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Chinese New Year Goodies

Chinatown in Honolulu rarely changes. Sure, they remodel the building facades and add in ‘old style’ street lamps, but the heart of Chinatown will always be the little stores and shops that fairly burst with wares. You know them when you see them, groceries with boxes and tables on the sidewalks, selling everything from fresh […]

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Language of Flowers: Snowdrop

Floriography – The Language of Flowers – Much like the Victorian Language of the Fan was another way to communicate deeper meanings from a seemingly simple gesture.  Snowdrop – Consolation or Hope Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

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Language of Flowers – Blue Violets

Floriography – The Language of Flowers – Much like the Victorian Language of the Fan was another way to communicate deeper meanings from a seemingly simple gesture.  We hear… Roses are Red Violets are Blue… … but why blue?   Blue Violets represent faithfulness Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via […]

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Language of Flowers – Delphinium/Larkspur

Floriography – The Language of Flowers – Much like the Victorian Language of the Fan was another way to communicate deeper meanings from a seemingly simple gesture.  Delphinium /Larkspur – The ability to transcend space and time Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe […]

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Language of Flowers: Red Poppy

Floriography – The Language of Flowers – Much like the Victorian Language of the Fan was another way to communicate deeper meanings from a seemingly simple gesture. Red Poppy – Pleasure Poppies in General may mean – Oblivion, Imagination Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet […]

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Language of Flowers: Moonflower

Floriography – The Language of Flowers – Much like the Victorian Language of the Fan was another way to communicate deeper meanings from a seemingly simple gesture.  Moonflower – Dreaming of Love Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

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Language of Flowers: Asphodel

Floriography – The Language of Flowers – Much like the Victorian Language of the Fan was another way to communicate deeper meanings from a seemingly simple gesture.  Asphodel – My regrets follow you to the grave Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe […]

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Mormon Tea – Ephedra

American Indians didn’t just pay attention to the land, animals and plants around them, they saw each as an integral part of their lives, the world created by their gods. They used what had been created to preserve their health and that of the world around them. Mormon Tea, is the name of a shrub […]

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Solitaire

Excerpt from “Victorian Parlor Games”:   This ancient game, once a feature in every parlor, is now enjoying a come-back. Sets of solitaire, consisting of a board and thirty-three marbles, can be bought at any good toy-shop.  There is a different configuration of the board in European tradition, but this version is most common in […]

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1865 – Coiffures

1865 Godey’s Coiffures p. 231 Terminology: frizettes – n. a curly or frizzed fringe, often an artificial hairpiece, worn by women on the forehead  (dictionary.com) Figure 2. Looks as though it is the same coiffure as this photograph of Elizabeth Bacon Custer from nearly the same time period with the exception of the curls that […]

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