venerdì 1 dicembre 2017

For a Victorian Christmas ~ Make Your Own Victorian Wreath.


It's useless to say, dear friends and readers, that we ought to our Victorians the Christmas as we know it and how we celebrate it today that's why, to prepare us to welcome it in the best and most traditional of the ways, I thought to resort to some suggestions, as for decorations, that will make your  own Christmas more victorian than ever!
First of all let's start by preparing a wreath to embellish our front door and with which to welcom warmly those who enter our homes during these days when we prepare our hearts for the most beautiful, joy-filled and meaningful holiday of the year.

The tradition of preparing a wreath to hang on the door dates back to many centuries before the 1800's, but it was a tradition that the Victorians embraced and made their own with joy. Victorian wreaths were very elaborate and made with all kinds of evergreen foliage that could be found in nature even with the season's climatic rigor, such as holly, ivy and little branches of yew. To decorate it they used seasonal fruits and pine cones.

But let's watch in the following video how to prepare easily a wreath just like those dating back to the Victorian Age.




It looks gorgeous, doesn't it ?

See you in a few days to prepare another Victorian Christmas decoration 💕















~ PER UN NATALE VITTORIANO ~ 
COME REALIZZARE UNA GHIRLANDA VERDE


E' inutile che vi dica, miei cari amici e lettori, che dobbiamo ai nostri Victorians il Natale come lo conosciamo e come lo celebriamo noi oggi, perciò, per prepararci ad accoglierlo nel migliore e più tradizionale dei modi, ho pensato di ricorrere ad alcuni suggerimenti in quanto a decorazioni che renderanno il vostro Natale più vittoriano che mai !
Innanzitutto cominciamo con il prepararci una ghirlanda con cui abbellire le nostre porte d'ingresso ed accogliere con calore chi entra nelle nostre case durante questi giorni in cui prepariamo i nostri cuori alla festa più bella e significativa dell'anno.

La tradizione di preparare una ghirlanda da appendere all'uscio risale a molti secoli prima del 1800, ma fu una tradizione che i Victorians abbracciarono e fecero propria con gioia. Le ghirlande vittoriane erano molto elaborate e fatte con tutti i tipi di fogliame sempreverde che pur con il rigore climatico della stagione si potevano reperire in natura, quali l'agrifoglio, l'edera e rametti di tasso. Per decorarla usavano frutti di stagione e pigne.

Potete vedere nel video qui sopra come prepararne facilmente una identica a quelle datate XIX secolo.



- VIDEO - https://youtu.be/tiWKUEj_YgA



Non trovate sia stupenda ?


Ci vediamo tra qualche giorno per preparare un'altra decorazione natalizia vittoriana ðŸ’•













54 commenti:

  1. I've done this already. It didn't come out quite like this, but it's close. It's not that difficult either.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, my friend. ♥

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Sandee
      Dearest One, I haven't prepared any decoration yet, both inside and outside, I think I'm going to start just the coming weekend, under the very firts snow of the season :)

      Wishing you too a most wonderful end of your week,
      thank you for your presence here ❥

      Elimina
  2. That was a nice video indeed - thank you so much Dany. We have got plenty of snow today, it looks quite Christmas already... Wishing you a happy weekend and fun time with Christmas preparations 💕

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    1. @ riitta k
      we also had snow yesterday, the very first of the season, and it's always quite touching to see all those magic flakes falling dawn from the sky, especially when it's dark, at night, and it becomes almost blue ... what a wonder !

      Wishing you too a beautiful end of your week, Dearie, I wonder how gorgeous your counrtyside is, for sure that's the most fascinating season to you, I hope you might enjoy all its enchanting details ♡❤♡

      Elimina
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    1. @ krishna
      I'm sincerely glad you loved it, sweet friend !

      ⊰♥⊱ Sending hugs and ever much love to you ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  4. What a pretty wreath! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. @ Marci
      hi darling friend, it's pretty and easy to make, isn't it?

      So glad to have pleased you,
      I'm sending blessings on your month of December,
      may it be filled with joy and wonder ☆:*♥♡♥*:☆

      Elimina
  5. It's very pretty! Certainly nicer than a store bought wreath.

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    1. @ messymimi
      oh, you're so right, sweet friend of mine, I also have no doubt, but for most people nowadays life force them to 'create' Christmas atmosphere with what they find at the stores ... it's quite sad, but that's the truth, alas !

      Wishing you a most wonderful month of December ಌ•❤•à²Œ

      Elimina
  6. I enjoyed watching the Victorian Wreath video, Dany. It is a wonderful tradition. I am beginning to decorate my home for Christmas a little at a time. A big job, but I enjoy it! Hope you are also enjoying the Christmas season

    Hugs,

    Pat

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    1. @ Pat
      it's a big job to me too, having a big home and wanting every room having, at least, its little decoration ... but it's worth doing it, the result always repay the effort, it's almost if we would call the Spirit of Christmas inside our homes every years, isn't it ?

