Jeff and I gathered a short list of holiday items for the historically-minded shopper. This year, we are highlighting books by women authors and businesses owned and run by women. Please note that we are patrons of these vendors and authors and accept no gifts or advertising.
American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking:
An Agreeable Tyrant, by Alden O’Brien, et al for the DAR:
I, Eliza Hamilton, by Susan Holloway Scott
The Turncoat (and other novels of the American Revolution), by Donna Thorland
Dames a la Mode: Dames a la Mode creates reproduction 18th and 19th Century jewelry, specializing in Georgian Collet Necklaces and Paste Jewelry.
Sign of the Gray Horse: Kimberly Walters sells reproduction and historically inspired jewelry for her four rescued and one adopted Colonial Williamsburg horse.
Burnley and Trowbridge: B & T Company specializes in historically accurate fabrics, notions, patterns, research material and related items. Catering to Historic Sites, Museums, Educational Facilities, Re-enactors, Theater & Screen since 1982.
Marie Antoinette Street Wear, custom made contemporary clothing with an 18th century aesthetic.
Chawton House Mittens (pattern download)
HatsPeriod are makers of fine period style hats with a range of ladies millinery modelled from 18th, 19th and early 20th century designs, and for the gentlemen, smoking hats similar to those worn throughout the 19th and early 20th century. Hats from earlier periods can be made to special order.
Sign of the Golden Scissors: