Saturday, December 31, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of December 26, 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

To help usher in the new year, we present our weekly offering of Breakfast Links – our favorite links to other blogs, web sites, pictures, and articles, collected from around the Twitterverse.
Pig on lap, drink in hand—Mela Koehler's New Year's card:
• Really lovely blog post on year endings, self-doubt & John Keats:
• For New Year 1696: the Window Tax was introduced in England and Wales.
• A look at Dresden whitework ruffles from 18th c women's dress:
• 18th c sailor Ann Mills, lady pyrates, & why women went to sea:
• A stay in the country: British country houses as hotels - & a bad plan
• First feet, black buns, and hansels: the language of Scottish New Year’s traditions
• The ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's’ house, now for sale: Social tragedy, cinematic history on E. 71st Street:
• Leonardo da Vinci’s symbolic “Lady with an Ermine”:
• More on early 19th c. magazines for women - John Bell and La Belle Assemblée
• Twelve Days of Christmas - Sandro Botticelli 1445-1510 -
• A high-flying ski jump in Chicago?
• Myths Debunked! King James didn't translate the KJB ... nor was he a saint.
• Charming image of an Edwardian lady w/ snow-covered coat, from a wonderful early 1900s album
• Christmas Decorations at Jane Austen's House:
• A short collection of Victorian jokes, as compiled by:
• How a train accident in 1865 could have made ‘Great Expectations’ Dickens' last complete novel:
• Currant fritters (boiled in butter!) from 1759 cookery book by William Verral, master of White Hart Inn, Lewes:
• Designer Adrian resists the New Look: 1948 Adrian suit
• Good compilation of Britain's finest follies:


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I always enjoy your posts, especially the end of week round up. I'd always wondered about the window tax and now I know....even counted my own windows to see if I'd have had to pay. Thanks! Susan E

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Once again, a great collection of shares. I love your Friday roundups.

nightsmusic said...

Happy New Year! Great links this week. I loved the picture of the lady covered in snow. Looks like she's wearing a chinchilla coat.

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