CELESTE BRADLEY

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Anatomy of a Regency Letter


Long gone are the days when handwritten letters were all the rage. Truly, it is a lost art, or perhaps craft is the better word.

We have learned to condense our lives into a mere 140 characters and share it with the entire world in short bursts of self-disclosure.

AAMOF, I GTM when I realize we now communicate with IM's, tweets, and Facebook status updates. Though, IRNCOT in depth. I will say, our FTC with glorious written words is quite sad. ISSYGTI. Hope you enjoy the post. BBFN!

[English translation]: As a matter of fact, I giggle to myself when I realize we now communicate with instant messages, tweets, and Facebook status updates. Though, I'd rather not comment on that in depth. I will say, our failure to communicate with glorious written words is quite sad. I'm so sure you get the idea. Hope you enjoy the post. Bye bye for now!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This is the time of year I spend a teensy bit too much time looking for fabulous garden ideas.
(Shhhh. . .that's just between you and me;-)

I stumbled over this AMAZING retired builder, Lowsen Robinson, and his scaled down buildings.

Can you believe the phenomenal attention to detail that goes into each and every one of his creations?

Read more [here]. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Love Between the Covers!

Well, it's finally here! Love Between the Covers is releasing  a film documenting a fun, honest look at the romance community! I am so thrilled to have been a part of this wonderful project and am so excited about helping to get the word out to you about the film! You can find it here on Amazon.

There are even going to be fun prizes you can win here. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Little Fun With My Muse





I wanted to share something a little different today---this is a calendar for July that you can download  and set as the background on your computer screen! Isn't it nifty? I was just having a play date with my creative muse and she convinced me you might get a kick out of our little project;-) Enjoy! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

#Regency Era Servants ~ A Primer

The members of high society London and their various ranks are well known by most Regency era history buffs, or Regency romance readers, as the case may be---but did you know that their servants' rankings were just as strict? Kristen Koster gives us a great overview of the subject [here]. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What Would You Cook For Mr. Darcy?

One of my favorite things to do is flip through cookbooks and look at the pictures. I like doing that better than actually cooking in a lot of instances, but some of these recipes are just so divine I had to share them with you.

The next time I'm inspired to whip up something a little special, I'll have these recipes handy as a reference. What about you, do you love to cook?

[Read more here]

Monday, May 23, 2016

Jane Austen Bookmarks

While I do have an e-reader and use it frequently, there is still a certain comfort that a physical book brings to the soul. The whisper of the pages, the smell that only gets better with age, and the weight of one in my hands are all things I will never give up.

Show your books a little love with these awesome Jane Austen inspired printable bookmarks 

So tell me, what do you love about a physical book in your hands?