All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Central Penn Doll Collector's Luncheon With Victoriana Lady

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the Central Penn Doll Collector's Luncheon near Reading, PA where I presented a Victorian fashion program. Many of the doll collections were on display, the antique pieces were adorable! Here are photos of some of the dolls.

                                                      The theme was a Victorian Christmas

                                             The dolls on display-

My display of antique clothing and artifacts-

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Any Cemetery Fans Out There?

I refer to them as outdoor museums. If you are a fan of cemeteries, enjoy the sculptures, gravestones, mausoleums and epitaphs then I invite you to my sweetheart John's blog. These are not ordinary cemetery photos and sorry, but you won't find any ghosts here. What you will find are memories, feelings and sentiments of a bygone era...take a peek for yourself...

John's book "Final Thoughts- Eternal Beauty In Stone" will be released in October 2011 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. Here are a few shots from the book-

Author/Photographer John Thomas Grant

To see more go to the blog link- 

Another photo by John Thomas Grant of his hometown of Rockport, Mass.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tea In The Crystal Ballroom At The Historic Stage Coach Inn

The Passion Projects LLC/Victoriana Lady are pleased to present a premier tea event in the NEPA area.
Starting July 14th &15th then weekly every Thursday & Friday from 1-3 pm Afternoon Tea in style!
Be pampered at the historic Stage Coach in the elegant grand Crystal Ballroom. Victoriana Lady Lisa brings her tea social expertise and entertainment to this lovely historic inn, once an original Victorian stage coach stop.

Please call Victoriana Lady Lisa for reservations if you have 4 guests or more at (570) 290-2679.

The elegant Crystal Ballroom seats up to 125 and is perfect for Afternoon Tea and Red Hat Society meetings

Your tea hostess Victoriana Lady Lisa will be displaying antique clothing & accessories from her collection.

Just a sampling of the many authentic pieces, soon to be featured in my book "The Fashionable Victorians."

          "A Tea Party Is Like A Spa For The Soul"

"A woman is like a teabag, you don't know how strong she is until she gets into hot water!"

I want to be pampered, to forget the stress of the world for a while, chat with friends & family, and relax...

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;

     if you are too heated, it will cool you;
                                       if you are depressed, it will cheer you;
                                                                       if you are excited, it will calm you.”
                                                William Gladstone, 1809-1898.
                                               British Prime Minister, 1868-1894.

"What would the world do without Tea? How did it exist?
                                                                              I am glad I was not born before Tea."

                                                                                               Rev. Sydney Smith

"Tea that helps our head and heart.
Tea medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who're cold."

J. Jonker, Amsterdam, circa 1670

An authentic Victorian Stage Coach sits in the foyer, it was an original stage coach stop in the 1800's

What a beauty!

 It takes one back in time...

Come and have your photo taken with a piece of history!! Victorian attire is admired, though not required.

The outdoor patio is perfect for dining Al fresco

A lovely place to take photos of your special event

I can just see the ladies sitting here at tables for an afternoon Garden Tea

Looking into the restaurant 

The historic Stage Coach Inn 668 N. Hunter Hwy Drums, PA 18222 
(Not far from the Dorrance exit on I-81 or follow 309 Mountain Top towards Hazleton)

Please visit us on Facebook! Inn/142690609097974

The historic Stage Coach Inn restaurant is open daily and also books Wedding Receptions, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Reunions, Funeral Dinners, Company Holiday Parties and more. The main dining room has a cozy rustic look while the side room has modern elegance. The Crowing glory is the elegant and beautiful Crystal Ballroom which seats 125. Ample free parking is available. For more information on these events and the weekly Friday night Surf & Turf and the spectacular all you can eat Sunday brunch buffet call (570) 788-5158.

                         Please come and join us for a memorable time, No party is too big or small!!