A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.
Enchantments of Summer
through the pages of
Victoria Magazine

Enchantments of Summer
through the pages of
Victoria Magazine

A cloud filled bright-blue sky.
The fragrance of flowers in the breeze.
Picnics under the shade of trees.

The sights and the sounds of the busy birds and bees
Games on the lawn or a leisurely nap in a swaying hammock.
These are but a few enchantments of a Summer day.
Victoria magazine shared with us some beautiful examples
of Summer enchantments over the years in the July issues.

Capturing the summer light by the sea.
American artist Frank Benson was featured in
the 1992 issue. Bensons artwork depicting his
family in their summer whites enjoying the 
surroundings at their summer home in Maine.

Listening to Summer from a porch.
In the 'Chimes' section of the 1993 issue
of Victoria magazine, Kill Waller recalls memories
of summer on the lake, reading on the porch and
going on treasure hunts.

Days lazing on the beach are recalled in the July 1994 issue with a quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
"one should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea".

From an Herb Lover's Garden
A delightful setting in an herb garden 
celebrating the cuisine of herbs
upon a beautiful lace tablecloth 

Celebrating the allure of picnics.
One is transported by this romantic setting
under a canopy of leaves in the 1996 issue
of Victoria Magazine.

Antique wicker and antique lace tablecloths
set a lovely table beneath a rose filled garden
in North Carolina where a couple restored
an old Victorian Glass House for their daughter's wedding.

I was so thrilled to see this colorful picture with a 
garden statuary so very similar to one of my dear ladies
I recently painted and shared with you here.
In the 1998 issue of Victoria the Garden Artistry of
Agatha Youngblood's California garden is shared.

Summer = Pleasant, light and airy rooms. The rooms of
an echanting home in Tennessee are shared in the 1999 
issue of Victoria Magazine.

Gorgeous Senggigi baskets and food covers for 
outdoor dining are shared in the 2008 issue of Victoria Magazine.

Summer is filled with enchantments that have inspired
artists and poets over the years. Celebrating the beauty of
life is one of those Lovelies we can enjoy each day.

Thank you for your visit.

Wishing you a very Delightsome day,