Saturday, June 8, 2013

Regency Dress-Up at John Marshall House

Last Saturday I joined three other members of the Regency Society of Virginia at the John Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia.  We participated as costumed interpreters at the open house they were holding for the public.

It was a fine day in 1813...
First we had a tour of the gardens and a quick bite to eat.  And I got some decent shots of me wearing my bonnet:

Rebecca helped me tie my bow.  How awesome is her bonnet, btw?  

In our role as "background" for the house, we sat together in the dining room and engaged in appropriate period activities such as reading, sewing, and playing cards.  We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the house, sadly.  But if you're in the Richmond area I would definitely recommend going to check it out!

It's very cool inside...
Back out on the grounds, Stacy and William enjoyed a game of quoits:

And Rebecca joined in, too.  

I was content to wander the garden and look at pretty flowers.

And play with my new fan...  :p

I was particularly intrigued by this specimen, called Lamb's Ear.
The leaves are soft and fuzzy!  

There were also herbs growing in the garden, such as spearmint, which I could not resist smelling:

I will next be wearing my Regency garb at the upcoming Battle of Craney Island Victory Ball!


  1. Lovely pictures. I especially like the one second from the bottom.


    1. Thanks! That's one of my favorites, too. :)