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The Cloisters

The Cloisters: Victorian Gothic revival gate
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
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The Language of Flowers: A Victorian Tradition

For centuries people have attributed meanings to flowers, herbs, and various plants. Interest in floriography, or the language of flowers, soared during the reign of Queen Victoria. 497 more words


If you have sex, you will get pregnant and you will die

Double Review: Madame Bovary and Tess of the D’Urbervilles

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Victorian-era woman who gets her hoe on will get her divine comeuppance.   595 more words

Book Review

To Think

“To a man not accustomed to thinking there is nothing in the world so difficult as to think. After some loose fashion we turn over things in our mind and ultimately reach some decision, guided probably be our feelings at the last moment rather than by any process of ratiocination – and then we think that we have thought. 35 more words


Victorian in Australia Seamlessly Transitions to Modern day Extension

From the back of this house in suburban Melbourne, Australia, you’d in no way guess it was a Victorian. Robson Rak Architects upgraded the Malvern residence and additional a new residing area off the courtyard. 12 more words

Victorian Valentines

Just about a week until their favorite day…these Victorian Valentines are adorned in vintage, hand-beaded tulle from the 1920s.  Anyone need a smooch?  Both are available.  They are 7 and 8 inches tall.

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Stand(ard) Your Ground Part 13

It has been one year since I first debut The Standard Designer June 1896 edition! Can you believe it? Found in a bottom of a trunk in local antique store off the beaten path and snatched up for cheap, I have been giving readers monthly glimpses of this Victorian fashion magazine for the past twelve months. 92 more words