Welcome to the
Victoria – A Return to Loveliness
Has been a part of Victoria from the very first issue.
Included were a variety of places, artwork, collectibles and things that were connected by a theme or a topic.
Here are a few examples of some of the very first
|Victoria Magazine often featured white in decorations and fashion; Hyde Park's Crystal Palace|
|cherubs accentuate a lovely old time piece.|
|Laura Ashley Writing Papers, White candles; filigree on a church; Sissy Nash|
girl's fashion; decorating cakes and doilies
|sprinkled with Forget-Me-Nots a porcelain music box; silk and lace|
slippers and negligee; Hickory/Kaylyn chair; stationery; Helen M. Turner's
"Flower Girl" and "Wildflowers of America" inspired walpaper
|antique porcelain plates; lace collars with collectible for-get-me-not brooches;|
precut Gazebo kit; first Flower Show - Philadelphia.
|Water Colors: a delicately painted Hepplewhite chair; blue green colors in a tablesetting; fish and shell plates|
|muted colors in a slip-covered chair; Sunday brunch in bed; a chest painted to reflect a summer's morning;|
photo by Lila Raymond of a pond; simpler patterns reflect summer's temperatures.
|Laura Ashley's Bridal Lace reflects the "Snow White" Favorite Things|
|usually reserved for warmer weather a hammock is decked out with a picnic nearby in|
the cool winter months.
|F. Schumacher celebrated 100th anniversayr with "Cabbage Roses; chocolate and roses; roses reflected in|
Hampshire Rose" Chintz; Christian Dior china depicting stripes and roses
|Fresh Picked: a graceful Victorian Style bench; Herendon's vine-handled "Fruit and Flowers" ; traditional|
English cabinetry; a country table; painting of "Tangerines"; chair slip-covered in "Orchard" fabric by
Laura Ashley and stationery by Tiffany
|Vivd needlepoint designs by Kaffe Fassett from the book, "Glorious Needlepoint".|