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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