Some Suggestions about its Composition, Preparation and Service. THE beverage of the masses, in this Country, in all social gatherings, is unquestionably the cup of coffee; and that almost independently of the personal preference and taste of the individuals making up the assembly. Another thing which may be remarked in this connection is that for popular favor at such times a strong, pungent flavor is much more satisfactory than the milder variety. People tolerate, and in fact seem to enjoy at such a time a beverage which would not be accepted if served at...Continue Reading
I don't know why but I am always fascinated in old packaging & wrapping techniques. Maybe its because these are hard to come by now. We have few surviving examples and some are just lost forever. Then too just like psychology goes into how we package things today to market and sell an item I find it interesting to see the psychology behind this from times long gone. And of course I love paper craft! So when I find articles about these subjects I am always reading with interest. And what can be more...Continue ReadingSubscribe |
Our Official Flower
A Victorian Passage has adopted an official flower. This lovely ivory pink flower can be purchased over at Bluegrass Gardens.
Normally this time of year the wood furnace is running full steam and we are usually dusted with snowflakes & zippy cold air. But this year its deciding to...
I was inspired by the colors of this month's palette at Pixelscrapper so I was able to make a small contribution toward this train. I gave it a kitcheny...
Sorry its been a few months since I have been able to offer another freebie! But I'm happily able to join this month's blog train at PixelScrapper. My take...Continue Reading
Well I have another freebie for you today! This kit was inspired by those kind of evening's which were commonly spent during the 19th century by the fireside. This...Continue Reading
Here I am again just a few days before the Pixelscrapper November train starts and I have another scrapbook kit freebie to squeeze in before it! This masculine themed...Continue Reading
I can hardly believe its already October! And since it's October that means Blog Train time over at PixelScrapper. This month's theme was Autumn Art. For our contribution we...Continue Reading
Tomorrow is the first day of the October Blog Train for Pixelscrapper so there will be a couple of freebies for you. But I'm going to squeeze in one...Continue Reading
All this cool weather we are having for early fall has me thinking ahead to what kind of winter we are in for. Just yesterday we had our first...Continue Reading
I will now be creating scrapbooking kits & the like under our new name Antebellum Design House. I'm sorry its been a very long delay between this Freebie and...Continue Reading
Today, most of us here in America can still buy sugar which comes in a paper bag. Yet, paper is no stranger to sugar since wrapping it in paper...Continue Reading
Slate pencils were simliar to the chalk we use today. Slate pencils were made to use on slate boards, which were the predecessor to chalkboards. At least two varieties...Continue Reading
This article was found in The Manufacturer and Builder - Februray 1870 issue. It looks at how fish hooks were still being produced in the 1870s and near the...Continue Reading
I run across a lot of these sort of lists for remeides but there are many on this particular list I had actually never run across before. It was...Continue Reading