Sunday, December 18, 2011

Victorian Christmas

This is our first holiday season in our 1893 house and we have always wanted to host a Victorian Christmas party.  Since I just completed my masters degree in Public History, it was the perfect opportunity to have a party and get the house decorated.  We brought nature inside and decorated with cypress garland, boughs, red berries, etc. 
I want to keep the garland up all year round!
Boughs on the frames
Edmond and Nellie-Bly wish you a Happy Christmas.
Two Eastlake frames I picked up at the antique fair last weekend.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday this year and as our Christmas cards say, "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." --Benjamin Franklin


  1. Your historic home & interiors is very beautiful - and so are your cats :)
    A Victorian Christmas Party sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Congrats to your Masters degree! What a beautiful house you have and beautifully decorated, too! Trying to swallow envy over here in my rented flat. ; )

  3. Just found your blog...I've been a big fan of 1840's styles and design for years...Your home looks charming...Looking forward to more posts...

  4. Recently came across your wonderful blog! 1840's is pretty much my favorite decade, love seeing the wonderful gowns you've made. I have a dear friend who always attended the Dry Diggin's up in Columbia...I bet he knows who you are!


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