For much of history, the color blue has been a symbol of love, loyalty, and trust. There is a lovely rhyme that has been popular through the ages: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe." Believe it or not, this charming rhyme dates back to Queen Victoria's time.
Queen Victoria was born in 1819. She ruled from 1837 to 1901. Her marriage to Albert was celebrated in 1840. It was a timeless romance. One for the ages.
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in your shoe” Have you heard this old rhyme, or a variation and wondered to yourself - why? Well, we've done some research into the history of this rhyme and would like to share what we've found.
The rhyme is believed to date back at least to the time of Great Britain's Queen Victoria, who was born in 1819 and ruled from 1837 until 1901. She and her consort, Prince Albert, were married in 1840 and began one of the great love stories of all time.