A true Victorian invention - the Apple Seed Comb. A description of which follows - The three rosettes with which this comb is ornamented are made of apple seeds, fastened on a circular piece of stiff lace and varnished. The illustration shows the comb two-thirds the full size. The stiff lace is encircled with fine wire. The seeds are sewn on with fine silk, in single rows, beginning at the outer edge , and placing them in such a manner that the round side should be uppermost. When completed, the rosettes are varnished with...Continue Reading
Fashions for May Descriptions for Figures 1 - 5, which starts on the left. Fig.1 Walking Costume of Pink India-Silk The underskirt has a narrow edge of black showing from under the skirt. the side-panel is made up of a black velvet or moire ribbon, with a simple design in braiding between, The overskirt forms a long full apron-front, with straight drapery at the back loosely looped over the tournure. The waist is fulled at the throat into a pointed yoke, and again fulled into the point at the waist, the back is round....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.
"Decently and in Order." Among the many things that go hand in hand with the annual spring housecleaning is the putting away of the winter garments. Few duties at...
Ahh coffeee! A lot of us enjoy our morning cup of coffee just as the Victorians did. I had a lot of fun putting this Victorian inspired kit together...
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Very rich fall colors in this kit was inspired by the 1880s. You can download my contribution in zip form by clicking on the image or the link HERE....Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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
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...Continue Reading
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
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
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
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 &...Continue Reading