A Very Merry Victorian Christmas

There are so many Christmas traditions that the Victorians gave the world. Christmas cards, elaborately decorated trees, even wrapped gifts under the tree. It bares saying that most of these traditions were only enjoyed by the well-to-do and wealthy Victorians, but that makes these special traditions no less beloved. Let’s explore a few of them. … Continue reading A Very Merry Victorian Christmas


Grandmother’s Apron Solved Many Problems

From your grandmother’s kitchen to re-runs of TV shows featuring moms from the 1950’s, the apron was a quintessential part of life for homemakers. They came in many forms and they each served a particular purpose. The fabrics were usually cotton and printed with happy designs. Some were finished with bias tape on all edges. … Continue reading Grandmother’s Apron Solved Many Problems


Hand Stitched Quilts & A History of the Quilting Bee

Hand quilting in groups called a ‘’Quilting’’ or a ‘’Quilting Bee’’ started in the late 19th century in America. It has a romanticized history of ladies from the community gathering to help each other complete quilts. The children would play together while the sewing was being done, and there was sometimes a meal prepared to … Continue reading Hand Stitched Quilts & A History of the Quilting Bee