Rose, WIllow, and Cinnamon Wreath

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

Victorian Haunted Halloween Home

The Halloween Hauntings of a Victorian Home

  Halloween season: It’s that time of year when the ghosts of old come out to play. Have you witnessed … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea Party, Mary Cassatt. Source: Wikimedia Commons

What’s the Deal With Victorians and Tea?

Think Victorian Entertaining, and you likely think “tea party.” But just why, exactly, was tea and the rituals surrounding it … Continue reading

Our baker prepared to knead the too-cold sugar cookie dough.

Holiday Issue Preview: Victorian Christmas Cookies

The fall issue of Victorian Homes may have just hit newsstands yesterday, but we’re already busy with our upcoming holiday double-issue. Get … Continue reading

In the form of size and height contrasts, dramatic flair reigns in the dining room, from the floral arrangements to the wall hangings (Photo: Eric Striffler).

A Victorian Dining Room fit for Dramatic Entertaining

When you step into Patty Bigelow’s Victorian dining room for the first time, the antique French furniture transports you to … Continue reading

Beside an antique wicker chair stands a precious garden statue of a little boy. The lace tablecloth flows over the arm of the chair, creating a lovely balance of hard and soft textures. (Photo: Melinda Graham)

17 Must-Haves for a Victorian-style Summer Tea Party

In the mid-1880’s, the English adapted the idea of the Dutch tea tavern to private and public garden tea gatherings. … Continue reading

(Photo: Barbara Johnson, Ph.D.)

Throw a Victorian-style Easter Party

This spring, throw a Victorian-style Easter party for your family. Read on to discover how.     Table decorations Daffodils-fresh … Continue reading

Easter card with girl and gnome delivering an Easter egg from "Fairyland," circa 1880s, depicting a wheelbarrow similar to the antique silver-plated version illustrated. (Photo: Barbara Johnson, PhD)

How the Victorians Celebrated Easter

In Victorian times, Easter heralded spring and was a beloved social occasion as well as a religious observance. Contrary to … Continue reading

The Cherry Hill Farmhouse (Photo: Gary Mester)

5 Ideas for a Victorian St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re fresh out of party ideas this year, never fear! Here … Continue reading