Saturday morning dawned and it was SO hard to get out of bed! sadievale, girliegirl32786 and I left the house right on time, a miracle considering we had to pack over night bags, iron, do hair, do make-up, arrange roses and make mock Devonshire cream before we left. We grabbed some lunch on our way out of town and started the journey to the Farm.
It took about 2 hours and a half a tank of gas, thanks to a bit of traffic on I95 and a few grannies on the 2 lane roads. Unfortunately Aubry got car sick on the way up, I felt so bad for her. We discovered that we were all prone to motion sickness so we were all a little queasy and more than ready to get out of the car when we arrived! We walked in the house to found ourselves in the midst of stays, stockings and wigs as everyone was getting dressed. It was pretty funny.
jehanni's help we managed to get ourselves all prettified though and made our way to the tea room.
bauhausfrau, jehanni, and padawansguide and it was lovely to meet madamekat, marcine, viennabelle and angldst for the first time.
After that we got the grand tour of the house (my favorite parts being the huge cedar lined costume closet, more like a costuming hallway really and the catering kitchen, seriously how cool is that?). Next up was the costumer give-away. That was really fun, several people brought stuff (including me). I picked up several nice lengths of fabric and got rid of most of what I'd brought. Loren, who happens to wear my size, was giving away shoes so I scored 5 pairs of seriously cute ones! *happy butt wiggle*
After we changed out of our suits we cleared the tea table and spread out the leftovers for dinner, which we ate by the pool watching fireflies dance over the lake. It really was like a little taste of paradise. We ended the evening by watching Marie Antoinette, which was much more entertaining with a room full of costumers. "Oh I want that hat!" "Me too!" To be honest I'm not sure how I stayed awake during the movie, I was so tired. I went to bed about 1am, the earliest night since Aubry arrived. Party animal.
The next morning we said our goodbyes and then headed back home, stopping to do some quick peach picking. I didn't want to say goodbye to Aubry, it had been such a wonderful visit. The only thing that made the leave taking tolerable is the fact that I will see her in 3 weeks at Costume College. *sigh*
The weekend was a nice little appetizer of CC and a good dose of inspiration and encouragement. I'm all motivated to finish up my costumes now - yay! Thanks again bauhausfrau for hosting this event - I can't wait for the next one! :>
The rest of my pics are HERE