Monday, May 20, 2013

To Honor the Queen

Today is the day the Canadian's observe Queen Victoria's birthday, I do not live in Canada but being the "Victorian Wanna Be" that I am, I just had to post about this wonderful day!
The below picture is a close up shot of one of my antique scrapbook pieces, I will show it in full further down in this post.


Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 until her death in 1901. It is this time period that is referred to as the Victorian Era. Below is a picture of the cover of one of my favorite books. I would love to have a bust like that in my parlor!


This morning I quickly went about the house in search of anything "Queen Victoria" related and here is what I came up with.
The crowns are a few my daughter has won in pageants, the full view of the scrap piece I showed above, and an antique child's 3" Stafforshire dog. These chimney ornaments  were made in pairs of all sizes and were modeled after the King Charles Spaniel and probably inspired by Queen Victoria's Spaniel named "Dash".


Another vignette using the Spaniel, an 1897 Diamond Jubilee celebration souvenir enamel ware tumbler filled with pink peonies from the yard and a McLaughlin's Coffee trade card showing the lovely queen herself, her drawing room and Windsor Castle.


A closer look at the tumbler, pictured on the back side is Buckingham Palace.


In the photo below is the above Victorian book opened up to these pages, the caption reads " 'I will be good.' Victoria receiving the news of her accession. By H.T. Wells, 1880. (Tate Gallery, London)"
An oval magazine picture and the coffee trade card.


To end this post I would like to show another full view of "Her Majesty".


 Thankyou so much for visiting today and I hope you have a great week!

I would like to thank Sandi at ROSE CHINTZ COTTAGE for featuring my Lilac post on her HOME party. Before writing this post I noticed her TeaTime Tuesday post (below) is observing Queen Victoria with a Victorian Tea Party. Her tea parties are always so beautiful, I hope you will take the time to stop in and check it out.

I am joining the following parties, please come and join in the fun!
Sandi at TEA TIME TUESDAY
Cindy at AMAZE ME MONDAY
Sandi at HOME
Paula at WHAT'S IT WEDNESDAY
Cindy at SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY

20 comments:

  1. Hi Gina,
    You have shared a lovely post for Victoria Day. I love the tumbler and your blooms! Wonderful vignettes to honour her majesty. Thank you for coming to tea and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  2. Queen Victoria made quite an impact during her reign and it is nice to remember her each May on Victoria Day. Your collectibles are very nice.

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  3. Nice tribute to queen Victoria. She was a stern looking woman.
    I love the pink Peonies and your daughters crowns are very pretty.
    Betsy

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  4. I love your collection of Queen Victoria pieces. She was a very important monarch. Glad you shared the information!

    Pam

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  5. Hi Gina. You have such a beautiful assortment of pretties to honor any occasion. You have done Queen Victoria proud. Your peony is so beautiful in that wonderful tumbler..Happy Monday..Judy

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  6. Love your collection.
    Beautiful post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Greetings from Singapore...

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  7. W hat a beautiful tribute to Queen Victoria. You have a lovely collection, Gina...Christine

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  8. This is a really interesting post on Queen Victoria and you have some very nice collectibles relating to that period of history. Thank you for sharing them with us. Blessings, Pamela

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  9. Wonderful post! Yes, we here in Canada love Victoria Day - it's the official start to summer ;)

    Your Victoria treasures are awesome!

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  10. you have some great Queen Victoria artifacts. My cousins are headed to the Chelesa Garden show in London, wish I was going along!

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  11. You have some beautiful Victorian artifacts, Gina. Love the dog and also your peony.

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  12. Great collection! I love Victoriana and you have some great items!
    Ruth

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  13. I so enjoyed seeing all your Queen Victoria items! You have a great collection and all so very pretty and informative. Thank you for sharing! Have a great evening!
    Nancy

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  14. What a wonderful tribute and collection!

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  15. I recall watching the movie "Victoria and Albert" and loving it!

    I had done a little reading after that and was truly amazed at the accomplishments etc during her reign...

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  16. Queen Victoria made such a lovely impact on the world and we thank her for the beauty from her era which we still enjoy today. We really do enjoy our Victoria Day weekend for many reasons; one which is the official start of Summer. Thanks for sharing at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. Gina,
    what a great post about Victoria!! I watched and taped ( on VHS, LOL!)) Victoria and Albert!! I still have it and I still have an old VHS player so I can watch it. I also have the movie from about 2 years ago, Young Victoria, but I have not watched it yet. I need to find time to do that!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  18. Me again!! I also wanted to Thank you for stopping by again!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  19. I like your little stafforshire dog

    maybe I will run into you in the morning at Artichoke Annies outside flea market at Millersburg exit?

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  20. Love your tumbler full of pink blooms, sooo pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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