Historic Homes, Travel

Chief Vann House

During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He was the son of a Cherokee woman and Scots-Irish man, and because of his mixed ancestry was able to do business with the Europeans and Indigenous People of the area. James Vann established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the… Continue reading Chief Vann House

#fashion

Regency Era Ballgown Ensemble

What’s the first step in creating a dress? No, it’s not picking out fabric or finding the perfect pattern. It’s research! Especially when you are creating a historical ensemble. For my research I have several books I go to (I will do a blog post about them later) and Pinterest. Pinterest is wonderful! If you… Continue reading Regency Era Ballgown Ensemble

Food

A Midsummers Night Dream Tea

The midsummers night tea was a dream. The Copper Kettle TeaBar in Foley Alabama was transformed into a fairy land complete with giant mushrooms that you could sit on. The tea was held under a giant tree, which very much reminded me of the home tree in Pixie Hallow. Two violinists played lovely melodies as… Continue reading A Midsummers Night Dream Tea

Travel

10 Favorite Things We Did in Charleston

Here is a list of my 10 favorite things that my boyfriend and I visited while in Charleston SC