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  • Dickens Fair
    Dickens Fair Sewing Time
    Now that Halloween is behind us, it's time to turn our sewing machines to Dickens Fair mode. The Dickens Fair is the premier Holiday event in the Bay area. What could possibly make it better? Having your own costume while you stroll along the...
  • Interview with A THOUSAND PERFECT THINGS author Kay Kenyon
    Interview with A THOUSAND PERFECT THINGS author Kay Kenyon
    Kay Kenyon is the author of eleven science fiction and fantasy novels. She is best known for her world-building, especially for her series The Entire and the Rose and for A Thousand Perfect Things. She lives in Eastern Washington with her husband...
  • 30 shades of grey, black and mauve featured in Death Becomes Her
    30 shades of grey, black and mauve featured in Death Becomes Her
    Proceed with caution, slippery when wet, dangerous curves ahead, and other warning signs were the likely fashion statements made by the Victorians and Edwardians who wrapped their widows up in ominous attire.“The veiled widowcould elicit...
  • The Story of Avis (Cover)
    Throwback Thursday: The Story of Avis by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    Welcome to the first installment of a new series within the LA Book Examiner medley - Throwback Thursday reviews! Every Thursday, I'll be discussing a book published before 1990.Any time before 1990. We'll get some "golden oldies,...
  • Antique hair receiver
    Vintage hair receiver sells for $405 on eBay - but what is a hair receiver?
    A hair receiver is a small, usually ceramic, pot with a hole in the top of it that was part of vintage or antique vanity sets. Typically used in the Victorian era, a hair receiver was a place for a woman to place the hair removed from her...
  • Dearborn Historical Museum hosts Victorian Christmas on Saturday
    Dearborn Historical Museum hosts Victorian Christmas on Saturday
    The Dearborn Historical Museum has moved its annual Victorian Christmas open house to Saturday this year, after having been on the first Friday of December for a number of years.The event will be on Saturday for the first time, Museum Guild of...
  • 'A Wreath of Snow' a Christmas novella from Liz Curtis Higgs
    'A Wreath of Snow' a Christmas novella from Liz Curtis Higgs
    On Christmas Eve in 1894, all Margaret Campbell wants is a safe journey home. When her plans for a jolly holiday with her family in Stirling begin to crumble beneath the weight of her brother’s bitterness, the young schoolteacher wants...
  • Christmas Welcome
    Richmond's Fan District 'Holiday Home tour'
    News sources on Sunday announced the annual Fan District Holiday Home Tour will take place this year on Dec.7th and 8th, 2013, from 1 to 6 PM each day.Tickets for the tour can be purchased in advance at numerous locations, using cash, check or...
  • Molly Brown House
    Molly Brown House Celebrates 20 Years Of Victorian Horrors
    This quiet stately museum, Molly Brown House, will soon open its doors to nights of Victorian Halloween Horror! But no worries, it's not as scary as it sounds. Already, Molly Brown House Museum is decorated for the celebration with Victorian...
  • Phantom Street is a spooky place
    Phantom Street is a spooky place
    Phantom StreetbyAustin Brimhallis a Kickstarter project that follows a girl who lives in an old Victorian town that is infested with poltergeists and determines that she needs to play detective in order to learn more about them. He launched this...
  • Super storm Sandy bypassed Ocean Grove, God’s Square Mile
    Super storm Sandy bypassed Ocean Grove, God’s Square Mile
    Ocean Grove’s behemoth American-made 1908Robert Hope-Jones pipe organeasily fills the 6,000 seats of the 100-year-old Great Auditorium with body vibrating sound waves. As the NationalAnthem’s last chorus plays, the large woodenAmerican...
  • 'The Order: 1886' announced at E3 for Sony PlayStation 4 (VIDEO)
    'The Order: 1886' announced at E3 for Sony PlayStation 4 (VIDEO)
    "The Order: 1886" announced at E3 for the Sony PlayStation 4. The game promises cool, steampunk action and weapons. According to WebProNews on June 12, 2013, the game is exclusively for the new PlayStation 4."During Sony’s...
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    Clockwork Alchemy brings Steampunk and tea to San Jose
    Clockwork Alchemy, the Steampunk convention associated with FanimeCon, has returned to San Jose’s DoubleTree Hotel for the second year. Featuring dance, art, crafts, writing, music, fashion and food within the Steampunk aesthetic, because...
  • Cody House, 2932 Lafayette, Denver CO
    Iconic Denver home for sale
    After more than 30 years of lovingly restoring their Victorian on Lafayette Street, Gary Ice and Helen Jewel are ready for the next phase of their great adventure. In the meantime, however, they are putting their final touches on the historic Cody...
  • Beatrix Potter
    Beatrix Potter: Beyond Peter Rabbit
    A name recognized by millions, Beatrix Potter brought the delightful stories of Peter Rabbit to vast numbers of readers both across the globe and over the centuries. What was relatively less-known, however, was Potter's very keen business...