Memories of Dear Ol’ Dad Story Contest

By | June 16th, 2017|Holidays, Uncategorized|

We really enjoyed your memories on Mother's Day so we're doing it again in honor of Father's Day! This time we’re looking for your favorite memory of dear ol' dad. It can be about a Father's Day celebration or a favorite experience you had with your dad. Stories can be funny and/or poignant. The three [...]

Recollections’ “Sharp Objects” Debut

By | June 9th, 2017|Ball Gowns, Civil War, Customer's Ball Gowns, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

What do you do when Hollywood comes knocking on your door? You answer the call of Sharp Objects! Sharp Objects is the new eight-episode HBO series that went into production in May. It is based on the 2006 debut novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).  The series stars Amy Adams (Arrival) as Camille Parker, a reporter [...]

U-Pick the Photo for Our New Home Page

By | June 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We recently created 13 new Facebook covers for our page from photos of our models in various settings around our home county. Now, it is time to pick the final two photos for the header of our new website's home page (under development) and we want your help! All 13 of the covers appear below. [...]

Cape May, NJ – Victorian Seaside Homes

By | May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

Since we’re celebrating the unofficial start of summer, let’s look Cape May, New Jersey, a favorite East Coast destination that is steeped in Victorian history and architecture. Cape May is located at the southern tip of New Jersey. The peninsula in which it is located sits where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. It [...]

Victorian Women as Michigan’s Lighthouse Keepers

By | May 16th, 2017|Civil War, Edwardian Era, Victorian Era|

Accidental research can lead to unexpected places. We know you love history and the clothing women wore during the last two hundred years or so. Inspired by a photo of our models at the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, the curiosity light bulb lit up with the question “how many women served as lighthouse keepers during [...]

It’s our birthday… Happy Birthday to us!

By | May 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Happy 35th birthday to us! What seems like a long time ago when you look at the calendar but passes in the blink of an eye? Ah, how the years seem like nothing but fleeting moments when you are investing in your passion! Flash back to the early 1980s… Our founder and designer was a [...]

Share Your Favorite Mother’s Day Memory

By | May 8th, 2017|Holidays, Uncategorized|

We really enjoy hearing your memories! This time we’re looking for your favorite Mother's Day story. Perhaps, it is a memory from your childhood. Perhaps, it is a memory of an experience you had as a mom. Perhaps, your dad was also your mom and you have a memory you'd like to share about your [...]

Spring Lake, NJ – Victorian time capsule

By | April 8th, 2017|New Jersey, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

Spring Lake isn’t what most consider when thinking of the ‘Jersey Shore’ and with good reason. One county north of the hullaballoo of Seaside Heights lies Monmouth County and in the southeastern section is the borough of Spring Lake. It is much like a time capsule of the Victorian era. The New Jersey Leisure Guide [...]

The Rookery – Chicago’s Shiny Gem

By | March 25th, 2017|Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

The Rookery is one of the most historically significant buildings in Chicago. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and was designated a Chicago Landmark in 1972. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Burnham and Root. It was completed in 1888, during the building boom following the Great Chicago Fire. [...]

Inez Milholland (Boissevain) – Champion of Suffrage

By | March 22nd, 2017|Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Uncategorized|

Inez Milholland was born on August 6, 1886, and died less than four months following her 30th birthday.  Her life was short but she packed a lot of living into it. Although she didn't live to see her native New York approve suffrage in 1917 or ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, [...]