One of the first gifts Prince Albert sent his fiancée was a gold and porcelain brooch, in the form of a sprig of orange blossom, a flower traditionally associated with betrothal. It was sent from Wiesbaden, where the Prince had stopped to meet his father during his journey back to Coburg after receiving the Queen’s proposal at Windsor. The brooch bears French hallmarks, and was undoubtedly imported into Wiesbaden, which was renowned as a retail centre throughout Europe.
Orange blossom had long been associated with betrothal (and a symbol of chastity) in both England and Germany. At the wedding the Queen wore sprays of real orange blossom in her hair and on her bodice. Prince Albert continued to give the Queen orange blossom jewelry, another brooch and matching earrings in December 1845 and this headdress in Febraury 1846 (on their anniversary), eventually creating this beautiful set, parts of which she always wore on their wedding anniversary.
The headdress incorporates four small green enamel oranges, intended to represent the four eldest children - Victoria, Albert Edward, Alice and Alfred. The Queen wrote in her journal, ‘it is such a lovely wreath & such a dear kind thought of Albert’s’ (10 February 1846).
These were part of a group of jewels placed in the ‘Albert Room’ at Windsor Castle after the Queen’s death in 1901. This was the room in which Prince Albert had died in 1861 and the Queen left instructions for a specific list of personal jewellery to be placed there and not passed on in the family.
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that is some serious skill right there
the barrista at the coffee shop I go to used to make hearts out of the foam on my lattes and that made my day every time (WHERE DID YOU GO CUTE BARRISTA RETURN TO MEE)
but can you imagine someone handing this to you
I think I’d die right there
and I’d be super afraid to drink this ngl
They use a variety of edible colorings. I’m pretty sure the ingredients are listed on each instagram post. Though I’m not entirely sure, because everything’s in Japanese.
Oh, no, I’m not afraid of it being inedible! I’m afraid because it’s SO FUCKING GORGEOUS I’d feel like I was destroying a work of art. Some things are just too pretty to eat!
Yeah, in the artist’s youtube video they say that they use strawberry syrup for the pink coloring on Card Captor Sakura. So probably all the other colors are also edible.
I also learned that it took them over 15 min to draw the Sakura latte art so I don’t think these are meant for drinking haha - unless you really like luke warm coffee?
Ps. I personally would love to devour these. I’d feel like I’m ABSORBING THEIR POWERS MUHAHAHA.
Scared kitten goes crazy
> That cat wants some carpet for traction so bad.
> I was not expecting it to be that good.
I love how the lizard is all “the hell, dude, chill out”.
I wasn’t expecting that at all.