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 [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day Four

By | February 12th, 2017|Holidays, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day four of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. [...]

Share Your Valentine Story and Win

By | February 11th, 2017|Holidays, Uncategorized|

We love hearing your life stories and want to hear more! This time we are looking for your Valentine story. Please try to keep your story to no more than 500 words. Upload your story in the comments section or email them to donna@recollections.biz. The contest runs through Tuesday, February 14 at midnight. Then, we’ll pick [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day Three

By | February 11th, 2017|Fashion Eras, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day three of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day 2

By | February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day two of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. [...]