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.
It was a lovely warm Monday morning in May, 2015. Our Memorial Day parade went off as planned.
My grand daughter had been marching with me, in the parade ever since she was 7 years old. She is now 11.
We are reminding the young onlookers about the upcoming American Girl Doll Tea Party next weekend, on May 30 and the 31.
Nice to meet you, Estelle (virtually). I was so happy to find your blog and site! I am ALSO a former Harlem School of Dance student. I've worked professionally on stage and I am now a playwright and screenwriter...who happens to LOVE Victorian and Edwardian dress and history (see my blog http://victoriaedward.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-my-own-image.html) I have been looking for balls, dances, picnics, teas and events to wear my Edwradian lawn dress, and the new Worth reproduction bustle gown that I just purchased. Also interested in period dance events and classes that aren't too far from NYC. California seems to be more on the ball when it comes to period events.
Our long-awaited spring not only brings sunshine and warmth, but also means it's time for tea for moms and their daughters at Hearthside's American Girl Doll Tea.
Now in its 8th year, the American Girl Doll Tea is a memorable time
that has become a tradition for many families and a new experience for
Geared to young girls ages 5-10
and their dolls, the Tea offers an opportunity to dress up and attend a
fancy afternoon tea with their moms. The girls learn proper manners
while sipping tea from elegant china and enjoying miniature tea
sandwiches and sweets, just as Samantha, the 1904 American Girl Doll character, would have done during that time at her grandmother's mansion.
Prizes, raffles, a favor for each girl, tours of the house
and shopping for a special treat in Hearthside's Gift Shop, which will
include a wonderful collection of handmade outfits and accessories for the dolls, all make for a memorable afternoon.
Because of the popularity of the event, it is being held on two days, and there are two seatings offered each day at 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available to the public starting April 30th and the cost is $20 per person. Our members enjoy the benefit of early purchase
starting April 20th and receive a 10% discount. Seating is limited and
is always a sell-out. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling
Hearthside at 401-726-0597.