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!
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If you don't have a subscription to Victorian Homes, you can probably find it at the larger markets.  I really enjoyed this issue.

13 comments:

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN.
HOW LOVELY, I SHOULD BE GETTING MY VICTORIA MAG. SOON, I JUST LOVE IT. CAN'T BELIEVE FALL IS 29 DAYS AWAY, TIME IS STARTING TO GO FASTER. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FALL, I JUST LOVE ALL THE COLORS, AND COOLNESS, AND SMELLS. THE FALL RECIPES ARE GREAT TOO. HAVE A DAY, RIZZI

Antiques And Teacups said...

Duh...I said stayed...I meant had afternoon tea! We stayed at the French Estate (I think it was called) in Orange on a visit to Disneyland & environs. I'm a bit slow this morning (still morning here) LOL!
Ruth

Cori G. said...

Hi Bernideen,
I saw your post on the McCharles House and popped over to read it. I was sad to see they stopped serving tea as it was such a lovely place with delicious tea fare. If you love Autumn colors you would have loved it there.

xoxo Cori

Leann said...

Oh the photos are lovely - I don't get the mag, perhaps I should.

Leann

Deanna said...

Enjoy this magazine as well!
Always a treat to sneak a peek at this fine mag and enjoyed seeing your post.

God bless,
d from homehaven nestled in the kansas flinthills

Johanna said...

Hello bernideen,
thank you for the interesting recipe. I had never a cake with persimons before. It looks really worth to try.
Best greetings, Johanna

GardenofDaisies said...

The plates are lovely. And the recipe sounds delicious. I don't think I've ever had persimmons before. It is hard for me to be thinking about autumn, as it is still very much summer time here, and will be for a few more weeks.
I'm having a little giveaway at Garden of Daisies, so stop by when you have a chance.

Zaa said...

OMG ..I'll have to find a copy of this Victorian Homes... I love the color of this house too... and such a sweet teahouse. Sorry that it's closed....Thanks for sharing ...Hugs

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Lovely pictures Bernideen...I am glad that I am not the only one who is confused at what they are doing there...Surprised that the article didn't make it more clear...Donna

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen,
This looks absolutely scrumptious! What a lovely place to have tea - I hope they're still open for afternoon tea - we need such lovely places to thrive!Thank you for sharing this wonderful post with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Karen said...

What a charming place. I love the Friendly Village dishes. This is a great post, Bernideen. It certainly puts me in the mood for fall.

Rosemary said...

Enjoyed your fall post, particularly the fall counter! Can't believe summer is coming to a close.... but I love the changing seasons, so am happy to welcome the crisp feel of fall and the spicier tea time treats!
Nancy

Angela McRae said...

This looks like a particularly lovely issue. The photos remind me of Toshi Otsuki's photos in the old Victoria magazine!