Thursday, May 13, 2010

Southern Lady Magazine--May/June issue

Southern Lady Magazine is maybe not as well known as Victoria or Romantic Homes or Romantic Country but it is a great magazine that never fails to make me hungry or longing for a weekend getaway somewhere in the south.
I really depend on this magazine to perk up the month with recipes, table decor, gardening and travel information. And to top it all, they are not afraid to show they are followers of our Lord.
Above you will see my favorite chicken salad recipe ever.  Try it and you will agree.

This pergola or enclosed patio is one I could go for. We had a pergola built a couple of years ago but do not use it near as much as I had dreamed. Mostly because we have a short Spring and are into Summer by May. Next to our pergola is a lady statue fountain. The men who installed our pergola also were to install the fountain and when I got home there it was running water,  however, the statue of the woman that I had carefully worked on for a year to grow algae on was now stunningly white. The man was gleaming and said I finished the job and even had time to give the lady a bath. I could not tell him how long I had put yogurt and buttermilk, etc on her to give her that aged look. Anyway, a little story to go along with this wonderful patio area that was in the same issue of Southern Lady magazine.

Another scene from the current issue is this simple table setting which is wonderful and shows
lots of yellow and cream. I have a farm table just like this one and a spare that I am going to place in the lake house we own. I could not bear to part with the second one when I found it. After the lake house is sold, which I hope is very soon, then I will sell it. Maybe.
So check out this fine magazine and you will see what I am talking about.


Sue said...

I've never noticed the magazine out here in CA. I may have to look a bit closer after seeing the pictures you just shared!

Take care, Sue

Donna said...

Oh, I love Southern Lady magazine. The editor, Phyllis Hoffman has a couple of books,also. One is about table settings.It has some wonderful pictures.


The Victorian Parlor said...

It is a wonderful magazine-it's very popular in our area:). I had to chuckle at the story about the guy cleaning your fountain-I hope you get it aged again soon!



Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Isn't that a beautiful patio?!! Thanks for sharing the magazine. Can't say I'd ever heard of it.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I need to grab one of these the next time I'm in B&N. looks great. The chicken salad recipe sounds wonderful, always one of my favorites! And I'm laughin' big time about the fountain, wow, Lois, he did you a huge favor, gettin all that moldy junk off there!!! te he.
Hope you're havin' a great weekend,

Beatnheart said...

Hi Callie and thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. Your store sounds wonderful and now i want to come down and see it....1920’s flapper dresses...I am there grll.! I design jewelry with a 20’s flare (at least that is my aim) I love all thing 20’s,30’s and 40’s...
It also sounds so great to hear of your location. That old bank building.. would be wonderful to meet you sometime. Again, thanks for following me and don’t be a stranger...

Diana said...

Glad you found my Texas-Blogging Gals! Will get you on the next updated list.

Enjoyed a first visit. Following....

Come see me at my personal blog, too, real soon.

Laura said...


Thank you so much for coming by my blog.
I love Southern Lady, and I agree, that is a GREAT chicken salad recipe.

I enjoyed visiting,

It's Just Dottie said...

Hi my name is Dottie .I love Southern Lady magazine. I am a true southern women. I like your blog name.I have become a follower of your blog. My friend and I are going to Galveston today. Your pictures of Galveston were great!!!

Nishant said...

I may have to look a bit closer after seeing the pictures you just shared!
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