have a decided penchant for anything Edwardian or Victorian. We love
summer straw boaters and any Edwardian hats dripping ribbons and feathers.
So it logically follows that we offer for sale a selection of Victorian
and Edwardian accessories and clothing. In the shop at the moment,
the mannequin sports a summer boater and wears a beautiful Edwardian
linen walking skirt with a matching linen jacket. Pinned to the mannequin’s
lapel is an antique bicycle plate that reads “Emma.” The basket at
her feet contains a bouquet of violets, books on old-fashioned rambles
about Britain and how to identify British wildflowers. Over her head,
flash cards spell out the word “Ramble.” We hope that our customers
will begin to dream of long, delicious walks about the countryside.
Leaning against her shoulder is an antique shepherd’s crook from a
local school May Day pageant to help her on her walk. We encourage
customers to examine the items of clothing that we have displayed
about the shop and listen to the stories they have to tell.