Sarah Chrisman
Sarah Chrisman
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    MATRIX Day ago

    I love the elixers of the time. there is a place in England that still makes them supposed to be for health , it's called Fitzpatrick's Temperance Bar

  • Michelle Lewis
    Michelle Lewis 6 days ago

    Hi sarah new subbie i jus luv HISTORY👋👋👋👋👋


    "If I were over a hundred and 30 years old, I'd probably leak too." Hahaha I laughed so hard

  • Ruth Goebel
    Ruth Goebel 7 days ago

    My mother told me years ago, “If you can read, you can do anything”. I always had my,nose in a book. Still do!

  • Ruth Goebel
    Ruth Goebel 7 days ago

    Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade!!! Mead some of that in England last April. I loved it!

  • Ruth Goebel
    Ruth Goebel 7 days ago

    So beautiful!

  • Weigh Nasserite
    Weigh Nasserite 8 days ago


  • Mike Temple
    Mike Temple 10 days ago

    Living history. Love it!

  • Susan Assenmacher
    Susan Assenmacher 11 days ago

    Another awesome, wonderful, and fantastic video. I especially loved the Advanced Google Book search option.

  • Brooke Johanna
    Brooke Johanna 12 days ago

    Loved this vid. That’s probably why that Magazine is called Chatelaine, I thought it was someone’s last name or a French word for something but now I see it has Victorian and medieval roots! People probably have no idea.

  • Lorri Carney
    Lorri Carney 12 days ago

    wear do you source the paper and pencil for your notebook?


    Thanks Sarah for this video, im a man but want to wear one to help with the daily chores around our smallholding, take care all

  • Make It Do
    Make It Do 12 days ago

    This video came at such the right time, it's almost serendipitous! I'm a huge DIYer, and I've been looking up chatelaines to get ideas of what to put on my own when I get it made. I'm also a CNA, so I wasn't surprised that a nurse's chatelaine would have to be so extensive. Lol These days, they've been replaced by scrub pockets. My coworkers and I carry a ridiculous amount of things in our pockets. No less than 4 pens (they tend to grow legs and walk off), manicure sticks, sharpies, bandaids, pocketknife, chapstick, even the occasional trash bag!

  • Morjana
    Morjana 12 days ago

    Beautiful and practical. Truly fabulous that you have one from your husband's great grandmother; I bet she would be thrilled to know it is being used still. Amazing

  • Lenore Björk
    Lenore Björk 12 days ago

    Ooohh... how I covet my own chatelaine..... 😍 You look lovely in your blue dress by the way!

  • The22726
    The22726 12 days ago

    It's so wonderful to see your chatelaines after reading about them in your books. What a fascinating history! I remember as a girl guide in the 80s having a belt with brass hoops where we could hang our Swiss army knives. Of course, being twelve year olds it all got a bit out-of-hand and many of us, including myself, had multiple frivolous key rings and toys hanging there too. Eventually the leaders cracked-down on having more than a simple pen knife there. It seems we weren't the first to enjoy collecting trinkets around our waists!

  • Vampira
    Vampira 12 days ago

    Thank You! You both hawe been such a great inspiration to me, my home, and my life! I love the project so much! <3 You living my old childhood dream!

  • Kate
    Kate 13 days ago

    I love the valuable information you share. We as people, have lost that history of ourselves and the things that make us who we are. I appreciate so much your sharing with us the richness and fun history of how you write your books, but, also of what we were like long ago.

  • Cecily Erker
    Cecily Erker 13 days ago

    This channel really inspired my home decor choices for my 1904 Forty Thieves house made from scavenged bricks from the 1904 World’s Fair in Saint Louis

  • Mark Muir
    Mark Muir 13 days ago

    what kind of music at the beginning and end of the video ?!

