Ladies’ Edwardian Makeup

LOOK WHAT I FOUND FOR YOU – AN ARTICLE ABOUT EDWARDIAN MAKEUP FROM 1909! While writing a post for you about ladies’ makeup in the Edwardian era (you’ll see that post in the near future) I was perusing the California Digital Newspaper Collection online. And there I found this treasure of an article that was in the Sacramento Union, Number 63, 25 April 1909. The Edwardian makeup text is hard to read on the old newsprint, so I’ve transcribed it…

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Interesting Facts About Life in 1908

LIFE IN 1908: AT MIDNIGHT ON JANUARY 1, 1908, A BALL SIGNIFYING THE NEW YEAR WAS DROPPED FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AT TIMES SQUARE. We’re still dropping balls, but so many other things have changed since 1908. What a difference a century makes! I found some interesting facts and statistics about life in 1908 for you. Enjoy! Wages – Life in 1908 The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. It will be 30 more years before…

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5 Patriotic Independence Day Quotes

WHO WANTS SOME PATRIOTIC QUOTES TO SHARE ON INDEPENDENCE DAY? Here are five I made just for my readers to download and share! (And subscribe to my email list to be the first to know about new posts.) “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman “The essence of America is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great…

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1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 3

IN LIGHTNING ON THE LEVEE, MOLLY B O’CONNOR WAS ABDUCTED IN 1908 (EDWARDIAN ERA) WHILE OUT FOR AN AFTERNOON WALK WITH HER FRIENDS. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE. Be sure and read “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”, where I talk about the Edwardian period and La Belle Epoque, and…

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1908 Ladies’ Edwardian Clothing Fashions – Part 2

IT WAS 1908 WHEN MOLLY B O’CONNOR WAS ABDUCTED WHILE OUT FOR AN AFTERNOON WALK WITH HER FRIENDS. When she arrives in our current time, she’s dressed in the same beautiful Edwardian Afternoon Dress she was wearing then. You can see a photo of the dress, a gift from her father, HERE. I talked about the other clothing choices that were important to her, and to her friends in 1908 here: “1908 Ladies’ Clothing Fashions – Part 1”. But that’s…

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7 Beautiful Mother’s Day Quotes

WHO WANTS TO SHARE SOME BEAUTIFUL QUOTES ON MOTHER’S DAY? Here are seven I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them with your mother, and all the other mothers in your life. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln (What a sweet testament to Mr. Lincoln’s mother!) “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” –…

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1908 Ladies Clothing Fashions – Part 1

IN LIGHTNING ON THE LEVEE, MOLLY B O’CONNOR COMES TO OUR CURRENT TIME FROM 1908. When she arrives, she’s dressed in the clothing she had been wearing on the spring afternoon that she was abducted by aliens. I’ve shown you a photo HERE of the dress that Molly B was wearing. But what other clothing choices were important to her, and to her friends, at the time? Fashions in American society in 1908 were heavily influenced by both the Edwardian…

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17 Irish Blessings and Quotes for You on St. Patrick’s Day!

LOOK, I MADE THESE JUST FOR YOU – 17 IRISH QUOTES AND BLESSINGS to share with your friends on St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.  🙂 “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.” – William Butler Yeats ” I think of the bog as a feminine goddess-ridden ground, rather like the territory of Ireland itself.” – Seamus Heaney “Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats “Come away, O human child: To the…

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