Sweet mulberries! The late Victorians considered the Mulberry an “old fashioned” fruit! It had been all the rage during the 1840’s and 1850’s. Read more to find out what “The Garden” had to say in 1894 about the mulberry and a little bit about it’s history.

DESCRIPTION OF STEEL FASHION-PLATE FOR JULY Fig. 1. — Dress of white grenadine barege, spotted with purple. One deep fluted flounce is on the edge of the skirt. Over this is a narrow fluted ruffle and a rose quilling of purple silk. The corsage is low, in order that itContinue Reading

If you have ever visited a Cracker Barrel restaurant in America you are quite familiar with the little triangular Peg game. My kids sure love that game!  Well interestingly it isn’t a new type of game and actually has quite a bit of history to it. I found a similarContinue Reading

No 10.—OCTOBER 1852. The grand novelty at Delisle’s for out-of-door winter garments is a new tissue, stronger than cloth, as supple as cashmere, and as soft and silky as velvet. It is called ouatine. This splendid article is destined to one of those immense successes which mark an epoch. OuatineContinue Reading