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 13 days ago

    How useful Chatelaines were! I had no idea what a Chatelaine was before, except the Magazine by the same name. I wish I had one!! It would be so handy! I learned so much from your tutorial, Sarah! Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing your video about Chatelaines part 2!! ~Janet in Canada

    • Ruth Goebel
      Ruth Goebel 11 days ago

      mastersadvocate Check out eBay. I found a cute sewing chatelaine for a reasonable price. It is not an antique, as those cost considerably more.

  • Jack Hamlett
    Jack Hamlett 13 days ago

    Very fascinating history... praise the Lord!

  • Kat Moo
    Kat Moo 13 days ago

    I love chatelaines so much. It hits all the right buttons is what tickles me. I'm especially fascinated by the reusable note sheets some chatelaines had

  • Victorian Girl
    Victorian Girl 13 days ago

    I love your videos 💕

  • Rachel Borah
    Rachel Borah 13 days ago

    How many chatelaines do you own?

  • Kenneth Reed
    Kenneth Reed 13 days ago

    Thank You for this great information!!! As a Historical Consultant and one who lives a Victorian lifestyle too, I find your books and web site very enjoyable.

  • H Simpson
    H Simpson 13 days ago

    Thank you this was so nice. I did not know about them till today.

  • Lucas McInnis
    Lucas McInnis 13 days ago

    The Lady of the house is BACK!!! YES!!!

  • Desiree Van Heel
    Desiree Van Heel 13 days ago

    This is pretty neat information, thanks for sharing! ^^ love your dress btw!

  • Dawn O
    Dawn O 13 days ago

    You haven't put up a vid in a while. As a fellow Victorian enthusist this a very informative. I can't find any chatelaines here in Australia, not affordable ones anyhow

  • Lily Izquierdo
    Lily Izquierdo 18 days ago

    You both guys are GOALS! Imagine find you soulmate like this!

  • Lily Izquierdo
    Lily Izquierdo 18 days ago

    She’s so cool and sweet!

  • Morjana
    Morjana 18 days ago

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful information. Excited to get back to writing and see where it will take me.

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 19 days ago

    I love finding recipes for tasty dishes in the back of novels. The Aunt Dimity books had recipes for cookies, or some other tasty thing in the back, and the Murder in Miniature novel, by Margaret Grace had tips and tricks for making miniatures in the back of that book. Thank you, Sarah, for telling us how Coasting Cookies got their name. When I saw the title of this video, my first thought was that "coasting" had to do with bicycle riding down a hill. (Great minds think alike, eh?) I learn so much from you! Thank you so much! ~Janet in Canada

  • thedarkdivine
    thedarkdivine 19 days ago

    A great and helpful video, thank you 🙂

  • thedarkdivine
    thedarkdivine 19 days ago

    New subscriber. Hello Sarah. I adore the Victorian era and I am very envious. I try to do what I can. I'm a writer too so I have the desk and the quill and ink etc I'm trying to find different things I can do. The furniture is spectacular but expensive these days. I'm in England and most things still seem to be available but some are almost impossible to find but I'm sure I'll get there 🙂.

  • Família Imperial Russa Romanov

    Sou Barsileiro e amo a Era Vitoriana. Parabéns pelo vídeo. ❤❤❤🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Lenore Björk
    Lenore Björk 19 days ago

    Thank you so much! You are such a wonderful lady and you hold all of my admiration for the way you and your husband are living. Well wishes, Lenore

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 20 days ago

    This video has been very helpful! Thanks for the tips on where to get first hand material, and how to find it online! I used to work in the public library, so I do know where to start when searching for information or first hand material (19th century books). Happy New Year to you and your husband, Sarah! ~Janet in Canada

  • Nick K
    Nick K 20 days ago

    mke more vids

  • Shayla c
    Shayla c 20 days ago

    Hi Sarah, love your videos! I recently purchased a few antique lanterns but have not lite them yet. I was wondering, what type of oil can I use with them and, is there any harmful vapors that are released when burnt?

  • Charli Armstrong
    Charli Armstrong 20 days ago

    “Technology is a good servant but a bad master!” I shall carry this quote with me into 2020!

