On my birthday in July we attended an event at Rippavilla Plantation. It was Marian's first event in historical attire, so I was definitely very excited. Rippavilla was having a big fancy craft/antique sale on the front lawn, and they requested that some living history people attend to populate the house and grounds for the day to give visitors a more authentic experience. That was our role.
Here we are in the back courtyard.
Marian and I spent a good part of the day sewing with the other ladies in the sun-room.
Some of the time she played happily in her basket.
We also got to hear some wonderful period music.
Marian was such a show-off that day, she wore herself out smiling at everyone.
She finally fell asleep on Dad's shoulder, and then napped in her basket.
Several people thought she was a doll at first.
More pictures of the inside. It was a beautiful house! I wish I had gotten pictures of the upstairs.
This is a new sheer dress I made for myself. Finished it the morning of the event, actually. lol.
(Not the most ideal thing for your sanity.)
Some of the time we spent outside, admiring all the neat booths and antiques,
and enjoying the shade of the front porch. Marian was quite the star attraction wherever we went.
Marian and Mommy in the rose garden
We wondered our way home that afternoon via back-roads looking for old houses, it was quite a fun day!