Victorian Christmas Tea 2016

Earlier this month Carolyn held a lovely tea at the beautiful row house she and her husband rent in downtown Washington, DC. The theme of the event was Victorian Christmas. People wore a variety of costumes–1840s, 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. They all looked perfect amongst the d├ęcor of the house. Carolyn outdid herself with the food. The number of delicious dishes and baked goods was amazing. Thank you Carolyn for a wonderful afternoon!

I love all the decorations in Carolyn’s house.
Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

All the wonderful tea food laid out on the table.
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Yummy cookies!
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Such pretty teacups
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Some of the attendees, gathered around to hear about the foods being offered
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Carolyn made a wonderfully detailed natural form gown in honor of the event.
Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Glynnis in her cheerful polonaise gown
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Susan looks so pretty in plaid!
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Sarah’s gown is such a nice combination of colors.
Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Maggie is so appropriately accessorized in her 1840s ensemble.
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I re-wore my red silk early 1880s natural form gown that I made back in 2010. Still fits!
Victorian Tea

Carolyn’s Christmas tree is so big! I’m nearly 5’8″.
Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Taylor did a wonderful job on her romantic era outfit. Her hair is perfect.
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Pleats and plaid.
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Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

All of my photos are here.

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Newport!

We had a lovely time yesterday visiting The Breakers and Marble House in Newport, RI. Carly was our fearless organizer, and the event went off without a hitch. Jenni, my husband Mike, and a new costumer Zarabeth (this is only her second event and outfit!) also attended.

From left to right: Carly, me, Mike, Zarabeth, and Jenni

The rest of my photos are here.

Quick Update

Sorry for the radio silence lately. I’ve had a bunch of work and family stuff to take care of. I have been sewing, but I keep forgetting to take photos. I’ve been working on a new natural form red silk gown for a trip to Newport, RI, and most of the major construction except for sleeves is done. But, all I have pictures of is the mockup!

My inspriation is these two gowns: