I, too, wear Victorian nightgowns. Batiste, ruffles and soft lace. They are dreamy..... Added bonus, dh thinks they are very romantic (he loves films like "emma" and "P&P"!!).
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without our Liberace and Burl Ives Christmas albums (yup, vinyl!). Every Christmas morning, as long as I remember, began with the Firestone album and Julie Andrews belting out "Joy To the World"!! We've continued this tradtion with ds!
I have my great-grandmother's planting box. It's an index card-sized metal box with lists of the times she planted this or that seed or bulb (which time of the moon phase, where and how to plant, etc). It also has info on pruning and other gardening tips, as well as genral household hints. They've all worked, so far, and dh thinks it fascinating. Better than the Farmer's Almanac!
I buy quality and repair (if necessary), rather than cheap and disposible. My kitchen shears are over 60 years old and work great, as I get them re-sharpened yearly. They belonged to my Mom. One of my roasting pans is the same one my parents got as a wedding gift in 1953!
Edited by grahamsmom98 - 12/13/12 at 9:20am