Monthly Archives: July 2015

Sleep, Sun, Diet & Be Optimistic – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Sleep, Sun, Diet & Be Optimistic - Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes
Making the best of it. Enthusiast. “This is really admirable! — I get my swim — and a Shower Bath in!” Punch. (11 October 1856): 148. (George P. Landow, The Victorian Web)

In the Edwardian era, women strived to get beautiful skin and a good figure naturally. Enough sleep and rest, exercise in the fresh air, protecting the skin in the sun, and a healthy diet with plenty of water, were all regarded as important for beauty. A woman should also try to be positve and avoid anger and sadness. Continue reading Sleep, Sun, Diet & Be Optimistic – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Wrinkles And Facial Massage – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Wrinkles And Facial Massage - Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

‘It has been said by a famous French beauty doctor […] that paralysis is a woman’s best friend. The sensitive face, showing all the feelings which a sensitive person endures for good or evil, very quickly wrinkles, and the nervous temperament, making big demands upon the vitality of the system, shows age long before the phlegmatic temperament, which floats on the waters of life serenely, blow the winds ever so fiercely.’ Continue reading Wrinkles And Facial Massage – Victorian And Edwardian Beauty Routine And Recipes

Edwardian Haymaking With The Scythe

Edwardian Haymaking With The Scythe

‘No part of the business of farming is more pleasant than hay-making.’ (Merry’s Museum, 1843)

I love haymaking with the scythe! Besides being the best full body workout, mowing with the scythe is eco-friendly, quiet – unlike lawn mowers and string trimmers, and with the scythe it’s possible to cut the grass on a steep hill in our garden.

Every May or June I make hay for our rabbits. When the weather is good, it takes two or three days until the hay is dry: from cutting the grass, turning the hay to gathering the dry hay. Usually, I wear everyday clothes but for these pictures I tried making hay while wearing my Edwardian working woman outfit. Continue reading Edwardian Haymaking With The Scythe