Posted by Deborah (MaMa) on May 05, 1998 at 04:59:27:
This thought occurred as I listened to friends talk about doing beautiful beadwork "while I watched TV."
I personally dislike TV (with the exception of good videos like P&P2, S&S2 and TheSimpsonsonoccasion - there, I said it!) and prefer doing my craftwork in reasonable quiet at a table.
Which got me wondering: How did Regency-era families arrange the furniture in their parlors? Did it all center around a fireplace as ours now tends to center around that noxious box? Were there clusters of tables and chairs by windows to capture the light for reading and handiwork? Were the rooms as depicted in P&P2 and S&S2 (the Emma Thompson version) accurate and if so, again: what was the general theory on furniture placement, etc.?
TIA for any insights!
Deborah (MaMa), with another crazy question at 4 a.m. ;>
- Furniture and how we live Beth 23:10:02 5/05/98 (4)
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