Tender Victorian Love Stories

Perhaps if there is one Victorian love story that comes to mind, it is that of its namesake.

Young Victoria truly succeeded in ruling her people once Prince Albert became her consort. With his partnership, Victoria came to trust her instincts over the flawed advice from Lord Melbourne. Together, the royal couple held each other’s hearts, and their English subjects’.

Testimonies, letters, and the monarch’s diary document their affection from courtship to Albert’s death. But they weren’t the only Victorians to marry happily.

Even the queen herself is speculated to have found love again.

Enchanted Fairy Gardens: The Toad Prince Garden

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Truly spellbinding. . . As if from a fairy tale illustration, a garden revives childhood fantasies.

Whimsical, lush greenery lends itself to a pleasant sanctuary. A fairy swings, delighting in the magic of nature. Meanwhile, a watchful toad prince takes up his post in the shade of verdure.

Learn the secrets to creating your own enchanted garden.

Enchanted Fairy Gardens: The Birdbath Garden

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Peer into a daydream come to life.

A fairy garden unfolds under a verdure canopy. Its charm awakening childhood imaginings and hopes of what if. . . ?  Your eyes follow a path of bark and pebbles to where a pixie swings.

This, serene haven is her home, and your sweet escape. And here, you’ll discover the steps to recreate this scene.

Lessons From Jane Austen in The Art Of Matchmaking

She is no Elizabeth Bennet.

But then, Jane Austen hardly expected her new heroine to be admired. In regards to Emma Woodhouse, Austen remarked, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.”

Spoiled Emma. Pretentious Emma. Dearest, most beloved Emma fails time and time again in her matchmaking ventures. Through these missteps, she learned a great deal. . . and so can her readers.

Meet The Four Founders of Fairy Tales

Imagine a world without fairy tales.

While every culture has developed it’s own tales and fables through time, the success of fairy tales can be traced back to a small group of people.

Four of the most prolific and important of those authors were French writer Charles Perrault, German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.