Southern Ghost Girls

By | October 30th, 2019|Categories: Entertainment, Fashion, Halloween, Holidays, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , |

How did Southern Ghost Girls Tours and Paranormal Investigations come to life? Lesley Ann Hyde loves to travel. She loves history and enjoys paranormal investigations. As she pursued her passion, Lesley noticed that most investigators were men, no one immersed themselves in history by dressing the part, and participants rarely got to do the investigating. [...]

Olga Leake: Historical Reenacting is Living Life in a Different Time Period

By | September 25th, 2019|Categories: Civil War, Customer's Fashions, Fashion, Recollections, Revolutionary War era, Teachers, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions, Women's History|Tags: , |

Olga Leake is an American Revolution Continental Soldier reenactor from Pennsylvania.

Tragedy Retold: The Ashtabula Train Disaster

By | September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Ball Gowns, Customer's Ball Gowns, Customer's Fashions, Entertainment, Fashion, Featured Lady, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , |

The 1876 Ashtabula Train Disaster story is being retold in a PBS documentary. Recollections fashions will be worn by the actress portraying Mrs. Julia Stone.

Tombstone, Arizona: Capsule of the American Old West

By | April 8th, 2019|Categories: Old West, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

Join Recollections on a trip to Tombstone, Arizona. Experience the Old West as we enjoy this day trip.

Far from the Madding Crowd – Victorian Romance

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|

Far from the Madding Crowd was written by Thomas Hardy in 1874. It was his fourth novel and the first one to see major literary success. The story was first published anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine. (Wikipedia) Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) considered himself a poet first and foremost but most remember him as [...]

Wedding Traditions through the centuries

By | August 19th, 2018|Categories: Fashion, Victorian Era Celebrations, Victorian Fashions, Wedding|Tags: , , |

We know about the common wedding traditions that have stood the test of time, but we may not always know their origin or why we still honor them. Some of these traditions may come as a shock, while others are more than fitting to last lifetimes. Here are just a few wedding traditions that have [...]

10 Best Victorian Mother of the Bride Dresses

By | May 10th, 2018|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

Our team researched and compiled a list of the 10 best Victorian dresses for the mother of the bride for you. Here are our thoughts. Weddings are a joyous time of love, celebration, family, and decisions. When it comes to weddings it seems that the bride is thrown into a whole new world of decision-making. [...]

The Victorian Skirt – from Petticoats to Bustle: Part 1

By | April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , , , , , |

Skirt Hems Widen through Creative Use of Petticoats As the Romantic era in fashion came to a close in the 1830s and evolved into what we consider Victorian era, emphasis returned to the natural waistline. Corsets were back in fashion and the ankle-length skirt took on a bell shape, becoming so full that numerous petticoats [...]

The History of the Hoop Skirt

By | June 8th, 2015|Categories: Ball Gowns, Civil War, Underpinnings, Victorian Era, Victorian Fashions|Tags: , |

When we think of the hoop skirt, we tend to think of the Victorian Era. And it’s true that hoop skirts were used then. However, hoop skirts have been around since as early as the sixteenth century. The farthingale was a hoop skirt popular in Europe, and different forms of farthingales originated in France, Spain, [...]