Saturday, January 18, 2014

1860s Christmas Ball

Attending the annual Christmas ball held in Marietta, PA was a magical experience. It was so lovely to stroll up the pathway to the historic Union Meeting House to an enchanting evening with old friends.

For the occasion I wore my green silk ballgown and paired it with an ermine stole and muff.

My mother wore the quilted silk jacket with black seal fur trim that was based off of an original. The original is pink silk satin with white fur trim.

Pearls were suspended from hair pins and placed throughout her hairstyle.