Victorian Tumblr Themes

My name is Isabel , I love the Victorian era and everything involved to vintage O_O sometimes I think I was born too late I hope you enjoy my blog and please follow me =)

thehystericalsociety:

Reflection on the water -   c. 1900 - (Via)

thehystericalsociety:

Reflection on the water -   c. 1900 - (Via)

detailsofpaintings:

Jean-Bernard Duvivier, Portrait of Madame Tallien (detail)
1806

detailsofpaintings:

Jean-Bernard Duvivier, Portrait of Madame Tallien (detail)

1806

victorianhouses:

Best of Victorian Houses first half of 2013

so lucky to have all these wonderful followers

fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding dress, 1884
From the Mint Museum via the Google Art Project

fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding dress, 1884

From the Mint Museum via the Google Art Project

ifeelbarney:

Today Inspiration: Miss Maude Fealy, 1905. 

ifeelbarney:

Today Inspiration: Miss Maude Fealy, 1905. 

faeryhearts:

In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.I. A fan placed near the heart."You have won my love."II. A closed fan touching the right eye."When may I be allowed to see you?"III. A closed fan moved threateningly."Do not act so impudently!"IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips."You may kiss me."V. Covering the left ear with an open fan."Do not betray my secret."VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan."I love you."VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly."I promise to marry you."VIII. Fanning oneself slowly."I am married."IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left."Yes" and "No", interchangeably.X. Opening and closing the fan several times."You are cruel."XI. Fan in front of the face."Follow me."XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand."We are being watched."XIII. Fan held over left ear."I wish to be rid of you."XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand."Come and talk to me."XV. Opening a fan wide."Wait for me."XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger."Goodbye."[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]

faeryhearts:

In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.

I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."

II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"

III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"

IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."

V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."

VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."

VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."

VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."

IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.

X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."

XI. Fan in front of the face.
"Follow me."

XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."

XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."

XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."

XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."

XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
"Goodbye."




[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]

fripperiesandfobs:

Court dress of Empress Elisabeth of Austria ca. 1885
From the Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien via the Google Art Project

fripperiesandfobs:

Court dress of Empress Elisabeth of Austria ca. 1885

From the Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien via the Google Art Project

trvl:

Victorian-era Language of Flowers

trvl:

Victorian-era Language of Flowers

victorianclothing:

Late Victorian Reception Dress 1890

victorianclothing:

Late Victorian Reception Dress 1890