    • Sarah Chrisman
      Sarah Chrisman 20 days ago

      Glad you like it! :) You can get the quote on a magnet, mug or canvas bag here

  • Heidi Trampedach
    Heidi Trampedach 20 days ago

    Another great video from you 👍 Happy New Year to you and Gabriel 🎉🍾

  • Kate
    Kate 21 day ago

    I truly enjoyed this information you shared about writing books and how and where to research. I didn't realize all that was involved into writing just one book. Amazing the research that is done before you even start writing. I also really enjoyed visiting your husbands workplace. That library really seems like a beautiful place to visit. Don't be shy, please continue to share all of your fabulous knowledge with us in the future.

  • B. Gauthier
    B. Gauthier 21 day ago

    Sarah, I hope some day I get to meet you. Gretings from Ottawa, Canada, Happy 2020 New year.

  • katester2009
    katester2009 21 day ago

    Love the video, and how you mention how useful primary sources are! I feel like that’s easily forgotten in modern research and I’m glad I’m not the only one who focuses on things that were actually from that time period! Thanks for sharing

  • Quycksylver
    Quycksylver 21 day ago

    some great suggestions! Thank you for the recommendation of The Trade of Authorship. I love books about writing and will definitely take a look at that one!

  • Molly Elizabeth
    Molly Elizabeth 21 day ago

    As a librarian, I would like to thank you for making this video. The resources available through public libraries are an asset to writers and others that we help to grow by utilizing them. Your lives and work are very inspiring and it's lovely to see Port Townsend through your eyes. All the best in the coming year!

    • Sarah Chrisman
      Sarah Chrisman 21 day ago

      Aww, you're so very welcome! Thank you for such a nice comment. Feel free to share the video with anyone you think might benefit from it. :)

  • helicopter drill sergeant Mommy Case

    Not being rude at all but do you put rouge on your nose I've just noticed your nose being very bright pink during every video so I'm wondering

    • Ruby Lace
      Ruby Lace 18 days ago

      It's rosacea and I have the same thing. My nose, cheeks and sometimes even ears get very red and its often caused by something I ate but sometimes even the weather or being tired causes flare ups.

    • lichen goatfungus
      lichen goatfungus 21 day ago

      It's rocacea I think. A skin condition.

  • Ruby Lace
    Ruby Lace 23 days ago

    Hello Sarah! I'm curious as to if you ever read modern books? Thank you

  • My view JHJ
    My view JHJ 26 days ago

    How much dosh u made of ur lies Sarah?

  • My view JHJ
    My view JHJ 26 days ago

    I completely respect people’s values and their way of living and who they are, however I don’t have respect for fraud people who want to make money by faking their professions and lifestyles. Just saying.

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 29 days ago

    What lovely poetry! Thank you for reading them to us all, Sarah! I enjoyed seeing the Victorian pictures, too! I wish you and your husband a very Happy Christmas! ~Janet in Canada

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 29 days ago

    I really enjoyed this very informative video about the magical Gasogene! It was a very interesting lesson about how the Victorian people made fizzy water, and fizzy drinks! Thanks for demonstrating how the Gasogene works! When I was a very little girl, we had very hot summers. My grandmother used to make us fizzy drinks with a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda mixed into cold water. We enjoyed the drinks, and it was very cooling to have! Grandma was born in 1899, and came to Canada in 1911, a year before the Titanic made its ill fated voyage. Her family were pioneers in Canada, and eventually settled in British Columbia. She would have liked your videos, very much. Many of the things you have told us about would have been familiar to her. I miss her a lot! She died in January of 1992, at the age of 92. (her birthday was in November) I wish you and your husband a very happy Christmas! ~Janet in Canada

