There’s a long-held tenet in the romance community that people of the Regency Era didn’t have Christmas trees as part of their Christmas celebrations. That’s correct. In general. But the truth is that long before Queen Victoria and Prince Albert … Continue reading
Category Archives: Holidays
A Regency Christmas Tree for You
Shopping For the Wrong Gift
Have you ever ordered a gift for someone only to have the wrong thing delivered? Or not delivered at all? It’s happened to me. And while online shopping is pretty convenient, it’s sometimes not so easy to get delivery errors … Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day!
The title of this piece is “The Honeymoon.” I rather like the romantic setting, as the newlyweds relax together on a grassy slope beside a gentle brook, while a pair of swans glide by. Do you suppose the gentleman is … Continue reading
A Jigsaw Puzzle for You!
It’s National Puzzle Day. If you’re like me and enjoy solving puzzles of all kinds, here’s one of the jigsaw variety. This puzzle will reveal a scene that might be in the beginning chapter of a Regency or Austen-inspired romance. … Continue reading
Merry Christmas! For your enjoyment, here’s a charming image of a Regency era household on Christmas morning (it’s from an old postcard). Looks like both the little girl on the balcony and the gentleman in the red coat are holding … Continue reading
My Christmas Read
My Christmas shopping is done, my house is thoroughly decorated, and the Christmas gifts I’m giving are wrapped and ready under the tree. So, this weekend, my only plan is to relax and read some heartwarming Christmas novels and stories … Continue reading
It’s Holiday Dress-Up Time!
I don’t often get the chance to dress up for an evening out, but when I do, I quite enjoy it. I have a Christmas party to attend next week that’s one of those evenings out. A special dress, my … Continue reading