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Ten Favorite Trees: A Victoria Christmas

An image of grandeur in an open bedroom adorned with antiques, rugs, and tapestries, this tree is dotted with hundreds of glowing orbs in shades of gold, cherry red, and Granny Smith green.
Looking back over Victoria’s rich tradition of holiday radiance, we present ten of our favorite Christmas trees gleaned from...

A Home Beyond a Dream

When Bonnie McIlvaine moved from her native Pennsylvania to the sunny climes of California, she purchased a “little tumble-down...

A Sweet Taste of Thanksgiving Heritage

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale, nineteenth-century author and magazine editor, campaigned for more than three decades to have Thanksgiving recognized...

Entwined with Memories

When a former governor and his family relocated to the sylvan surroundings of northern Virginia, they brought with them...

Aromatique: The Fragrant Legacy of Yuletide Cheer

A trio of fragrant Aromatique products nestle on a tray.
When the air is tinged with a frosty chill and the melodies of well-known carols ring in the streets,...

A Welcoming Autumn Interior

Autumn Interior - An arched front door, lit by a lantern and painted in a shade of plum, is the first hint of the extraordinary taste on display in this 1929 residence.
An arched front door, lit by a lantern and painted in a most beguiling shade of plum, is the...

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