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 Reading
An old newspaper ad, published right after the civil war ended simply stated, "Pine Apple Cheese. 50 Boxes received by mail-boat, and for sale by Geo. C. Hunter & Co. Agents for Manufacturers." Pine Apple Cheese? What kind of cheese is that? Does it taste like pineapple? Was it made from pineapple? I had never heard of this cheese before. So I sought out, but in vain, to find a modern counterpart. I was left to go back in time and read up on this mystery cheese. The History Behind Pineapple Cheese In 1808...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.
In Victorian times the month of May was set aside for the spring cleaning. After living in a house that is nearly 200 years old and having burned wood...
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...
Its November! In our neck of the woods that means the leaves are slowly falling off the trees and the weather is turning rainy and cool. Time to think...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
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
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
Here I have the 1892 Agricultural Almanac for download. This e-book contains advice, hints, tips, stories, humor, recipes of the time and more. Here are just a few of...Continue Reading
Hopefully you can take these in the spirit in which they were made - for fun. I was about 15 when I drew and painted these. I obviously wasn't...Continue Reading