Fopperies & Frivolities


A lady living in Philadelphia; an ex-pat, an occasional artist; an enthusiastic but unskilled cook; a vintage lover; an aspiring crafter. Things that make my heart flutter: top hats, old silver candlesticks, costumes, books, Victoriana, peacock feathers, masks, stockings, burlesque, feminism, retro pin-ups, kitsch, fantasy, sci-fi, and all manner of misfits and oddities.

I blog about my Russian heritage, steampunk, Sherlock Holmes (in his multiple modern variations), art, pretty clothes, pretty ladies, and whatever tv shows catch my fancy.

Perfect Etiquette; or, How to Behave in Society, James T. Kernan, 1877
via internet archive

— 1 year ago with 6 notes
#etiquette  #advice  #vintage advice  #Victorian  #Victorian etiquette  #Edwardian illustration  #dancing 
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