Victorian Era Aquarium - though it looks like it belongs in Dumbledore's office.

Victorian Era Aquarium

Edouard Lièvre et Ferdinand Barbedienne aquarium japonisant, Paris, circa 1875 and today this is Steampunk.

Late Victorian Era Ladies' Corsets - 1886 B. Altman & Co. Catalog  Top row, Second from left.  No. 617. Sizes 20 to 26 inches, "Nursing", French woven, heavily boned, scalloped top, white only, 1.37

Late Victorian Era Ladies' Corsets - 1886 B. Altman & Co. Catalog (Descriptions are left to right, and top to bottom) No.

I love these scissors, even a mundane practical thing like scissors were works of art in the Victorian Era                                                                                                                                                                                 More

I ❤ antique sewing instruments . Even a mundane practical thing like scissors were works of art in the Victorian Era!

The children didn't miss out on the fun either... of course they all looked adorable in their playtime attire.

23 Charming Photos That Prove The Victorian Era Had The Best Fashion

With a playtime attire decorated with lace, Victorian girls could not be anything but sage.

All names above were British baby names during the Victorian era.                                                                                                                                                     More

All names above were British baby names during the Victorian era. The Gothic revival was one of the foremost trends of the Victorian era. Love of medieval, classical and biblical myths and legends permeated all aspects of life.

Perhaps it is not my usual favorite vehicle for detail (fiction) but this book about the everyday life of a Victorian is sure to enrich my gluttonous appetite for antique customs and curiosities.

Best Books of 2014 - How To Be A Victorian: A Dawn-To-Dusk Guide To Victorian Life

Women could do so much with their dress selections. | 23 Charming Photos That Prove The Victorian Era Had The Best Fashion

23 Charming Photos That Prove The Victorian Era Had The Best Fashion

The hoops used to support the crinoline dress during Victorian times. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

19th Century Fashion Timeline by Terrizae.deviantart.com on @deviantart - Click the pin to access a full-sized version!

My version of a Victorian fashion timeline. It may not be correct but I think I got the basic dress shapes right. I also realize that the Victorian.

Writing letters may no longer be necessary (and may be considered tedious), but one should still take the time to write, even short thank you notes or words of encouragement.

:::::::::::: Antique Photograph :::::::::::: Victorian young woman writing at desk // she resembles my momma

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