The Woman Who Laughs ~1889

The trick of always seeing the bright side, or, if the matter has no bright side, of shining up the dark one, is a very important faculty... A warming message for the day. More Delightful Discoveries All Housewives May Add Wines to Their Household Stores ~1856 Dandelion Salad ~1844 Whortleberry Fried-Cakes ~1886 Source: St. Paul…

Flossie on Hospitality ~1904

Flossie.-Hospitality does not call for elaborate feasts and fine surroundings, but it is well to provide our best, and show our guests by cordial treatment and a desire to please them, that we are glad to have them with us. Be your own dear willing self, and do not strain to imitate those whose means…

10 Victorian Jokes ~

Often when perusing newspapers I run across jokes. While slightly off-topic for the blog's focus, I just had to share! Here's a selection of Victorian humor to brighten your day: "Ratty taste," said the butcher, "can't understand it. Those sausages were not made of rats, sir, and you know it. May be the cats had…