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.
I had the privileged to see RI Opera Diva Sissieretta Jones' concert gown being displayed, this Wednesday,
October 8th at the Redwood Library, in, Newport. A wine
and cheese reception at 5:30 pm was followed by a talk by
Ray Rickman at 6:00 pm. Sissieretta Jones became the first African-American
opera star to achieve global fame a century ago. Her silk champagne
colored concert gown, fragile with age and beautifully restored by
Deidre Windsor of Windsor Conservation, was on display for the first
time this century and then goes into storage.
The champagne colored gown, beautifully
restored by Deidre Windsor, who restored Jackie Kennedy's Newport
wedding dress and much of her wardrobe housed at the Kennedy Library,
was laid out in a private viewing room.
Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sissieretta Jones April 28th