Happy happy dancing feet!!! My favorite magazine is being lazarus'd! Yep it's true. According to this news release, Hearst, in partnership with Hoffman Media is reviving my Tea Party Lady's most favorite mag, Victoria.
Color me ecstatic.
If you haven't experienced this magazine, put it on your list. It was sumptuous! It had the most beautiful photos of antiques, roses, beautiful gardens, silver and china and linens, homes, anything to do with romantic and gracious living. The articles and features were good, of course, but I have to admit I was addicted to the eye-candy that could be found on almost every page. I just hope this new Victoria lives up to the standards of the old one.
I still have all my old Victoria magazines, stacked on a shelf. I confess, not all of them are whole and hale. Some issues are quite dog-eared from searching for recipes and such. And some have little teeny cutout holes in the pages.
I know, I know. Sacrilege. But, a few years ago I was decoupaging a tea tray. Much as I hated to do it, there were no better sources for beautiful pictures of tea things at that time, so I started cutting out little pictures to decoupage onto my tray. GASP. It seemed vitally important at the time. Of course I regretted it later, especially when I needed a recipe only to find I had cut out the tea cup on the other side of the page and was missing half the ingredients list!
There's a url for the mag: www.victoriamag.com, which I assume will have subscription information eventually. Right now it goes nowhere. The new Victoria will be coming out in October 2007 (WOOT!), with a Nov/December issue. Bimonthly just isn't enough for me, but I guess it's better than nothing at all. (double WOOT!)