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Victoria Autumn Bliss 2017

In a frantic and hurried world, Victoria offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The pages are dedicated to living beautifully when entertaining, cooking, and decorating and even in artistic pursuits - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! With a distinct personality all its own, Victoria personifies feminity, passion, and an enterprising spirit. Each issue features decorating and entertaining ideas, recipes, travel stories, essays from inspiring women, and much more.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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in this issue

1 min.
dear friends

Don’t Forget For even more inspiration for gracious living, visit our website, victoriamag.com. You’ll find photos, tips, and how-tos on our social media sites, so follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. When the first yellow leaf appears on a tree in my yard, I am ready to celebrate. When the temperature reaches only the mid-60s, I revel in the annual tasks that mark the beginning of this glorious season. It is time to straighten the contents of the potting shed; empty and wash flower pots, and store them safely away from winter’s chill; to clean and polish the garden tools; and to prepare for planting new shrubs and bulbs. It is also time to introduce new elements into my home’s décor. The richly colored bounty of autumn’s harvest offers cues for…

2 min.
the pumpkin at home

“AUTUMN THAT YEAR PAINTED THE COUNTRYSIDE IN VIVID SHADES OF SCARLET, SAFFRON, AND RUSSET, AND THE DAYS WERE CLEAR AND CRISP UNDER HARVEST SKIES.” —Sharon Kay Penman“TWO SOUNDS OF AUTUMN ARE UNMISTAKABLE, THE HURRYING RUSTLE OF CRISP LEAVES BLOWN ALONG THE STREET BY A GUSTY WIND, AND THE GABBLE OF A FLOCK OF MIGRATING GEESE.” —Hal Borland…

2 min.
autumn accents

“THE SOFTENED LIGHT, THE VEILING HAZE, THE CALM REPOSE OF AUTUMN DAYS, STEAL GENTLY O’ER THE TROUBLED BREAST, SOOTHING LIFE’S WEARY CARES TO REST.” —Phebe A. Holder“THE TINTS OF AUTUMN— A MIGHTY FLOWER GARDEN BLOSSOMING UNDER THE SPELL OF THE ENCHANTER, FROST.” —John Greenleaf Whittier…

2 min.
gracious interiors

Stepping into Lynn and Steve Briggs’s inviting home, it’s difficult to imagine the structure was once considered a tear-down. But because it occupied a lovely tree-shaded lot on the couple’s favorite street, they were able to look beyond the less-than-flattering prior remodels and see the beauty in the bones. Lynn especially welcomed the challenge of bringing it back to life. The first step to coaxing the beauty from this hidden gem was to hire a design team that shared the couple’s respect for the history of the house. Local architect John Carraway, landscape designer Norman Kent Johnson, and interior designer Lyn Chappelle joined forces for an extensive two-year project. Carraway opened up the foyer, and the frontporch- turned-music-room was restored to its original purpose. All parties were intent on maintaining the…

1 min.
antique influence

“ BEAUTIFUL OLD SILVER PIECES WORK IN EVERY SITUATION. ONE DAY, THEY WILL BE IN A CHURCH OR A COUNTRY CLUB, AND THEN BACK HERE. IT’S WONDERFUL TO SHARE THEM THAT WAY.” —Susan Huff…

3 min.
a symphony of style

When a Southern landscape designer and her family found the perfect house, it was essential that the residence exude a sense of tranquility amidst the lilting laughter of children. She turned to interior decorator Jane Hoke to help her achieve her goals for the dwelling— cozy, relaxed, and welcoming with a subdued elegance throughout. With that in mind, Jane set out to create harmonious areas that embrace guests with the hospitality that distinguishes the South. “We have an ‘open-door policy’ in the true sense of the word,” says the homeowner, a mother of two and a frequent hostess to friends of all ages. “I cook a lot and love to have people over for dinner. It’s typical for us to have noise, with children running around. It’s always been our style…