Vintage Vibes for Those Born in the Wrong Century

By Kat La Mantia | September 7 2023 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftPop CultureBlog

Attention all Bridgerton lovers, Jane Austen girlies, and anyone who loves to haunt the crowded aisles of a great antique shop: we see you. We, too, want our biggest problem in life to be who sees us strolling along the promenade. We, too, want to travel to a dilapidated abbey in the English countryside to have a spooky adventure.

Unfortunately, we can’t give you access to a time machine, but we can help you achieve the ✨aesthetic.✨ From Victorian parlor games you can play with your friends this holiday season to Bridgerton-inspired recipes and books that showcase gorgeous old houses, we’ve curated a collection of our favorite titles for anyone obsessed with all things vintage. Make your period drama dreams a reality with our top old school picks below, and then browse our title list for even more gifts, games, and beautiful clothbound editions of your favorite 1800s novels!

Victorian, Regency, and More Vintage Vibes

Victorian Parlour Games
50 Traditional Games for Today's Parties
Have a seat in the parlour and spend a rollicking evening with this elegant box of 50 Victorian-era entertainments.
$22.00 US
Nov 07, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
52 Pages
Clarkson Potter

The Official Bridgerton Guide to Entertaining
How to Cook, Host, and Toast Like a Member of the Ton: A Cookbook
Entertain like a queen with these forty recipes for Bridgerton-style food and drink in the first official cookbook from this hugely popular Shondaland series on Netflix.
$25.00 US
Oct 31, 2023
6-1/2 x 8-1/2
160 Pages
Random House Worlds

Flowers and Their Meanings
The Secret Language and History of Over 600 Blooms (A Flower Dictionary)
Uncover the secret meanings behind your bouquets and floral arrangements with this stunningly illustrated exploration of the Victorian language of flowers, including the multicultural history, rituals, and mythology behind over 600 flowers, herbs, and trees.
$20.00 US
Mar 21, 2023
6-1/2 x 8
248 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Cheap Old Houses
An Unconventional Guide to Loving and Restoring a Forgotten Home
From the founders of the HGTV show and Instagram Cheap Old Houses comes a stunning collection of beautiful, affordable homes and inspiration for buying and restoring an historic house.
$35.00 US
Oct 10, 2023
8 x 10-1/2
288 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Cathedrals of England Jigsaw
1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
A 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle of an iconic cathedral illustration from book designer and artist Brian Cook.
$25.00 US
Mar 07, 2023
Other Formats

Pride and Puzzlement: A Jane Austen Puzzle
A 1000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Featuring Literature's Most Beloved Characters and Couples: Jigsaw Puzzles for Adults
A gorgeous 1000-piece jigsaw featuring hand-drawn characters from Jane Austen's enduring novels.
$19.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
10 x 8
1000 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Illustrated Letters of the Brontës
The Letters, Diaries And Writings Of Charlotte, Emily And Anne Brontë
The story both of the real world of the Brontës at Haworth Parsonage, their home on the edge of the lonely Yorkshire moors, and of the imaginary worlds they spun for themselves in their novels and poetry. Wherever possible, their story is told using their own words – the letters they wrote to each other, Emily and Anne's secret diaries, and Charlotte's exchanges with luminaries of literary England – or those closest to them, such as their brother Branwell, their father Patrick Brontë, and their novelist friend Mrs Gaskell. The Brontës sketched and painted their worlds too, in delicate ink washes and watercolours of family and friends, animals and the English moors. These pictures illuminate the text as do the tiny drawings the Brontë children made to illustrate their imaginary worlds. In addition, there are facsimiles of their letters and diaries, paintings by artists of the day, and pictures of household life. This beautifully illustrated book offers a unique and privileged view of the real lives of three women, writers and sisters.
$22.95 US
Apr 15, 2021
9-5/6 x 7-1/2
160 Pages

Vintage Living
Creating a Beautiful Home with Treasured Objects from the Past
Vintage lifestyle expert and interior designer Bob Richter shows us how to find the best vintage treasures and how living with them brings beauty, comfort and personal meaning into our homes.
$45.00 US
Mar 19, 2019
8-1/2 x 10
240 Pages

Extraordinary Collections
French Interiors · Flea Markets · Ateliers
The art of collecting—from artist’s palettes still freckled with oil paint, to sculpted picture frames, to a menagerie of wooden toy animals—associating an accumulation of kindred objects is at the core of timeless French style.
$45.00 US
Oct 31, 2023
8 x 11
240 Pages

A Jane Austen Tarot Deck
53 Cards for Divination and Gameplay
The ultimate must-have for any Jane Austen fan, this gorgeous set of 53 tarot cards features hand-drawn characters and objects from Austen's enduring novels.
$18.99 US
Mar 10, 2020
4-7/8 x 6-3/8
53 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Monster, She Wrote
The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction
Weird fiction wouldn't exist without the women who created it. Meet the female authors who defied convention to craft some of literature's strangest tales. And find out why their own stories are equally intriguing.
$19.99 US
Sep 17, 2019
5-1/4 x 8
320 Pages
Quirk Books

Country Life
125 Years of Countryside Living in Great Britain from the Archives of Country Li fe
Live the romance of the British countryside through this lavish tour of the seasons, landscapes, gardens, and great houses that epitomize British country life, as seen through the eyes of Country Life magazine.
$85.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
11 x 11
400 Pages

A Regency Guide to Modern Life
1800s Advice on 21st Century Love, Friends, Fun and More
Navigate the struggles of modern life—from relationships to petty office rivalries—with amusing, Austen- and Bridgerton-inspired lessons from the regency era.
$14.99 US
Feb 07, 2023
5-1/16 x 7
128 Pages

Vintage Tattoos
The Book of Old-School Skin Art
This collection of classic tattoo designs will inspire not only the "skin art" community but also graphic artists and fashionistas because the bad-boy style remains sexy and cool as ever, and it will reconnect the tattoo with its bawdy past
$32.50 US
Feb 17, 2009
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
256 Pages

Color Me Jane
A Jane Austen Adult Coloring Book
The ultimate gift for the Jane Austen fan, this gorgeous coloring book features 64 serenity-inspiring pages of hand-drawn art from the world of Jane Austen's novels to color in and enjoy.
$13.99 US
Jul 19, 2016
6 x 8
Adult Coloring Book
80 Pages
Clarkson Potter