Fairies getting ready to flit their wings and leave but not yet. British and quite Victorian. John Simmons, watercolorist (1823-1876). Known for his very ethereal fairyland scenes.

"Titania Flying." ca. 1866.
“Titania Flying.” ca. 1866. Watercolor and gouache. Private collection. Photo credit: The Maas Gallery, London / The Bridgeman Art Library. Image © 2019 FineArtAmerica.com. Fair use license. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/titania-flying-john-simmons.html
Scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 1873. Watercolor.
Scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 1873. Watercolor. Signature and date bottom right. Photo credit: 2014, Bonhams Auction. In the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scene_from_%27A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream%27_by_John_Simmons,_1873,_watercolor.jpg
"Titania." 1866.
“Titania.” 1866. In the public domain due to age. Image © 1996-2019, Amazon.com, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.amazon.com/John-Simmons-Titania-16×21-Kitchen/dp/B00G2M7O2W
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Victorian farm animal art. English. T. Sidney Cooper, artist (1803-1902). Mostly highland sheep. One with cows.

"Landscape with cattle." 1887.
“Landscape with cattle.” 1887. Watercolor. Image © Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Fair use license. via https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/7256/
"Sheep Resting on a Hill." 1868.
“Sheep Resting on a Hill.” 1868. Oil on panel. Image © 2016 – 2019 The Swan Gallery & SWD. Fair use license. via https://www.swangallery.co.uk/item1000197/oil-paintings/original-oil-painting-by-thomas-sidney-cooper.html
"A Family Party - Sheep resting on a Rocky Bank." 1850's.
“A Family Party – Sheep resting on a Rocky Bank.” 1850’s. Oil on academy board. Signed & inscribed verso. Circa 1850’s. Image © 2019 Thomas Fine Art. Fair use license. via https://thomasfineart.net/product/highland-sheep-resting-on-a-rocky-bank-thomas-sidney-cooper/
"Sheep resting in pasture landscape." 1876.
“Sheep resting in pasture landscape.” 1876. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated lower center. Image © 2019 Dorotheum GmbH & Co KG. Fair use license. via https://www.dorotheum.com/en/l/5156650/

Ideas for the conservatory or baptistry floor from the catalog “Examples of Old English Tiles Manufactured by Minton and Co., Stoke upon Trent and sold by Wyatt Parker & Co., Holland Street, London.” From the Minton Archive, Stokes-upon-Trent, England. 1842.

Page 7.
Designs 7-12. Page 7. Image © The Minton Archive UK. Fair use license. via https://sotca-colls.org.uk/SD1705/MS1366/index.html#page/6/mode/2up
Designs 13-18. Page 13.
Designs 13-18. Page 13. Image © The Minton Archive UK. Fair use license. via https://sotca-colls.org.uk/SD1705/MS1366/index.html#page/8/mode/2up
Designs 19-24. Page 18.
Designs 19-24. Page 18. Image © The Minton Archive UK. Fair use license. via https://sotca-colls.org.uk/SD1705/MS1366/index.html#page/10/mode/2up
Designs 31-36. Page 18.
Designs 31-36. Page 18. Image © The Minton Archive UK. Fair use license. via https://sotca-colls.org.uk/SD1705/MS1366/index.html#page/14/mode/2up

Ornamentation from back when buildings got decorated up like a Christmas tree. American. Mostly doorknobs. Amazing what they did with them. So much more fun to use when they are shaped like the family pet.

