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CHATELAINES BY SUZI LOVE

CHATELAINES BY SUZI LOVE

Reblogged from Historical Hearts

CHATELAINES

Definition

  • The word Chatelaine is French and means the keeper of the keys
  • Chatelaine” derives from the Latin word for castle
  • In Medieval times, the chatelaine was in charge of the day-to-day running of the castle.
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What did a chatelaine do?

  • Most important task was keeper of the keys.
  • Also ordered supplies, did bookkeeping, supervised servants, taught castle children, and organized guests.
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What were chatelaines used for?

  • Castle keepers needed keys safe, yet easily accessible.
  • By 1700’s, a metal jeweled ornament hung from pockets, attached to belts, or by hooks into skirt waistbands
  • During 1800’s, women wore large collections of tools hung from chains
  • Young girls sewed and did needlework and needed to carry sewing notions eg scissors, thimbles
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  • Worn by women of all classes, from workers to nobility
  • Varied depending on class and finances.
  • Made of silver, brass, steel, leather, or fabric
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  • During 19th century, fashionable dresses often had no waist and nowhere to hang chatelaines
  • Chatelaines became decorative brooches
  • Often given as a wedding present from a husband to bride
  • Later became fashion accessories
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Book Release!! Easter in Images by Suzi Love

Book Release!! Woo Hoo!

Easter in Images by Suzi Love

Images of Easter through history, a non-fiction book including artworks, postcards, and Faberge eggs and jewelry. 

Easter In Images

Easter in Images is Book 2 in  Historical Events and is a companion book to History of Christmases Past.  

 Where to buy Easter in Images? 

Amazon USA  –  Australia Australia – Amazon UK

– Amazon Canada  –  Amazon France

Extract: History of Easter

Easter is a holiday of the Resurrection of Christ. A major Christian celebration takes place in memory of sufferings, martyr death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter Sunday, also called Easter Day, is the day on which this festival is celebrated, between  Good Friday and Easter Monday.

The Dictionary describes Easter as:-An annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

To see more gorgeous images from Easter, take a look at my History Easter Pinterest Board.

 1621 Religious Art

Old Russian Easter Card

1865 Palm Sunday
Easter Post Card
 1757 Egg-shaped Toilet Case1890 Faberge Pendant

From Wikipedia:

Fabergé egg  is one of a limited number of jeweled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé and his company from 1885 to 1917. The most famous are ones made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers, often called the ‘Imperial’ Fabergé eggs.

The House of Fabergé made about 50 eggs and 43 have survived. Another two were planned for Easter 1918, but because of the Russian Revolution were not delivered.

After the Revolution, the Fabergé family left Russia (see House of Fabergé). The Fabergé trademark has been sold several times since and several companies have retailed egg-related merchandise using the Fabergé name. The trademark is now owned by Fabergé Limited, which makes egg-themed jewellery.

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