Thursday, November 8, 2012

We're all about "A Christmas Tea" here

Can you believe I have been editor of this magazine for more than six years and have never had a feature on teatime? I believe very strongly that a local (or any) magazine should aim to serve its readers and not be focused on only those stories the editor thinks everyone should read. (Unless you happen to be Oprah. Oprah can do what she wants!) Our wonderful team of folks here has produced articles about our unique local residents, home decorating ideas, recipes, gardening articles and more, but never have we had a teatime piece. It was time!

I wish I could send a copy of the print magazine to all my friends reading this blog, but instead I'll do the next best thing: our magazine is available for free on the web, and if you go here, you can take a look! (I've heard from some of our readers that the digital issue doesn't work well on older computers, so I apologize in advance if that is the case for you.) But in case you're interested, I wanted you to be able to flip through to the first feature, which is our cover story on "A Christmas Tea." I hope you'll find a recipe or two that you don't already have!



23 comments:

Frivolitea said...

ooooh, I am off to explore this!

amherstrose said...

How nice of you to share, Angela.
You must be so pleased that TEA is finally the cover girl.

Congratulations on another lovely edition of your magazine.

Mary Jane

sharonquilts said...

Such a beautiful magazine. Thanks for sharing. The tea recipes sounded so yummy, and I loved the needlepoint crosses.

Denise :) said...

Oh! Thank you for sharing the link -- the cover is lovely! :)

Marilyn said...

Very exciting! Thanks for sharing the link.♥♫

relevanttealeaf said...

I just finished browsing the digital magazine. Lovely, Angela!
The cover is beautiful and should inspire your readers to take time out during the busy holiday season for a "Cup of Christmas Tea!" Congrats!

Marie said...

Thanks for sharing the link. I've wondered about the magazine. Enjoyed reading it online.
The cover is gorgeous.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

how AMAZING!!! This is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela,
What a nice magazine. Beautiful cover. The whole magazine is very interesting and enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the tea article, photos and recipes. I assume the lovely Christmas tea dishes are yours as well as the recipes, so did you prepare the food for the article?
Thank you for sharing.
Margie in CA

Joy said...

Just looked through it and I'm HOPING I can print it, because I want to try all those recipes. Lovely magazine, wonderful article about a Christmas tea. And I really enjoyed your editorial article about your glass nativity. How very special!

Steph said...

Joy!! B. thank you for this gift! The magazine looks great.

Bernideen said...

I am going there now - can't wait to see!

The Teaist said...

Looking forward to taking a look. I don't celebrate Christmas but do love observing Christmas cheer all around me! And who knows... There is always a recipe or two I can enjoy regardless :-)

Thanks for sharing!

Lavender Cottage said...

This is wonderful Angela - so many great photos and recipes, congratulations. I guess I'm lucky since my magazine editor (knowing I'm a tea granny) has had me write 2 different articles about tea in the garden.
Lots of work to being an editor, I'm happy being a freelance writer.
Judith

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Beautiful, beautiful cover!!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thank you for sharing! When I have more time I'm coming back to look over all the recipes! A wonderful magazine!
Nancy

Kiffer said...

How can I purchase a copy of this magazine ? I would love it !!!!

Ginger said...

Thank you so much for sharing the link with us. I received a copy of your magazine a few years ago in a giveaway and really enjoyed it.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

That's awesome, how exciting!

Angela, is one able to purchase this, though? Seems like something very nice for one's collection. I know I should very much love to touch and feel the magazine, if possible and would be more than happy to purchase - ?

You are so fascinating!

Marilyn said...

I loved flipping through the pages of the magazine. What a lovely Christmas Tea article too.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful issue, Angela - each issue is so great to read, full of interesting articles and great photos - it's like opening 'a present' every time the magazine is delivered. Thanks for providing such a fine magazine, Joanie

Susan said...

Love the recipes and the photos in your magazine ! really gets me into the Christmas spirit !

Denise :) said...

Hey Angela, just wanted to come back now that I'd had time to read through the magazine, and comment. I especially enjoyed your opening remarks about the little nativity -- what a sweet story! I also enjoyed the story on the needlework crosses (and that recipe for seafood casserole looked marvelous) and your book review on the holiday wreaths. But your piece on the Christmas tea party was marvelous and I cannot wait to try out some of the recipes! I've just recently taken over our youth girls SS class, and I'm thinking a Christmas Tea might be a fun thing to do for them! Thanks again for sharing -- I downloaded the whole thing right to my laptop! *Hugs*! :)