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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tribute from Another Gentle Reader, Zuni

Zuni writes:

I’m so happy to have found your blog with the information about Hoffman Media’s offering of Victoria magazine. I still remember the day I found the very first one—at the most unlikely, unromantic of places: a UDF convenience store! I’d walked in with my then-young sons, and I still remember that the cover was captivating. It had a huge white flower, perhaps a peony. From that point forward, it was true love. I gave gift subscriptions to my grandmother, and we would peruse it “together” by phone…”did you see page___?” or “isn’t that the most beautiful tablecloth on page ___?” It was a wonderful pastime for us that we shared until she passed away.

I had, and treasured, every issue, until moving day from the “big house” to downsize, and in the last hours of moving out I decided to let most of them go…a decision I’ve regretted for eight years now. Some, that were in other areas of the house, managed to make the move, so I especially treasured those, until an incident with water in our basement damaged them. Sad day.

Happy day: When Victoria was published again!

Visit Zuni’s blog, Chickadee Home Nest, here.  Her latest post “Dad’s Old Suitcase” is just wonderful!

Thank you, Zuni, for sharing your Victoria story with us.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

An Exciting New Offer For Victoria Magazine Lovers…

I am thrilled to share with you that Hoffman Media has released an incredible offer for Victoria magazine lovers:  Victoria  The Complete Collection.  This is a DVD with every issue of Victoria in a searchable, indexed format.  Here are the specifics from the Hoffman site:
Pre-Order Today!  DVD will ship November 1, 2013.
http://www.hoffmanmediastore.com/books-music/victoria-complete-collection-dvd.html



Discover 20 years of timeless treasures from Victoria magazine.

Find all your blissful favorites on two easy-to-use DVDs.
✥ 278 issues in all, including out-of-print issues
✥ More than 5,000 searchable articles
✥ Hundreds of easily accessible recipes
✥ Beautiful photography by Toshi Otsuki

Robust search capabilities let you...
✥ Find a specific article
✥ Search for favorite recipes, d├ęcor, and gardens
✥ Browse by issue or search all issues
This is an amazing opportunity for those who may not still have all their Victorias  or would just love to have the whole collection in digital and searchable format.  It is expensive, but not as expensive as trying to replace every hard copy.
I know for many of us, the joy of holding our magazines in our hands and turning her pages does not lend itself to wanting the digital format.  But what a lovely thing to have a backup of every issue, should anything ever happen to our hard copies.  I just had to share this offer with those of you who have visited and shared here, as we are all kindred spirits when it comes to our favorite magazine!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Very Victoria Giveaway...

It has been a while since I have posted here, but I have been wanting for some time to get back to it.  I was out reading some of my favorite bloggers' most recent posts yesterday when I discovered a wonderful Victoria-related giveaway.  Brenda Leyland at It's a Beautiful Life is giving away a beautiful book by one of Victoria's artists in residence, Aude Kamlet, with images from her Victoria days!


What a treasure.  If you would like a chance to win the book, hop over to Brenda's Blog and leave a comment... but hurry because the drawing is tomorrow!