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.
On June 26th, as part of my birthday adventure, I visited the old state house of Providence. I admire this place for it's architectural quality. I have found that it is just one of the five state houses of Rhode Island.
The Old State House was listed in the National Register of Historic
Places in 1970, and is a key element of the College Hill Historic
Landmark District, designated in 1971.
Before the present tower on the west facade and the wing on Benefit
Street were added in the nineteenth century, the Old State House bore a
striking resemblance to the Newport Colony House. At the center of the
west front was an elaborate classically detailed entrance way with a
portico or balcony. http://www.rihphc.state.ri.us/about/old_state_house.php
This is such a stately old building and I am happy that it is being preserved, even if it is not used as often. They do have historical events held there from time to time.
I can say, I truly enjoyed my historical visit to the "Old State House."
The Summer always starts off with the Memorial Day Parade. My grad daughter loves to attend the parade with me to see the clowns. What little girl does not enjoy those funny entertainers.
I love to march in the parade to give my support to the Hearthside House. We entered our floatwith the theme of our next upcoming event, which is The David Davidson Exhibit.
"Color &Light" Early 20th Century Portraits of Hearthside Exhibit.
You are invited to come to this amazing exhibit, which will be on display all the month of June and July.
It will be a wonderful way to spend a Summer afternoon.