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The Pleasures of the Seasons, Snowed In

6 January 2018

Johann Georg Platzer, Winter [The Pleasures of the Seasons]. Early/mid 18th Century, oil on copper. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.What do you do on a snow day?Read more »

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking Spotlight + Book Giveaway!

21 November 2017

Not long after I started blogging here I came across Lauren Stowell's blog on historical costuming. A long time follower, I was delighted to learn that Lauren, teamed up with Abby Cox,...

18th Century Mothers Know Best: Where to Find True Happiness

16 November 2017

Another bit of advice from Marie Antoinette's mom! Read more »

Marie Antoinette visits the Louvre

26 April 2017

 Anonymous, Portrait of Marie Antoinette. Miniature, cloth. Musée du Louvre. How do you browse an art gallery? Here is a little account of Marie Antoinette visiting the...