Trending For Christmas & New Years…1878

The late 1870s has always been a source of fascination for us and recently, we came across some interesting fashion plates published by The Young Ladies Journal dating from that period. To us, it’s simply amazing that wide variety of styles and colors that were available as depicted in this fashion plate:

The Young Ladies Journal, Christmas & New Years, 1878

What we find especially interesting is that there seemingly was no set “holiday color palette” like one sees today. What’s also interesting is that colors range from the jewel tones to pale pastels (something normally associated with the spring and summer months). Now, making allowances for artistic license in regard to colors, the styles themselves are still even considered on their own. And no surprise, the various pleatings and ruffles all serve to emphasize the cylindrical silhouette characteristic of this period.

So just in case you’re lacking in holiday inspiration, this should help.  🙂

Back From No. 11

It was a quick but very busy weekend at No. 11 but it was definitely worth it. Stay turned for more pictures but in the meantime, here’s a couple just to whet your appetites. 🙂

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018 Angus

Angus and I welcome you to No. 11. I even made a special dog coat for Angus…

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018

Checking out the latest patterns…

Tombstone Historic Home Tour 2018 Angus Karin

Karin and Angus relaxing in the parlor…Angus is modeling his new coat and Karin her new boots from American Duchess…. 🙂

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018

It’s all in the details…one of our new wedding dress designs.

Stay tuned for more! 🙂