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.
This was a lovely summer afternoon on the lawn of the Hearthside House in Lincoln, which I am a volunteer and member. It was my first time in reenactment. I met a heart warming group of Civil War Re-enactors with many years of experience. They made me feel right at home... I wanted to learn as mush as I could, so I asked lots of questions about reenactment of the Civil War. They were so helpful. We spent much time learning, socializing and enjoying a true step back in time.
When we rearrange our homes for that long buckling down for the winter,we have a tendency to cover up the window and doors. It is a positive way to keep out the drafts and keep in the heat. But when we do that we also keep out the sun.
All of this is placed in front of my three parlor windows. As you can see, the plants are loving it. They grow well all winter long.The apartment was warm and toasty.
But time has come to let in the sun, uncover those windows and prepare for the Spring air.
I move everything away from the window and to the other side of the room. The sun light comes in early morning and brighten up this cozy parlor.
I am ready for Spring! I will keep up my "Tea Tree" all year round. You are welcome for tea anytime.
Why do we all kiss each other at the stroke of 12? Where did that come from?
Well after some research, here is what I found!
In some cultures, there is a tradition of kissing someone at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. When the clock strikes twelve couples embrace for a kiss to celebrate the upcoming year. Some hold the superstition that failing to kiss someone when the ball drops ensures a year of loneliness. Whether this is true or not, most people kiss their significant other in joyous celebration of the beginning of a new year.
When celebrating at a Scottish Hogmanay party, it is custom to try and give a kiss to everyone in the room after the stroke of midnight "the bells".
I never make a New Year Resolution, but I am going to make one this year. It will be to take more time for myself. I am not saying that I am going to be selfish, but to not put myself on the back burner, like I have been doing. I really enjoy caring for me family, giving my all to my job, volunteering all my spare time to Hearthside and time at daily monitoring my websites and blogs. Somewhere in all of this, I have not spent any time to self improvement. My spiritual health is in need of repair. My physical health need a lot of attention.
After saying all that!
Happy New Year to all my readers and friends and keep healthy in 2011!