Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I just love an old fashion style picnic, so I invited my friend to my favorite park to have one.

 Everyone who joined the picnic kindly brought their blankets and baskets fulled with food, (non alcoholic drinks, plates, tea cups and spoons,


 The dress code for the picnic was
Victorian, Edwardian, Steampunk, Elegant Lolita, Romantic Gothic and of cause 21st century.


We played games.

We were also entertained by music playing on the phonograph. How delightful and unique.

The weather was perfect and I could not have asked for anything better.
Monday, September 14, 2015

On the afternoon of August 29, 2015, from 1pm-4:30pm, Newport, Rhode Island’s rich colonial history came to life during the Newport Historical Society’s Stamp Act Protest. This large-scale reenactment takes place in downtown Newport to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Riots, one of the first events that sparked the American Revolution. Read more.....http://www.newporthistory.org/events/event/newport-stamp-act-protest-reenactment-party/

The event included an upper class lady’s tea  

In this reenactment, I portrayed a servant, Duchess Quamino and served my famous Plum cake 

Duchess Quamino, who worked in the Channing household on School Street.  Quamino lived several years in a religious Anglo-American family, was married in one of Newport's Congregational Churches, and had married a freed slave who became an ardent Christian; his death aboard a privateer's ship during the American Revolution stopped him from undertaking an evangelical mission to Africa. 

Charity ‘Duchess’ Quamino, established a catering business and became known as the best pastry chef in Newport. Her frosted plum cakes was well known. 

I was asked for the recipe I used for the Plum Cake. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
I truely enjoy the reenactment of the events and times of the Victorian era. But I have been asked by the Rhode Island Historical Society to be apart of their John Brown House Museum's event.
It turned out that I was to meet the President of the United State, in the time period of George Washington.
Now, what would I wear to meet the President? What would I say? Am I a slave or free person? These are all the questions I needed to find out.

First - What to wear?
I researched some paintings of women of color in the 1700's by Agostino Brunias.

Thanks with the help of the Rhode Island Historiacal Society, we were able to dress me properly for the era.

Now, for the persona- Am I a slave of free person?
We came up with, I was a free person that sold flowers in the town and market place. I was pleased. I sold my roses, that day, to the fine well dressed ladies of society. 
 I charge them five pennce each.

Time to meet the President, George Washington!
I am so nervous, unsettled and began to worry. What do I say?

 He was so stately. Standing taller than tall. But most of all, he had a kind gentle face. He smiled at me, took my hand and bowed. I was enchanted. Meeting this great representation of a man, was the highlight of the day, 

References to the event in the media.



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