A Table of Contents


This site was put together from notes and pictures I had saved from the many books I’d read over the years.
As a favor to members of several online forums, I started putting my notes into cohesive sentences and paragraphs, and I put together this website. It just grew and grew.
Recently I had planned to spruce up and add a bit more, but I found I just didn’t have the free time.
Please check the  From the Bookstore Section. Much, but not all, of the information on this site came from those books. If you want to learn more, read them.

FROM THE BOOKSTORE
A few good books about Victorian life and decor, available from libraries and bookstores.

DOING THE LAUNDRY

PUTTING UP THE STOVE-1871

CONTENTS OF A HOUSE IN THE 1850'S

THE VICTORIAN KITCHEN

VICTORIAN DINING Food of the middle class

THE DINING ROOM CIRCA 1880

THE FRONT HALL CIRCA 1880

VICTORIAN DECORATING 1830-50

VICTORIAN DECORATING 1850-70

VICTORIAN DECORATING 1870-1890, PART 1 AND INTRODUCTION

1870-90 PART II, COLORS, WALLPAPERS, FLOORS & WINDOWS

DECORATING IN THE 1890'S
Colors, wallpapers, flooring and window treatments.


THE BEDROOM AND BOUDOIR CIRCA 1880

THE VICTORIAN BEDROOM

THE VICTORIAN BATHROOM

GREEK REVIVAL & 19TH C. HEATING, PLUMBING, ETC.

WHAT A HOUSE SHOULD BE???
A humorous excerpt from the book, THE HOUSE THAT JILL BUILT AFTER JACK’S HAD PROVED A FAILURE, published in 1882

IN THE VICTORIAN DRAWING ROOM, a bit about Victorian life.

THE VICTORIAN HOME, perhaps not quite what you thought it was
A general background about life in the Victorian home.

LIFE IN A MAINE HAMLET 1894-1904

LIFE IN LONDON, 1849

A VIEW OF 19TH C. ARCHITECTURE AS SEEN FROM 1907

VICTORIAN VIEW OF THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE

MISCELLANY

THE SERVANT'S QUARTERS

THE PARLOR AND DRAWING ROOM, CIRCA 1880

19TH C. AMERICAN TOWNHOUSES

PORTABLE WAINSCOTING 1869

A DINING ROOM CEILING DESIGN, 1869

PORTIERS,1897

INTERIOR TRIM AND WOOD FINISHES 1897

AN 1890'S MODEL KITCHEN

MAKING A BEAUTIFUL HOME 1870

A WOMAN'S IDEA OF WHAT A KITCHEN SHOULD BE, 1870

USING A NEW KIND OF TACK, 1870

THE AMERICAN WOMAN'S HOME, 1869

CONTENTS OF A HOUSE IN THE 1850'S






4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The whole set of articles is a good scholarly work, presented for everyman.
I have the Sears 1902 and the Montgomery Ward 1894-95 replica catalogs. The articles for me, has put life to those catalogs.
For any period writers, the articles are a gold mine.
Six hours ago, I went looking for an @1880 can opener. And opened a can of knowledge.
Thank you very much.

Gabriella said...

A wonderful blog - I have spent hours and hours reading and exploring. Thank you for this outstanding collection of articles and information.

Heidi Leanne said...

Wonderful site! Thank you for all your work you have done here! I have spent hours here, and will spend many more in the course of writing my book.

Anonymous said...

I love this site! So helpful for me, as I try to decorate an accurate Victorian dollhouse.