Vincent and Valerie with their Very tiny son Vladimir Visit acquaintances for a Very proper Victorian tea.
Yes it is ABC Wednesday over at Mrs. Nesbitt's place.
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.