  • mastersadvocate
    mastersadvocate 29 days ago

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful video of the Barred owl! We had one of these gorgeous birds roosting in our back yard last year. We all thought the owl was beautiful, and that we were so lucky to have him (her?) staying in our Birch tree, in our back yard for a few days. Oddly enough the owl never did bring us any mail! We are all fans of Harry Potter, and thought the owl should bring us at least one letter. LOL! Two years ago, we were lucky enough to have a Great Horned owl visit! A wonderful bird, indeed! I love owls, and really enjoyed seeing this lovely fellow preening and arranging his(her?) feathers! ~Janet in Canada

  • Enzo LEGO Films
    Enzo LEGO Films Month ago

    Wow!! I hope to be a successful writer like you someday, congratulations

  • I need Almond milk

    Hello Mrs Chrisman. I have a question, are your books in Barnes and Noble?

  • Bella ClaireW09
    Bella ClaireW09 Month ago

    I love how you live your life and your also a writer I want to live the way you live someday and I’m 10 years old..

  • La Fleur Noire
    La Fleur Noire Month ago

    You're wonderful!!🖤🥰🙌

  • Y A S H N Y
    Y A S H N Y Month ago

    Can you make a house tour if you have the time for it please?

  • Susanna Sharrock
    Susanna Sharrock Month ago

    Please show us your den by lamp light. I would like to see the way it looks like with the light

  • Lenore Björk
    Lenore Björk Month ago

    I wish you a happy holiday to! Love your books and every time I see there is a new video I rush to see it! I only wish it would be easier to by your books here in Sweden. I could only get a hold of some of them.. Take good care!

  • mbarge
    mbarge Month ago

    You are such an artist! Thank you for the beautiful video. I would love to see a video about some of your recent favorite books you use in your research.

  • Emmi chillt am Handy

    Beautiful ❤️ Greatings from Germany‘s Westwood ✨

  • Ruth Goebel
    Ruth Goebel Month ago

    How delightful and refreshing! In this frenetic world of ours, how glad I am to find someone like you, with the courage to live in a more gracious way than most people. I look forward to acquiring your books to add to my ever expanding library. A Merry Christmas to you and your husband!

  • Julie Middleton
    Julie Middleton Month ago

    Thank you Sarah that was enjoyable!! I hope you and your husband have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! God bless you both!!

  • ANDIBO987
    ANDIBO987 Month ago

    Lovely, thank you very much for this. Kind regards from Spain

  • Família Imperial Russa Romanov

    Parabéns pelo vídeo. 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • Elisa Finlayson
    Elisa Finlayson Month ago

    Oh I love how beautiful this is. Thank you for sharing this with us, and you never know, I might utter something similar at the no-technology part of our Christmas. I hope you have a Merry Christmas (or any other holiday you celebrate)

  • Pride & Prejudice

    I LOVED it! The music, the poems, the way you spoke is all Capital! Brilliant indeed. I can't wait to order your books. I love reading. Merry Christmas to you and your husband.

  • James Warrick
    James Warrick Month ago

    Very endearing, thanks for sharing mrs. Chrisman.

  • Kate
    Kate Month ago

    Wonderful and charming!

  • Andy Yeager
    Andy Yeager Month ago

    How do you decorate for the holidays?

    • Rebecca Dhillon
      Rebecca Dhillon 25 days ago

      Yes! I would love to see her home at the holidays, to see a Victorian Christmas

  • Lamour
    Lamour Month ago

    Hey Sarah, i heartily support what you are doin with your Husband. You both are just amazing! I always want to live in 80s and decorate my home juat like in 80s and watch and listen movies and music all about 80s.. you are just doin my imagination.. congrats. I wish you nothing but the best ! I really appriciate your efforts and u give courage to many people around the world.. kind regards

  • Ruby Lace
    Ruby Lace Month ago

    I love you <3

  • Julie Middleton
    Julie Middleton Month ago

    Thank you Sarah for this video! I love owls and God's many Beautiful Creatures! I hope you and your husband are believers in Jesus Christ time is so short! God loves you and he don't want anyone to perish! I think you and your husband are neat people I love the Victorian time period! I would love to have a Victorian house the Beauty and the structure of it really amazing! God bless you and your family!

