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I would have loved to spend the day with my Great, Great Grandfather he lived in Florida and delivered mail by horseback. House's were few and far between. They lived such a simple life, no luxuries at all. It would have been a true test to live even for one day with no car or electric or any of the modern convenience's we have today.ReplyDelete
It would really be great to be able to do that for just one day. For some it might make them appreciate what they do have.
Thank You Bev Boyle
Hi Bev - Your post reminded me of an interesting PBS series called 'Frontier House,' a reality tv series which followed three families experiencing life as would have lived it in 1883, Montana Territory. Here's the link http://www.pbs.org/wnet/frontierhouse/ There is a video tab. You might also look for episodes on Youtube.Delete
I've enjoyed reading Southern writers and Willa Cather is a favorite. In My Antonia, the narrator yearns for the sight of trees on the Nebraska prairie in the late 1800s "Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons. It must have been the scarcity of detail in that tawny landscape that made detail so precious."
I would love to spend the day as a flapper wearing the shorter hemline and no corset that restrained women for many decades. I would wear either a long necklace with colorful beads or lots of ropes of beads that would hang to my waist. I would wear my hair in the short bob style hairdo and have wear a feather band in my hair. My great aunt who was born in 1896 would tell me stories of listening to jazz, dancing the Charleston, and watching her dad make bathtub gin. I absolutely love the reproduction jewelry from the Gatsby era that Sweet Romance makes. No jewelry can compete with you when it comes to recreating different periods of time but the 20'sbare my favorite!ReplyDelete
I love my pieces. I am constantly getting complemented on the and the best part is if I loose a stone, I contact the company and they send a replacement stone or I can send it in for repair. Great customer service!ReplyDelete
I would have loved to have lived when my grandmother was younger. I have pictures of her from the 20's and 30's and she was a classical beauty!ReplyDelete
I think that era is one of romance and glamour, with speakeasies and sparkling fashions. I love the look of crimped bob styles with beautiful headbands dripping with jewels. Dresses flowed effortlessly. Such a wonderful time to be alive as women gained more independence!
The wild west of the 1800s is when I should have been born. I love the flamboyant saloon girl outfits & fiesty spirit of the women and the rugged cowboys of that era. Times were changing but values were still simple.ReplyDelete
The 1880's are fun! I re-enact that time period as well as 1580's-1600's Elizabethan England.Delete
I think that the 20's when my grandmother was young were glamorous and enlightening. Gorgeous fashions, speakeasies and sparkling jewels were the norm. Playful crimped bobs adorned with headbands and flowing dresses were the statement of the times. I still love hearing the music of the time as well!ReplyDelete
I would love to wear one of those dresses again with all the fringe from the 1920's, the age of art deco and flappers. I love the architectural design and had wallpaper in a nook that was art deco. The lines are sweeping and broad. I went to a Bonnie and Clyde party in Washington DC years ago where we rented outfits and drank our drinks out of tea cups. The guys wore slouchy suits and the girls twirled their long pearl necklaces. It was a blast.ReplyDelete
I think I would have loved to live in the time of Jane Austen, the early half of the 19th century. The fashions, the technology, the housing, and the transportation methods were very different then. But there's something about that time that captures by imagination...maybe it's having indulged in "Pride and Prejudice" a few times. Above all of that, there was more of the human element; people treated each other with decency, courtesy, respect, honor, and dignity. It would be difficult to live without all the modern commodities available today, even just for 24 hours, but maybe it would help me to better appreciate what I have.ReplyDelete
~ Christine Sarracino
I would love to spend a day in the Victorian Era! This time was characterized by optimism and changes for the better, including in technology, science and medicine. Exploration and adventure engendered a sense of wonder in the world and nature, but Victorians were also grounded in happy family and home life, devotion and a work ethic. They loved their children, pets and gardens and wrapped them in charming architecture and landscaping while at night stories of Peter Pan brought them dreams of far away places. The Victorian era definitely stirs the romantic in me and jewelry from that era does the same!ReplyDelete
