during the Victorian Era, was one of the most celebrated of pastimes
one, of stature, could possibly employ in his day.
Of course, this was especially true of royalty.
There were elaborate afternoon teas, dinner parties, and most of all
well known, were the balls. Usually,
they were given in honor of someone, something or an event of some kind; and
it was quite a bestowal of approval to be invited to one of these truly
utmost care was given to the announcements.
The guest list was strictly for the elite, or for one of recent
notoriety, who may well entertain those present. There were the
balls, masquerade balls, betrothal balls, and so on.
It was seen to that the announcements were properly addressed in the
most gracious of scripts possible, written on the finest stationery
available for the day.
with all of this "pomp and circumstance", the invited guests would go to the
greatest lengths, and expense, we might add, to be "properly
And, so it goes, some of the documented history of the day! Oh,
if only to have lived in that day of the majestic balls and to have been
invited to one!
Victorian Bazaar is pleased to present to you, Lady
For the record, she has attended numerous balls in her day, and is
all prepared for the next, glorious upcoming occasion---regally dressed in
the splendor of a plush red velvet gown with red/gold ribbons and
wine-colored rosettes. Ruffled self-trim layers her full sleeves and
skirt; and a befitting fringe trims the bottom of her gown. She also
carries a matching crocheted bag and modestly wears a truly becoming bonnet,
indeed. Of course, she's bound to catch the eye of her "beary"
Prince Charming; she's so bedazzling! Wouldn't you like to invite
her to your Victoriana home?