The event was held at the Whittier Public Library and sponsored by our local PBS station. The highlight was a presentation on hats and fashion from 1912-1926 by Barbara Troeller, a professional milliner. She brought a beautiful selection of hats.
My friends are herbal tea drinkers (I know, so American) so we had water and lemonade in our teacups.
Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes provided super yummy cupcakes. I had the lemon with lemon curd filling and cream cheese frosting.
My costume came from several sources. I bought the hat base, under skirt, purse, and necklace at a thrift shop. The lace dress is from ASOS. I wore the shoes at my wedding. I purchased the gloves from Etsy. The hat embellishments and ribbon for my belt came from Hobby Lobby and my mother had fun decorating my hat. I cut up a pair of thrift shop pants for the fabric on the hat.
I hope that you enjoyed the photos. Are you a Downton Abbey fan? I just started watching and I'm really enjoying it.
My next post will involve sheets, I promise. :)