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Friday Fun Victorian Style

The Victorians were quite romantic. Every etiquette book written in the period that I’ve seen includes a chapter on writing love letters, for example. Love letters, however, were only one way young Victorians conveyed romantic messages, which could be difficult … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

One word that describes the Victorian woman with regard to fashion is modest. Women in the Victorian era followed rigid guidelines regarding conduct, conversation, and clothing. A lady could relax her dress some in the evening, perhaps showing a bit … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Early in my debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, widow Elenora Watkins and her nine-year-old daughter, Tildy, meet the hero, a mercantile owner named Miles Rutledge. Tildy asks Miles if he sells candy, which he assures … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

What traditional food did the Victorians eat for breakfast on Good Friday? Hot cross buns. Today many bakers make the traditional cross on top using frosting, but Victorian bakers and those before them generally used one of two toppings. Can … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

One of the ways I create a period feel in my stories set in the Victorian era is to use dated terms as often as I can. They have richness and flavor. For example, doesn’t addlepated have far more personality … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Fashions today change as quickly as gas prices–or so it seems. The Victorian women were no strangers to style fluctuations. I find it amazing how slow communication was but how rapidly a certain look could become replaced by another. Let’s … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Gloves were an important accessory for both men and women in the Victorian era. As was the case with most elements of Victorian life, there were many rules of etiquette regarding the wearing of gloves. Of those below, which one … Continue reading

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