Be creative when making the bags for your sachets. Consider using vintage linens—like delicate handkerchiefs—to make a satchel.

The Victorian Art of Flowers

Today the practice of giving flowers is still a welcome tradition, even though the secret coded messages are a thing … Continue reading

There is no need to wait for a special occasion, dance or wedding to add a beautiful blossom to your locks. Even a rainy day can be brightened with a flower tucked behind your ear. Queen Victoria would be proud.

Bring the Victorian Beauty of Flowers into Your Everyday Life

For thousands of years, diverse cultures and religions have attributed special meaning to plants and flowers. These meanings were used … Continue reading

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Victorian Flower Power

This week we’re going to focus on the Victorian practice of giving flowers, and how you can infuse those blooms … Continue reading

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A Rose by any Other Name

In the Victorian era, everyone knew that flowers had meaning. Find ways to work flowers into your home, your life … Continue reading

A summer home for more than one hundred years, The Grand Victorian now welcomes guests as a bright and cozy Niagara bed and breakfast.

Victorians, Near and Far

Surrounded by vineyards and tucked neatly into more than an acre of luscious gardens, The Grand Victorian bed and breakfast … Continue reading

Created in 1894 by Mary Cassatt, this color drypoint and aquatint painting titled, Peasant Mother and Child, is part of the Degas/Cassatt Exhibit that will be displayed in The National Gallery of Art, beginning May 11, 2014.

Must See Victorian Events

May 11-October 5, 2014 Degas/Cassatt Exhibit The National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, will present an exhibit featuring Mary … Continue reading

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How to Make your own Victorian May Baskets, Part 2

Today the concept of recycling, up-cycling and re-purposing is embedded in the hearts of many modern day crafters. The Victorians … Continue reading

Often filled with colored eggs, flowers or candy, May baskets are a delightful way to bring a touch of Victorian elegance into your home.

How to Make your own Victorian May Baskets, Part 1

For more than a century, the giving of May baskets has been a charming way to celebrate the joy of … Continue reading

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How to Get the Downton Abbey Look

The style and décor of one of the most beloved television shows, Downton Abbey, have influenced the following colors to … Continue reading

Victorian Curb Appeal

4 Victorian Curb Appeal Basics

Get started on achieving great curb appeal with this Victorian Cottage nestled in the Historic District of Orange, California as … Continue reading