how they incorporated all those things together!
I must say you did a smashing job! I could have easily mistaken your photos for ones straight out of Victoria!
Joyously happy,
Kathy

Kathy said...

by the way, I am absolutely thrilled you joined me again!
God Bless,
Kathy

Tina Eudora said...

I have always Loved, loved, loved Victoria and I was happy to see it return (I cried like a baby when it stopped publication).
The only thing I prefer about the original was the outstanding photography of Toshi Otsuki. He had a gift for capturing an ordinary moment and imbuing it with a sense of wistfulness and loveliness that lingers with me still.
Your red and white table arrangement are gorgeous and I will be right over to have tea with you...:)
Tina xo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I really enjoyed this issue too and it reminded me of a previous issue that had the red with wooden bed.

Carlene said...

Wow! Found your blog 3 days ago and have been lingering here. This post is amazing. Love,love,love it all. Your work needs to be published in Victoria. Really. Thx for the inspiration.

Marydon said...

G'morn Jacqueline ~ Your presentation & tribute is awesome ... your details are perfect, love the cherries theme.

Have a lovely week ~
TTFN~ Marydon

Bookie said...

I also enjoy Victoria magazine. However, your own photos are as lovely as the magazine itself. Lovely white pitcher!

Appleshoe said...

I don't read that magazine, but your photo's are lovely. I love red and I also still love playing house. There are some things one should never out grow *smile*. Take care.

Maison Mutt said...

J'adore French style (it's in my blood...just can't help myself). Loved this post!
Licks & Wags ♥ Niki

Linsday said...

I love cherries on all things - great tribute!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a lovely Summer Tea vignette. I love the red and white color combination!
I enjoy Victoria but my favorite magazine right now is Romantic Country. I wish it was published monthly instead of quarterly though!

Debbie

CIELO said...

Very lovely indeed... you have a wonderful taste for lovely vignettes...

cielo

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I bought this issue and forgot all about it! It's in my magazine basket in the bedroom. I'm excited to read it now, as these are truly my colors!
Brenda

Angie said...

Hi girlie, forgot to tell you that I am featuring your blog, along with a few others in my series "Beautiful Blogs I Found". You can see it at http://jsimplylive.blogspot.com/2010/07/beautiful-blogs-i-found-this-week.html

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a beautiful setting. I love the teascape. The dishes and all the accessories are just lovely and the linens are gorgeous. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kay said...

This is so beautiful! I love it all: the cherries, that basket beehive thing, those adorable glasses, and all the linens, most especially the ones on your chaise. So, so gorgeous! I must rearrange where I have all my old Victoria issues stored so they're more acccessible. They're too beautiful to hide away! Thanks for a lovely, lovely post.
Kay

The Real Me! said...

I loved this table setting. How inviting. I've heard about Victoria magazine and I had heard that the new wasn't as good as the old but now I think I may have to give it a shot since you gave it such a nice review.
Have a fabulous day.
Kim

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Everything is so very lovely!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

LV said...

A lot of just the right touch of red in a lot of places. You know how to set an inviting table. I enjoyed seing all the goodies you shared today.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your table is just gorgeous and the cover of that magazine is yummy!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Victoria is one of my favorite magazines too, and you did a really beautiful job. It's all great.

Melody said...

Just got my copy too. Love the visuals. I thought of all my cherry friends when I saw the issue.

Jan LaFollette said...

Beautiful set up and very Victoria-like! I like your version of the outdoor bed better, more user friendly.

Cherry Chick said...

What a beautiful post. I thumbed through this Victoria issue and resisted the urge to purchase it even though it contained "Cherries". You did a wonderful tribute to it.
Thanks for sharing with us.

sewingseeds4U said...

What a fun tribute...you nailed it. So much cuteness to admire. I agree this month's issue is a keeper.

raggygirlvintage said...

So pretty, and I really like your wicker cover, I've never seen one like that! thanks for stopping by earlier!
Tracey

Mica said...

it is a beautiful set up... I really miss the older versions of the Victoria magazine.. it is so different. Not that you will find pretty pics. in it still. You did a lovely job decorating..Love the bed outside idea from the magazine.Mica

Angela said...

I had no idea it was coming back out. Thanks SO much..I have a few of the older magazines that I picked up at yard sales...

Your pics made me SIGH...I am picturing myself sitting there with my coffee. It looked absolutely so tranquil.

parTea lady said...

I really like your version of French Style. The cherry theme linens and accessories are great. That white Wedgwood teacup is lovely - what bold texture.

AshTreeCottage said...

Your own interpretation is fabulous! Love, love, love it! And ... you have made me want to rush out and purchase a current issue of Victoria!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Pam said...

What a great photo shoot. I love that you recreated it from the magazine. And that wicker cloche is awesome.

Dandelion Acre said...

What a beautiful tablescape. You completely captured "Victoria". I agree with you about the magazine. I'm so glad it's back. I love to daydream with each issue.

Maria said...

I've recently been going through my old Victoria magazines, all they way back to 1989, and although there was a short period of time where they were not nearly as good, I agree with you that the current ones are pretty close and I love them all over again. Love your tribute photos, just lovely. I live in Traverse City, the Cherry Capital, so love those too!

SueLovesCherries said...

Personally, I like your photos better than theirs! Victoria should come do a photo shoot at your house!

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