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I’ve long had an attraction to the Victorian era. It started at a very young age, perhaps ten or so, probably with my first viewing of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I became obsessed with the story and the mythos behind the characters, devouring whatever books I could find. With it, came studies of Victorian costume and tradition, including the practice of Mourning.
Mourning customs have been in place since man began, but it was in the late 1800s that the jewelry and costumes were made popular, even fashionable. Attire and jewels were then available via mass production, thus making them more accessible to the population. The Victorian era was so rigid with their customs and formality, and this was an acceptable expression of public grief.
My fascination with oddities and peculiar pieces is no secret. I’ve collected specimens for as long as I can remember, and spent many hours (possibly days when it’s all added up!) wandering through antique shops. I’m very happy to announce that my passion for this is now expanding into the Disco Witch shop. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be adding pieces to the shop for collectors such as myself.
Thank you so much for your support, it means the world to me.
I’ve got some reading to do.
Last night, I promised myself that I wouldn’t buy anymore books this year. I’ve amassed an incredible reading stack this summer,with barely enough time to get through a page. I’ve made a small dent in these piles, but it’s enough to keep me busy through the remainder of 2014. My one exception will be Amanda Palmer’s upcoming release.
Maybe I should start enforcing this on the first of the month…
As it is now all consuming, I have updated the shop with new pieces.
Running the Disco Witch Vintage shop is fulfilling in so many ways, I’ve said it so many times, and will continue to say so, I can’t thank everyone enough for their constant support.
This month’s card from my New Year’s reading was the Nine of Cups, a card of contentment. The number nine in the Tarot is that of completion, and the Cups suit is that of an emotional nature. Sometimes known as the Wish Card, I am ecstatically looking forward to this month. I am hoping (here’s my wish!) that my new shop will continue to grow and prosper, as I haven’t been this happy in an endeavor since first launching Haute Macabre.
We’re making room for new arrivals and celebrating Lughnasadh today and tomorrow on The Witchery + Disco Witch Vintage with a special sale for our friends on here on Haute Macabre and at The Witchery!
Use code LAMMAS at checkout until August 1 at 11:59PM (CST) for 10% off your entire order on any of the shops!