A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the Internet, looking for images I could use in the planning calendar I was setting up for the new year.
Luck was on my side. I found these images that made up a hanging wall calendar from 1901.
Each page has a three month calendar with a very odd layout that makes me scratch my head. Have you ever seen a calendar with days and dates arranged like this:
But I can ignore the crazy calendar because the illustrations are spot-on. They’re just what I was looking for.
Of the four illustrations, two feature couples tripping the light fantastic. Here’s the illustration for the summer months of July through September:
And two feature just the ladies in their ballroom finery. This one covers the last three months of the year:
I like all the little details about their attire, such as the men’s shoes and fobs. I also like the ladies’ gloves and styles of gowns; and the trailing ribbons and shawls seem to give each figure a sense of movement.
So, I decided to use one illustration per week in my February calendar. Here’s my calendar for last week, before I filled it up with appointments, tasks, reminders, and things to do.
I have lots of stencils and stickers I use to decorate my planner pages; but I have to say that my little Regency lady is the page decoration that makes me smile every time I see it.