A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

A Return to Loveliness 18

Come Gather


Victoria’s Table

Was the invitation often given
in the November issues.

In the blue room I have set up a tray with blue and white coffee service.
On the tray is a Christmas with Victoria book just ready for me
to wander through its pages

‘Home is not merely
four square walls,
though with pictures
hung and gilded;
home is where
affection calls
filled with shrines the
hearth had builded’
Charles Swain

Victoria magazines many photographs 
seemed to me as still-life paintings-
so beautifully were they executed
providing wondrous inspiration

‘Come ye thankful people, come,
raise the song of Harvest home
Henry Alford

“with ‘all safely gathered in,
ere the winter storms begin,”
in the words of the beloved old hymn,
we rejoice in grateful thanksgiving.
For this is the time of year when family a
and friends are gathered about us,
and true gifts are deeply appreciated.
Victoria Magazine often
‘raise a song of harvest home’
November 1991

November is the month we gather with family
and friends.
Wherever you go, to mothers, to grandmothers
or you are the host –
I wish you very many blessings

and a joyous time of Thanksgiving.


A Return to Loveliness is a blog party I host weekly 
celebrating the inspirational Victoria Magazine.

If you'd like to participate

1. create a post celebrating your life, home, decoration
or anything that may have inspired you. Including
Victoria Magazine is a plus, but not necessarily a
2. copy and past the address to your post to the linky
provided below.
3. We all love it when others pay us a visit! I'd love
and appreciate you visiting those who participate
to enjoy the marvelous inspiration they wish to
share with you!

Thank YOU!

I am also linking this post with some lovely tea blog parties

 Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday 
The Plumed Pen's  Tea for Two 
Rose Chintz Tea Time Tuesday 
Martha's Favorite Teacup Tuesday 
A Breath of Fresh Air's