Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The other day in my mailbox was all three of my favorite magazines -- delivered at once. My "Trifecta"! It's never happened before and I was happy that I had no other plans that morning than just brewing a cup of tea, put a sweet treat on a plate and sit in the breakfast room and go over these, my three favorite magazines.

Southern Lady, Tea Time, Victoria

All published by Hoffman Media, they are definitely lady's magazines. Southern Lady was the first and I have all the issues. The oldest stored in magazine holders. Tea Time was next and as I love tea, I find many of the receipts irresistible.

Victoria is a revival of my favorite magazines of all time. I mourned when they decided to stop publication a few years ago. I have ALL the issues of the old Victoria. Neatly filed in magazine holders by years and every fall I would get out all the fall issues, mid November all the Christmas ones and in the Spring, the England issues.

The new Victoria is close to it's parent and gets better with each issue. I was so happy when Hoffman Media announced that they were going to publish Victoria again. I missed my old friend.
Not only did they all come the same day but they were the Christmas issues -- my favorite issues of the year. It was a leisurely morning, sipping tea and reading these -- my three favorite magazines.


La Bella Cooks said...

What a gorgeous tea setting you have. Do you ever throw a tea party complete with sandwiches and tea cakes? My mother gets all of those magazines and I enjoy going through them all when we go down to visit.

Martha said...

Yes, I do throw tea parties complete with sandwiches (one always cucumber); scones, cream and jam; and cakes.


Anonymous said...

Fun, fun! I love Victoria.