My favorite era would be Art Deco. That is because the jewelry of this era had very intricate details unlike modern jewelry. My Grandmother left me a Caphor and diamond necklace in her estate. That prompted me to start collecting camphor jewelry. I love the filigree and cut glass designs. My rarest camphor set includes pink camphor glass that resembles pink depression glass! Sweet Romance is the only jewelry line currently made that resembles the craftsmanship and pride of the jewelry made in the early 1900's. Keep making beautiful jewelry, as expressed in Facebook I get more compliments on Sweet Romance jewelry than any other jewelry I wear.ReplyDelete
💗 Julie Hulley
I would love to spend the day in the Art Deco Golden Age of Hollywood. I'm enthralled with the fashion and makeup of that era. One of my hobbies is to sew clothing of the period and find special occasions to wear them. Even my house is decorated in Art Deco!Delete
My favorite era is the Victorian era. I am in love with all the beautiful Victorian homes with the beautiful architectural detailing outside... from the porches to the roof eaves. Then the grand finale, the interior. From the lacy, delicate door arches, to the heavily carved stair railing and the ceiling moldings. The best wood carvers for furniture, Belter and Meeks provided such elegance in furnishing such a home!!! The women wore such fancy and richly decorated dresses and hats with beautiful jewelry to match. This would be my era to go back in time to!!!!! I find myself always drawn to fancy, Victorian styled jewelry. Your jewelry is right up my alley as a must have!!! Thank you for giving us all such beautiful choices for our own personal tastes!!!!!ReplyDelete
I would love to live in the Victorian era for a day. Although I would rather be a member of the upper class so I don't have to work myself ragged!! :) I would like to dress for each time of day and have tea! The riding in a carriage To visit another and/or leave my calling card would be fun! To be seen as I ride in the park in my resplendent riding outfit, oh my! I would love to have lots of sparkly jewelry to wear with all my outfits!ReplyDelete
I really do love the Sweet Romance jewelry and get many compliments when I wear it.
La Belle Époque: The advent of the Edwardian Era was sheer poetry in fashion, jewelry, and style. Ah, to be an Edwardian lady, enjoying an evening out dressed in satin and wearing rings over fingers of elbow-length gloves; long strands of jet beads looped concentrically around the neck and draping downwards or dripping sinuously along the spine. An ephemeric era long ago vanished within a haze of champagne and stardust; a moment in time in which to dream of foreverReplyDelete
If I could go back in time I would visit the Saloons of the Wild West. To see a cowboy stroll through the swinging doors with his boots on, guns on his hip looking for a drink/woman would be so fun. I would love to wear a beautiful choker around my neck, a sexy camisole, stockings and a feather boa. Sweet Romance has some wonderful chokers that would make my dream come true.ReplyDelete
Oh how I would love to step back in time to the Edwardian Era as a Titled Lady. The art, the homes, the parties, nothing to do but plan your attire for each meal, sumptuous treats and gossip during afternoon tea! Long walks and a good book by the window. Most of all the Jewel's and Tiara's of the time. Shelly Cooper designs are the finest example of historically accurate jewelry. Heirloom quality pieces at affordable prices that transport you back to another era of your choice. Thank you Shelly for the journey!ReplyDelete
I feel I am living in the Art Deco era and the glamour of old Hollywood each evening. I worked for a major motion picture studio for over 30 years so love everything movies and theatre. In retirement I am working as an usher at the spectacularly beautiful Art Deco Pantages Theatre in Hollywood built in 1930. It was originally a movie palace, hosted the Oscars in the 1950's and currently presents the finest in musical theatre. It is a joy to walk into that gilded palace each evening and interact with the lovely patrons. It transports me to another time. I was given your beautiful Canterbury bracelet I wear to the theatre each night.ReplyDelete
For sure I'd choose the 1920s, the dawn of the modern! The clothing, the jewelry, the hats! Many of the styles are still going on for both women and men, albeit simplified. I was reminded of this when I viewed "The House of Elliott" BBC series recently. This was also the decade when the first women designers, most quite young, set up what became couture houses in both Europe & America. By coincidence, it was also a time of great literature; we're certainly still reading F.Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, .... and let's not forget Miss Nancy Drew (debuted in 1929)! A lifestyle icon if there ever was one.ReplyDelete
So beautiful ring!!!!❤!❤ReplyDelete