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May 28, 1866

“Showery. Remained at home during the day. and evening.” – Hattie E.F. D.

Advertisement from the Taunton Directory, 1850
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Your Weekend Wow!

I’ve never quite understood those early 1890’s shoulders with their massive, poofy tops. Later in the 1890’s, when the enormous leg-o-mutton sleeves were in vogue, the gathered fabric accounted for the fullness at the sleeve cap. 64 more words

Your Weekend Wow!

Oh Ship!

What did I get myself into?! It’s official. Some time next year I will be boarding my first cruise. . . on the largest ship in the world! 623 more words


Spare and Bare, Oamaru, New Zealand

Not all the buildings in the Victorian precinct of Oamaru, New Zealand,  are covered with ornate detail. Many are delightfully dilapidated and spare, adding more character to the streetscape with their simple austerity. 48 more words


bits of inspiration - #39.

I think just about every girl (and plenty of guys) who came of age in the 90s will be familiar with the home pictured below. If you don’t recognize it right off the bat here’s a hint: 108 more words

Bits Of Inspiration

Mrs Daffodil Takes a Holiday

Since the Family is away on holiday over the week-end, Mrs Daffodil is taking this opportunity to take a brief holiday of her own, possibly paying a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show and returning, refreshed, Wednesday next. 169 more words

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