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


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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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

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4 Tips for DIY Victorian Style

Victorian style is elegant, refined, and easy to recreate–you don’t need to invest millions to indulge in old world chic. … Continue reading

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How to Create Your Own Ribbon Wreath

Collect and reuse holiday ribbon to create a lasting decoration or gift.   This is a great way to repurpose ribbons … Continue reading

Christmas Potpourri

How to Make Christmas Potpourri

Keep your home smelling fresh and looking refined with the following recipe for this deliciously scented Christmas potpourri.   Andrea’s … Continue reading

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Victorian Holiday Wreath Ideas Part II

Decorating for the holidays can be stressful–the following four wreaths are guaranteed to get you inspired and make decorating a … Continue reading

Pinecone and Nut Wreath

Victorian Holiday Wreath Ideas Part I

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your holiday decor. The holiday wreath–a classic piece aging … Continue reading