Essential Reading

'I have been a family historian for more than 40 years, and a professional historian for over 30, but as I read it, I was constantly encountering new ways of looking at my family history....Essential reading I would say!' Alan Crosby, WDYTYA Magazine

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Ancestors' Advent Calendar Dec 7th: Suspend Flowers from Your Mantelpiece!

‘The room being small for the number of guests, there were no available corners for groups of pot plants…Trails of ivy hung down from the mantelshelf, over the sheet of glass which, in this instance, concealed the fireplace.. From a hook just under the shelf I suspended by yellow ribbons a basketful of yellow tulips, Roman hyacinths, begonia leaves and mimosa.’

Constance Jacobs, ‘Flower Decorations,’ The Girls’s Own Paper, December 19th 1891.

Full article on how your ancestors decorated for Christmas

Constance Jacobs, ‘Flower Decorations’, The Girls’s Own Paper, December 19th 1891.

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