To the Tower! A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the Compton Hill Water Tower

For those of you expecting a fascinating piece on the Tower of London, I sincerely apologize. Instead I’d like to share an outstanding historical bit of architecture, the Compton Hill Water Tower. Check out this short video and read on … Continue reading To the Tower! A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the Compton Hill Water Tower

A Tip of the Hat to the Bonnet

So far in the Tip of the Hat series I have only talked about men’s hats. This is probably because I personally prefer to wear the styles that are meant for gents, but the ladies of the steam era were all be-hatted as well. For much of the 19th century, if a lady only owned one type of hat, it was going to be a bonnet. The Beginning of The Bonnet Starting in the late 1700s, “house bonnets” made of a soft material, such as cotton, were always worn by women in their homes. They sometimes has decorative ribbon, but … Continue reading A Tip of the Hat to the Bonnet

Sherlock Holmes Sourcebook Part 5 – The Supporting Characters

Like so many others, Sherlock Holmes sometimes needs “a little help from him friends.” Find out more about the supporting players in Conan Doyle’s tales. John Hamish Watson Though Dr. Watson narrates almost every one of Conan Doyle’s detective stories, … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Sourcebook Part 5 – The Supporting Characters

A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention

A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention Steampunk is seeping into everyday life and other fandoms. A walk through any home décor department store will reveal clock themed pillows, key and lock printed sheets, and … Continue reading A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention