Showing posts from November, 2011

How to Coffee or Tea Stain Your American Duchess Silk Shoes

Nov 29, 2011 13 comments

Miss Sharon asked me the other night about tea staining her silk Georgiana 18th century shoes .  She was reluctant to do it, so I embarked ...

CyberMonday SALE Today

Nov 28, 2011 1 comments

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"Pemberley" Regency Shoe Pre-Sale OPEN + Giveaway!

Nov 25, 2011 81 comments

Go forth, merry historical holiday shoppers, and order a pair of Pemberlies, the perfect Regency shoe, for your Jane Austen-obsessed love o...

Regency Foot Candy

Nov 24, 2011 1 comments

For those of you stateside, Happy Thanksgiving!  Since I know the lot of you are nomming turkey and accompanying side dishes, I will be shor...

A Visit to Historic Locust Grove, 1790

Nov 22, 2011 6 comments

It was raining this day, but the house was no less beautiful.  This is actually the rear of the house, with a reconstructed porch. The la...

A Visit to The Hermitage and Union Station - Tennessee

Nov 21, 2011 9 comments

During my visit to Tennessee, Maggie and I visited The Hermitage, the stately home of President Andrew Jackson. Via I was overwhelmed w...

How to Tie a Regency Turban

Nov 19, 2011 24 comments

You know those mysterious costuming mysteries that sometimes plague us?  How to tie a turban is one of them. If you are practically hair-l...

Regency Tea and Country Dance Masquerade, Tennessee

Nov 17, 2011 16 comments

Burdett's Tea Shop was a delightful, old-fashioned place in Springfield, TN.  It was absolutely packed with lil'-ole-ladies who to...

1790s Wrap-Front Gown, Complete and with Shoes

Nov 10, 2011 6 comments

I finally finished the 1790s wrap-front gown I've been working on foreeeeever.  I will be wearing this gown, plus its accompanying ac...

Shoe-To-Do of the Week: Blue and White Flowery Bits

Nov 8, 2011 6 comments

This week I painted up a pair of Devonshires inspired by an extant pair held in Manchester City Galleries. I used Angelus Leather pain...

Introducing "Pemberley," Regency Shoe, 1790-1810

Nov 7, 2011 7 comments

I've been waiting so long to show you all the new Regency shoe!  The "Pemberley" has been in development since Summer, and I ...

1920s Flapper Hairstyle Tutorial + Halloween Speakeasy Party

Nov 2, 2011 12 comments

This past weekend we attended a speakeasy/housewarming party for friends who have just bought a 1920s home.  This presented the perfect oppo...

New Vintage Toy - Brownie Camera, 1946

Nov 1, 2011 2 comments

This past weekend in Alameda, I couldn't resist visiting one of my favorite antiques shops, where I found this Kodak Brownie camera for ...

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