I’ve mentioned how much I adore costuming — especially historical costuming. I’ll be the first to admit that my own projects are far from accurate, but perhaps someday I’ll get a little closer to it! One of my favorite time periods has always been the 18th century. I’ve probably also mentioned my love of the kilt (maybe not yet on this blog, but anyone who knows me has probably heard me mention it). I’ve been fascinated by Scotland, and interested in learning about 18th century Scotland.
Some of my favorite blogs are The Duchess of Devonshire’s Gossip Guide, Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide, Diary of a Mantua Maker, and American Duchess. Basically, blogs that give me eye candy to drool over — garments, art, antiques (or even new things that are a tip of the hat to the 18th century), as well as tidbits of info about the time period… people, places, life in general.
I have been searching for something similar to the above-listed sites, but focusing on the 18th century Highlands of Scotland. I keep thinking how absolutely wonderful it would be if someone, or a group, were to have a blog that talked about re-enacting, history, garment how-to’s, items from that time period, and life itself. Listing and reviewing accurate and enjoyable books and articles about the time period would be incredibly helpful as well, so people like me could read the entries and get the information we’re craving. Websites are fine, but I’ve found sometimes they’re not updated as much. I’ve also recently gotten addicted to following blogs and enjoy even short entries with bits of information. It allows the reader to keep up with and even tag along in spirit, since many of us can’t do some of the events or visit historical locations in person.
So, has anyone seen anything like this? If it doesn’t exist, it sure would be wonderful if one (or more) would pop up (hint, hint)!
While we’re at it, readers feel free to list your favorite 18th century blog!