Category Archives: Victoriana

Shocking Victorian Fair in Cape May

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Prepare to be Amazed This year’s Victorian Fair will feature The Stupefying Sandy, so feminine, so comely, yet with a full beard!  Also, Tom Coyle, the strongest man in the Emerald Isle will amaze the audience with his feats of … Continue reading

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Cape May bed and breakfast Gingerbread for Donna B.

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Recently one of our guests at Leith Hall b&b contacted me to request two recipes we serve at afternoon tea. This one, Leith Hall’s Cape May bed and breakfast Gingerbread, is for Donna. It has bits of crystallized ginger in … Continue reading

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FLOWERS AND GARDENS AT THE BEACH IN CAPE MAY

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 A Victorian Flower Garden along the Sidewalk When Suzie and I moved to Cape May in 1989, one of the first projects on our list was to replace the sidewalk in front of Leith Hall and plant a flower garden. … Continue reading

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Gaze into My Crystal Ball

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Crystal Balls in the Parlor This year we’ve moved our collection of crystal and mirrored balls from the mantle in the Iris Room to the piano in the parlor. Lots of guests and tour-goers ask about them, and one of … Continue reading

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OUR B&B RESTORATION

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Restoring our Bed and Breakfast My last blog post was about the new exhibit at the Carriage House Gallery at the Physick Estate describing the restoration and renaissance of Cape May. That reminded me of our own restoration story at … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Conquer Cape May

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We wanted to share some pictures from the March Sherlock Holmes weekend in Cape May. This time we had one of the actors, Pamela Burke, stay with us. Our guests really got into the mystery and several brought wonderful costumes!  … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes in Cape May, New Jersey

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This is Sherlock Holmes weekend in Cape May, so I thought I’d tell you the oddest Arthur Conan Doyle story. It is also a New Jersey connection for Sherlock. Sherlock Holmes was the ultimate reasoning machine, while his creator, Arthur … Continue reading

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