Holiday Greetings From London!

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. 🙂

 

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.  🙂

And For A Little Early Christmas…

We normally prefer to reserve our Christmas-themed posts until AFTER Thanksgiving, this one was just too nice to pass up: Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, BC:  🙂

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For us, this is not just another pretty Christmas scene- we were fortunate to have been able to view this room (sans Christmas decorations) during a recent visit to Craigdarroch Castle; pictures simply doesn’t do justice to it. Of course, we’re also planning on our own take on Christmas at No. 11 when we once again participate in the Tombstone Historic Home Tour so stay tuned!