Monday, April 2, 2012

Girl in Print Dress, a Blog Award, and Some News


First off, a young girl in a very pretty print dress. :) Note the ornate chair. I've been noticing a lot of very similar chairs in CDVs lately. They seem to be the most common and popular prop.



Second, Susan from the Dress Diaries has very kindly given me a blog award. :) The Leibster Blog Award is specifically for blogs with under 200 followers.  I always seem to end up picking the same people for these things so if you're reading this and you have less than 200 followers, consider yourself tagged. :)

Third, I have a rather important decision to make. Blogger is getting excessively irritating in one respect; there is a character limit for labels so I can't tag everything in each CDV I post. Thus, I have been pondering a move to Wordpress. They have a great labeling system and things would be much more organized. What do you all think about it?

If you're concerned about following, you can still have my posts show up on your Blogger dashboard even without a Wordpress account; all you have to do is follow the RSS feed and import the feed reader onto your dashboard. Not as difficult as it sounds, I promise you. :) Opinions?

Monday, March 26, 2012


I thought her hairstyle was very pretty and worth sharing. :) I wish I could figure out how to get my hair like that!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Well, here we are again! I have finally found some CDVs worth posting and I believe I am going to start doing them weekly rather than daily. How does every Monday sound?

This gorgeous young woman has a lovely hairdo and is wearing a lovely set of undersleeves. Interesting to note are the shoulder bows!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Question for My Followers

Hi everyone! Since my little forced hiatus here I've been wondering what exactly you would like to see in the CDVs, so I can have a better idea of what to look for. So please comment and tell me your preferences regarding:

*age group (babies? toddlers? children? teens? adults? middle-aged? elderly?)
*gender (boys/girls/adult women/adult civilian men)
*styles (what sort of dresses? Do you have a preference for plaid prints? should I look for fur items? Fashion bonnets? Aprons? Cold-weather clothes? tunics for little boys? Men without beards? what kind of hairstyles would you be more interested in seeing?)
*objects (CDVs with books? dolls? toys? hankies? other items in particular?)

These questions are just to get your mind rolling, so please post anything that comes to mind, or anything you've been looking for in particular. I'll still be posting my personally chosen CDVs (when I can find some!), but with your comments in mind I can pick more varied choices as well. :)

Also, if you have a CDV or two (or three) that you've bought and scanned or saved a (non-copyrighted) image of, feel free to send it my way! I'd be happy to post it and I'll give you full credit. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Sad Occurrance..

Well, it seems that I have actually run out of CDVs to post! So until I find some new ones, there won't be any daily posts. :(

Friday, May 20, 2011


An excellent example of cold weather wear!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Interesting to note: her hair has no center part, and instead, is swept smoothly back. I like the soutache detail on the sleeves.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I thought this was an interesting CDV...

The girl appears rather young to be wearing such a long dress and by the 1860s, fingerless mitts were usually worn by the older ladies...right? Perhaps she's playing dress-up in an older relative's clothes? What are your thoughts on this?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011