19th Century Quotable Romantic Moments part two

By | January 11th, 2018|Victorian Era|

In our last article, we explored the romantic quotes from Jane Austen and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Today, we move on to the Brontë Sisters. The Brontë Sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë have given us some of the most quotable romantic moments in 19th-century literature. Charlotte and Emily are more well known but Anne holds [...]

19th Century Romantic Literature and Quotes part one

By | January 8th, 2018|Victorian Era|

Romance was a lot different during the 1800s. Courtship and marriage rituals evolved throughout the century and remain a subject of much fascination, even 200 years later. Even the most romantic literature of the day seems quaint today, yet we enjoy the thought of a ‘simpler time’ (which they were not) when social status and [...]

Romantic Inspiration

By | January 6th, 2018|Civil War, Edwardian Era, Fashion Eras, Old West, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

We love our customers! We often hear how our clothing enhances the lives of our customers. Many are hopeless romantics who relate how they feel beautiful, filled with romance in their hearts. “I feel so romantic," 'I feel like a princess,” and “I feel like royalty,” are some of the phrases they use. We’re so [...]

Christmas Greeting Word Game 2017

By | December 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Christmas is almost here! It's time for our last game, Christmas Greeting Word Game 2017. We hope you'll play along! Use all of the letters below to reveal our holiday greeting to you. It's a familiar one borne of the Victorian era. _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [...]

Christmas Candy Counting Contest 2017

By | December 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Here's an easy game to play and win! Play our Christmas Candy Counting Contest 2017 December 21 through midnight PT on December 22. Three winners will receive a 20% off coupon! This time we filled Santa's sleigh with regular, peanut, and caramel M&Ms. Your job is to guess the total number of M&Ms in the [...]

Merry Christmas Crossword 2017

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Play our Merry Christmas Crossword 2017 for a chance to win a 20% off coupon! We're giving away three of them. Complete the crossword and upload your answers in the comment section of this blog post. Comments are moderated and will not appear. An email confirmation will be sent to you once your entry is [...]

Christmas Cryptogram

By | December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We have a game for you to play, To help you pass the time away. A cryptogram, oh what fun! A gift for you may be won. Enter through the comments here And we may bring you holiday cheer. Um Wejipmnup zkua uyv nucb xttv webbj, Dtj Wejipmnup wtnbp qhm tywb u abuj. Christmas Cryptogram [...]

Thomas Nast and Santa Claus

By | December 6th, 2017|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

When Thomas Nast (1840-1902) died, he was eulogized as the “Father of American Political Cartoon” by the New York Times. He spent thirty years between 1857 and 1887 as an illustrator and cartoonist for Harper’s Weekly. But, political cartoons were not his only claim to fame. Between 1863 and 1886, Thomas Nast drew 33 Christmas [...]

Take a Victorian Stroll at the Henry B. Plant Museum

By | December 5th, 2017|Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

While visiting the Tampa Bay area of Florida last week, I was able to take in the first day of the Victorian Stroll at the Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa. It was a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas holiday season! The Henry B. Plant Museum started out as the [...]

“Little Women” Inspires Women Today

By | December 1st, 2017|Civil War, Uncategorized, Victorian Era|

We recently sponsored a contest in which we honored Louisa May Alcott's sister characters from "Little Women" by asking our newsletter subscribers to tell us which of the March sisters inspires them most.  Although we didn't ask for more than a name, the impact of the author's story and characters in this novel was more [...]