Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inspired by Victoria on PBS

Queen Victoria, what a lady, what a Queen! Victoria on PBS has become my favorite TV series, and Sunday's can never seem to roll around quick enough. It is the time of her reign 1837 to 1901 that is called the Victorian era, in which all of you know I am quite fond of. And as you know I enjoy putting together vignettes, so this week I have created one in honor of the Queen herself.

I used a candle lamp with a beaded shade for a little height and color

and a red velvet placemat and blue ribbon sash to match the Queen's royal clothing on the piece of scrap art. That piece is depicting the 1897 Diamond Jubilee in celebration of Victoria's 60 year reign, as does the enamelware tumbler and the bust inside the egg.

I drew my inspiration from the scrap art piece that I placed on a pair of white gloves. The scrap art reads at the bottom...
"Her Majesty, the Queen of England and Empress of India."

And, from this piece I carried out more fanciness with some jewels and pearls, and a lace hanky spilling out of the Jubilee tumbler...

and then there's the coin, dated 1889. Remember the scene of the coin in the TV show, well here it is! :)

And for the crown, I used one my daughter had from pageants, and placed it around the bust glass dome. The bust was one I bought for my doll house but was too large for that. I happened to have this "royal looking" faberge inspired egg, and the small dome, and they all worked together perfectly!

The book is by Cecil Woodham-Smith with a copyright of 1972, and I must admit I have never read it!! But that will change real quick, I will be reading it real soon! I bought it because of the beautiful cover, I'm judging a book by it's cover again! 

And look at this silhouette, opposite the title page...

and we can't forget the beloved Prince...

I have to say that the Prince Albert on the PBS series is much better looking then the real one. In my opinion, he is quite the "hottie", don't you think? He actually reminds me of the late Prince Nelson, you knowthe Prince who sang Purple Rain, Little Red Corvette... Their clothes were even the same style! Who knows maybe Prince Albert was his inspiration.

Anyway, back to Queen Victoria...
Besides the scrap art piece, I have this McLaughlin's Coffee trade card of The Diamond Jubilee...

and this card with a "royal" looking horse on it...

and a calling card with this little Spaniel on it. The Spaniels became a popular ephemera subject back in the 1800's because of Queen Victoria's sweet little pooch, Dash.

Well that is all I have for you today, I must go get ready for Church now. And then get everything done that needs to be done this afternoon so I'll be ready to "cozy up" in my favorite chair this evening and escape to another era as I watch another episode of Victoria! Can't wait!

Two of my blogger friends and I went to a Tea Room yesterday in a late Victorian era home, click here if you would like to get a glimpse of the fun we had.

Have a blessed week and thanks so much for visiting. I would love to hear from you if you enjoyed my post. 

I am linking up to the following blog parties with this post...
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon, Kathleen and Diana


  1. Gina,
    As you already know, I too LOVE Victoria on PBS!! What a beautiful display you have put together honoring Queen Victoria.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  2. This was a fun post, especially because I've been enjoying Victoria on PBS!

  3. Beautiful vignette as always, Gina! I will have to try watching the show soon! Thank you for linking up with LTV.

  4. Gina you do Queen Victoria an honor by displaying all your treasures about her. I would like to see a picture of her in her younger years to see if she was as pretty as the queen Victoria on the PBS show.
    Since we know hwe prince Albert was not as handsome as the hottie portraying him on the series.
    Yes I enjoyed the tea room visit and ready for our next trip

  5. Gina, another brilliant collection! I found out PBS was replaying Victoria's first season, so I started watching. Just the first episode so far, which I loved, and the rest waiting on the DVR..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  6. I love the show and so disappointed it ends this week...goes so fast. What great vignettes you have about Queen Victoria...and her and Albert certainly have a great love affair that ended to soon. I'll take the hotie playing him now...but was Victoria herself beautiful?

  7. You have created so many wonderful vignettes! I have not seen this series yet, but obviously need to. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Gina, I love your beautiful vignette! I must add this show to my watch list. Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned!

  9. Beautiful, Gina. I'm also enjoying the show.

  10. Your vignette is wonderful. I have yet to get into the show. Will try again. Maybe it's gets better. I miss Downton Abbey.

  11. I need to watch that show! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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