Belle Isle Estate

A Tour of Ireland

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Most of us love to travel, talk about our next trip, or even daydream about exploring a unique location for the first time. Last month, Victoria magazine posted an incredible tour of Ireland on their website. Every image absolutely blew me away, so I just have to share it with you. Ireland’s charm is undeniable. Whether countryside or city, there …

Laburnum Arch at Bodnant Gardens from European Treasures

Exploring Europe’s Gardens with Victoria

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The Norton family, of which I am a descendent, came to America from England. In fact, when we were publishing needlework magazines, one of the great historians of needlework Joanne Harvey told me that she had created a needlework kit whereby I could re-create the Hannah Norton sampler from the Historic New England collection. The original was stitched in 1795, …