Month: October 2013

Moss Cottage Bedroom

Bedrooms were usually small and dimly lit, with a bed, storage chests for clothes, a screen to dress behind, and sometimes a washstand and a vanity.  Everyone folded clothes, even dresses, for storage until in the late 19th century airing out textiles was considered good […]

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Mardi Gras

I photographed this guy in April and his image is featured, along with others, in another post. But, I think this guy deserves a page all to himself. His colorful personality caught my eye in the spring and I still think he is magnificent.

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Kelly-Anne

Monday afternoon Kelly-Anne braved the foggy Vancouver Island weather to create these fantastic images with me. It all started about two months ago when I mentioned I was to do a boudoir type shoot with my friend; which, unfortunately never took place because I live […]

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Moss Cottage Piano

Music was a favorite pass-time in the Victorian era. Victorians composed and published thousands of songs and piano pieces for the amateur market as pianos were becoming more affordable to the middle class . No household was complete without a piano.

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Leather Settee

Leather Settee

There was not one dominant style of furniture in the Victorian period.  The Victorian era is known for its interpretation and eclectic revival of styles taken from various time periods in history like Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, English Rococo, and Neoclassical.

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Victorian Era Books

The Victorian era was the great age of the English novel; they were realistic, thickly plotted, crowded with characters, and long. It was the ideal form to describe contemporary life and to entertain the middle class. Click on the following links to view the other […]

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Moss Cottage Parlor

The parlor was the showcase for Victorian era homeowners; where guests were entertained. A bare room was considered to be in poor taste, so every surface was filled with objects that reflected the owner’s interests and aspirations.

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Kitchen Corners

Here is the final Moss Cottage kitchen themed post. Stay tuned, as I am working on the parlor images next. To view the other Moss Cottage kitchen posts, please click on the following links: Moss Cottage Kitchen Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains Kitchen Sink All […]

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