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I dream of: Dreaming of... A Summer Croquet Party

Dreaming of... A Summer Croquet Party

Speaking of blue... have you seen Tory Burch's Southampton home in this month's Vogue? Vogue Vogue Blue heaven! When I saw the photos it made me think of a friend of mine who has a remodeling project in her future (you know who you are). So much to be inspired by in this "sprawling Gatsby-era manor"... you can see it here if you haven't picked up a copy yet. Vogue But what really caught my eye was Tory's lush green lawn. It sent me dreaming of a summertime croquet party. Style Me Pretty With…

“Queen Victoria Doll ca. 1851 MEASUREMENTS: H 630 mm; W 460 mm; D 260 mm MATERIALS: wax; glass; paint; hair; cotton; linen; wool; silk Museum of London

Queen Victoria Doll ca. 1851

Queen Victoria Doll ca. 1851 MEASUREMENTS: H 630 mm; W 460 mm; D 260 mm MATERIALS: wax; glass; paint; hair; cotton; linen; wool; silk ...

Early American Gardens: A brief history of Croquet in the Garden & the fashions that followed

A brief history of Croquet in the Garden & the fashions that followed

Johann Mongles Culverhouse (Dutch-born American painter, 1825-1895) Croquet Croquet is, like pall mall, trucco, jeu de mail & kolven, clearly a derivative of ground billiards, which was popular in Western Europe back to at least the 14th century, with roots in classical antiquity. Researchers claim that both golf & croquet evolved from these ancient sports, and that billiards was a modified inside game of croquet. 1650 'Le Centre de l'Amour, Decouvert Soubs Divers Emblesmes Galans et…

In the 1860’s McLoughlin Bros. produced a card game called Grandma’ Game of Useful Knowledge. Browsing through the questions and answers found within the game will have anyone realize the 1860’s was a time of learning practical knowledge. The questions offer a perspective on household, religious, scientific, and historical beliefs of that period. It is a wonderful collectible game to catch a glimpse of life in the mid 19th century.

In the 1860’s McLoughlin Bros. produced a card game called Grandma’ Game of Useful Knowledge. Browsing through the questions and answers found within the game will have anyone realize the 1860’s was a time of learning practical knowledge. The questions offer a perspective on household, religious, scientific, and historical beliefs of that period. It is a wonderful collectible game to catch a glimpse of life in the mid 19th century.

What Games Did Children Play in the 1860s? | eHow

What Games Did Children Play in the 1860s?

An 1860's Game Board

An 1860's Game Board

A Victorian family gathered around the Christmas Tree.

Victorians' Christmas Parlor Games Will Leave You Burned, Bruised, And Puking

Do not try them at home.