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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas for those who celebrate Christmas!
Enjoy the things which make your holiday special!

(The Big Ben gingerbread house I spent 12 hours making with a friend)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How Can I Resist?

Oh American Duchess my blog is filled with your giveaway posts! They are just too hard to resist! I'll just have to try harder to post more in between giveaways! Adorable vintage inspired dress by Shabby Apple give away at American Duchess

Other Boogie Woogie inspiration...

Put on your favorite swing dress, crank up the gramophone on Goodie Goodie (from 1936) and start to Boogie!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Winter Time

Spring is beautiful and I love the fall, but winter is pretty enchanting as well! Winter time comes hand in hand with a bunch of lovely things. 

Warm clothes:
Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, La Baronne de Crussol, 1785

Warm drinks:


And then there are the holidays! Hopefully they include things mentioned above. For me they also include...



Snowball Cookies:

and watching period dramas and reading!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Quote ~ Jane Austen

"I wish as well as everybody else to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else it must be in my own way."

-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility is a personal favorite of mine, also the first Austen novel I read. Have a happy weekend! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

The American Duchess is a busy lady!

Lucky for us the American Duchess is a enterprising woman! Along with designing and manufacturing beautiful and historical shoes she has now begun a line of shoe embellishments. Her new 18th century shoe buckles are really, REALLY, gorgeous! Here is her description of the new "Fleur" buckle:

Closely based on antique 18th century shoe buckles, the "Fleur" silver rhinestone buckles are the perfect accessory to keep the latchets on your 18th century shoes closed. Our"Fleur" buckles are delicate, feminine, and lightweight. Add that extra sparkle to your outfit and keep your shoes fastened in the most historically accurate and beautiful way.  Read more about the Fleur buckles here.

"Fleur" buckles come in pairs, and are available to buy here.

I certainly want some! I also want to know what the American Duchess will do next! I for one hope that she will considers making patterns in the future; her garments are always beautiful.