Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ends and Rebirths

Victoria magazine will once again take its place
as the official guide to gracious living.
-Hearst Publications, April 30, 2007

I realize this is old news to most of you by now, but it's still sinking in over here: Victoria Magazine is coming back! It's the most thrilling thing I've heard all spring. I danced and twirled and laughed when I got the happy news from Miriam. Isn't it just wonderful? You can read the official release here.

The April 1991 issue - which came out the very day I turned 12 - was entitled Return to Loveliness. I just love that... a return to loveliness. Doesn't it just sound as if we've been given a second chance at beauty? I can hardly wait until October. In fact, I've already decided to give away a gift subscription to the magazine this fall in honor of the occasion. Don't worry... I'll remind you all as time draws near!

But for now, in honor of this happy news, I give you Linda Beth, A Handmade Rose. She and two others like her are sitting pretty in the Freeman House Shop just waiting to go home with someone special. You know, in honor of our collective return to loveliness.

Ah yes, it's wonderful. But equally dramatic as the Victoria news has been around Freeman House this week, the end of Gilmore Girls has overshadowed it. All this loveliness is diminished by the knowledge that this coming Tuesday night will be the last Gilmore Girls night ever. I was incredulous... then shocked... then devastated when I saw the tease for next week's series finale. I'm not a huge television viewer, but I have faithfully plopped down in front of the TV almost every Tuesday night for SEVEN YEARS to watch Lorelei and Rory brave their battles together. I am truly, truly saddened by the end of this much beloved show. Whatever will I do now? [Sad smile]

So as one (big/huge/major) door closes, another opens. So long Gilmore Girls. Hello again, Victoria. I'm grateful for the time I have - and will - share with both of you!


UPDATE: As of Friday, the Linda Beth Handmade Roses are sold out. Thanks for looking! Once I get the library ceiling and trim painted, I'll probably make a variety of other roses for the shop. Stay tuned!


It's a Mom Thing said...

Yea! I didn't really know about Victoria in the 90s, but I think I might have to get a subscription this time....me and eleventy bizillion other people.

Sue said...

Brin, I heard GG was coming back this fall? You might want to check it out with the network? Love your crafts and so sweet of you to give away a sub to a lovely missed magazine, I can't wait either!

smilnsigh said...

Such a nice way of showing ends and rebirths.

Oh yes, I went into exticies, when I learned of Victoria being re-issued. -happy sigh-

As to Gilmore Girls, well you'll just have to start renting the series, from the very beginning, and watching it all over again. :-)

Lovely handmade Rose!!!! Especially since it's a 'Caring Blogger Rose Day', it seems.


Kathleen Grace said...

I share your joy that Victoria is returning and your dismay about Gilmore Girls. I was shocked when they announced the series finale, as were my daughters. We have all loved watching every tuesday night.

Lana said...

I was thrilled when I read on another blog that VICTORIA is returning! How wonderful, and it's being published by the same publisher as another gracious living magazine ~ Southern Lady.
Your rose is so charming and whimsical ~ just perfect!


arlene said...

I am So excited!!! I had no idea they were planning to bring it back. Every month (well...let's be honest, quite often) I pine the loss of the magazine, which my husband faithfully bought me each and every month for all the years it was published. I'm sure he will be thrilled to have such and easy way to make a happy wife once again.

Thanks for sharing the happy news!

dunesza said...

I had no idea - that is on GG (how sad) and Victoria (beautiful exciting!) Can I add you to my blog-links?