Jenny La Fleur
Fort Frederick 2009 - Jenny La Fleur
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Fort Frederick 2009

Our outing to Fort Frederick Market Fair yesterday was lovely! the weather was warm (mid 90s) but the humidity was way low and there was a lovely breeze.

I managed to get my new ruffled jacket into wearable condition (and get a decent night's sleep the night before!) so I was a cool as can be expected. CC27 will see a matching petticoat and some more 1790s accessories. My blue stays (still sans proper binding) had their first wearing out and they are perfect! Very comfy and flattering, even with the 2.5 hour drive. *throws confetti*

sadievale & past_blue made the trek up to Big Pool with me. We got there about 11am and after wondering around for 10 mins or so we found isabelladangelo and blackcat452 at The Smiling Fox Forge. That turned out to be a good thing since past_blue's vintage shoes started to disintegrate as we walked in and Smiling Fox had Fugawee Martha shoes in her size - yay!

After a little shopping, chatting and general drooling at The Silly Sisters we stopped at our favorite feather merchant and then went to have lunch. We were still sitting and chatting when tattycat and her friends came up to say hi. After we parted ways with tattycat the five of us pretty much spent the rest of the day shopping, browsing and having a good time. A highlight was our lemonade break sitting under some shady trees.

We left about 3:30. I came home a little hot (I love air conditioning yes I do!), very poor, but not sunburned yay! It was a nice break in the sewing/general madness that is my life but now onto the final stretch of CC27 prep!

The rest of my pics of the day can be found here: Fort Fred 2009

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From: hohenstein Date: April 26th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (link)

You're so lucky to live near historic sites like that!

jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 26th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Sometimes it is fun!
isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: April 26th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC) (link)
I love the pictures you took! It was so great to get out and see everyone before CC27. Can't wait until next weekend!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 26th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! Yeah, it was a much needed break for me. I can't either - we see each other so little it was really fun to say goodby with a "see you next week!" :>
johannaelisabet From: johannaelisabet Date: April 26th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC) (link)
When I read about your outing I feel I should get going with my sewing again and join isiwardrobe and annalindqvist at gustavs skål. (=18c society in Stockholm) Your jacket looks lovely and the joy of the whole group just shines through the photoes
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 26th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh you totally should go! And post pics afterwards of course! Come on, you know you want to... :>
From: tattycat Date: April 26th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (link)
I enjoyed meeting everyone :) I'll probably see some of you next weekend at CC.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 26th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC) (link)
It was nice to meet you too! Actually everyone you met is going to CC27 so there will be lots of dress-up goodness next week!
From: tattycat Date: April 26th, 2009 06:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Excellent! I'm planning to be there Friday only (working at Sheep and Wool on Sat/Sun.), so I will keep an eye out for you folk.
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: April 26th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks like you had fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!
tailordrews From: tailordrews Date: April 26th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (link)
What a lovely day for such pretty ladies.

quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC) (link)
I LOVE your jacket and hat!!
chloeandrudy From: chloeandrudy Date: April 26th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm glad it wasn't unbearably hot for you. I wondered about that. It was really nice for us the day before. We'll have to share what we bought there. You all looked very lovely, especially next to all those mountain men and loosely-clad Indians around the area.
I won't get my photos downloaded till I get home on Tues so keep your eyes peeled.
jennil From: jennil Date: April 26th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Fabulous! It looks like such fun! And I love your new jacket. :)
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: April 26th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC) (link)
I'm sooo sorry to have missed you all! :( Big H was in no shape to watch kids on Saturday morning after being sick all night.

Well, there's always next year.
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: April 26th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC) (link)
P.S. You all look fabulous!
sydneyflapper From: sydneyflapper Date: April 27th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC) (link)
A whole of gorgeous girls! You all look fantastic, and it sounds like a great the line about stopping in at your favourite feather merchant.
sarahlizzi From: sarahlizzi Date: April 27th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC) (link)
wow - you guys look fabulous and like you're having a marvelous time. see you all later this week! *grin*
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: April 27th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC) (link)
You all look so fabulous! I'm loving the new jacket. I cant wait to see it in a few days!

ghost_ofa_rose From: ghost_ofa_rose Date: April 27th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC) (link)
Everyone looks fantastic! And it seems you had a wonderful and fun day!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: April 27th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC) (link)
Love the new jacket! And it looks like you had a fabulous time :)
elegant_musings From: elegant_musings Date: April 27th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC) (link)
Looks like you had so much fun! Yay for comfortable stays too (I think the first wearing is always the most nerve-wracking; not knowing if they'll be comfy for hours on end!). ;)
isiswardrobe From: isiswardrobe Date: April 27th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC) (link)
You all look lovely!
mala_14 From: mala_14 Date: April 28th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC) (link)
You all look fantastic. The new jacket is very pretty and looks so nice and light. And your hat is adorable. The 18th century van pictures are highly amusing. :)
sewaddicted From: sewaddicted Date: April 28th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC) (link)
oooooh, you look gorgous :-)
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