Style Periods, from Past to Present

From Gothic to Eclectic…Style Periods There many style periodsAnd within those periods, are smaller style periods. Here’s a brief starting point from which to glean insight for some of the major style eras since the middle ages. Gothic Style, 12th-16th … Continued

How to Make an Antique Monogram Stationery Set

Designing your Antique Monogram Creating an Antique Monogram and Stationery: You will need to have access to a computer and printer, along with nice quality paper and envelopes. You may also need a scanner, depending upon your method. To create … Continued

17th C Hot Chocolate vs 18th C Hot Chocolate

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Historical Hot Chocolate Although the Mayans began drinking chocolate almost 3,000 years ago, it wasn’t until Cortés brought cacao beans to Spain in the 16th century, that chocolate was introduced to Europe. At this point it was still in its … Continued

An Outlander High Tea

The ‘Outlander’ series, by Diana Gabaldon, is set in several different time periods. They begin in the 1940s, and time-travel to the 18th century. After which, the books go back to the 40s through to the 60s, while weaving back … Continued

Teacup Tuesday: Royal Worcester Royal Lily

An antique pattern with King George III lineage Royal Lily is a pattern from Royal Worcester (Est in 1751) When King George III visited the Worcester factory in the late 1700s, he ordered a breakfast service in what was then … Continued

Neo-Classicism Style Sheet

Neo-Classical style turned away from the frivolity of the Rococo era with designs harkening back to ancient Greece, Rome and Pompeii. Neo-Classicism Profile & Motifs time period: about mid 18th century to early 19th century Symmetry Urns, laurel wreaths Greek … Continued

The Beautiful Bargello Pattern

The needlepoint pattern known as bargello, is named after the Bargello palace in Florence, where a set of chairs with this very pattern was found. Though popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, this pattern has never been … Continued