All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Monday, February 11, 2019

A Victorian Tea With A Contemporary Flair

On Saturday April 22, 2017 at 12:00 noon the Kenilworth Historical Society presented a unique afternoon tea event called A Victorian Tea With A Contemporary Flair featuring nationally acclaimed speaker and author of International Steampunk Fashions Victoriana Lady Lisa. Lady Lisa, aka Lisa Griffiths, is also an award winning host of the syndicated TV show All Things Victorian.

Victoriana Lady Lisa presented a program entitled, "Welcome To Steampunk Fashion, Where What's Old Is New Again!" Lady Lisa, dressed in Steampunk attire, shared antique clothing and accessories from her personal traveling museum collection, explaining how the steam era history of the Victorian era inspired the modern Victorian fashion style referred to as Steampunk style. (The Steampunk aesthetic is not just about fashion but encompasses art, literature, furniture, music, and much more.)

The committee of the historical society pulled out all the stops decorating for the tea, It was pure eye candy, from hand painted teapots to lovely centerpieces and bookmark favors, all in Steampunk style, of course. The ladies really did their homework, bravo for a great job in decorating from floor to ceiling!

The refreshments were just as wonderful with traditional scones, tea sandwiches, and pastries galore. The hand decorated gear shaped cookies were especially impressive and almost too pretty to eat!
Again, bravo ladies!

The tea was held at the Kenilworth Gospel Chapel in Kenilworth NJ.