Meet the electric Victorian version of Martha Stewart! Mrs. J. E. H. Gordon, aka Alice, is here to tell us all how to best decorate our London townhouses. With electricity! You won't believe what she does to her Chippendale. It will rejoice the heart of your butler.
It's kitsch gone wrong! Will the true artist behind these weepy-eyed waifs please stand up?
...Because we have to congratulate them on getting an Antiques Roadshow appraiser to say the word "anime" out loud.
Postcards! It all started with legendary Regency prankster Thomas Hook and only got weirder from there.
Happy Boxing Day! In the second half of our holiday special, we cover lights from candles to bubbles to NOMA and beyond; tinsel, pavuchky, and the Legend of the Christmas Spider; the Yankee Candle Flagship Store Bavarian Christmas Village; Thomas Kinkade; Czech beaded ornaments; festive hospital fires; Dragostea din tei; Repo! The Genetic Opera; "spontaneous" human combustion; the Spider Queen; Goliath bird-eaters; and our future careers as Hallmark Holiday movie writers. Plus spiders. A lot of spiders. Probably too many spiders. Enjoy!
It's the first half of our two-part Christmas special, featuring Shiny Brite vintage ornaments and Kugel balls! Other talking points include Charles Dickens, witches, vampire lore, and Martin Luther. Happy Holidays!