Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I want to go to there


Do you ever just wish you could've lived in another time era? I do. Some days I think I would have made the PERFECT pioneer woman, other days - a mom in the 1940's wearing aprons and high heels to clean my house. This week I've been watching the "Christy" series in the evenings after Ava's in bed - and, I'm convinced I could be a mountain woman. :)

Today... I would just so love to live in the Victorian age. Even if just for a day. The clothes, the hairdo's, the dances... it all just seems so romantic now. Though, I'm sure then they had their struggles, too.

I would love to live in a time where every woman wore dresses... big, fluffy, poofy-on-purpose, lace or velvet trimmed, corset covering dresses. So beautiful. It seems ladies just floated around so gracefully in these things.

And don't forget the hairdos! Flowy, pulled up, curly masses of seemingly gorgeous hair tucked just so. I...love...it. You almost always saw beautiful ruby or emerald hair combs hidden away or showcased on that head of hair, too! And, OH THE HATS! Don't even get me started.

Lastly, I love that dainty, feminine decor. Everything was curly or rounded - no sharp edges or masculine hard lines. House were decked out in fluffy pillows, bright colored flowing curtains and overstuffed chairs. What a life...balls and dinner parties and ladies teas. I could get used to that. ;)
But, God has me in this era. And, I'm thankful for that. It's fun to dream though... and even more fun to research the past. Where would you live? What era? Would you be in bible times? Civil War? So fun to explore!


Tiffany said...

Oh, I day dream of these things often! I loved this post!!

jingalls said...

i like living in the time period i'm in now. but i think the 30's would be awesome. or medevial times.

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beccarankin said...

I can't decide. If I didn't have to give up a lot of the modern conveniences I think the pioneer times would have been fun... but I love my running water:-)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

I think I'd just like to live a few days in each time period. It'd be fun to experience everything from the clothing and cooking to the culture of each. However, I really feel blessed to be living in the time period of heating blankets, coffee makers, indoor plumbing (which my mom didn't have until she got married!), and Pizza Huts and DQ (just random cravings!).
Fun post!!!