Tuesday, September 15, 2015

End of the summer picnic

I just love an old fashion style picnic, so I invited my friend to my favorite park to have one.

 Everyone who joined the picnic kindly brought their blankets and baskets fulled with food, (non alcoholic drinks, plates, tea cups and spoons,


 The dress code for the picnic was
Victorian, Edwardian, Steampunk, Elegant Lolita, Romantic Gothic and of cause 21st century.


We played games.

We were also entertained by music playing on the phonograph. How delightful and unique.

The weather was perfect and I could not have asked for anything better.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Newport Historical Society’s Stamp Act Protest 2015

On the afternoon of August 29, 2015, from 1pm-4:30pm, Newport, Rhode Island’s rich colonial history came to life during the Newport Historical Society’s Stamp Act Protest. This large-scale reenactment takes place in downtown Newport to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Riots, one of the first events that sparked the American Revolution. Read more.....http://www.newporthistory.org/events/event/newport-stamp-act-protest-reenactment-party/

The event included an upper class lady’s tea  

In this reenactment, I portrayed a servant, Duchess Quamino and served my famous Plum cake 

Duchess Quamino, who worked in the Channing household on School Street.  Quamino lived several years in a religious Anglo-American family, was married in one of Newport's Congregational Churches, and had married a freed slave who became an ardent Christian; his death aboard a privateer's ship during the American Revolution stopped him from undertaking an evangelical mission to Africa. 

Charity ‘Duchess’ Quamino, established a catering business and became known as the best pastry chef in Newport. Her frosted plum cakes was well known. 

I was asked for the recipe I used for the Plum Cake. 

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