Idyll Dreams & Nonsensical Things

The random thoughts and whimsical writings of Cari Lyn Jones

‘Tis the season…

Sometimes, a scene for a story will burst full-grown into my mind, and sometimes it’s just a vague inkling. A foggy idea that sends me off along a twisty path that is not guaranteed to lead anywhere. In this case, my meandering journey was prompted by a scene that may (or may not) appear in the second book of a gaslamp fantasy series whose first book I haven’t even finished writing yet! *sigh* Still, I thought it might be fun to share a few of the links that I found along the way. (See below)

And in keeping with the turn-of-the-century Christmas theme, I have a short tale you may enjoy reading titled The Rocking Horse that I posted a couple Christmases ago.

A quick note – I am not affiliated with any of the sites whose links I have shared below. I make no money if you click on them, and any of the ads or opinions seen there do not necessarily reflect my own opinions or suggestions.

Vintage Christmas Candle Holders

Christmas Tree Candleholders

The thought of a mustache cup as a Christmas gift tickled my fancy no end. I remember seeing one of these in my grandmother’s house. I believe it actually belonged to my great-grandfather, or maybe it was even older than that.

Vintage moustache cup

Christmas in 19th Century America

A black and white photo from around 1895 of the Christmas Groupe Car Troupe

The History of Stringing Popcorn

The Curious KISStory of Mistletoe

Mistletoe: The Evolution of a Christmas Tradition

Wishing all of you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous, healthy New Year!

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