The History of Easter Eggs

Phyllis Lifestyle 21 Comments

Along with ham, Easter baskets, and perfectly pressed pastel outfits is the Easter egg. Dyeing eggs and Easter egg hunts are traditional ways that many celebrate Easter today. All of us here appreciate a little history of time-honored traditions, so when I started doing more research to share with you, I was delighted! Easter eggs and Easter egg hunts are …

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An Easy Southern Lunch Menu for Casual Company

Phyllis Lifestyle 4 Comments

I saw a reader request for easy recipes, and I am all about a quick yet delicious meal. I loved the idea of a simple menu for when you have friends or family stopping by briefly, and you want to serve them a delightful lunch! Luckily, my friend Paula Deen was delighted to share some of her favorite recipes from …

3 Easy Place Card Ideas for Easter

Phyllis Décor 10 Comments

Thank you all so much for your fabulous responses to my last post! I am thankful that we share similar interests and can inspire one another here on this blog. You all provided such wonderful suggestions, and I can’t wait to write about these topics. One suggestion was place card idea­s—both formal and informal! And since Easter is right around …

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The Watercolor Garden

Phyllis People 9 Comments

A popular topic request among many of you was women artists. We have a lovely column in Victoria magazine called Artist-in-Residence. It highlights women who have used their talents to create beautiful things and share them with others! Today I am sharing an excerpt from Victoria by Cynthia Reeser Constantino about fashionista and design maven Carolyne Roehm. I hope you …

French Living and Free Shipping!

Phyllis Inspiration 2 Comments

I have always admired the loyalty and sense of community that is present among longtime Victoria readers. Along with the publication itself, we offer Victoria Classics Book Club selections and exclusive seasonal merchandise. The latest special issue of Victoria Classics is called French Cooking & Entertaining. And let me tell you, I was completely enamored when I saw how beautifully …