Sunday, June 6, 2010
The turn of the century
Food was more plentiful in Califonia than the rest of the country because of the climate and the Central Valley. Women were freed from the burden of sewing all the clothes for their families
by new readymade clothing in stores. People ventured out of their homes for entertainment. Golden Gate Park was considered the Disneyland of it's day. Katie Van Ness went there as often as she could cajole a family member to take her.
With Opera, Theater and burgeoning public arts projects, San Francisco dared to call itself the Paris of the West.
This is the Kitchen in the Victorian house.
The cook is grumpy and bullies the maids. Not every room in a house is a happy one.
I am not inspired by this room. It has old 1970's version of victorian wallpaper and small yellow tiles one the floor which makes the house heavy. It needs a stove appropriate to the era and the sink it too new, I think sometimes it is best to leave a room fallow and wait for another person to come along when they are inspired to redo it. I like the dolls, especially the maid's costumes.