Monday, September 6, 2010

Victoria Magazine Wallpaper

Several weeks ago Kathy at A Delightsome Life started writing posts about Victoria Magazine, old and new, and how it has been an inspiration.  She posts each Tuesday and others link to her post.  I have read Victoria Magazine for many years and have most of the issues I have ever received.  While looking through some of my old magazines I came across an article in the June 1999 issue.

In this issue there is an article called Embroidering on the Walls, introducing Victoria's new line of wallpaper

I remember reading the article and being drawn to the teacup wallpaper pictured here

I didn't order the wallpaper right away but several months later I found this border while out browsing and just had to buy it. 

It was a few years later before we hung it up in our kitchen

I was thinking about making some changes, maybe taking it down, doing something new.  After reading the Victoria Magazine article again and remembering what my teacup border seems to say
"Slow down, have a cup of tea."
I have decided to keep it where it is indefinitely.

As I looked around our kitchen and dining room I began to see how much this magazine has influenced me over the years.

Victoria Magazine's teacup wallpaper border did influence the  the feel of our home.
"Sit down, relax, and have a cup of tea."

Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor


  1. I came upon a few old copies of Victoria at a thrift store a couple of months ago. I got so excited you'd have thought I'd found priceless jewels. To me, they were. I used to get it before I was married and saved every one, but in the process of moving to that first apartment, they were something I didn't have room for. It was like finding a long lost friend. And each page was still relevant for today. Thanks for the reminder once again.

  2. Victoria Magazine has always been one of my favorites and each year, while not changing too much, it keeps improving.
    I really like your teacup border and yes, keep it.

    Lovely post.


  3. Oh Sherry! This is wonderful! I had never seen that border! What an inspiration and reminder! The lovely ladies who host Tea Cup & Tea Parties would love this! I so appreciate you mentioning me and A Return to Loveliness. This is what I love to read how Victoria has inspired ladies in gentle ways - to bring A Return to Loveliness,
    Hope you have a terrific day!

  4. Something about tea...even tea cups that are peaceful to me. Lovely decor

  5. What a lovely boarder for your room! Your cross stitch picture is so pretty, what a lovely tea cup design. There is also a beautiful pink tea cup in your last photo, so gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us today.

  6. Hello :) I myself just recently started purchasing the Victoria magazine, but I am wanting to start collecting some of the older issues when it first came out, as most bloggers seem to agree that the older issues are the best; that the new ones just aren't quite what the magazine used to be. Loved your post!

    Happy Tea Tuesday, warmest, Brenda

  7. I love your post about Tea Cups and your boarder is really beautiful
    Visiting you has been a pleasure

  8. Well said Sherry. Your teacup border is very pretty and I'm happy to hear that Victoria has influenced your decor too.

  9. What a cute border, so perfect for a kitchen or dining room. I've never heard of this magazine, what an inspirational read. :)

  10. I too love the relaxed yet elegant feel of the "Victoria magazine" inspired home. Yours is lovely. Happy week ahead...

  11. Hi Sherry!
    I'm glad you decided to keep the teacup border up! Its just the sweetest and perfect with your plates displayed underneath!
    I've always loved Victoria magazine and have all the old issues and never tire of leafing thru them for inspiration!
    And the cross stitched piece is darling.
    Hugs and Smiles,

  12. Hi Sherry,
    I can see the Victoria influence in your lovely home. I,too love the Victoria magazine and am so happy they are available again.
    i love your plates below the pretty teacup border.


  13. Oh, your wallpaper is wonderful! I could feel at home in your house immediately, I know.

  14. Your home is a magazine feature article! Maybe Victoria should write an article about your home. I guess this post will do though. Still, you have taken the inspiration and really made your home beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Beautiful wallpaper! Beautiful home!


  16. Sherry, I am so glad that you didn't decide to take the border down! I LOVE it and would really like something like that in my Guest room where I have my tea cup shelf in my post for Tea Tuesday!! Thanks for inspiring me!! Now I will be looking for a tea cup border!!