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.
What a fantastic afternoon with 44 young ladies having etiquette and tea with me this past Saturday .It was as rewarding for them as it was for me.
All dressed up, and ready to host the Young Ladies Tea Party at the Gov Lippit House, which is now an elegant museum .. This beautiful and elegant mansion was
constructed for him and his family back in 1863. This home is full of life and
history . The house stayed in the family for four generations
My dear friends dropped off the mini scones,
that will compliment the Tea Party. Chief Shawn prepared the delightful finger sandwiches and tea was served my grand daughters and a friend.
It was a huge success. This was a wonderful beginning of Spring Teas!
This is a wonderful opportunity for young girls of any color!
Freedom presents this annual event, co-sponsored by Preserve Rhode
Island, to provide young girls of color an opportunity to take tea
together. Lady Estelle Barada, a Black Victorian re-enactor, uses
taking tea to teach social graces and tea etiquette to young girls. The
party is a part of a long tradition in the Black community of using tea
parties to teach manners, social network and raise funds for important
causes. The event is free, but registration is required.Visit StagesofFreedom.org to register and sponsor a girl to attend for only $20!