♡ Queen Victoria’s Stockings ♡
As promised, here are a pair of Queen Victoria’s stockings that I personally own. They were worn by her when she was younger, judging from the size. They are silk and have a beautiful crown embroidered on the side, with her initials VR underneath. I was lucky enough to win these at an auction last year. Victoria often only wore her stockings a few times, and then would give them to her ladies in waiting. They are so dainty and feminine!
There is another pair just like this that she wore at Kensington Palace on display. I remember the first time I went, I saw them and said to myself that I’d love to own something of hers like the stockings...and my wish came true. I also own a painting of King Henry VIII done in 1546-in his lifetime. Definitely my two prized possessions. Do you have any Royal collector’s items? Please let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear them ♡

Can we talk about front doors? #enjoytroy #oldhouselove #architecture #victorian

Progress moving all my freaking shooooooes 🤣😅 I swapped out furniture and turned my french room into an antique shoe room. I like the mix of cute but elegant. I have some french victorian furniture to pickup from the antique store that just need a bit of fixing up, and to rearrange my artwork in here.
I ended up building some shelves and took over the large closet with the majorite of my shoes to contain most of my clutter. I do love the shelves I purchased from #worldmarket to display my very favorite shoes. I love I can mix in some knick knacks on there too.
Anyways... I have too many shoes 😆


i really enjoyed this shoot 💕✨

Just strolling on down 5th Avenue all casual like... #historicalcostume #oldnewyork #victorian #victoriana #costumedesign thanks for the pic and good times @americanduchess !

New item: A funny troupe 🤡

Crunchy Baked Mussels

Everyone loves a big bowl of steamed Mussels with crunchy bread for all of the lovely sauce! But how about trying something a little different? I think stuffed, baked mussels would have to be one of my favourite dishes.

1kg mussel in their shells
50g toasted breadcrumb
zest 1 lemon
100g garlic and parsley butter

Scrub the mussels and pull off any beards. Rinse in several changes of cold water, then discard any that are open and do not close when tapped against the side of the sink.

Drain the mussels and put in a large pan with a splash of water. Bring to the boil, then cover the pan, shaking occasionally, until the mussels are open – this will take 2-3 mins. Drain well, then discard any that remain closed. Heat grill to high.

Mix the crumbs and zest. Remove one side of each shell, then spread a little butter onto each mussel. Set on a baking tray and sprinkle with crumbs. Grill for 3-4 mins until crunchy.

Parsley and Garlic Butter

100g butter
2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 crushed garlic clove

Take 100g of butter out of the fridge for an hour to soften. Flavour is key, so use good-quality semi-salted or unsalted butter. Beat the butter with a wooden spoon until it is soft and creamy, then beat in the parsley and garlic.

Tip the flavoured butter onto a square of baking parchment or cling film, roll it around the butter to form a sausage shape, then twist the ends to seal. The butter is now ready to be stored for up to 3 days in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer
#mussels #recipes #foodporn #seafood #shellfish #victorian @slowfoodmelbourne

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