Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas at the Commandant's House

The weekend before Fezziwig's Ball, we were busy doing a fun dance performance at the Charlestown Navy Yard. It was a blast to be in the Commandant's house once again, and I rather wish the event had been longer. We had a lot of audience at the beginning, but near the end it was mostly just us so we had a grand time taking pictures. SADLY, I completely failed to get pictures of the food! We made cookies for the audience (Raven repeated her fabulous sugar cookies, and Julia R made the most adorable gingerbread men ever), and I made a special treat for us - wine jellies in orange peels. I can't believe I didn't take a picture - I will have to make them again. I hollowed out oranges, filled them with gelatine dissolved in wine, and then sliced them into wedges. Oh well, settle for great pictures of pretty people instead!
Some of the nice girls who work there danced with us
Blind Man's Buff - Nick, that may be a bonnet, but it is way too short to be a girl
... and that is a wall!
ART! There was too much laughing to be in focus.
Quinn will serve you tea
Pretty mantlepiece, pretty girls
Check out those cool people. I think we were missing a couple of people, but that happens
Mmm, floral arrangements. The back of Quinn's dress is so pretty!
My new favorite regency hairstyle. It was quite experimental, but don't you think it looks nice?
Alex sure knows how to pose. Doesn't he look amazing? Great outfit. Nick looks a bit too rake-ish, but you must take into account that he only looks so disheveled because he gave up his jacket to some young ladies in need. So he can be forgiven.
It's the awesome hair club! Nice ponytail.
I actually sewed something! This is my new fur-trimmed wool spencer. It is such nice wool, and obviously I love fur. Of course, now I want a new dress that isn't too long in the back...
It will get more fur in front in the future. But obviously I wasn't that together yet.
BIG ASS MUFF. I made this more than a year ago, but have never used it. Isn't that a tragedy?
Big ass muffs get dragged along the ground, because obviously they are just for show.
Beautiful new spencer, big ass muff, AND a dumb bonnet. Now we're talking.
Lah de dah!


  1. I love that you actually got a picture of Nick smashing into that wall! EPIC!


    1. Oh, and also, I just want to let you know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!


    2. Oh, and also, I just want to let you know that I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!


  2. Hi! I love your blog so much that i've nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

  3. Oh, that looks like so much fun! I've never made a Regency dress, though I want to. How is it that you teach vintage dance? That's like two of the best careers put into one! :)

    Also, I didn't see it, but it there a way to subscribe to your blog?