Monday, October 25, 2010
Mosaic Monday – Christmas Magazines
When November rolls around it is certainly time to start (if not continue) looking at Christmas issues of home décor magazines. A useful segment of my Christmas collections are the December or Christmas Holiday issues which cover the years 1989 to 2009. Just before and during the Christmas holidays, I take out stacks of these magazines and keep them at hand for inspiring reading as I enjoy planning and preparing for Christmastime.
These are titles of magazines I have kept over the years:
House and Garden
Victoria [I need only the 1992 issue to have a complete run of the original Victoria magazine]
Ladies Home Journal
Martha Stewart Living
Victorian Decorating & Lifestyle
Victorian Homes and Gardens
Early American Life
Better Homes and Gardens
So far for 2010 I have only Tea Time magazine Christmas Special issue. However, soon the stores will have an array of holiday issues to choose from.
The article, “Christmas Carols and Celebrations” introduces recipes for hearty Victorian-inspired dishes – potato-parsnip soup, roasted brussels sprouts, tarragon black pepper bread,plum pudding, etc.
A short feature item “A Dickens of a Christmas” lists holiday events inspired by Charles Dickens.
The lemon cake pictured above has a filling of lemon curd spread topped with candied citrus.
Whether bought in the supermarket at the checkout, or from a bookstore or gift shop, each December issue gives inspiration and fresh ideas to make your holiday home beautiful and welcoming.
For a full introduction to my Christmas holiday issues collection click here.
This post is linked to Mosiac Monday, hosted by Mary at Little Red House. Visit her blog for more mosaic creations.