I have decided to adopt the long forgotten custom of "at homes". This is one day each week which I will be home and "accepting callers". It is a tradition Victorian women adopted in order to better manage their households. I crave a house where hospitality is offered regardless of the time or circumstance, but the truth is I homeschool two of my children, have a toddler, a teenager, and a husband who works odd hours. In order to preserve our families needs and offer a good old welcome (and mean it) I am choosing an "at home". I have so many people I want to connect with and never find the time so I am hoping this will help with that.
Of course I immediately began to wonder what I would wear.
I like this from here. But then again they had me at the Boston Terrier.
Most likely more like this
I also began to think about calling cards. Did you know there was a silver tray near the door you left your card on even if the hostess was home? That way she could keep track of who had visited -and more importantly other guests could see who had visited.
I may have to make some just for fun!