Sunday, February 26, 2012

Victorian Elegance

 Oh, to have lived in the years of Queen Victoria's reign.  What girl wouldn't love to dress from head to toe in such elegance?
I have been dreaming of this time over the last couple of month, studying fashion and hair and everything Victorian.  
 Like just about everybody I know, I have  also become addicted to Pinterest. Each visit does not disappoint, but rather leaves me with one glorious idea after another and boards full of beautiful photos from the time I spend there. 
 These are just a few of the dresses that I have tried on over and over again...in my mind that is.
I can almost hear the swish of the fabric on the floor.  Why all the Victorian era dreaming?  It's soon to be that time again in Eufaula, Alabama when the town dresses up to greet all the guests that will arrive to tour the homes and learn of it's amazing history.  Pilgrimage 2012 is just around the corner and  this will be my second year of volunteering at the Petry- Honan House.  I love that they ask their volunteers to dress in period fashions and for a few short days I get to step back in this beautiful time in history. 
Stop back to visit as I will share pictures of the day or better yet come to Eufaula and take a little trip back in time for yourself.

7 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Those are all so beautiful. I, too, just love the beauty that those dresses evoke. I hope you have a wonderful week. If you get the chance pop by my blog and sign up for my new word (BLOVE) giveaway. xo Diana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You have definitely made my heart sing!!
All so beautiful!

Hugs,
Debbie

LadyLydia said...

In the 1800's, Robert Louis Stevenson mentioned these dresses in his poem, "The Wind," in the phrase, "Oh wind, oh wind, I heard you pass, Like ladies skirts across the grass." Imagine countless generations that were so familiar with that sound, and today, what a loss that even children do not know of their mother's dresses trailing the stairs as they walk behind them..what a beautiful site it must be.

Miss Gracie's House said...

It is my favorite time period too...LOVE the feminine style! That's why we have the style of houses that we do, huh? Nice to hear from you...it's always a treat!
Rene'

Misty said...

I, too, love anything Victorian. Gorgeous photos.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Like you, I too am a lover of the VICTORIAN ERA....oh so elegant and so very MANY beautiful things they created back then.. and the oh so lovely clothes.
The Silverware at each elegant tables designed for EVERY guests need...was a sight to behold.

Rose

Michelle said...

It was really an elegant stuff that’s why I really love all your collection. Hopefully I will collect also just like those all your collection someday.

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