Victorian Greeting Cards for Autumn Holidays

By | October 31st, 2020|Categories: Holidays, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , |

I love looking at Victorian greeting cards. The style is so charming and there are a lot of things I find quite humorous about how they celebrated holidays back then and what the cards teach us about their attitudes and culture. For instance, I love that there is so often a romantic angle in many [...]

A brief history of trick or treating

By | October 10th, 2020|Categories: Halloween|Tags: |

Trick or treating may not be taking place in many neighborhoods this year, but the tradition is in little danger of being lost to time in this country. It is a deeply beloved start to the holiday season that children and adults treasure. But did you know that this is a holiday tradition that only [...]

Please party guests this season with mulled wine

By | October 8th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Entertainment, Halloween, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There is something about mulled wine that sends me back in time. Maybe it is the special mix of spices I’m not used to drinking that makes me think of a fancy tea party. Or maybe it is because I enjoyed it for the first time at a very special Victorian-themed lounge in Greenwich Village. [...]

10 ideas for a virtual Halloween party

By | September 13th, 2020|Categories: Halloween, Holidays|Tags: , |

Our readers and customers love Halloween. It is one of my favorite events of the year and something I look forward to for months. And that includes this year. While it may look a lot different, there is still a LOT of opportunities for celebrating and dressing up. I am hoping that living in the [...]

Roundup: Spooky Victorian Traditions

By | August 19th, 2020|Categories: Halloween, In Mourning, Recollections, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , |

Our readers and customers really love Halloween. That is a delight to me, as it is my favorite holiday. I love the chance to dress up, go to parties, and have all sorts of festive fun without all of the pressures associated with the upcoming winter holidays. I also enjoy it because one of my [...]

Halloween 2018 Caption This! Photo Contest

By | October 26th, 2018|Categories: Contests and Games, Fashion, Halloween, Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! The judges chose the winner for each photo. You'll find the winning captions below. Please visit Recollections for history-inspired fashions for women. We design and manufacture in the USA. Our garments come in American sizes XS-XXXXL. Fashions include the late 1700s, 1800s (Victorian, Civil War, Old West), [...]

Halloween Happenings 2018

By | September 14th, 2018|Categories: Halloween, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! Here are some of the Halloween happenings in a few of the larger cities in the USA. We'll add more and are interested in hearing from you about your favorite Halloween happenings. Comment with the name of the event, the date(s), location, and a link and we'll add [...]

Caption This! Halloween Photo Contest

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

In our continuing celebration of Halloween, we're inviting you to participate in our 'Caption This!' Halloween photo contest. There are 10 photos from which to choose. Rules Caption one or caption all ten. You don't have to caption each photo to win. One winner per photo. You can only win once. Each winner receives a [...]

Victorian Vignette: Costume Dressing to Entertain

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

We have almost unlimited choices when it comes to entertainment today. When we think about what life was like 150 years ago and the entertainment choices of the Victorians, the list is a lot shorter. There was no television. Cinema was in very early development and a commercial entity. There was no radio. There was [...]