Style, Decor & More: Eerie 19th Century Mystery Remains Unsolved! {+ Giveaway!}

Eerie 19th Century Mystery Remains Unsolved! {+ Giveaway!}




There's something about a bone chilling mystery that never ceases to captivate and entertain. Perhaps it's the challenge of trying to predict what will happen next or the thrill of a good mystery that leaves you in suspense and on the edge of your seat. No matter the reason, it's hard to resist the temptation to let your imagination run wild.   

Recently I read a story about a treasure discovered in the nineteenth century in central London during a period in which darkness enveloped the city and theft was rampant. A group of laborers were demolishing an old, decrepit apartment when they came upon jewels only a few feet beneath ground. The laborers fiercely sifted through layers of mud and clay and brought the muddied treasure to a local jeweler.  The jeweler immediately recognized that the gems were of exceptional quality and offered the laborers a princely sum for the 500 jewel pieces. Realizing the significant risk associated with possessing such a treasure, the jeweler secretly negotiated to give the jewels to the London Museum, where they are still on display today. 

Who was the original owner of the jewels and why were they buried beneath an apartment building? This nineteenth century mystery remains unsolved to this day. Perhaps one day historians may solve this mystery.

When the weather turns colder, I love curling up next to the fire and watching winter TV shows with an intriguing mystery. I can't wait for the premier of Taboo, the new FX Network series on January 10, 2017. Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery. 

To kick off the new Taboo FX Premierthree (3) lucky souls will have a chance to 


Visit FX Networks to learn more about Taboo and view featured clips and the official trailer. Enjoy the show and please note that Taboo is not for audiences under 21 years of age.

Will you be watching the premier of Taboo on January 10th? We would love to know! Please share in the comments below!






31 comments :

  1. A good mystery is always great to curl up with on a cold winter snowy day. Add a nice cup of hot chocolate to go with it.

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    1. Hi Candace, Sounds like the perfect evening to me! :)

      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  2. I love a good mystery and I will be watching the Taboo premier. Diamonds are always a great giveaway - wow!

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    1. Hi Alli, I can't think of a better giveaway than diamonds!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  3. I haven't heard about Taboo, I'll definitely be checking that out. Nothing wrong with a good mystery to get the blood flowing!

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    1. Hi Jacqui, I can't wait for Taboo's premier! I love a good mystery, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  4. Taboo sounds like an amazing show. I love the look and vibe of it. It's totally up my alley.

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    1. Hi Paula, Taboo does look amazing. Can't wait!

      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  5. I love a good 'geographical' mystery!

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    1. Hi Marien, I can't wait for Taboo's premier! I love a good mystery geographical mystery, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  6. I love unsolved mysteries! And this show, Taboo, sounds like it's going to be fun to watch!

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    1. Hi Joanna, I can't wait for Taboo's premier! I love a good mystery, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  7. Ohh I love a good mystery - I am going to have to keep an eye out for the show I think! x

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    1. Hi Sarah-Louise, I can't wait for Taboo's premier! I love a good mystery, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  8. I love a good unsolved mystery. They're so creepy. Anyway, Taboo sounds like a cool show. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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    1. Hi Pam,
      I can't wait for Taboo's premier! I love a good mystery, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  9. I'm a huge fan of mysteries and this sounds like an amazing show. I will be tuning in for sure to check it out on TV!

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I'm a fan of mysteries, too! I'm looking forward to the series!

      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  10. A good mystery is what gets me through the winter! I'm never far from a book or a TV show that has that special air of mystery about it. It's my favorite!

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    1. That's great, Destany! It sounds like you'll love Taboo, too!
      Can't wait for the premier!

      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  11. I was wondering what that show was about! I kept seeing commercials and I thought it looked pretty interesting.

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    1. Hi Liz, I can't wait for Taboo's premier! I love a good mystery!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  12. I love mystery shows because it is always cool trying to figure out who did it. Taboo sounds pretty cool. I'll have to look out for it.

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    1. Hi Stephanie, I can't wait for the premier of Taboo! I love a good mystery, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  13. What a great giveaway. I love mystery books but haven't read a book in a while.

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    1. I'm looking forward to Taboo. Hopefully they'll turn the series into a novel!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  14. This sounds like a fun show! I love unsolved mysteries! Also, who wouldn't love $3000 in diamonds!

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    1. I love unsolved mysteries, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year! nancy

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  15. Mystery stories have always been an interest of my since I can remember. This sounds like an awesome suspends and mystery show for sure. I would love to watch Taboo. Thanks for sharing the information and the giveaway.

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    1. Hi Rebecca, I'm looking forward to the show, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and happy new year!

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  16. This is such a great giveaway. I want to be one of the three souls to win diamonds ;-)

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