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I am a Docent and tour guide to the historic Hearthside House in Lincoln, RI. I have a passion for the Victorian era.

I am a lover of the art of drinking tea, having Victorian tea parties, and teaching young girls tea etiquette and proper manners in public.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

An Uplifting Event!


I am the happiest when I am visiting Art Galleries, Antiques Shops or Museums. On this occasion, attending  Johnston & Whales Culinary Museum in Providence, I meet such lovely folks, which will become my life long friends.



Meeting Sylvia Ann Soares for the very first time.
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Sylvia Ann Soares--- Happy for the occasion--to meet and know you, Lady Estelle!! 
Looking forward to attending more of your elegant appearances.


 I have known Lady Kye for many years, but lost touch. It was so nice to see her again.

 This was my first time meeting the honorable Mr. Ray Rickman. He was very active with fundraising for the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society. I was so impressed with him and the organization, I gave him my support with a check. I was pleased to be apart of an organization that is teaching and preserving my heritage.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Short Ghost Story for Halloween!

The Fall Of The House Of Usher

   The Fall of the House of Usher

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
The narrator comes to the House of Usher to visit his sick childhood friend Roderick Usher. Roderick Usher wrote to him that he has a disease of the mind and needs help. The narrator stands outside and watches the vast edifice of the Usher house.
Roderick and his sister are the last of the Usher bloodline, and the family was famous for their dedication to all forms of arts – painting, music, literature.
The narrator meets Roderick and finds him ill. Roderick explains that he has become super sensitive to things like sound, light, and taste; he assumes that he will die soon. He also says that his sister, Madeline suffers from catalepsy, a disease that gives seizures. He says that she will die soon and also says that this mansion is sentient, which means it can feel things. The narrator feels the negativity and tries to help Roderick get off this feeling by spending time on the arts.
But one day Roderick tells the narrator that Madeline is dead. The narrator and Roderick entomb Madeline’s body in a vault under the mansion.
One week later, a storm brews up, and both the friends are unable to sleep. They decide to read a book and pass the night. But as the narrator starts reading it aloud, all the sounds start resounding from somewhere down the mansion. Roderick Usher freaks out and shouts that they had buried Madeline while she was still alive, and now she’s coming for him.
The doors open with a bang, and they see Madeline standing there. She jumps on Usher, who gives a painful cry and dies along with his twin sister. The narrator runs away in horror. As he looks back, he finds the House of Usher cracking and sinking into the dark.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Greetings Of The Evening



All is peaceful.. I just watched the sun go down, here in New England. It is very cold outside, but it is as it should be for this time of the year. I enjoy the cooling off of the air. It is a comfort to wear my Victorian attire. My many  layers keeps me quite warm on these cool and sometimes chilly days.

While I am having a cup of bed Time Tea, I feel it is the perfect time to sit and send my Victorian and Tea friends good wishes. I wish you  and your family peace and harmony this evening and hope for a warmer tomorrow..

With much admiration, 
Lady Estelle
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Costume Contest USA Entry 29.) Dress: Historic Hearthside House Hostess Gown Victorian Costume Contest



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"Lovely, glowing creation blended of soft, feminine hues. A stunning gown that embodies Victorian style femininity..."








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