It's very much a "wear something Victorian! Ish!" sort of event, so Robin and I wore hoops, and Alice her mid-1870s (all very impractical for shopping in tents, natch). We were very bad with the photo-taking this year (partly because nobody wore anything new, partly because we were having far too much fun to remember to take pictures), so the only one of all three of us is from some helpful person who shared it on Belvidere's Facebook page.
|courtesy Marianne Meyer-Garcia|
Our primary target for shopping was the silk vendor - we got there early, but not early enough to snag the big rolls! Well, Alice did, the lucky thing. I didn't see any that really spoke to me, so I didn't end up with any dress-length pieces. These are all still very nice though! And the quilted silk has enough on the roll to trim my 1860s wrapper for Gettysburg...which means I don't have to buy it online for $25/yd. Everyone wins!
|Yeah, you hide that stain with strategic purse placement!|
|Check out that Victorian trashcan!|