Mrs. Christenís Miscellanea
Purveyor of Fine Civil War Era Civilian Goods,
Both Vintage and Reproduction.
To place an order or ask questions,
send an e-mail or land mail to:
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Unless otherwise noted, prices include shipping & handling charges.
(Prices subject to change.)
I am sorry, I do not take credit cards, but personal checks are welcomed.
Easy payment plans can be arranged for major purchases.
(Michigan residents, please add 6% sales tax.)
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I am currently offering the following items, made to your specifications and fabric choices, as well as offering a selection of period appropriate examples in stock.
New items are being added as they come in, so visit often or ask for specific items.
Click on links for examples of specific items.
Protect your face and dresses, as well as those of your children of all ages, from the sun.
All slats are available in sheer cotton, calico or gingham.
Please indicate color & fabric preferences.
    Adult sizes ................................................................................................................$40.00
    Children's sizes .......................................................................................................$25.00
     Infant sizes ...............................................................................................................$15.00
 
Fashion Bonnets & Frames  In a variety of styles & materials ............ $55.00-$140.00
New styles arriving often so keep checking back! Some custom work available as well.
 
Bonnet Pins Paired sets in various colors and styles ..................................... $8.00-$11.00
 
Bonnet Frill Kits 100% cotton net. ..............................................................................$8.00
          The finishing touch for the inside of your bonnet. Directions for use included.
          See the Antique & Vintage section on this page for other bonnet trimmings to
                              decorate your bonnets in your own personal style.
 
Ladies' Headdress Kits Make your own ball head dress from Godey's .................$20.00
 
Adjustable Flat Buckled Garters (no binding!) ........................................................ $6.00
    For the best fit, please send a measurement of your leg where you garter your stockings.
 
Collars Simple white cotton collars made to fit your dress (hand finished) ................ $10.00
   For the best fit, please send a measurement of the inside of your *closed* dress neckline.
 
Ladies' plain Hankies large, hand hemmed white cotton. ..........................................$8.00
          Use it to at the troops or wear it for a work impression alternative to a collar.
 
Ladies' lace-edged Hankies large, hand-edged with fine cotton lace "for show".. $15.00
 
Men's Hankies Large, hand-hemmed ........................................................................... $8.00
     With an elaborate medallion center print in black & green with yellow paisley border.
                           No one would mistake these for a surrender flag!
 
Men's Crochet Caps Echoes of Glory style crochet wool ....... Currently out of stock .. $70.00
 
Hand Knit Wool Mittens .........................................................................................$35.00
                    Hand knit from a period pattern & felted for extra warmth
 
Housewives Hand sewn ................................................................................................$12.00
           Made to Christian Commission specs to send to soldiers, but useful for ladies.
              These small sewing kits include buttons, a thread winder, pins and needles.
 
Tucker Kits 100% cotton netting. The finishing touch for every ball dress. ............. $11.00
 
Ladies' Cotton Stockings in white or various other colors ....................................... $8.00
  Over-the-knee stockings with 7% Lycra, just enough to help keep them from falling down.
 
Bean Bags Hand-sewn in period print fabrics ................................................................$2.00
                                                       Period toys for children of all ages.
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Mrs. Christenís offers a selection of quality patterns from:
For the Little Ones
Period correct patterns for very young reenactors
 
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Mrs. Christenís Miscellanea is proud to be the sole distributor of:
Dresden Dry Goods:
Custom-Made Cage Crinoline & Bustles
and
Custom-Made Parasols
 
Click on the above links for images, prices and ordering information.)
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Antique and Vintage Items Offered by
Mrs. Christen's Miscellanea:
In addition to the above items, Mrs. Christenís Miscellanea carries an ever-changing array of antique, unique & vintage items to round out your mid nineteenth century impression. The following is just a sample of some of the items I generally stock. As most of these items are one of a kind, what is available is ever changing. For that reason, many individual items are not listed. If you are looking for a specific item or type of item, just send me a message and I will see what I have or can find.
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Mrs. Christen's Miscellanea.
2007 Event Schedule
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    Still have questions? Ready to place an order? Just send me a message with your order &/or questions to: gwjchris@earthlink.net