I need to pause a moment in the introduction of my ancestors to share with you what I did this past Friday! There is a most fabulous house in Nampa, Idaho that has opened its doors to some really spectacular events. The HasBrouck House has hosted a "Last Dinner on the Titanic" charity event and has plans to host a "Phantom of the Opera" event. I cannot wait to be a part of this marvelous piece of Idaho history! Friday, I had the wonderful opportunity to educate some fine ladies about the layers of underwear that ladies wore under their Victorian and 1912 clothing! A Birthday tea was hosted for a lovely lady and I decided to dress up as a Lady's Maid and dress two beautiful ladies, Marilyn Holly and her daughter, Aubrielle.
I usually dress myself during these "shows", but this time, I thought it would be fun to become a member of The Domestic Service. And it worked! Many of the ladies in attendance commented on how I looked like I had just stepped off the set of Downton Abbey! What a wonderful compliment!
My sister took a photograph that Aubrielle shot of me and edited it! I loooove this image!!!
Standing in front of an original fire place at The HasBrouck House. This house has wonderful architectural elements!
This is Darryl, the butler/server. He looked so sharp and even wore white gloves while serving the tea!
This is us being serious! Hahahaha!! I look drugged.....
This is another fun shot. I wanted to look like we were on the front steps awaiting our Master and Mistress' return! I think it looks great!
This house is so marvelous.....
Attending to My Lady's needs...seeing that she is fit to be seen at dinner!
Aubrielle is so sweet and beautiful! She loves dressing up!
On no! My Lady's shoe has come undone! Don't want her tripping!
Marilyn is so beautiful both inside and out....It is a treat just being around her!
For this event, I made a maid's cap. Just a circle of buckram and wire covered with muslin and antique lace!
The back even has a little velvet bow!
This was such a fun day! I can't wait to wear my maid's costume again!!