Theories abound regarding the shape of a wine glass in relation to the proper taste and bouquet of the wine. Lady Oolong believes this applies to tea as well. There is nothing more disgraceful than taking tea from a coffee mug. The following tutorial is meant to clarif...

December 27, 2018

Last week I wrote about the perils of being an indie author and the efforts necessary to get one’s work noticed. Another way for readers to help spread the word about favored books is through reviews. Constructive criticism is a necessary aspect of writing, or any form...

December 21, 2018

During the 19th century, an era boasting some of the greatest writers in history, one had to create  stories on a regular basis in order to remain popular. These were the days before social media and, thus word of mouth, reputation, and an established publis...

November 27, 2018

The Christmas season is upon us, infiltrating daily life with carols, hot cider, and family gatherings. I've loved Christmas since childhood, whether wrapping presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree, or singing carols. In keeping with this favored holiday, my fav...

October 31, 2018

Nothing evokes the feeling of graceful elegance like a cameo. These one of a kind treasures have ebbed and flowed in popularity for centuries. Historically, people around the world wished to emulate the royals thus the rise in cameo popularity when Queen Victoria found...

August 9, 2017

Over the summer, I've enjoyed morning tea on the porch, time at the computer writing, and the lilting tunes of the classics. Additionally, I've discovered the music of Unger is a balm to my soul (Ashokan Farewell is one of my favorites). Granted, it's no secret I have...

August 8, 2017

Lady Estelle Barada exemplifies the dignity and grace of the Victorian era and has been gracious enough to share her Victorian background and philosophies here at the Quintessential Victorian. Please pour a cup of tea and join us for more about her daily Victorian purs...

August 7, 2017

For those who love old homes, the creak of a loose floorboard or the pitter-patter of rain on a worn tin roof evokes a feeling of peace. For years, I poured over real estate magazines and drove up and down the streets of town searching for an historic house within our...

July 25, 2017

Sometimes it's fun to think about what you would do with unlimited funds and a little imagination. Having posted about historic Abbeville the past few days, I decided to share my dreams of what I would do if living there:).

To begin, I would purchase the large pink buil...

July 24, 2017

The nostalgic atmosphere of Abbeville, SC is a photographer's dream. Here are a few of the images I enjoyed taking. Enjoy!


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