Thursday, November 27, 2014

Welbourne 1864: Friday Dinner

Friday's dinner at Welbourne was fantastic! Our cook, Cheyney, woke up very early and worked all day preparing the food. She did an amazing job - the food was very delicious.

Prior to dinner we waited in the sitting room, enjoying the fire and good company.

This dress is one of my favorites that my mother has made. The trim style is based off of an original dress.

For this year's event I focused on using fabrics from my stash. This red-blue shot silk has been in my collection for awhile. I chose to make a skirt to coordinate with my swiss waist and sheer silk organza bodice. I made a pair of wristlets and a matching headdress to wear with it. I wish that I had better pictures of the details to share! The headdress has antique jet bead tassels on it and the wristlets are black piped with the red-blue shot silk and have a jet bead center. I will make a matching bodice for this skirt sometime.

Welbourne 1864: Friday Afternoon

On this Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for the lovely ladies that I have had the privilege of reenacting with recently and in years past. Inspiring women who are beautiful inside and out. Looking back through these pictures from a reenactment this past fall reminds me of the joy that I experience with these friends.

This set of pictures is from Friday Afternoon of the Immersion event at Welbourne Plantation in Middleburg, VA. After breakfast we changed into our day dresses and enjoyed the morning and afternoon taking strolls around the countryside.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Welbourne 1864: Friday Breakfast

Above: Gaye and Nancy in their wrappers and day caps.

Friday morning of the event at Welbourne Plantation was started with a formal breakfast in the dining room. Breakfast at Welbourne is always a treat! The food prepared by the kitchen staff is absolutely delicious and conversation with friends is delightful.

Here are a few pictures from Friday morning's breakfast.

Cheyney awoke at 5am to start preparations for the day's meals! Her meals were sooo delicious! She is such a pleasure to reenact with - in character and out her humor makes my sides hurt with laughter.

Lovely ladies waiting for breakfast to be prepared.

Anita wearing her Beth Miller sheer dress. I love this picture of her in the sitting room!

Carol and Cheyney.


Carol's dressmaking skills were needed to fix Anita's dress.

Carol in her beautiful wool wrapper. 

Nancy reading in the library.