...you can see Lake Ontario dotted with sailboats.
So, I pulled out these little circles which had mystified me as to their use, and turned them into more little taglets. I don't know why it is exactly that we are drawn to older times, but I remember, even as a little girl, loving the Edwardian illustrations in antique children's books, and would look at them for hours. This little girl is from a later era, but still tugs at my heartstrings.
For me, it's not about "the good old days" because the world was about to go through the horrors of the first world war -- never mind people dying of diseases that are curable today -- and the Forties people (another era I love) were facing the second world war. Perhaps, it's because, even with these horrors, daily life was simpler -- I honestly don't know. And perhaps, it's just a matter of my esthetic sense.