  • Heidi Richter
    Heidi Richter Month ago

    Amazing...thank you for sharing!

  • mbarge
    mbarge Month ago

    Your videos are so fascinating and relaxing, thank you for making them!

  • Prince Arthur Louis Pagan

    Absolutely a beautiful vision!

  • Prince Arthur Louis Pagan

    You are an amazing and beautiful family!

  • rpaw
    rpaw Month ago

    I just saw you interview with The Sound. I can’t believe you don’t have any friends! You guys are so interesting and delightful. If I lived nearer to you I would be a regular visitor ,if you’d have me. ❤️

  • Andrea R
    Andrea R Month ago

    I love your videos, Sarah! Thanks for sharing.

  • Alison Stitt
    Alison Stitt Month ago

    Sarah, this is beautiful footage, thank you for sharing. 💜

  • Mr. X
    Mr. X Month ago

    I got to hold an owl once.

  • TinLizzie1927
    TinLizzie1927 Month ago

    6:30 I love what you say here, haha

  • Yaelra R.
    Yaelra R. Month ago

    That owl looks a bit heavy. Could she be expecting?

  • B. Gauthier
    B. Gauthier Month ago

    Making itself beautiful for the camera... Adorable little fellow.

  • Jack Hamlett
    Jack Hamlett Month ago

    Praise the Lord for the beautiful footage of the wonderful, fluffy owl!

  • Kate
    Kate Month ago

    What beautiful and magnificent creatures they are. Their eyes are so different from most birds. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  • Hannah Sews
    Hannah Sews Month ago

    Thanks for this lovely video Sarah! You inspired me to go Victorian, just like you. While I’m still quite far from where you are, my clothing and the things I do are evolving every day. Thanks for being an inspiration! ❤️

  • Heidi L
    Heidi L Month ago

    Your waffles look delicious and that stove is beautiful! I love my non-electric beater too. :)

  • Gothika's Web
    Gothika's Web Month ago

    Oh! Your hair is so beautiful!

  • Duchess of Soapshire

    I almost made a soap inspired by coasting cookies. Who knows, I may do it in the future. 😊

  • marsneedsbunnies
    marsneedsbunnies Month ago

    Fascinating. Thank you for your work. I look forward to reading your books. I live in a city that has "medicinal" springs which were popular with those hoping to cure their tuberculosis during the 19th and 20th centuries. About a dozen public springs still exist, and the water varies from tasting acidic/citrusy (the water has disolved lithium), to tasting like blood (high in iron). A few of the Victorian-era hotels and spa buildings still exist as well. One of the lithium springs is my favourite. The water comes out of the ground cold and naturally carbonated, and lends itself to lemonade and soda making.

  • karen jennifer
    karen jennifer 2 months ago

    They're meant for each other. They look so lovely together.

  • Revilo Ppar
    Revilo Ppar 2 months ago

    Its GREAT the COUCH :-) Yes and the Writer is GREAT :-) Is the couch original from the 1880s? The next video clip is a story about a NICE VICTORIAN BABY STROLLER :-) Yes Sarah and Gabriel???????????

  • Hannah Sews
    Hannah Sews 2 months ago

    It has been a year since I’ve first become enthralled with your works and the Victorian era. Sarah, I wish to inform you that I’ve taken up the time period in my arms, and am currently sewing a chemise.

  • Heidi Richter
    Heidi Richter 2 months ago

    I am so happy to see all your new videos! Thank you so much for sharing a glimpse into your life and all the fascinating aspects of Victorian living!

  • HuffleFluff
    HuffleFluff 2 months ago

    I love all of these current videos that you are making, I use to watch your first few videos almost religiously, and now I have more to watch.😊😊😊

  • Raven Weber
    Raven Weber 2 months ago

    I first heard of the gasogene while reading Sherlock Holmes! Very cool to see one