All posts tagged: antique

Couvent Jésus Marie Library

Couvent Jésus-Marie is believed to be the largest and most architecturally ambitious convent school erected in the Franco-Catholic colonies; few of these schools in Western Canada, if any, approach its scale and character. Excerpt taken from: Ecclesiastical Buildings in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan The most renowned area […]

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Hidden in the Woods

My son and I stopped at this old farm site this summer because out in the the open area I spotted something I wanted to investigate further. It was only as I was walking around that I saw this old clapboard house looming in the […]

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Beauty in Decay

Last Saturday was a beautiful, bright, sunny day, perfect for exploring the countryside. I spotted a few old, abandoned buildings in my travels, but I was only able to get to this gem via a pathway. This house rests precariously on a crumbling concrete foundation. […]

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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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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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All Things Metal

To view the other posts about Moss Cottage, please click on the following links: Moss Cottage Kitchen Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains Kitchen Sink Kitchen Corners

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Mixing Bowls and Lace Curtains

THE MODERN HOUSEHOLDER‘S list for “cheap kitchen furniture” in 1872 included a few of the items on display in the Moss Cottage kitchen:  one deal table (deal was a name for a cheap wood, often a low-grade pine) and a yellow bowl for mixing dough […]

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Moss Cottage Kitchen

Wednesday I had the opportunity to photograph the interior of Moss Cottage, located on the Sooke Region Museum grounds.  These images are just the beginning of a series I will be posting about this quaint historical building. 5 x 7 fine art greeting cards, featuring […]

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