Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
The Young Victoria is one of the most beautifully produced movies I have ever seen. The telling of the story is sweet and the settings and costumes are beyond elegant.
It has inspired me to read Queen Victoria's journals (she was a prolific writer who averaged 2,500 words per day.) I have begun with this book, which is a selection of her writing.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
This is my great-grandmother's apron from the 1950s. It is pure Christmas fun so I cinched it around my mannequin for an amusing fashion statement!
Friday, December 12, 2014
1. Fill a round glass vase with milkweed fluffs.
2. Frame doilies in progressively sized embroidery hoops and attach the hoops together with ribbon.
3. Tack a white paper lantern to the ceiling and hang a feather-stuffed ornament from it.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Bergères, richly upholstered armchairs, were first used in Paris during the Régence period from 1715 to 1723. It was a time of comfortably inviting furniture intended for personal social gatherings.