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Christmas fun: Old Fashioned Parlor Games

What to do with company that comes for Christmas? What about some old fashioned parlor games? I love the holiday season, especially because it means I can have friends and family over. Occasionally, boredom can strike though and I find myself scrambling for something fun to do. With long winter nights with only candlelight to …

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Mansfield Park watch along! Part 3

Now it’s time to watch Henry begin courting Fanny Price. Last week we saw the consequences of home theatricals and Maria’s marriage to Rushworth.  Today we’ll continue talking about all the fun historical details underlying the plot and the movie adaptation. Find your comfy spot on the couch, grab your popcorn and let’s watch some more! …

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Mansfield Park watch along! Part 1

Watch Mansfield Park with me and and we’ll dish over all the wonderful little period details together. Mansfield Park is not the most popular Jane Austen work by any means. But I confess, I really like it. And there’s a lot of great stuff to talk about in it, so pull out the popcorn and …

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Regency Traditions Video: Parlor Games

Parlor Games are a perfect resource for Christmas fun. It’s hard to resist some of these good, old-fashioned games.         Play Your Your Own Parlor Games     A couple more just for a little more Christmas fun.    Twirling the Trencher (or spinning the plate)  Find an unbreakable, rigid plate (plastic, wood ect. Paper will …

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Regency Christmas Traditions: Parlor Games pt 2

Christmas and Twelfth Night parties were times of particular fun and frivolity. Parlor games, like snapdragon and bullet pudding made up a large part of the fun. They were played by all classes of society and often involved overstepping the strict bound of propriety. These games often provided the opportunity for flirtation and communication between the …

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