Vintage Linen
March 14, 2012 – 6:27 am | 7,866 Comments

Most Victorian houses were built with a linen closet, well arranged to show the piles of sheets, pillowcases, and towels, as well as the table linen, each and all with a sachet bag of sweet lavender.

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Vintage Linen
March 14, 2012 – 6:27 am | 7,866 Comments
Vintage Linen

Most Victorian houses were built with a linen closet, well arranged to show the piles of sheets, pillowcases, and towels, as well as the table linen, each and all with a sachet bag of sweet lavender.

There’s A Free App For That
January 4, 2012 – 3:13 am | 1,805 Comments
There’s A Free App For That

Free national battlefield app is a portable reference to a fateful Civil War battle.

Death in the Victorian Era – How Long to Mourn
January 3, 2012 – 3:13 am | 4,479 Comments
Death in the Victorian Era – How Long to Mourn

Mourning goods were manufactured to order and graded first, second and third; every sigh with its peculiar tint, until at last the world observed that the days of sadness were past by the disappearance of the color of black and its various shades.

Decorating the Victorian Christmas Tree
December 23, 2011 – 5:35 pm | 6,384 Comments
Decorating the Victorian Christmas Tree

The trees were of all sizes, from two feet high to a majestic height that could graze the lofty ceilings in homes of the wealthy.

Jefferson’s Granddaughter in Queen Victoria’s England
December 17, 2011 – 3:15 am | 199 Comments
Jefferson’s Granddaughter in Queen Victoria’s England

Ellen vividly describes her nine-month stay in London in 1838-1839, at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign.