Bloggers – If I could Travel in Time

Welcome to the latest edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives.  Here is the “Where Bloggers Live” group.  Links to their blogs at the end.

Today’s post is “If I could travel in Time”.  Well, this is a novel subject, for me at least.  And definitely a difficult subject anyway.

Now, I wouldn’t necessarily like to “live in the time I’m going to discuss”.  I’d like to visit the 1800’s.  I have a good bit of information from some of my ancesters and I’d really love to take a vacation to ‘then’.

No phone, no TV, cars?, nothing instant, no air conditioning, no furnace with warm air, no washer and dryer, no indoor toilet, no running to the store for that last minute item.  Most of this time would have been before electricity came to the area.  SO, lots of no!

I do love the clothes though.  I have a couple of dresses from my great grandmother, not in very good shape now, but they were made so beautifully with so much hand work.

Thanks for stopping by. Now don’t forget to check out my partners in this little adventure. I’m personally interested in reading where they would travel in time.

Bettye (our fearless leader) at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own

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Leslie Susan Clingan

Oh, yes to all of your nos!! It would be ‘fun’ to experience life for a day or two without all of our conveniences. I have – in my adult life – lived without phone, TV (short time), a car, AC. Have stayed for days at a time where I was required to use outdoor toilets and where there was no running to the store!! But I wasn’t experiencing all of that in the great fashion that was popular in the 1800s. Have you worn a hoop petticoat and long skirt or dress before? I did have a costume that… Read more »

Wouldn’t it have been challenging to live back in the 1800’s with none of the amenities we are used to today? And yet, I guess we wouldn’t know any different. It’s a fun topic to think about though…doing time travel!

Daenel T.

Oh, I couldn’t imagine having dresses from back in the day. A friend of mine used to work part-time at an historic site and she’d set out the displays and, man, it was everything I could do to keep from running my hands along the fabrics. When I worked at the archives at a local college, I felt the same way about our books. I’d sit there and run my hands across the covers. They were so beautiful.

Bettye L Rainwater

I think we forget sometimes how privileged we are, living in a time of so many conveniences. And yes, other eras might seem romantic or exciting, but they had their own hardships.

I would love to see those dresses of your grandmother’s Iris!

xoxo Bettye

Sally in St Paul

I am 100% with you on visit a time period, but don’t stay there! I think the past is much better as a vacation than as a day-to-day experience for most of us. I am astonished that you have dresses from your great grandmother! What a wonderful physical piece of history.

jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo

I’d love to see those dresses that you have, Iris! That was back in the day when dresses were made for the person wearing them and you didn’t get a new one all the time!
It was definitely totally different era!

em D

I was thinking of clothes, too, Iris! We watch old movies and Perry Mason reruns all the time and I am forever admiring how people dressed for everything! Movies, amusement parks, and actual going out on the town. Loooove all the old styles… (although I think, despite the beauty of the clothes, I would pass on the corset and girdles 🤣)