Showing posts from December, 2011

1950s 1-yard Jacket and Skirt

Dec 30, 2011 18 comments

Some time ago I acquired a large number of vintage patterns, and slowly but surely have been making my way through them. This pattern i...

1950s Petticoats

Dec 29, 2011 7 comments

As we all know, petticoats were a big thing in the 1950s.  Large, puffy skirts had to be supported by various methods of pooferry, pufftasmi...

A First Look at "Astoria" Edwardian Shoe Prototype

Dec 28, 2011 53 comments

I interrupt "50s week" to bring you this very important post.  I just received the first photos of Astoria, the Edwardian shoe tha...

Book Review: "Vintage Hairstyling" by Lauren Rennells

Dec 27, 2011 6 comments

Vintage Hairstyling: Retro Styles with Step-by-Step Techniques Lauren Rennells 2nd ed. (c) 2009 Lauren Rennells ISBN 978-0-9816639-1-3 ...

Vintage365: New Years Resolution

Dec 25, 2011 4 comments

Via My New Years Resolution this coming 2012 is to "do" something vintage every day of the year. I'm calling this " ...

Dress-Up Christmas Party at Liz & Warren's

Dec 23, 2011 4 comments

A couple nights ago, we went to Liz and Warren's Christmas party.  All costumes were welcome, so there was an array of periods, fro...

Leather Ponies

Dec 22, 2011 3 comments

I was never a fan of Kitty on X-Factor UK, but there was one performance that rocked my world - her rendition of Queen's song "Don&...

Regency Open Robe Refitting

Dec 21, 2011 14 comments

I like fixing things, although you'd think I'd just do them right the first time, lol. Last year I made an emerald green open r...

On the Seventh Day of Christmas...

Dec 20, 2011 7 comments

...my True Love Gave to Me... Even though the 12 days of Christmas actually start *after* Christmas, I wanted to post these before so they...

On the Sixth Day of Christmas...

Dec 19, 2011 3 comments

My True Love Gave to Me ... Six late geese, but I got them up before midnight, so it's technically still 7...well, more like 6 now ......

On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

Dec 17, 2011 2 comments

My True Love Gave to Me... A different take on "Five Golden Rings."  I hope you like him. :-) Just 8 full days until Christmas...

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...It Was Jane Austen's Birthday...and Free Shipping Day!

Dec 16, 2011 3 comments

On this day in 1775, Jane Austen was born. Why So Serious? To celebrate, everything in the American Duchess store ships free. Everyt...

On the Third Day of Christmas...

Dec 15, 2011 4 comments

My True Love Gave to Me.... I hope you like these little doodles I've been doing.  I've been enjoying painting them, although I...

On the Second Day of Christmas...

Dec 14, 2011 0 comments

My True Love Gave to Me ... Only 11 days now until Christmas!

On the First Day of Christmas...

Dec 13, 2011 0 comments

...my True Love Gave to Me... Just 12 days until Christmas! USA - order your in-stock Historical Shoes and Accessories  gifts by Decemb...

It's "Boardwalk" Sunday!

Dec 11, 2011 7 comments

A photo of the original Boardwalk - older then the 1920s, but you get the idea I love Sunday.  Sunday is the day of period dramas ... Pan...

The Charleston. I Must Dance The Charleston

Dec 10, 2011 10 comments

Who here is obsessed with the 1920s? /raises hand I don't even know why, but over the years I've become more and more enchanted ...

Georgian Shoe Buckles- WINNER

Dec 9, 2011 1 comments

Out of 43 entries, the winner of the 18th century Shoe Buckles IS..... Lucinda Brant! Lucinda, please contact me at [email protected]

Ready For the Holidays?

Dec 9, 2011 0 comments

Hi All, I'm writing to you with a couple announcements: Today is the last day to pre-order Pemberley Regency Shoes , for the specia...

A Regency Gown Remodel

Dec 8, 2011 2 comments

When I was in Tennessee, Maggie gave me one of her Regency gowns, to wear to tea...and then gave me the gown altogether.  *bliss!* Maggie...

Historical Shoes Holiday Wish Cards

Dec 6, 2011 0 comments

Do you wish for a pair of American Duchess shoes for the holidays?  Print one of these lovely "Holiday Wish" cards to deliver to ...

Georgian Shoe Buckles - GIVEAWAY!

Dec 5, 2011 38 comments

As you know, we just released two styles of reproduction 18th century shoe buckles in the American Duchess Shop , so that means it's ti...

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