All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Taking A Little Liberty...

An Edwardian dress and cutwork coat from my traveling museum.
I am publicly stating that I am taking a little liberty. I am first a Victorian era historian/ author/speaker. However I also enjoy the Edwardian period, 1901-1910. Without the Victorian period, 1837-1901 there would be no Edwardian style, the Victorian era is its foundation. So from time to time you will see me reenacting the Edwardian era. For example, I adore the dresses worn on the Titanic. So if you will, permit me this small liberty from time to time. :)

Victoriana Lady Lisa Signs Major Book Deal

The Passion Projects entertainment company is pleased to announce that Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis has signed a major book deal with Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The hard cover coffee table size book will feature 360 pages of full color photos , a price guide and information on Victorian Fashions & Accessories.
In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in 2012 there will be a special chapter on Edwardian Fashions, whose foundations were Victorian.
The book will also highlight modern neo Victorian Fashions with a Steampunk chapter and is set for release in 2012.
Shiffer Publishing Ltd. is the leading antiques and niche publishing company in the world. They specialize in books about antiques, architecture and design, arts and crafts, collectibles, lifestyle, military and aviation history.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Victoriana Lady Hosting Tea Parties At The Stegmaier Mansion B&B


Our Chocolate Lover's Tea was a smashing success! Tea hostess Victoriana Lady Lisa in c.1900 attire.
Stegmaier Mansion B&B Lady's Parlor

Imagine moist flaky scones, luscious savory tea sandwiches, tempting mouth watering pastries and a soothing hot cup of tea. We are “Putting On The Ritz” at the Stegmaier Mansion Tea. Our gourmet menu is made fresh by Executive Chef Jody Klocko - gold medal winner of the prestigious Coupe de Monde World Pastry Cup in Lyon, France & former head chocolatier to Godiva.

All of your senses will be delighted, the sight of the incredibly beautiful Victorian mansion, the sound of relaxing music, the smell of fresh baked scones and pastries, the tantalizing food tastes; including homemade chocolate truffles, an extra special treat that you cannot get anywhere else.

You will enjoy experiencing the grandeur of stepping back in time to the decadent Gilded Age. If you have longed to see the Mansion interior, now is the perfect time! Your hostess Victoriana Lady(above in picture) - Lisa Griffiths-Lewis - will be presenting a fascinating glimpse into the fashions & tea history and etiquette of the Victorian era.

The owner and restoration genius, Joe Matteo, will entertain you with the Mansion’s history, and be sure and ask him about the secret passageway!
Come and join us for the ultimate Victorian tea experience!

The Passion Projects & The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion present by popular demand:

3/12-13 - A Civil War Tea - 2-4pm
3/26-27 - An Antique Appraisal Tea - 12-2pm
4/10 - The Last Dinner on the Titanic High Tea - 6-8pm
4/16 - The Titanic Afternoon Tea - 2-4pm
5/7-8 - A Mother's Day Tea - 2-4pm

(All family members, age 10 and up, are welcome to join Mom)

Presented at the Stegmaier Mansion, 304 South Franklin Street Wilkes Barre. PA 18702.
By reservation only, call Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis @ 570-655-8392 (ages 10 and up)

To see Photo Gallery of the Chocolate Lover's Tea-

Your Family Heirlooms Honored In Upcoming Book

Victoriana Lady has been honored to receive donations from individuals who would like their loved ones antique garments preserved and their history shared. Any item, in any condition before 1920 will be cherished and given due acknowledgement in my traveling museum programs as well as my upcoming book Grand Victorian Fashions with Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of history. I treasure these family heirlooms as if they were my own.
Sincere thanks,
Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Welcome To All Things Victorian!!

Kind greetings,
Allow me to introduce myself, but first, why not pour a cup of tea and sit with me awhile? Victoriana Lady Lisa Lewis here, I am pleased to meet another kindred spirit. My passion is the Victorian era; lifestyle, fashions, books, antiques, architecture, Ephemera, jewelry, photos, diaries, scrapbooks, journals, mourning rituals and more. My passion began as a young girl of ten while looking at photos of my Victorian ancestors. I was fascinated by their clothing, as well as my family history. I began to read everything that I could get my hands on and watched every movie about the 19th century. My favorite movies, Little Women & Somewhere In Time truly inspired me.
When I was just fifteen I went to my first estate sale. I purchased a delicate pair of crochet lace gloves and a beaded drawstring handbag...and I was hooked!! From that day on I continued collectingVictorian & Edwardian fashions & accessories. Now I travel all over the country dressed in authentic antique turn of the century clothing presenting historic programs with my Traveling Museum c. 1860-1920. My favorite era is the Belle Epoche, (The Beautiful era) c.1890-1910. The Bustle had vanished and the Gibson Girl was introduced during this time.
To read more, see photos of my previous events and traveling museum pieces I invite you to my web site