Eagle doorknob for the front door. ca. late 19th c.
Eagle doorknob for the front door. ca. late 19th c. Cast brass. Mallory & Wheeler Manufacturing, New Haven, Connecticut, maker. Image © 2002-2019 LiveAuctioneers. Fair use license. via https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/67644751_rare-mw-eagle-knob-with-triangle-plate
Rosette or medallion, salvage from the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Building. Late 1920's.
Rosette or medallion, salvage from the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Building. Would have been set flush against a wooden door casing. Late 1920’s. Neoclassical in style. Cast bronze. Hall, Lawrence & Ratcliffe, architects. Bronze fabricator not known. Image © 2019 Urban Remains. Fair use license. via https://www.urbanremainschicago.com/one-of-two-historically-important-ornamental-cast-bronze-flush-mount-petaled-floral-rosette-or-medallion-salvaged-from-the-cook-county-criminal-courthouse-building.html
Doorknob in a dog design. 1869.
Doorknob in a dog design. 1869. Brass. Russell & Erwin Manufacturing Company, maker, New Britain, Connecticut. Image © 2019 Etsy, Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.etsy.com/listing/98567352/antique-salvage-1869-russell-erwin

Somewhere on the border between Neo Pompeian and genre art with a major Victorian something. French-born British Sophie Anderson, artist (1823-1903).

"The Song." 1881.
“The Song.” 1881. Image of and photo credit © Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage. Fair use license. via https://www.artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-song-19090
"Natural Princess." 1881.
“Natural Princess.” 1881. Private collection. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=97530
"When The Heart Is Young." No date.
“When The Heart Is Young.” No date. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sophie_Anderson_When_The_Heart_Is_Young.jpg
"The Studio." No date.
“The Studio.” No date. Oil on canvas. Private collection. In the public domain because the artist died over 70 years ago. via http://allart.biz/photos/image/Sophie_Gengembre_Anderson_41_The_Studio.html

Novelty sterling silver pepper pots in fun designs to sit upon your table and make you smile. Victorian and Edwardian. All made in England.

Watering can pepper pot. Made in London in 1868.
Watering can pepper pot. Made in London in 1868. Sterling silver. E. H. Stockwell, maker. Image © 2018 Peter Cameron Antique Silver, London, UK. Fair use license. via https://www.petercameronantiquesilver.com/product/a-victorian-silver-novelty-watering-can-pepper-pot/
Hare pepperpot. 1903. Edwardian.
Hare pepperpot. The forehead is pierced to allow the pepper to come out and is filled by removing the head. 1903. Edwardian. Sterling silver. Grey & Company, Birmingham, maker. The two front feet are each partly hallmarked as is the collar of the pull-off head. Image © 2019 Sanda Lipton, London UK. Fair use license. via http://www.antique-silver.com/antiques/d/edwardian-sterling-silver-novelty-pepper-pot-shaped-as-a-hare/252209/
Novelty pepperpot in the form of a child's pull along toy with wheels that actually turn. Filled by removing the head with the pepper emerging from the chest of the horse. 1900.
Novelty pepperpot in the form of a child’s pull along toy with wheels that actually turn. Filled by removing the head with the pepper emerging from the chest of the horse. 1900. Stamped with good clear English silver hallmarks to both the base and head. Saunders & Shepherd, makers. Image © 2019 waxantiques, London. Fair use license. via http://www.waxantiques.com/antique-silver/d/antique-miniature-silver-childs-toy-horse-pepper/223904
Mouse or vole silver-gilt novelty pepperpot.
Mouse or vole silver-gilt novelty pepper pot. Made in London in 1907. Body and interior lightly gilt. William Hornby, maker. Image © BADA Ltd, London. Fair use license. https://www.bada.org/object/edwardian-silver-gilt-novelty-pepper-pot-form-mouse

Black and white drawings of designs based on plants with an Art Nouveau kind of attitude from Frank Steeley’s “Nature Drawing and Design” which was published in 1903-1904.

"Snowdrops." Page 3. Plate II.
“Snowdrops.” Page 3. Plate II. Figures 1-4. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/3
"Daisy." Plate IV. Page 18. Figures 1 & 2.
“Daisy.” Plate IV. Page 18. Figures 1 & 2. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n17
"Tulip." Page 23. Plate VI. Figures 1-4 with a repeating border.
“Tulip.” Page 23. Plate VI. Figures 1-4 with a repeating border. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n22
"Laurel." Page 27. Plate VIII. Figures 1 and 2.
“Laurel.” Page 27. Plate VIII. Figures 1 and 2. Collection of the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto. Microsoft, digitalization sponsor. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n26