Celebrating Victoria - birdcages and lavender bottles
I've never thought too much about why I like some of the things I do, or my decorating style. When I started blogging, I wanted to put a name to it and came up with Cottage-Victorian. I like a formal look, yet at times to dress it down to have an English cottage atmosphere.
I've come to the conclusion it must be in the genes, with an English heritage this would explain a love for tea and all things Victorian. Reading Victoria magazine over the years I've realized my taste is influenced by this period or have seen things I wanted to copy.
Take for instance this special edition of Victoria 'Rooms of Bliss'. Inside are a couple of things I can identify with and are found in our home too.
Birdcages inside and out are a favourite Victorian element of decor.......
and to collect lavender glassware is something I have just felt drawn towards.
I'm joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life to celebrate Victoria and on December 6, she will be hosting Christmas with Victoria.