Pink and Black, Electric Blue, Maize with Brown and Golds, Myrtle Green & Terra Cotta sounds like a beautiful bouquet of colors which were featured here in this May fashions from 1888.

I found this article from Babyhood published in the November 1888 issue which gives us a closer look at the Victorian baby carriage from the 1880’s and 1890’s. The article gives us details from how they are made, how comfortable they are, how to furnish a carriage to dangers likeContinue Reading

Vintage knife and fork on linen napkin. Bone-handled knife and tarnished silver fork.

Bed and Table Linen for Young Housekeepers. I notice a call in GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, from St. Louis, for information concerning Bed and Table Linen, and such other articles of the kind needful for the “going to housekeeping ” of the young couple. Those of us who recall the hours spentContinue Reading

In 1888 a description of these dolls was given in the St.Nicholas magazine for children. They belonged to a Mrs. L. D. Bradish and had been a gift from her big brother in 1827!

This is no fancy picture. It is taken from a photograph of a real cat with her adopted family of chickens. The lady who made the photograph, and kindly sent it to St.Nicholas, tells this story in an accompanying letter: “The owner of our good-hearted puss raised a great manyContinue Reading