The Darling Homemaker

The Darling Homemaker

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


 Hello Everyone,

The last couple of days I've been thinking about writing on the topic of  Why I started this blog, "The Darling Homemaker". Basically it was to make friends with other women who have a love for homemaking and vintage fashion.

As a young girl I used to dream of dressing up in vintage fashion clothing from the Edwardian period and the 20s mostly, now I have a deep love for the all other eras (30s, 40s, 50s, and some early 60s) which I did not know much about back then, but through the years I have researched and studied vintage fashion on my own.
I've  never met anyone interested in vintage fashion, I've made a few friends along the way, but never one that would have the same interest I had. I remember during my high school years I was interested in vintage fashion and home economics as well. Home economics was something I wanted to learn. I remember taking homemaking while in high school, it was a good learning time for me. At that time in my life, my main focus was on the future, and that was for me to become a homemaker. So I married young, and started a family. Putting aside all other interest (that would be vintage fashion and education) and focusing on my family.
As the years went by, I never lost my personal passion for vintage dressing. It always lingered in the back of my mind, I wondered if there were other women like myself who also had a passion for old-fashioned clothing. Hmmm....
Being a person who keeps very much to herself, I never attempted to talk about it, in fear that others would make fun of me,  So I went through life wondering...wondering if some day I would meet women like myself who have a passion for the good old days.
One day in 2001, I was first introduced to the computer, and something just told me, hey! maybe you can reach out and make friends on-line with others that share the same interest, but I was told by someone that it was not possible...So time passed me by, once again.
And In May of 2009 I made another attempt this time doing it all on my own, and not asking for help. I learned how to use the web, on my own, and guess what... Lord and be hold...I found all of you.
I was so happy, as I still am, not only do we share the same interests, but have the courage to express it. I knew right there and then there was no stopping me.
Now I could be me, without being judge by others or ridiculed. I have taken a big step toward bettering myself, I think...and this is just the beginning for me.
I now plan to go back to college and finish up my college degree. Something I should have done a long time ago. I am still deciding if to pursue a degree in journalism and mass communication, or fashion and merchandise. Don't know yet, but I have to trust my gut feeling when I decide which path to take.
  Anyway, I hope I didn't bore you with this post. I just wanted you all to know it feels so good to of made friends on blog land because I have non where I live ( I'm an introvert.) I haven't had a friend that I could go out and have a cup of tea with in 12 years. Once again, thank you all for following The Darling Homemaker and being my friend.

 (Pictures from 2009)



  1. Isn't the internet marvelous?
    Thanks for being willing to share your passion and ideas! It can be so hard to get up enough nerve sometimes. I wouldn't call myself a extrovet, but I am learning to open up a bit.
    Keep up the good work!

    1. Wonderful Post!
      Good Luck! It will be fun to hear about your plans. I love the photos of your fashion! It is so much fun.

  2. Great post, I started my blog for the same exact reason, to meet like minded women such as yourself. I really wish we all lived closer to one another so we could have ladies gatherings. When I was younger I adored the Victorian era, I even had a Victorian themed wedding, but like you, I lean towards the 40's and 50's now. I love being a stay at home wife and mother.

  3. Thanks friends for stopping by...I'm so glad we are kindred spirits. :)

  4. I've been lurking for a while, but...yes, it is nice to meet kindred spirits online because we are indeed in a niche of our own! Good luck with your choice, I'm sure you'll pick the right one, too. :)

  5. Thanks Jen, It was so nice of you to stop by. ;)