Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Welcome to Hidebound Hump Day, my chuckaboos! Sheiks and Shebas — hi there, you’re at Jazz Age Wednesdays!
Update: I apologize that I’ve been a poor excuse for a hostess at my own party. My Internet has been down more than it’s been up the past three days. I find myself repeatedly redoing comments and emails, and losing Facebook posts and comments, every time the Internet drops again.
I’m of two minds — and eras! Or couldn’t you tell? Where to go with my midweek post?
I’m still, every so slowly settling into my new home, 2,000 miles away from the place where I lived for ten years. Meanwhile, I’m also having a great time using Dan Antion’s photographs and writing my new serial, The Delta Pearl. It’s a steampunk fantasy, and so has the look of the Victorian Era. (If you missed Chapter 1 — Dance click the link.)
Yet I also want to finalize the third novel in my Roaring Twenties series, A Ghost in the Kitchen, a Three Ingredients story.
I couldn’t decide, so I’m having a costume party!
Valentina loves the 1920s and sent me a link to her post about a related fashion accessory — the reticule. It’s a little handbag also known as a ridicule or an indispensable. I discovered that it was popular during both eras, and I found a bridge!
Let’s bridge the Victorian Era and the Jazz Age with a costume party. Leave a comment describing your costume for the “Steam Era,” or for your Victorian finery, or for the 1920s. If you want, mention a food from the era you’ve brought, or the cocktail you are drinking.
Come on, play along! Jinx from Brother Love – a Crossroads is here in steampunk gear.
Since I’m still of two minds, my costume will be a mash-up. I’m wearing a low-waisted “short” dress with a cloche hat that has steampunk goggles attached, and I carry a tassel trimmed reticule. Everything is in mauve, the color popular with Victorians.
Oh, I hear some of my chuckaboos driving up now. I wonder who is in that Rolls-Royce Phantom — and who’s that in the barouche carriage with a fold-up hood?
Hmmm… Both eras will be represented, so I’d best prepare a tray of each. For the 1920s maybe some little lemon cakes, oh and gin rickeys. The Victorians liked mint juleps and maybe some custards. Oh and of course — absinthe for steampunk!
Come on in, the shindig is starting!
Join the party by leaving a comment — and include a link to one of your posts.
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