      Thanking you so, so much, dearest friend
      - to have you here always mean so much to me, you put me in such high spirits and fill my heart -
      I'm sending blessings of joy on your month of December.
      always thinking of you with much love ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  7. So pretty - I just hung two wreaths, although I didn't make them myself. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful season! xo Karen

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    1. @ Karen
      dear, Christmas without any wreat isn't Christmas :)

      Wishing you a day as Beautiful as you,
      my Lovely Lady,
      thank you from the bottom of my heart ♥∗✿∗♥

      Elimina
  8. Grazie per questo video ... e per gli altri correlati, un regalo di Natale dal profumo vittoriano , ancora oggi dolcezza, conforto, calore della tradizione natalizia irrinunciabile , da vivere con i propri cari.
    Un saluto colmo d'affetto,
    Franca

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    1. @ Franca
      grazie a te dolcissima amica mia, la tua gentilezza d'animo è sempre un dono per me e per ~ My little old world ~ !

      Ti abbraccio forte come non mai augurandoti una giornata colma di letizia
      e di tante piccole cose che portano gioia al cuore e rallegrano lo spirito ... e non preoccuparti se a volte il tuo pc fa i capricci ... si vede che lo vizi troppo :) !!!
      Un bacio grande ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  9. Buongiorno mia dolcissima Daniela,
    tu e i tuoi post riuscite sempre a farmi sognare,
    una vera macchina del tempo! Magnifici questi video.
    D'altronde sono inglesi...
    Un bacione mia carissima, ci sentiamo prima di Natale.
    Love Susy ♥♥♥

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    1. @ Susycottage
      ancora non ci credo, averti qui è una gioia ... immensa !

      Sì, ci sentiamo sicuramente prima del Natale, tesoro,
      e nella speranza che stiate tutti bene ti invio un bacione grande come la gioia che mi hai donato oggi ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  10. Bellissima è dir poco, cara Daniela.
    In attesa del prossimo suggerimento, con un pizzico di trepidazione e di curiosità, ti auguro un lieto fine settimana.
    Un abbraccio Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      vedendo il video per la prima volta ho visto in questa ghirlanda la bellezza della semplicità e vi ho trovato così espresso il significato del Natale, per cui ho deciso di rendervi partecipi e di mostrarvi, un po' alla volta, questi manufatti che potete realizzare con facilità, se vi piace averli in casa ... spero di avere il tempo di realizzarli io stessa, sono talmente delicati e così ... realistici che ci fanno tornare indietro nel tempo per mezzo della tradizione !

      Ti ringrazio con tutto il cuore per essere sempre così presente, carissima,
      un post di ~ My little old world ~ senza un tuo commento proprio non riesco ad immaginarlo ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  11. é muito linda esta guirlanda !!
    grande abraço.
    :o)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Kr. Eliane
      estou feliz que você gosta, mui querida amiga !

      Muito obrigada pela visita tão carinhosa,
      boa semana e tudo de bom ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  12. Beautiful instructions for a Victorian wreath. I also make my own wreath every year but we start with Christmas decorations only after 5th of December.

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    1. @ Janneke
      so today you're starting with your own decoration, enjoy your day and your work, adorable friend of mine !

      Sending you lots of hugs, love and smiles ❥

      Elimina
  13. I doubt that many people are going to start making wreaths. More and more people don't even prepare their own food and eat out at restaurants the whole time, especially cheap, unappealing and unhealthy fast food. The scent of pine needles and the vision of holly has largely been replaced with tinsel, glitter and excess. Sorry to be such a curmudgeon, but that's the truth!

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    1. @ David Gascoigne
      it's sad, but what you say is the truth, we're living nowadays life always in a hurry, indeed, every day more and more, but I hope that at least some readers of ~ My little old world ~ appreciate it and may find the time to realize it, I myself have so little time for everything, having the fortunre to have a job and a family to take care of, but I wish to find the time necessary to make not only this one, but all the decorations which I'm going to suggest you during the next days ... I like to hope it :)

      Thanking you so much for taking the time for stoppimg by and to comment,
      I'm wishing you a day filled with love and smiles,
      sweet friend of mine ✿*✿

      Elimina
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    1. @ Amalia
      I'm sincerely glad to read that you loved it, Dearie, thank you for your so lovely visit and kind words !

      •♥• Hugs and love coming your way •♥•

      Elimina
  15. It looks great with the apples on it. Thank you for sharing Daniela. Have a super weekend :)

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    1. @ Prunella Pepperpot
      I just love your comments, with your inner joy you always seem to make my days a bit brighter, and I'm so grateful to you for this, Dearest One !

      With utmost gratitude I'm sending blessings,
      smiles and love across the many miles ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  16. Ma che carina questa ghirlanda! Ho guardato volentieri il grazioso tutorial. Grazie per averlo condiviso. Ti auguro un dolcissimo weekend
    Bacioni Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      sono sempre così felice di accoglierti qui e di leggere il tuo entusiasmo, mia cara, … lo sai che colmi il cuore di gioia, vero ?

      Ti invio un fortissimo abbraccio e che questo mese di dicembre, da poco cominciato, sia prodigo di gioia per te e per i tuoi cari ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  17. They did a wonderful job on that wreath, I always wondered how they got the fruit to stay on the wreath.
    Hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      you always put a smile on my face, darling friend, you're such a blessing to my heart, thank you for your words both of appreciation and enjoyment !

      In the hope that your week has started in the best of ways,
      ⊰♥⊱ I'm sending all my love to you ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  18. Ah DAny, grazie di cuore per questo bel filmato, ho sempre pensato che le cose veramente belle sono le piu' semplici, quelle create con quello che la natura ci offre, quello che abbiamo a disposizione ma non vediamo. Certo, oggi è di moda andare tutti all'IKEA.... ti mando un forte abbraccio. Anna Maria

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    1. @ Anna Maria
      è la bellezza della semplicità, delle piccole cose, dei piccoli gesti quotidiani, di ciò che ci circonda ogni giorno e che spesso i nostri occhi non vedono quella che davvero fa bene al nostro cuore, e come sono contenta di leggere nelle tue parole che vedi ed apprezzi ciò che vedo ed apprezzo io, mia cara, carissima amica !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore stringendoti a me forte come non mai,
      grazie ancora ಌ•❤•à²Œ

      Elimina
  19. Looks a lot easier than I thought it would be

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    1. @ Tony McGurck
      you're so heartily welcome, and you're right, that's why I'd love to find the time to do it … on the other hand, we've got so much ivy to cut, it's enveloping so many trees of ours, and we have to do it within the cold season, before than Springs arrives.
      Let's hope to have all the time which is necessary !

      Sending hugs to you, wherever you are, my friend *♥*ஐ*♥*

      Elimina
  20. Great video and lovely post ~ and lovely wreath too

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. @ carol l mckenna
      I welcome you with a big hug, you're such a bright light, sweet friend of mine !

      So pleased by your words of appreciation,
      I'm sending lots of love, smiles and blessings to you ∗⊱༺♡❀♡༻⊰∗

      Elimina
  21. Ciao Dany,
    bellissimo questo video.... ti porta indietro nel tempo. Facevo sempre con 12 diversi tipi di verde la corona d'avvento. Ora semplifico molto.... non si può arrivare ovunque. Un abbraccio forte e un periodo sereno a te. Woody

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    1. @ Woody
      che gioia, grande averti qui oggi, mia cara !
      Purtroppo hai ragione, non si può arrivare ovunque, e mi sa che più il tempo passa più si debba correre, ahimè !

      Ti invio un grande bacio,
      colmo di affetto e di riconoscenza ❥

      Elimina
  22. The wreath is lovely! I so wish I had time to create these beautiful holiday decoration!

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    1. @ lisa
      I'm sincerely feeling enthusiastic for your words, I wish you to have the time to give it a try !

      Wishing you a most lovely month of December,
      with sincere thankfulness ♥∗✿*✿∗♥

      Elimina
  23. I'm glad to know that there are still people in this world who can make exquisite wreaths. (I'm not one of them!)

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    1. @ Magical Mystical Teacher
      I read a little bit of sadness in your words, sweetest friend of mine, but we just do what we can, we cannot arrive everywhere, can we ?

      In the hope you're having a great week so far,
      I'm sending blessings on your coming days ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  24. It's a beautiful wreath, Dany, and it looks quite simple to create.
    Thank you so very much for sharing the video.
    I wish you a wonderful week, sweet friend.
    Sending you hugs from across the ocean.
    xo.

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    1. @ Lisa Gordon
      I'm always overjoyed when I read your comments here, precious friend of mine, you're amongst the very firss blog friends who followed ~ My little old world ~ and I cherish you so much !
      Wishing you too a most lovely remainder of your week,
      I'm sending blessings of joy across the many miles ஜ♥♡♥ஜ

      Elimina
  25. I may have to give a homemade wreath a try!

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    1. @ Beth F
      you're so welcome and I feel so happy to have inspired you, my friend !

      Wishing you a lovely day, today,
      I'm sending my dearest hug to you ಌ•❤•à²Œ

      Elimina
  26. What a beautiful wreath- thank you for sharing and thanks for the photo of the snow falling- love how cozy it feela

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    1. @ Judee Algazi
      thank you for taking the time to visit and for commenting, I so love to have you here ... and as for your words both of appreciation and enthusiasm, well they've filled my heart !

      Wishing you all my best,
      sweet friend ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  27. I love the wreath and the video. Thank you for sharing those. I'm very fond of the wreath form -- and not just for Christmas but at any time of year. And I love that you are sharing the traditions and the history of our Christmas as we know it in this wonderful series!

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    1. @ Jeanie
      I also love wreats of every kind, for every season and occasion, they always make me feel overjoyed, ... maybe it's their shape or the decoration we put in it ... actually I dont' know, but I love them so !

      Sending many blessings on your Christmas and on your New Year ahead,
      gratitude hugs are sent on your way today,
      cherished friend ❥

      Elimina

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