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This bi-monthly magazine (The Storybook Home Journal) shows how to live richly without being rich, and how to create and maintain a more delightful setting for life at home. Each 24-page, ad-free issue is printed in full color. Lavishly illustrated articles feature ideas about decorating, gardening, recipes, music, projects, art, and more. Now in its 14th year of publication. All new subscriptions start with the current issue. Printed in the USA.
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Long time Storybook Home subscriber and popular Mommy Blogger, Montserrat Wadsworth, lives with her family of twelve on a roomy ranch in northern Nevada. She gives a glimpse of daily life through the seasons on the Flying W Farm in this Veranda article accompanying the 2014 Autumn Issue of The Storybook Home Journal, featuring The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch by Eleanor H. Porter.... Read more »
TheSix Star Ranchissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Turned Toward The West (6 pages)Hearth - A Storehouse (4 pages)Kitchen - Supper on the Ranch (6 pages)Music - I Want Them All (1 page)Garden - And Pick One if I Could (2 pages)Workshops - A Piece Of Prairie Grass (1 page)Garret - The Crossing at Buckland Burn (2 pages)Six Star Ranch is the 90th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
TheA Fairytale Summerissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Cinderella's Kitchen (5 pages)Hearth - Resplendent Beauty (1 page)Kitchen - Nibble, Nibble On My House (3 pages)Music - Old Tunes Very Excellent (1 page)Garden - Dame Gothel's Garden (7 pages)Workshops - Ingenious Contrivance (4 pages)Garret - Heaven Answers Every Prayer (2 pages)A Fairytale Summer is the 89th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
Reviewed by Elspeth Young
The Enchanted April is as magical as its name implies. Not merely a description of an idyllic Easter vacation in a medieval castle (San Salvatore), the work's pace, its poetic language, and its cleverness create a rest cure for the reader as well as its heroines. Von Arnim transplants four women, sporting archetypal women's woes, from their dreary London existence, between the wars, to a little stay in Heaven.
The reader meets self-righteous Rose Arbuthnot, who has sought wearisome toil as a means of compensating for lack of conjugal felicity; socially awkward Lottie Wilkins, whose love of beauty has been all but smothered by her gloomy Hampstead life; wealthy and widowed Mrs... Read more »
Reviewed by Elspeth Young
If you love Jane Austen, read Framley Parsonage. Its principal heroine, Lucy Robarts, is as witty, winning, and utterly lovable as Elizabeth Bennett, and on a scale of one to Mr. Darcy, the male romantic lead, Lord Lufton, rates at least a solid nine.
Set in Trollope's West Barsetshire, this fourth book in the Barsetshire Chronicles is my personal favorite. Readers watch the rise and fall (and rise again) of Framley's young parson, Mark Robarts, and rejoice in the constancy of his beloved wife and best champion, Fanny... Read more »
ThePenelope Travels Abroadissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - On The Canvas Of Your Heart (9 pages)Hearth - The Three Lovliest Models (3 pages)Kitchen - Tea In The Bay Window (11 pages)Music - Such Stirring Melodies (2 pages)Garden - Beautiful As Italy (3 pages)Workshops - Cunning Fingered Elves (1 page)Garret - Pack Your Bags for a Beaver (2 pages)Penelope Travels Abroad is the 88th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
By Nancy YoungPhotographs by Elspeth Young
Yet again, our May Day flower phantom caught us napping and surprised us with a delightful little bouquet--this year a bouquet of Gerber daisies. Thank you whoever you are!
The first of May bouquet (along with a long line of ads) reminds me that Mother's Day is closer at hand than I'd like to believe--especially since The Enchanted April issue has only been in circulation for a couple of weeks. Currently we're traveling with Kate Douglas Wiggin as our guide through Penelope's multiple tours, tales, and experiences... Read more »
TheThe Enchanted Aprilissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Next Door To Heaven (3 pages)Hearth - If She Doesn't Paint (5 pages)Kitchen - An Excellent Cook (7 pages)Garden - Wisteria And Sunshine (3 pages)Workshops - A Net Over Her Bed (2 pages)Garret - Being My Own Whiskers (2 pages)The Enchanted April is the 87th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
We've discovered a printing error in the Northanger Abbey issue of The Storybook Home Journal:
On page 20 under the "Sally Lunn" recipe, it should read:"1 1/4 cups milk" instead of "1/4 cups milk."
Reprints of this issue will include the correction. We apologize for the inconvenience and wish you happy baking!
And for those enjoying part two of Elspeth's art lessons for children, which also appears in Northanger Abbey, click here to access the list of art lesson resources we mention in the article... Read more »
TheNorthanger Abbeyissue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Breakfast Room (3 pages)Hearth - A Notion Of Drawing (6 pages)Kitchen - In Quest Of Pastry, Millinery, And Young Men (5 pages)Garden - To Love A Hyacinth (4 pages)Workshops - A Campaign Breakfast Table (1 page)Garret - A Journey into the Wilderness (2 pages)Northanger Abbey is the 86th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »
by Nancy Youngwith photographs by Tanner Young and Elspeth Young
If you dream of some peak at the sun or ache for a long weekend of warmth, you know you live in northern climes and it's winter. But if a ticket to Crete, Corsica, or Cannes wasn't one of your stocking stuffers on Christmas morning, spend a leisurely breakfast with a large bowl of sunshiny oranges, clementines, or mangoes, some rosewater-scented honey, and one of the slightly indulgent delicacies described here. Then dream away... Read more »