I had been wanting to make a Vintage Turn of the Century bathing suit for a while now, so making this dress fulfilled that dream. Step 1 was cutting out this pattern. This was my first time using the Folkwear pattern brand, and I really liked it. I actually mostly followed the pattern… which never… Continue reading Making My Edwardian Beach Dress
In early April, my boyfriend and I went to Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Old Salem is a historic town that was founded by the Moravian Church in 1766. Today it is a living history museum that uses interactive displays and costumed interpreters to show what life would have been like… Continue reading Old Salem Museums and Gardens
Stately Oaks Plantation was built in 1839 by Mr. Whitmell Allen in Jonesboro Georgia. The house was built in the plain Greek revival style on 404 acres. The pillars on the house are square, typical of the rural Georgia architecture. Stately Oaks Plantation was originally called “Beaulieu”, which translates from French into “beautiful place.” In… Continue reading Stately Oaks Plantation
Sunday I think I had the closest experience to being a civil war nurse that I’ve ever had…a boy came limping up to the field hospital, dragging his father who had been wounded.