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.
Welcome to Hearthside House. The "Victorian Mourning" exhibit, on display this month at The Hearthside House in Lincoln, Rhode Island, explores the unique traditions surrounding mourning during the Victorian era. Americans took their cues from Queen Victoria, making mourning one of America's first big businesses. "Mourning clothes for ladies were really the first ready-made, off-the-rack clothes that you could buy," The exhibit also examines the significance that flowers and food played in Victorian-era funerals, as well as many of the actions following death that were customary, such as having a small funeral tea or dinner in the home of the family.
For more on this event and dates of the exhibit, go to: http://www.hearthsidehouse.org/news/2012.victorianmourning.html
The photo on
the left was taken by Rufus Waterman in 1900. In the photograph is Mrs. Waterman and the Talbot's cook, Marie Jackson. This
comparison photo on the right was taken by David Cruz in 2012. In this photo is Mrs. Kathy Hartley and Estelle Barada (me) Both photos was taken in the Hearthside House's kitchen. How