Saturday, August 23, 2014

Rainy Days and Magazines

I woke up this morning to overcast skies and rain--so it is the perfect day to stay in with a cup of tea and a new magazine!

Romantic Homes is a decorating/design magazine with vintage touches.  When I first moved into my house (which is my first house, by the way) I looked at magazines like this one for ideas--obviously I enjoy pretty vintage things.
This issue had some beautiful spreads with displays of china.

There were a few different ideas on how to work them into d├ęcor other than just a china cabinet (my preferred method since I have a long history of clumsiness).
I was surprised and delighted when I got further in the magazine.  There was an article about a "ladies lunch" with suggestions for food and pretty decorations.

Black and pink is so pretty together.  The recipes for some of these goodies were in the article, including for the cookies and sandwiches.

This little tray of sandwiches is so vintage and different!  I love how the flowers are placed in the lady's, well, head, and become flowers on top of her hat!  The sandwiches are great ideas for a bridal shower--especially the wedding bell.  The interlocking circles are supposed to be wedding rings, which I also thought was cute.


  1. I love that magazine. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  2. What a beautiful issue with such lovely displays! Enjoy.

  3. There's nothing nicer than a lovely magazine to enjoy on a rainy day.
    Romantic homes looks gorgeous - we don't get that one over here.
    So much inspiration on making things beautiful!
    Thank you for popping in to say hello.
    Enjoy your week


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