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

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

PART 2 – A fascinating look into how to create wreaths, whether for wrapping a pillar or hanging from a frame it gives us an idea of how the Victorians created wreaths and what kinds of plants went into them.

Image: CHARMING VINTAGE GIRL WEARING A FLOWER CROWN courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

PART 1 – A fascinating look into how to create wreaths esp for gracing the hair or frame. A lot of thought went into what was used for the wreath.