I enjoy the art of taking tea, having Victorian tea and garden parties.
I have a large collection of tea cups and tea pot. Followed my dream by opening a tea salon to entertain my friends and family. I also enjoy teaching young girls tea etiquette and manners. I have a love for all things Victorian. I am a living history reenactor with a passion for history and the way people lived in the past.
I am doing much research on the positive roles that African American's played in history and how it will help in modern day times.
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.
We had a successful year at Hearthside, I am very pleased. I am looking for many new adventures in the house in 2013. After attending our meeting to finalize the calender of events, I am sure it going to be bigger and better.
I have put up my reenactment clothing for a while. It is time to see what can be wore this year or what I will retire. We are adding a new eras to our events this year. One is the Roaring 20's, the Gatsby days of 1920's. This means a new wardrobe.
I still love the 1880's attire the best.
It was wonderful, last year to adventure into the 1812 era. Rightfully so, being the Hearthide House was built in 1810.
The house is closed for the next two month and will reopen in March. The events will be posted on our website soon. Check back at The Historic Hearthside House.