Jane Austen Ball

  • By M@ggie
  • August 28, 2014
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Here’s a full post on the Jane Austen ball! A few weeks ago I went to the Jane Austen Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria with a bunch of lovely friends.The ball was so fun as always.  And I was really glad that some of our NJ/Philly crowd could come down for it!  After the ball, the ladies that stayed … Continue Reading →


Downton Abbey Exhibit – costumes!

  • By M@ggie
  • June 26, 2014
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So, I took a lot of photos, too many to link individually. So here is the full album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/sets/72157645030253726/ The exhibit is at Winterthur, a gorgeous mansion in Delaware with beautiful grounds. The exhibit was FABULOUS. It runs through January and you can take all the pics you like. The layout of the exhibit is really great and the views … Continue Reading →


Eight-Thirteen Ball

As a fundraiser, the Arlington, VA library system threw a Gatsby-era event called the Eight-Thirteen ball. Doug, Amber and I went and met Isabella, Jessica, and Kristin there. We had a blast – there was free food, great music by a live band, and 20s dancers. And lots of costumes! I also wore the twenties seed bead rope necklace I … Continue Reading →


Georgian Picnic weekend, the non-picnic parts

So, as you saw, I was lucky enough to get to go to Texas for the DFWCG Georgian picnic. My dad was nice enough to use his frequent flyer miles on my ticket and was nice enough to let me stay with her, so the weekend basically just cost me the cost of airport parking. Which was very cool. The … Continue Reading →


More Georgian Picnic

Cynthia and her husband both posted their Flickr sets (Christopher’s are a selection of Cynthia’s, punched up for color). I loved every single pic! And it made me happy all over again to see them. Look at this one – it’s our group shot. And we posed in chronological order. As you do. Here are a few more pics from … Continue Reading →


Georgian Picnic

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Dallas Forth Worth Costume Guild’s Georgian picnic. We had a gorgeous day and everyone looked wonderful. It was so fun to see new and old friends, and especially to meet Merja, who came all the way out from Finland.


Dallas/Ft Worth, Day 2 – Mad Hatter’s Tea

Saturday was the Dallas/Ft Worth Costume Guild’s Mad Hatter’s tea! After a lazy morning, we finally got all dressed up and ready to go! I used the hairpiece I bought at Sam Moon – it was mostly hidden under a hat for the rest of the day though!


Holiday Tea

I had such a fun time at our holiday tea at the 18th century Reynold’s Tavern in Annapolis today! isabelladangelo organized it and also present were my mom, who was in my chemise gown, quincy134″, jennylafleur, and librarycat73. Hopefully I typed everyone’s LJ name right! Hollie/librarycat is new in the DC area and had offered to return a book she … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea

I had a wonderful time at the pumpkin tea yesterday! It was lovely seeing everyone and Stephanie and her mom really outdid themselves with the decorations and food! Please feel free to grab aby pictures you like for yourself, especially if you are in them. The whole Flickr set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/sets/72157628114895796/with/6339973007/


Regency card party

Last night was Jenny-Rose’s regency card party – I had an awesome time and everyone look so great! It was also really nice to finally meet idlewild_grey, who I’ve known on LJ for some time, and whose work I really admire. It was also nice to meet Nicole, whose blog (http://mantuadiary.blogspot.com/) is quite well known in historical costume circles. She’s … Continue Reading →


Regency Pumpkin Tea

So here’s some belated pics of sadievale‘s pumpkin regency tea! I have an iphone camera app with a self-timer and I was able to get us all in the shot:


A few more DragonCon pics

Michelle just posted some more pics.