Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Victorian Homes... Coincidence?

Calling all fellow Victorians!

Last evening, I had some time to curl up, relax, and begin relishing the latest issue of Victorian Homes magazine (February 2011). I hadn't gotten very far, when I read an article on page 8 about Spring Cleaning.

Victorian Homes Feb 2011

Now, if you recall, I did a post last March about Spring Cleaning a Victorian house. You may want to read my post first.


Now, read the Victorian homes article.

page 8-1

page 8-2

page 8-3

page 8-4

Notice the similarities?

Do you think magazine writers are reading our Victorian blogs for ideas? If so, I think that's really cool! My Spring Cleaning post went into more detail, but I think the similarities are uncanny. I asked the opinion of my husband, who is a professional writer, and he agreed the magazine writer must have read my blog post!

It could be just a coincidence. After all, anyone cleaning a Victorian house would probably need to do all these things to tidy up the place. But most spring cleaning tips don't include polishing the silver and regluing furniture joints!

Have any of you had a similar experience? If so, please let me know about it!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Love Is All You Need

For the first time this Christmas, I put my doll-sized Victorian settee near the tree. On it, I placed my antique doll.

Penny looking at tree

The cats were jealous. "How come the doll gets her own beautiful chair, and we have to use the human-sized furniture?" they wondered.

Penny and doll on settee

Well, somebody (I'm not namin' names) began chewing on the doll's dress. I had to put the doll away for safekeeping.

Phoebe near settee

"It's all OURS!" they gleefully mewed. "We have our own little settee!"

Penny rolling on settee

And with that, the cats jumped onto the beautiful settee and made themselves at home.

P&P settee 4

"This is the life! What a very nice place for us kitties to sit and relax," said Penny.

P&P settee 3

"We must tell those humans to leave this settee here for us permanently!" said Phoebe.

P&P settee 2

And so, the kitties got their wish. The little settee was left in the parlor after Christmas was over. And the kitties rejoiced. And they were so happy, they wanted the world to share in their happiness.

P&P settee1

So they made this video for all of you to enjoy. "We wish all the humans and animals in the world Peace and Happiness and Love for all of 2011!"

The End.

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2011

Welcome to 2011!

Can you believe how time has flown?
I remember vividly anticipating the turn
of the millennium.

Here's wishing you all a very happy
and prosperous New Year,
filled with laughter, love,
bliss and blogging joy!

May all your 2011 wishes
and resolutions come true!

-Pam of Eastlake Victorian-