About the Call Me Cordelia Blog

Call Me Cordelia BlogThe Call Me Cordelia blog is about aspiring elegance. Learn how to live an elegant life by rediscovering the forgotten elegance of another era. It could mean something as simple as serving tea on a silver tray with a tiny bouquet of posies. Or a quilt lovingly stitched by your grandmother. Allow Call Me Cordelia to help relieve the stress of modern technology and step back in time to create a beautiful life you will truly enjoy.

Call Me Cordelia takes us back to a time before the cold modern age of cell phones, when handwritten letters and pressed flowers were treasured. Here you’ll find old fashioned recipes, vintage fashion tips, and antique linens. We also have a section devoted to L. M. Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Green Gables.

Who is Cordelia?

“…What’s your name?”
The child hesitated a moment.
“Will you please call me Cordelia?” she asked eagerly.
“Call you Cordelia? Is that your name?”
“No-o-o, it’s not exactly my name, but I would love to be called Cordelia. It’s such a perfectly elegant name.”
“I don’t know what on earth you mean. If Cordelia isn’t your name, what is?”
“Anne Shirley.”
– L. M. Montgomery

As a young girl, I often imagined my name was Cordelia. How romantic it would be to have a name like Lady Cordelia and wear an amethyst brooch down to the lake of shinning waters. When it came time to select a name for my blog, my mother suggested Call Me Cordelia based on my childhood obsession with Anne of Green Gables, puffed sleeves, and The Lady of Shallot.

History of the Call Me Cordelia Blog

In 2004, Call Me Cordelia stared life as a free website hosted through yahoo’s geocities (geocities.com/ladycordellia1912). If a website could have an awkward teenage phase, this was mine. Each page of my site had a different background featuring Victorian ladies, large hats, and puffed sleeves.  Anne Shirley would have swooned over those puffed sleeves. Poorly designed java and flash greeted my visitors along with music. Thank goodness Call Me Cordelia outgrew this phase.

You can still read the old Call Me Cordelia guestbook archives here.

In 2009, the domain callmecordelia.net was purchased. It was the beginning of a new era for Call Me Cordelia. I purchased our logo with the roses and our blue background from a talented designer. The lady in our logo looks just like the image of Lady Cordelia that my mind has envisioned for years. I’m sure those roses smell divinely beautiful.

In 2016, major updates came to Call Me Cordelia in the form of WordPress. How in the world did I manage for so long without it? No more manually typing HTML codes has left me with more time for sipping tea and reading L. M. Montgomery.  After 12 years of being online, WordPress allowed me to keep up with rapidly changing technology. Our awkwardly designed Call Me Cordelia webpage has grown up and blossomed into an elegantly cohesive Call Me Cordelia blog. It’s even mobile responsive! Hmmm…I wonder what Anne Shirley would think of smart phones? I suppose she would find lots of scope of the imagination on the internet.

Going Forward

What does the future hold for Call Me Cordelia? At this point, I am just working on perfecting the art of blogging. Writing every week is not something I’ve become accustomed to yet, especially not writing for specific keywords. And trying to get Call Me Cordelia to show up in a google search makes my head spin. Sometimes the only thing I know Call Me Cordelia blog’s future holds is a hot cup of tea and good book.