This year we decided to change things up for Christmas so we’re spending it in London. 🙂 Yes, you heard right, London like in London, England. 2018 has been an exceptionally busy year for us, between various projects and travelling, it’s been a crazy but fun time for us. We want to take this moment to with all our clients and followers Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas! We’ll have more soon so stay tuned. 🙂
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. 🙂
When we were lat in Tombstone, we were there for such a brief time that we didn’t have an opportunity to get any pictures of Tombstone dressed up for the holiday season…well, we have tried to remedy that situation at bit. Here’s one we borrowed. 🙂
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. 🙂
Angus and I welcome you to No. 11. I even made a special dog coat for Angus…
Checking out the latest patterns…
Karin and Angus relaxing in the parlor…Angus is modeling his new coat and Karin her new boots from American Duchess…. 🙂
It’s all in the details…one of our new wedding dress designs.
Stay tuned for more! 🙂
It may have been creative chaos but it’s all worth it in the end. Below are a few preview shots of No. 11 as we get ready for the event on Saturday. Enjoy! ♡