I am an interior designer by education, a librarian by trade, and a historian at heart. Born into a bi-cultural family and profoundly hearing impaired, I had ample time to myself. To keep preoccupied, I lost myself in books; history books, to be specific. While other girls dreamed of being a Princess, I found the role too restricting and arduous. I wanted to be a Lady, darn it! I can solemnly attest reading Pleasant Company’s Meet Samantha: An American Girl at the tender age of seven began my lifelong love affair with the 19th century. Sometimes, I am wistful for days gone by, but I am so grateful to be living now.
19th Century Modern is a reflection of adoration. Extending from the Regency era to the Edwardian, I hope to inform and entertain on a myriad of historical issues and how it translates to present day. Naturally, as notable events arise in my own life, I will share them with a “historically modern” twist. Images from my childhood, my family, friends, and my pansy of a dog named Beaux will surface from time to time. So welcome and do make yourself at home.
If you wish to contact me, you may do so. On 19th Century Modern, I go by “Doyenne”, but I am a real person with real feelings, just like you. I would love to hear any questions or ideas you may have. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org