Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ABC Wednesday--V


Vincent and Valerie with their Very tiny son Vladimir Visit acquaintances for a Very proper Victorian tea.
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Yes it is ABC Wednesday over at Mrs. Nesbitt's place.
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The following are a few tidbits of interesting etiquette trivia to share with friends over tea and crumpets:

A lady at a ball should not burden a gentleman with her gloves, fan and bouquet to hold while she dances, unless he is her husband or brother.
A business address should never be seen on a visiting card.
A card with a photograph on it is a piece of vulgar conceit.
The only gifts which should pass between ladies and gentlemen who are not relatives are books, flowers, music and confectionery.
Do not be too familiar on short acquaintance. Nor presume to address them by the first name. This is a presumption which some people never forgive.
A host should see that he has no wallflowers in his home, by providing such ladies with partners, in an unobtrusive manner, so as not to wound their self-esteem.
When a gentleman goes to a ball without a lady he must place himself at the disposal of the hostess, and dance with any ladies she selects for him.
During a walk in the country, ascending a hill, or walking on a bank of a stream, if the lady becomes fatigued and sits upon the ground, do not seat yourself by her, but remain standing until she is rested sufficiently to proceed.

19 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

So veddy, veddy true...

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

very good vee story!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

I love your bears, they are so cut. Perfect V-choice!

Aileni said...

Verily, I bearly know what to say.

David said...

My lady, she vexes me.

ellen b said...

Love the V bears the Victorian tea and the etiquette lesson! Before I get too familiar and spoil my welcome I'm off to visit other V's...

50something said...

Just hand the tea and crumpets, lady, and nobody gets hurt--especially if you throw in some chocolate and a few jelly beans.

Helena said...

Oh wow!!!!!!!!! What a good idea for "V"!!!

I shall have to tell Bob T Bear (esq) to come and visit here! LOL!!! He will love this!!!

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Gosh!

Wat a wunderful blog!

May I add yu to my blog list??

Wa-heyy!!!

:@D

mylittlephotonook said...

Hi there cute bears!

mrsnesbitt said...

iN ALL MY BALLS............i HAVE NEVER ALLOWED MY HUSBAND TO HOLD MY FAN! lol!

Great post, so glad Bob met you.

babooshka said...

My henry bear says hello. What a lovely post.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I have to confess, I wish I'd been born in the Victorian Era. God I love those rules!

That's why my Most Favoritest Movie (and book) of all time is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice (but only the version that casts Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy...any other version doesn't hold a candle). He passes all the tests on your list.

I love that list!

JeanMac said...

Some very interesting ideas:)

Rena said...

What a cute blog!

Petunia said...

Very good V story and V photo:)


Petnia's ABC

Powell River Books said...

What precious bears and a great story to go with them. I chose V is for vegetables from my floating garden. I invite you and the bears to all come see. -- Margy

Nydia said...

The little V family is simply adorable! And thanks for the advices on etiquette, on the next ball dance I'll only burden my husband with my gloves. Yours sincerely, Nydia! :)

bobbie said...

The Victorian era was perfect for "V"

I rather like some of those rules.