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.
Spring is finally here and it is a good time for a Spring Tea. I got so excited and planned a gathering of my friend to come and relax in the Tea Salon with me.
I set up a buffet of tea sweets and treats with my fine silver and china.
I sent out an invitation to all my reenactor friends to dress and come to tea.
It was an interesting afternoon.
My friend Steve, the sutler of Civil War Wears and Supplies came with his lady friends
What an intellectual gentlemen. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of history. I enjoy sitting and having long talks with him.
He also wore his favorite Spring hat.
Than the Ladies came to show off their Spring Tea Hats.
We relaxed and celerated the coming of Spring with tea and good company. What a delight!