We arrived back at the house very warm, and were greeted by the delightfully cool air conditioning! There are perks of 21st-Century living, after all. :p
|Who needs rouge when one has exercise?|
|Jillian looks like she's asking me "Are you sewing again?" |
|Cathy, me, and Jillian in the mirror|
Another wonderful aspect of this house was the on-site laundry machines, so many of us took advantage of this and washed our white underthings after the tick-hunting. I was very glad to be able to launder my chemise and tanktop, as both were soaked through and I had no spares! I changed back into my Regency pajamas and joined several other ladies in the library for sewing and movie-watching.
|Jenny, Cathy, Rebecca, Jillian, Bonnie (in front), me, Denisa|
I re-dressed in my Blue Day Dress, which I had aired on my bed while my underthings were washed. I left off the chemisette for the evening, but added my Sheer Striped Overdress and switched the cream satin sash and cameo brooch for a blue velvet sash and blue rhinestone brooch - another recent purchase. I removed my cap, re-curled my bangs (borrowing my roommate Victoria's curling iron), and smoothed back any fly-aways with my LBCC Lavender Pomatum. The bun and braid still looked decent, so I left the rest of my hair as it was.
|Jenny and me, dressed for dinner|
Dinner was scrumptious! We had chicken pudding (way more tasty than it sounds!), breaded & fried cauliflower, tomato and cucumber salad, fresh-baked rolls, and broccoli with pine nuts.
Kimberly, who works as a cook at Colonial Williamsburg, informed us that everything but the broccoli was made from authentic 18th Century recipes, and it was all incredibly delicious. And for dessert we had individual stemmed glasses with pistachio pudding.
|Everyone helped themselves to the exquisite cuisine|
|A good time was had by all!|
|First we played open hands, for teaching purposes - a few of us were new to the game!|
Photo by Heather Hufton
|Whist is serious business.|
Photo by Bonnie Britz
|I shuffled for Megan when it was her turn to deal, and Stacy kept blaming me for her terrible cards!|
I took a quick shower, then rejoined the library party to brush out my hair and put it all up in rag curls. It was very late by the time we went to bed, but I honestly could not tell you what time it was because I do not have a period-accurate watch. :p