There’s not much to write about this. It was just a day with my friends and having afternoon tea at the Commanders Beach House B & B. It’s one of the events that are part of the Festival though.The Beach House is along the water at the far end of Port Townsend and has a lovely expansive view of the Juan de Fuca Straits that flow into the Puget Sound as it makes its way along the coast line. The tea is held in a small living area of the house with about 12-14 people. It was the same place we went to last year but I felt like the food wasn’t as impressive as it was then. There was nothing that caused the wow factor like last year.
Egg salad sandwiches, a chicken w/ Chipotle mayonnaise sandwich (which was quite tasty), a mini tart savory, cucumber slice w/ salmon mousse (ick, old fishy taste), some fruit, a couple cookies, raspberry cheesecake, and some delicious scones. I had a black tea but we don’t know what brands she uses.
Joining me were my friends from the Pacific Northwest, Vanessa & Caleb, Rebecca & Sean, Mara, and Agnes (who has also presented historical classes at the Festival).
I had driven up to the Festival with my online friend & fellow blogger, Sue, https://threadingthroughtime.wordpress.com/ who was sitting at another table. We all went outside later to take photos. Some of these are from Sue, others are mine and Rebecca’s.
It was a very blustery day and we had a hard time holding on to our skirts and hats. Rebecca lost her feathers a couple times.
This was the shot we were going for.
Vanessa and Agnes joined us for a group photo.
Agnes, Rebecca, and Mara showing off their big puffy 1890s sleeves.
And now you get to guess just what are we all pointing at? * A hint: YOU’LL NEVER GUESS!
**EDITED TO ADD:** I almost forgot to add my purchases from this weekend, since I like to remember where I got them. From the Wynwoods Gallery &Bead Studio in Port Townsend, I bought some antique embroidered trim on black taffeta from the owner. She used to collect antique trims. And a delicate lace that she has in about four colors and widths; and some tiny black beads I plan on making a 52” long watch chain. These are short strands that I’ll be stringing on silk thread that I also bought from her.
From the antique mall and thrift shop in Port Angeles (nothing from Port Townsend this year), an early 1900-looking straw hat that I’ll be trimming to wear with my upcoming Marigold dress, and a silk organdy chemisette dated 1950s but I think will also work for earlier time periods.
Finally from a thrift store in Sequim, a cotton lace tablecloth that I’m cutting up to add to my Marigold dress, IF the edges can survive cutting.