All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Victorian Day In Elmira NY/ The Painted Lady B&B

This past weekend John and I had some wonderful rest and relaxation and made some new friends at The Painted Lady in Elmira, NY What a stunning inn! http://www.elmiraspaintedlady.com/






The innkeepers were so hospitable and attended to our every need. Here is our friend Samuel Draper who gave us the most outstanding tour of the historic district, cemetery where Mark Twain is buried and Elmira college grounds. For a personal tour contact Samuel- http://www.historicnearwestside.com/





The highlight of this parlor is the stained glass and framed silk on the walls.











Chatting with the owners Butch & Marilyn, they made us feel so welcome and the breakfast was amazing!
I cannot have Gluten so Marilyn had Gluten free muffins and toast for me. :)



Scrumptious yogurt with fresh berries and granola



Everything was so delicious!!


Dessert was decadent warm brandied bananas...mmm!!



Our room, what a comfortable bed, I slept like a baby!


Fireplace in our bedroom



In the upstairs foyer


Outside of our room in the hall















John and I stayed at the Painted Lady since I was presenting a program at the Park Church in Elmira. The Victorian furnishings in the church parlor were magnificent!




















The Victorian Fashions program display 




Many thanks to Samuel Draper for organizing this great event











My friend Samuel Draper who is the tour guide for the historic district of Elmira pulled out all of the stops as we toured the beautiful historic district.

    






John and I at the Mark Twain study c.1800 on the grounds of the Elmira College, NY.




Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain's grave site in Wood Lawn Cemetery



Sunday, September 4, 2011

Victorian Tea Party Bridal Shower

Forget the silly games and trinket gifts...host an elegant and memorable Victorian Tea Party Bridal Shower with Victoriana Lady Lisa.


A silk wedding gown from 1900 on display from my traveling museum collection.




Author/historian Victoriana Lady Lisa will come to your home or rented hall with her antique traveling museum of Victorian bridal gowns, veils and accessories. Be entertained by her no man's land discussion of the wedding night and a 1912 book on sex education that will leave you in stitches!




One of Victoriana Lady's antique displays.



Circa 1900 etiquette book.




A turn of the century wedding stereoscope card.




Bring wedding photos of your own family to display!




Victoriana Lady Lisa travels world wide.


Let me make your daughter or daughter in laws day elegant and unforgettable...
For more information contact Lady Lisa at 570-655-8392.
References are available upon request.



For more photos see my web site www.VictorianaLady.com