I have wonderful memories from when I was a teenager, visiting my delightful Auntie at her truly lovely Tudor-style mansion in Victoria. The house, built over 100 years ago, stands majestically surrounded by her colorful English garden. My Auntie introduced me to the simple pleasures of treasuring beautiful old things. The house is adorned with stained glass windows, claw foot bathtubs, bay windows dressed with Priscilla lace curtains, and carved wood panelling throughout. Now in her 97 year, she has lived a life of creativity, from being a wife, mother, florist, painter, seamstress, and a gardener. It was on one of my summer visits, I was first introduced to Victoria Magazine (I was 17 at the time). At first I thought it was simply a magazine about the City of Victoria but I soon realized it was so much more than that, it was a treasure-trove of inspirational photographs and articles celebrating the simpler side of life.Before long, I found myself immersed in the splendid vignettes that were displayed upon the pages. Quite simply ~ I was hooked ! The Magazine has always been a showcase for women entrepreneurs, and I too, dreamed of one day having a lovely little shop. At The Button Box, I have my regular list of ladies who I promptly telephone just as soon as the new issue of Victoria arrives ~ and like always, we share our delight in what the pages will unfold !
We are busy bees decorating The Button Box for this very special season. Thank heavens for "angel" girlfriends who are lending a helping hand creating a bit of sparkle and a bit of glam ! I will share some pic's soon !