Feelings that could not be spoken could instead be expressed through blooms. Victorians sent bouquets to convey messages, especially secretive ones.
It was a night of yes. Yes to the White House masquerade. Yes to a private tour by President John Tyler himself. Yes to hearing the soft strings and lull of party conversation as they ventured further into the candlelit corridors. It was a night of yes for Julia Gardiner until it wasn't at all.... Continue Reading →