Happy New Year 2020!

We at Lily Absinthe would like to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a happy and prosperous new year! It’s been an exciting and somewhat hectic year as we’ve been travelling back and forth to Europe and there will be more of the same in the new year. We have all manner of exciting new projects for 2020 and we look forward to sharing them with you. 🙂

Julius LeBlanc Stewart, A Toast, 1896

Happy Boxing Day!

We at Lily Absinthe would like to wish everyone a happy Boxing Day and commemorate the day, we found this interesting 1887 dress in holiday colors:

Day Dress, 1887; McCord Museum (M2009.62.1.1-2)

The dress is constructed from cream and garnet wool and has the characteristic late 1880s silhouette. What is especially striking about this dress are the alternating garnet and cream horizontal stripes on the under bodice and the garnet pouffs on each shoulder. This is a fairly simple design yet both colors are shown off nicely and the horizontal stripes is a unique feature that doesn’t show up too often of dresses of the 1880s. Just a bit of holiday cheer from us to you. 🙂