Wednesday, September 7, 2011
VICTORIAN HOMES MAGAZINE AND AN UPDATE ON THE HAPPENINGS AT THE McCHARLES HOUSE
This post is an updated repost:
Last week as I went through the mail I found my new issue of Victorian Homes. There was an article in the back (should have been front and center) about the McCharles House in Tustin, California. This former tea room and restaurant is still in the forefront of activities and busy with comings and goings of events.
The photos were delightful and definitely fall colors. If my memory serves me - I believe this is the beloved Johnson Brothers pattern "Friendly Village"
As I read the article I was inspired to pull my pomegranate and also persimmon folders as their was a recipe for a persimmon pie with cranberries in it. I found myself pulling my own folders on Fall Tea Party ideas, Fall Harvest Muffins and Fall Cakes as well. I am still not ready for the Thanksgiving folders.
Last year I tried my hand at a Persimmon Pudding (Martha Stewart's) http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/trying-persimmons-on-tea-time-tuesday.html
I love their choice of paint colors at the McCharles House! Yesterday when I came to work, there was a message on my answering machine from gracious Vivian at the McCharles House so I called her back. After I spoke with Vivian on the phone, I can tell you that "Afternoon Tea" is alive and well at the McCharles House! If you go to their website you will see their selected dates for September and forward! They are available for weddings and showers and special family events too! I would love to go there and so will you!
If you don't have a subscription to Victorian Homes, you can probably find it at the larger markets. I really enjoyed this issue.