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Friday, October 21, 2011

My love of the Victorian and Edwardian era

We can't travel back through time, but we can take a nostalgic journey into the past via the memorabilia we collect of that time.
Oh to have been born in the Victorian or Edwardian era (a lady of course) although I do live in an Edwardian house, built in 1910.

 The Edwardian Ladies are painted on silk and so beautifully dressed

I embroidered them with fine silk thread and had them framed.

Their elegant dresses are so beautful

I am also taking tea with my very Royal Victorian ladies.
The lady on the right I made from the top of an Avon purfume bottle and dressed her with vintage lace which I dyed.
The one on the left I made from a Judith and Kathryn silk print and dressed her with vintage silk and lace. 
 The centre most beautiful, is made of porcelaine sitting on a porcelaine chair.
I dressed her in dyed lace and velvet and covered her chair with green velvet.

What era would you have liked to have been born into?
I hope you all have a lovely weekend xx

3 comments:

Ana said...

Hi Jeanetteann,
All your ladies are quite lovely. They look stunning in their beautiful gowns that you've made for them. I love big, pretty, puffy, princess style dresses so any era that had them would be the era for me :-) Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Kathryn Ross said...

You speaking my language here, Jeanetteann! This is so very much my era, too - ladies being ladies - femininity in fashion!

Fascinated by your framed picture - this is a needlework that you did? Beautiful! And, the dolls are scrumptious! An elegant and "lady-like" display, to be sure!

Joy!
Kathy

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I share your love! My favorite era of jewelry is the Edwardian period.