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

A Return to Loveliness 3

Romantic Reminiscence 
 Victoria introduced us to
Some marvelous people over the years
Tricia Foley
Known for her romantic yet simple style

Victoria Vol. 2 No. 2 pg. 53

Vol. 2 No. 2 pg 52

“Perhaps the soul of the Victorian Period is woven into its everyday things. Now, the pieces that remain, especially items like wicker marketing baskets and straw hats so worn and mellow, bespeak moments spent in the garden or walks at eventide. Imagine the joy of marketing day, returning home carrying a basket filled with fresh produce purchased from the farmer himself. The photographs here capture these reminiscences. Surely our pace slows as we tour the Hawkins-Jacobsen House. Its quiet pleasures, and thoughtfully set tables still keep a place in our hearts”. (Vol. 2 No. 2 pg. 53)

It was this quote in --- article that drew me to want to know more about Tricia Foley.

Vol. 2 No. 3 pgs. 52, 53.

Vol. 2 No. 3 pg. 54

I discovered that in the early years of Victoria, Tricia began as a contributing Editor then progressed to Editor at Large and to Editorial Director. Tricia’s timeless, classic style is evident in the photos of the early issues.

Vol. 2 No. 2 pg. 49

Tricia Foley has since worked as stylist with a number of other magazines to include Country Home. Foley has been featured in various areas such as House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Martha Stewart Living as well as television appearances, which include HGTV and Fine Living.
In addition to her work with magazines, Foley has also worked as a stylist for various companies to include Wedgwood, Ralph Lauren Home, Target, Sears and Macy’s Home Stores. I

Vol. 2 No. 5 pg. 44

Vol. 2 No. 5 pg. 46

Books authored by Foley include:
At Home With Wedgwood
Sailing Style – Nautical Inspirations for the Home
White Christmas – Decorating and Entertaining for the Holiday Season
The Natural Home Living The Simple Life
The Romance of British Colonial Style
Linens and Lace
Having Tea – Recipes and Table Settings

Tricia Foley can be found at her website and at three of her own blogs.

An interview with Tricia Foley can be found here .