Thursday, 17 January 2008

Ye Olde Worlde. ~ and other such matters


Well this has just flown in from America, and has whisked me back to the 18th century when words were said a little different and spellings very old English.
Late last year I thought it might be fun to subscribe to this olde worlde paper called 'A Goode Ladye's Press ' created by Kate at Sparrows Cottage. The little paper is filled with 18th Century matters, receipe's of the day, historical news, fashion and such like. In fact just reading it makes you want to go find a rather tight corset and gown and sit proper like ....... you know... like one does :))



I shall receive 6 papers throughout the year with little coloured tags, patterns and presents and even my own little paper doll (how old am I .... Oh I don't care LOL) with different outfits and accessories throughout the year. Would you believe it, she is called Ginny .... how apt. I think I might be fighting my youngest over this one.



Interestingly there are some useful snippets related to my latest project on Marie Antoinette . Well I always knew that mice would sometimes live in the ladies hair do's - as the intricate hairstyles took ages to create and so were kept in place for weeks and weeks,What I didn't know was that the creations were held in place by lard and flour, this made the hair-do's a veritable feast for rats and mice YUCK !!



Well this year the ladye's press is full of related topics, Babies, children, Weddings, myths and fairy tales ~ looks like it was made for me. Can't wait.

17 comments:

Lucy Bloom said...

What a delightful little book, not sure about the mice though. Your new banner is gorgeous!
Lucy x

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Good morning Ginny! Such a gorgeous little paper, how fun that will be to receive! Always been amazed at how the their hair in such a style. Like Lucy, we are mortified re the rats and mice, how horrible! And one is never to old for paper dolls! Jenn and Jacqui

Sadie Lou said...

Lard & flour? Oh my goodness! Reminds me of how the punk rock movement used to keep their mohawks in place with egg whites!
No food items will find their way in my hair! Although I hear avacados are good for conditioning...
:)
I love your banner!
~Sadie Lou

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a fun paper and even more fun to keep receiving them!

MICE?! My son made a gingerbread house in school and we covered it with a linen towel to keep the cat from licking it. Well, when we removed the towel to photograph the house, a MOUSE had gotten into it! ahhhhh!!!! lol

emily said...

LOVE your banner. beautiful little heart that is!

Lori said...

Ginny, your banner is so sweet, what lovely hearts...that paper is such a cute idea, love the paper doll...i wonder how much those hair dos weighed what with all the lard in them...and rats and mice wanting to frolic in one's hair...yukky!!!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
I love your new banner - the heart that you made is gorgeous!

What a fabulous little newspaper. Will you be using that handy beauty secret of flour and lard for your next hair-do?
And I know you are a doll lover ;-)) so 'Miss Ginny' is perfect for you!!

Have a lovely weekend,
Niki x

Sea Angels said...

Hi Ginny I see you have a Ladyes Paper from Katie she is so clever isn't she.
I love your new banner as well, I just dropped by to wish you a super weekend, bet you'll be playing with paper dolls...have fun
Hugs Lynn xx

Michelle said...

what treasures you have found! lucky you! love your blog! thanks for sharing!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

How nice Ginny... I am going to have to see about getting that. I can't belive that doll is called Miss Ginny! how perfect

there is an online magazine called www.victorianamagazine.com , it is fun to poke around and read too if you like to read of the days gone by!

I love how you have your book status on your sidebar... am going to have to do that too! xoxx Heather

KarenHarveyCox said...

Looks like you will be receiving wonderful treasures. I didn't know about the lard and flour. I love your banner, and there is always so many lovely things to look at on your blog. Karen

OhSoVintage said...

I really like that music (Fairy Dance) - I've never heard it before. Like the new banner too.

She'sSewPretty said...

Ewwww Ginny! I'll never be able to look at those hairstyles in the same way ever again. I am cringing at the thought of mice in my hair!!
I do like that newspaper though!

Carol said...

I thought at you when I got my issue last week and saw Miss Ginny! How fun that you are a reader of Katies "Goode Ladye's press" too! Btw your heart above is breathtakingly beautiful!!! Hugs Carol xox

Sweet Remembrance said...

I adore your new banner...
The paper is fabulous!
Anything Marie is fabulous...
Priscilla

Katie said...

Well, I'm a bit slow on the uptake!! How wonderful of you to write about my little paper in your blog! Thank you so very much for including me in it. It has been fun to read what others say about the article...isn't that absolutely horrid??!! An totally compelling!
Of course you are NEVER too old for dolls of any sort.
I'm glad you are having fun!
Katie

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