Saturday, June 16, 2012

Virginia Trip

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Virginia where I visited Richmond (Museum of the Confederacy, Confederate White House, The Valentine Richmond History Center, and Wickham House), Petersburg (Eppes Plantation and a visit to Poplar Grove Cemetery to say hello to Emmanuel Dabney), and Williamsburg (Colonial Williamsburg, Chippokes Plantation State Park).

At Colonial Williamsburg I had the opportunity to meet the lovely and talented Samantha Bullat of the The Couture Courtesan Blog.

And while in Colonial Williamsburg I snapped a few pictures of the dresses worn by the costumed interpreters in Revolutionary City to share with you!


We had a delightful trip. The first two nights Vince and I spent in Richmond, and the next two were spent at an adorable little cottage in Chippokes State Park. There we met up with good friends who were our neighbors while living in Boalsburg, PA in a carriage house on the grounds of the Boal Mansion. We cherished those times with them, so spending a few days in a beautifully decorated, quaint little cottage in Chippokes was wonderful. We grilled, at s'mores, walked on the miniature beach at Chippokes by moonlight, and played games. It was the perfect little summer getaway.

Now onto my next sewing project: a regency dress and spencer jacket for a client!
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  1. Just fantastic post Lindsey! Glad you had a great time. LOVE all the photos~

  2. It looks like a gorgeous, lovely trip! I'm jealous! Thank you for sharing :-)

  3. All I had to do was see the first picture to know exactly where you were!

  4. GORGEOUS pictures, Lindsey! Thanks so much for sharing them!

    It was lovely meeting you (and your mum) last weekend. Hope to see you again at another event soon! :-)

  5. Love the white dress with red print! They're all gorgeous, though :) This looks like it was really fun!

  6. Nice Post (:
    Sounds like a great time !

  7. What a WONDERFUL summer retreat. I am so glad you could get away.

    ~ Audrey

  8. Thank you all for you lovely comments!