I enjoy having tea and blogging with my tea friends. This blogging thing is a passion of mine. I enjoy it immensely.
I hope you come often and invite your tea friends here. I really would enjoy the company.
Wench By Dolen Perkins-Valdez 304 pages; Amistad A righteous historical novel about female slaves on, yes, summer vacation with their masters in free-state Ohio.
The Colored Girl Beautful
by Azalia Hackley
The National Capital Code of Etiquette
by Edward S. Green
My Book lists
These are books I am looking for to help with my reenactment program
I have this One!
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey By Alison Gernsheim
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Behide The Scenes
30 years slave and 4 years in the White House
Mary Lincoln's Dressmaker
the story of Lizzy, The first Lady's dressmaker.
Mary Todd Lincoln's Dress
Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly. The first lady wore the gown during the Washington winter social season in 1861–62. Both pieces are piped with white satin, and the bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. An evening bodice was included with the ensemble. The lace collar is of the period, but not original to the dress.
I don't cook any more because all six of my children are out of the home and on their own. They are raising their children and doing well, Thanks to the Lord! I still enjoy baking though. I send many days here in my new tea salon, baking treats for my teas guest, that come to visit. It also helps to keep the studio warn on a cold winter's day..
Crescent rolls filled with plum preserves and Pumpkin butter. Garnished with beautiful ripe black grapes.
I love sitting in the dinning room, enjoying tea and feeling and smelling the goodies in the oven. Reminds me of my childhood days.
Today is New Years Eve. I would like to take this time and say "Good Bye. "
2016 was a glorious year for me. It was my first year of retirement. I have accomplished much and I am very pleased with my accomplishments
Along the way, I have met many new friends with an appreciation for my passion for Victorian fashion and the love for Tea. I introduce them to the history of tea and the proper way to enjoy a good pot of tea.
I have been living my dream. I was successful in opening up a Tea Salon where I invite other to come and enjoy a step back in time, relax and feel a simpler style of life.
As guests, I cater to them with tea and sweet delights, They come and read, listen to music and socialize the old fashion.
In creating this little social club, I have my own concierge where folks can come to network, relax, and socialize while having a wonderful tea experience.
It is quite rewarding knowing I have creating a place that is so badly needed in today's hustle and bustled times.