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 [...]

Recollections Connection: Cindy Ayers Smith at Fairlawn Mansion

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

Two views of Fairlawn Mansion Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Recollections. Recently, we asked our Facebook community to let us know what their favorite Halloween events were. Cindy Ayers Smith let us know about a favorite of hers; the Flashlight Tour at Fairlawn Mansion. The Flashlight Tour takes place each [...]

2016 Halloween Costume Events – Pt. 2

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Halloween, Holidays, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Welcome to part 2 of our look at Halloween costume events for 2016. In part 1, we discovered three events that center around a chance to dress up and attend an event. Halloween costume contests shine in part 2. Coloween 2016 & the Denver Zombie Crawl The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, is the [...]

Halloween Inspiration 2016: 9 Ideas Just for You

By | August 27th, 2016|Categories: Another Period, Downton Abbey, Edwardian Era, Fashion, Roaring 20s, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So, you're thinking about what to be for Halloween, too? Which character do you want to be? Who do you want to create? Looking for inspiration? Here are some ideas. Downton Abbey – Take your pick of fashions between 1912 and 1925 and your favorite character and 'voila!' Downton Abbey lives again. This masterpiece continues [...]