magazine November/December 2020 · Victoria

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In a frantic and hurried world, Victoria offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The pages are dedicated to living beautifully when entertaining, cooking, and decorating and even in artistic pursuits - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! With a distinct personality all its own, Victoria personifies feminity, passion, and an enterprising spirit. Each issue features decorating and entertaining ideas, recipes, travel stories, essays from inspiring women, and much more.

Victoria • November/December 2020 Volume 14, Issue 7


Gifts of Heritage

Reflections on the Holiday Table

Preserving Nature’s Blush • One of my favorite ways to round out what is available for creating wintertime arrangements is to incorporate an array of ingredients dried from the summer harvest.

Bestowing Bliss • Sounds of a twinkling piano and gentle caroling ring throughout the homestead, its mantels and tabletops now furnished in vibrant crimson and evergreen. Beneath the splendorous façade, a simple spirit of welcome endures, reminding us that Christmas is a time for spreading peace, joy, and love.

Viennese Waltz • Swags of twinkling lights crisscross the streets of historic Vienna, Austria, giving the illustrious area the look of a dazzling outdoor ballroom and lending a festive air to the city’s magnificent holiday markets.

A Grand Feast • Hearkening to elegant celebrations of yesteryear, gather loved ones for a banquet of delectable fare served in a sublime setting where no detail is overlooked. Once again, the dining room sparkles with the magic of Christmas.

Greetings from Magnolia Glen • By staying true to the authentic character of this lovingly restored historic home, a Southern family celebrates the most jubilant time of year amid period-perfect furnishings and cherished collections.

Christmas by Candlelight • When flurries begin to fall, candles glowing behind frosted windowpanes bring hope to all who see them. Displayed alongside enduring evergreen, these dainty torches carry a reminder of holidays past, when carols gently rang through the streets and a serene comfort filled the hearts of those gathered ’round the tree.

A Collected Cottage • After raising six children, Delaine and Charles Freeman returned to their farming roots, turning a typical 1950s house amid acres of land into a bespoke abode brimming with treasured keepsakes.

Yule Amid the Blooms • Along California’s San Francisco Peninsula, Christmas may not come with sleigh rides in the snow, but at Filoli Historic House & Garden, it arrives in breathtaking style, with floral displays, twinkling lights, and an elegant afternoon tea.

Soirée Season • Like a flurry of snowflakes blanketing the countryside, the final months of the year seem to fly by in a frenzy of celebration. These festive moments can be sweetly slowed when given a dignified air, and our selection of elegant attire fits just perfectly.

Bucolic Tidings • A design partnership lasting two decades has transformed this home from its prior Tuscan aesthetic to the sophisticated style that today serves as a flawless backdrop for traditional holiday décor.

Nutcracker Suite • From their humble beginnings as fanciful yet practical tools to the beloved Christmas accessories they’ve become, these charming keepsakes bring a whimsical touch to Yuletide décor.

Scents of Nostalgia • More than any other sense, smell has the ability to stir up memories. Just a hint of fresh pine, citrus, and cinnamon can instantly evoke sweet remembrances of holidays past.

Dreaming of Gingerbread • Whether Yuletide cravings encompass frosted cookies, a dark and moist cake flavored with molasses, or new...