Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer, Sea, and Some Pink

Sorry for the poor focus.

In this post I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday.  I showed this tea set briefly here, but have more photos of it today.  It was a gift from my mother.  I believe she bought it from Spiegel, and I believe it was advertised toward the back of a Victoria magazine, but I haven't come across the ad in a long time.  (One of the few drawbacks to blogging is that it cuts into my reading time, including rereading old Victorias.)

You can click once or twice on the photos for a closer look.

Here are three books to enjoy during the summer months:

Summers in France by Kathryn M. Ireland:

Nantucket Gardens and Houses by Taylor Lewis and Virginia Scott Heard (published in 1990):

Women and the Sea by Claire Murray:  If you like the "following your passion" entrepreneurial August issues of Victoria, you would probably like this book.  (I received it as a gift, which was a blessing because it is a bit pricey.)  The flap tells how Claire Murray launched her magazine La Vie Claire in 2004:  "The mission was to seek out and celebrate women living creative lives pursuing their passions.  It quickly became apparent that there were many others who shared their vision: women who had been enchanted by the sea and who built their lives around this inspiration ... thus the concept of Women and the Sea was born."

La Vie Claire was a gorgeous magazine, but has ceased publication.  Back issues are available at Claire Murray's website, but some issues are already completely sold out.  It is much more contemporary than Victoria, but I like it a lot.  Excellent quality of paper, and wonderful photography.  I only have eight issues, however, so will put completing my collection on my wish list. 

A calm sea is so lovely, but in this region of the country, one would have to look to Hyacinth Bucket and indulge in "a waterside supper with riparian entertainments."  (As Richard and Emmet explain, Hyacinth means "a riverside picnic.") 

 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. Mark 4:1  (KJV)

Grateful for you, and a big hello to my followers!

I hope to be linking this post to the following wonderful places/posts. Please go visit them, you'll be glad you did!

Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Martha at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Terri at Artful Affirmations for Tea Cup Tuesday
Pam at A Breath of Fresh Air for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee at Silken Purse for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Mary at Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday
Thank you, Gracious Ladies!

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