All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Friday, May 20, 2011

Searching The Historical Society For My Fashions Book

Searching The Historical Society For My Fashions Book

I had the most delightful day perusing the Luzerne County Historical Society's many closets full of glorious Victorian & Edwardian dresses & capes. Next week I get go through the myriad of boxes!! What fun!!

It's in preparation for outfits for my upcoming book The Fashionable Victorians. Here are a few samples of the items that will be displayed on mannequins & photographed. A very special thanks to the historical society's director Anthony T.P. Brooks and museum curator Mary Ruth Burke for this wonderful opportunity.

All of those beautiful Victorian & Edwardian dresses, capes, coats, shirtwaists, bodices, skirts to enjoy!!


  1. Lisa,
    Hello!! everything looks so lovely!! So many pretty fashions!!
    Joe and I will be on vacation next week and we are planning on repainting the kitchen and changing the border.
    I have also been working in the back yard to create a cottage garden look!! I hope everything I planted will now grow!!


  2. HI Lisa.
    WOW...those dresses are GORGEOUS :) :) :) I would have worn clothing like that. Goodness, I'd wear clothing like that today. i LOVE all the gorgeous, beutiful, feminine detail on the outfits ;) :) Have a lovely weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  3. Thanks Debbie, I can't wait to see the new kitchen and cottage garden!! :)

    I agree Heather, they are so pretty, I love wearing them when I can. :)

  4. Oh my goodness! What a treat to be able to go through all those stunning gowns! It reminds me of when I was studying in the Museum of London's underground vault.

    Thanks for sharing!