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, [...]

The Colors of Women’s Suffrage

By | March 20th, 2017|Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Uncategorized|

Throughout history, color has been a way to provide instant visual recognition. The colors associated with women’s suffrage represented the many sides of the cause. The British women's suffrage colors were purple, white, and green. Purple, white, and gold were the colors of the American suffrage movement. So, why these colors and why the difference [...]

Women’s Suffrage – the Edwardian Experience

By | March 17th, 2017|Edwardian Era, Uncategorized|

10 Suffrage Celebrations 2017 The Edwardian era officially lasted from 1901-1910, encompassing the rule of British King Edward VII. The blurry line that melds one era into another reaches back into the last decade of the 1800s and moves forward perhaps, until the end of World War 1. There is much to explore about this [...]

Madam C.J. Walker – entrepreneur, self-made-millionaire, philanthropist, activist

By | February 22nd, 2017|Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Victorian Era|

We’re always looking for interesting stories about the women and fashions of the historic eras that inspire our designs. Today we look at a female entrepreneur and someone whose name lives on in hair care to this day, Oh, and she was among the first women in the United States to become a self-made millionaire! [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Winners!

By | February 15th, 2017|Holidays, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

We have our winners! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. We had a lot of fun interacting with the players and what players you are! The grand prize winner of a $50 gift certificate is Grace W. of MN. She was about seven minutes ahead of Anna W. of Sauk [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day Six

By | February 14th, 2017|Fashion Eras, Holidays, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

Welcome to day six of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. We started with two letters. Each day we've been adding more letters. Today we are adding four letters to the puzzle. We'll keep adding letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day Five

By | February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Welcome to day five of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. We started with two letters. Each day we've been adding more letters. To celebrate the fifth day of the game, we've added not two but five new letter clues for you. We'll keep adding letters until someone submits all [...]