Monday, November 1, 2010

Victoria's Intimate Home

In 1992 Victoria published a book entitled "Intimate Home: Creating a Private World."  This is a wonderful book is still relevant today, with it's yards of white lace, romantic settings, and charming vignettes.  The book's mission is to illustrate that in today's world you can still create a haven in your home.  A place where you can savor the charming and simple things.

Does your home have a place for respite?  A place for meditation; however brief, is essential during this most busiest time of the year.

When from our better selves we have too long been parted... how gracious, how benign, is Solitude.  ~William Wordsworth

Anne's beauty-loving eyes lingered on it all, taking everything greedily in; she had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.  (Anne admiring Green Gables upon first arriving.) 
~ L.M.Montgomery

Let us have a quite hour... ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Victoria continues to feed our souls with their beautiful vignettes.  A wonderful book still to enjoy in a quite time.  
 Please go and visit these site for inspiration:
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
White Wednesday  at Faded Charm
Vignette Fridays  at Color Outside the Lines

41 comments:

Pat said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Sherry. Loved all the photos.

Blondie's Journal said...

This does look like a fantastic book...some things never go out of style. I can see why you enjoy it so much! Thanks for the quotes!

Happy November!

XO,
Jane

shirley said...

Oh Yes, Where would we be without books like these? I have every single issue of Victoria magazine that has been published and many,many of the hard cover books like this one. What inspiration it gives and you have captured it in all it's glory. Well done.

Brenda Kula said...

I have several Victoria publications. And I just sent in my subscription form so I'll get the magazine regularly once more. I so enjoyed your lovely photos and words!
Brenda

Bookie said...

I just gave this very pot as a gift to a friend. Isn't the white gorgeous!

Debbie said...

I loved everything about this post, from the gorgeous pictures to the quotes attached.

Anne of Green Gables... one of the best books EVER!

shirley said...

Sherry,
Thanks for stopping by my Sweet Romantic Notions. I always like visitors. I did answer your question there but want you to know I love your Charm of Home and have followed for a while andI have been very late in my visits. I plan to come back often.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sherry,

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. We do indeed need respite in these busy times during the year.

Debbie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello Sherry this my friend is just beautiful...right now to the white rose...Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Char said...

What a simplicity beautiful tablescape. Love the monochromatic style. Thanks so much for sharing.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, you are speaking my language here...firstly, I just adore Anne Shirley and all things Green Gables. Your tea pot is simply gorgeous! Perfect tea post :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sarah said...

Sherry, this is a gorgeous post! That tea pot is truly special. True, this magazine does feed my soul. ~ sarah

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is a lovely book, I think I have it (must check and see, as I have a lot of those books they published.)

Your photography and presentation is so beautiful!

I need to go through more of my old Victoria magazines and start posting them again. I enjoy these so much.

Katherine

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such beautiful post and photos are gorgeous! simple setting and yet lovely post to read!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

What a lovely post, my friend! Ohhh...and such a sweet tea table that you've set! When I first laid my eyes upon it...I sighed! So serene and such sweet solace...as you stated! I love your pretty white teapot with the embossed flowers...ahhh! And...your white teacup and saucer are lovely as well! Beautiful table linens...white roses...and a great book! Well, it just doesn't get any better!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties and the sweet quotes with us today!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Katherinellen said...

Love your teapot...Just beautiful! Lovely post...Thanks for sharing...Katherinellen

Martha's Favorites said...

What a lovely post. I just love how you photograph everything. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

KathyB. said...

This post is truly a sweet and peaceful respite, and piqued my interest in the book mentioned. Thank-you for this moment.

Kathy said...

Hello! Exactly! Victoria touched on topics several years back that their basic truths are very relevant today! I chuckled when I saw we both referenced Anne of Green Gables....
Very beautiful, serene post - thank you for joining me again at A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

parTea lady said...

Your white tea china is lovely - it has such great texture. The linens are also pretty. You have created a wonderfully tranquil setting.

I have that Victoria book and several others - they offer such beauty and inspiration, don't they?

Terri said...

Sherry, I love and appreciate your inspiring post. Your sentiments are so uplifting.
I also think your white tea pot and tea cup are beautiful. Simple white is so elegant and peaceful.
Thank you for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.
Hugs,
Terri

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such beautiful pictures and your tea set is stunning. Great book, with so much eye candy. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Such a beautiful post for tea time! Love the teapot and teacup; perfect in white with the lovely adornment on each! I so enjoyed all your quotes and photos. I especially loved seeing our own Anne of Green Gables quote! Thank you for joining me for tea and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lady Katherine said...

The white is so lovely! The cloth! I have that teacup, 4 of them and wish for more. I love them so much! Loved the quote, and love the book. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. Your Tea is just so Lovely!!

Southerncook said...

What a lovely post and I just looked to the side as I am typing and saw the Butternut Bisque. I think I need to take a look at that. YUM!!! I am a fan of Victoria magazine and I do have that book as well. Beautiful post.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Love your beautiful white teapot and cup & saucer; I may have to try to find that book!

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Jenny said...

This is just beautiful
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

So pretty. I love tea pots. Added myself as a follower today!

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Princesa Nadie said...

What a lovely post!

Carol said...

This post is so lovely! The teapot, teacup, saucer and linens are so romantic and elegant and inviting!

Rebecca said...

I've got this book-it's timeless!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Your shots are just dreamy!

m ^..^

Penny said...

An awesome post. Victoria Magazine and her books have feed my soul for a good many years - blessing me - and I am the better for reading them.
Love your white tea set.
Hugs,
Penny

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Love all your whites... so pretty!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful W.W. Post ~Love the Tea Pot & the Roses.... Have a Wonderful Week

Self Sagacity said...

Looking at your pictures put me in a romantic mood. The softness relaxes me too. ;_)

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

That sure does hit the spot. I want to have that tea pot. I've got to start buying white tea pots. Thanks for sharing.

come visit
cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot

Marlis said...

Your tea pot is amazing.. So beautiful. As is the rest of your post..

Sue said...

What beautiful photos and lovely prose, too. I sure do like that tea pot! Everything goes together so well in this tablescape. ~ Sue

Melanie said...

How beautiful!

~Melanie
www.theoldwhitecottageblog.com

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful post...yes Victoria magazine has been a visual delight, full of ideas and inspiration.

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