Yearly Archives: 2012

Carriages

Travelling in the Georgian period was dangerous and fraught with difficulties. You could travel either by land or road. For the very wealthy, in cities like Bath, you could hire a Sedan Chair. This was carried by two ‘Chairmen’ or … Continue reading

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New Designs for Autumn

  C240 – LONDON DEPARTMENT STORE This is one of several new cards from Frederica Cards Ltd. It shows the inside of Harding, Howell & Co’s London shop in 1809. This image is from Ackermann’s Repository of Arts, Literature and … Continue reading

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Olympics and Archery, Fencing and Boxing

The Olympics have come to a close. We were so lucky to have been allocated tickets for the Opening Ceremony at the first ballot. It was very exciting to actually be there and see the huge organisation and feel the … Continue reading

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New Cards

Two new cards for July 2012 and a new colourway for C166 – Collective Nouns for Animals. The Collective Nouns are from ‘The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England’ by Joseph Strutt which was first published in 1801, … Continue reading

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Rain and Umbrellas

For days I have held my umbrella aloft and while doing so have wondered about the first umbrellas and their origins. The word umbrella comes from the French word Ombrelle (Latin origin Umbra) which translated means shade. At first there … Continue reading

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Flowers and Cups

So at last the sun is shining and the flowers are coming out. Here is a wrapping paper/poster with cups adorned with flowers. Flowers were one of the most popular decorations on Georgian china. Much was learned about Georgian gardens … Continue reading

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Great Ideas: Trompe l’Oeil

Heather Mikhail sent us this great idea for our posters; My idea for your lovely posters of desk accessories is to lacquer them onto an actual desk for a trompe l’oeil effect. I tried it on an Ikea table that … Continue reading

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Where it all started

Here is my first blog. Hopefully all will go well. New technology takes some time to learn but I am on the case. An interest in antiques and graphics led to the creation of Frederica Cards but I want to … Continue reading

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