Monday, March 31, 2008

A Regency Tea

I had a wonderful time at my first Regency Society event. We met at the Lavendar Tea house in Sherwood and had a simply delightful tea. I met so many nice ladies, all who have an interest in history and costuming. It was so neat to be in a room that was filled with historicaly dress ladies and decor. I also learned that drving in a corset is painful, complete with some bruising, all in the name of accuracy :-) Here are the pictures of my lovely afternnon in time. God Bless!

Tara (above)

Angie (above)

Susanah (above)

Bronte and her Mother

Kay (Susanah's Mother)

Me :-)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Regency Underthings

Today is my first event and I'm sooo excited. I will be heading out to the Lavendar Tea House at 12ish. I have been preparing for my first Regency event for a few weeks now. Last night I put the final touches on my fichu and wrapped my hair in rags to curl it. I was amazed at how well fabric curled my hair. My tresses are straight as an arrow and fine, so they do not curl easily or hold curl well. This method, fabric curling, worked like a charm. I now have perfectly curled hair to style in a Regency updo. Here's some pictures to hold you over till after the event. I will most a lot of pictures of the event. God Bless!!!

And what would a well brought up Regency Lady carry??? A Conure of course :-)

The finished product, at breakfast. :-)

Friday, March 28, 2008

My Boys!!!

Gico, my sweet parrot, decided that Maximus, his doggy brother, looked like the perfect warm, fluffy, napping spot. So, he did what any other bird would do and climbed on Max's back to nap. Aaron took these darling pictures of my boys cuddling. It's quite cute!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Welcome Ayana :-)

I have waited to post this until my SIL announced it on her blog. I didn't want to steal her moment of announcing her daughter. Yes, SHE'S HERE!!!! Hop on over to Brier Rose to see more pictures of my beautiful niece. Congratulations to Mom, Dad, big brother Zachary, and Grandma and Grandpa. I miss you all and love you very much.

Auntie Lauren

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Astoria 1811

We had a very blessed weekend in beautiful Astoria. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Northern Oregon Coast, Astoria is a very old fishing town established in 1811. It was so amazing to visit the historicl sites and relive some 200 years of history. We also had some much needed rest and alone time. We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast that was built in 1906 and had ver few amenities. There was a bathroom, electricity, and beautiful views with no television!!! Yes, you read it right, NO TV!!! It was no wonderful to have no distractions from each other. Below are some pictures from our wonderful trip. God Bless!!!

Our Room and the View From the Turret

The Wonderful Maritime Museum (Loved it !!!) A map of all of the known ships lost at the reef of the Columbia River.

An amazing 18th century sextant

The Keel from a Regency Shipreck in the Columbia

I absolutely love 100+ year old graffiti. So fascinating, this inscription gives me chills.

An amazing whalebone busk, carved by a sailor for his sweetheart back at home.

Fort Clatsop
This is where Lewis & Clark and their Corps wintered during 1805 and 1806. Another wonderful Regency site.

This gives you a view of how tiny the fort is; Aaron is 6'4"!!!

Could you imagine spending 106 days in the fort, waiting out the winter. To make matters more uncomfortable, only 12 of those days where clear. The rest of the days were rainy or snowy.

This is the site where the Corps landed their canoes.

Various artifacts in the Fort Museum

I was very excited and surprised to learn William Clark adopted Sacagawea's son and provided him with education. It's wonderful to see the beauty of adoption, even in history.
We ended our little journey with a very ridiculous game of scrabble. Note: half of the words are not real :-)