Tag Archive: 1890s

Scraps from the Past

The wonderful Paula B kindly sent me a package with two scrap collections, one from the late 1800s and one from the 1930s.  There are at least 200 different fabrics represented! Most of… Continue reading

Hexie Treasures

We had a little mini-vacation down on Galveston Island, and found a few treasures. First we came upon this bookstore — Where I found some wonderful books – After I bought them, I… Continue reading

Women’s History Month

I thought we might all enjoy this little peek into the past.  In 1894, J. L. Nichols published Safe Methods of Business, in which he devoted two whole pages (out of 338) to “Teaching… Continue reading

Christmas Entertaining in 1905

As Christmas gets closer, you may be wishing for a little touch of old-fashioned comfort and joy.  So here is one from my all-time favorite party book, Bright Ideas for Entertaining by Mrs.… Continue reading

Late 1800s dress

This is a wool dress I bought at an antique shop in Richmond, Texas. I hope it was originally from up North, because I think this would be too hot and sticky to wear… Continue reading