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.
Extraordinary photographs of Hearthside and other historic sites along
Great Road taken by David Cruz of Creative Image Photography of
Cumberland. Each is a wonderful artistic expression of the rich history
we celebrate here.
"The House built with love"
I am a docent and volunteer for this historic homestead.
Come take a tour with me of Historic Hearthside.
Step inside a get a closer look
My favorite room is the front right bedroom on the second floor. I call it the women of the house's room.
The original sleigh bed and armoire was donated by the Mowbrays.
It is the second most important bedroom next to the Master bedroom.
The new fainting Chair!
You can see the fireplace has much detail on it. It is only fireplace in the the bedrooms that is designed to heat water from it.
The lovely dress has a gold skirt that is quit special. In the front hemline ,you can see that the flowers design actually is hand sewn colored straw. It was obviously worn by someone of wealth and is still in excellent shape..It dates to approximately 1880.
The bureau was donated to us. The knobs are original Sandwich glass and are worth more than all the furniture in the room combined!
This beautiful statue was also giving to the house as a gift by David, one of the volunteer and a docent of the house.
There is always something wonderful going on at Hearthside House.
Enjoy this new video.