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Jane Eyre

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.

And so opens one of the most famous love stories ever written – Charlotte Brontë’s…

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My One and Only Cameo

When closed this Cameo shell pendant is a lovely Deco Flapper with bobbed hair and Zelda Fitzgerald inspired accoutrement. Is that Jazz playing in the background?…And yet I as I examined this pretty what did I find? 49 more words

New Jewelry

Church of St Peter, Wolviston

The church is a plain brick building, at the east end of the village, and consists of a nave, with chancel and bell turret. It will seat 250, and was erected in 1876, at a cost of £2500. 43 more words


Ambleside: Wray Castle

Located at Claife Wray is Wray Castle, the former home built for the retired Liverpool surgeon James Dawson. The elaborate house was designed and built by the 19th century accountant John Jackson Lightfoot. 126 more words

19th Century Architecture

Tea Staining - Soft Boho

Before the invention of commercial dyes, the only way to color clothing was to use minerals and plants like tea. The tannins in tea leaves are able to stain fabric fibres to produce lovely dark ivory, tan, or reddish colors. 120 more words


1883 Walking Dress - tutorial

Well, as much as I love flowing trains swishing behind me, there is no denying the sheer elegance and practicality of a walking-length costume. Considering that we do quite a lot of Victorian interpretation work in all seasons, particularly the muddy ones,  I had to consider making one that would not suffer damage when working on muddy floors or streets. 1,971 more words


Victorian Architecture Never Gets Old

Last time I told the tale of our Victoria vacation converted to the San Juans. I also mentioned that we stopped by Port Townsend on the way home, and I would post some photos on a future blog post. 328 more words