Sunday, December 2, 2007

No Petticoat For Me, Thanks.

In the role of Best Supportive Park Wife, the award goes to, ME -The Park Wife! I sucked myself into an 1860s dress last night and helped at the Christmas event at the Park. It was a beautiful evening, the Park looked spectacular and I believe everyone enjoyed themselves. So, here are some pictures. We will do this again next weekend, so I will spend a bit more time on taking pictures to share.

Here I am in my dress, the picture does not show it, but I do have on a full hoop skirt. You should have seen me driving down the road to the Park with that on. I could barely see the road!Speaking of driving down the road, the picture looks real authentic 1860s with that SUV driving behind us? The gentleman with me is one of our park characters, I mean staff.

I took this picture because I love this room in one of the houses. If I was a little girl during the late 1800s, I would have wanted this room.

Luminaries lit up the roads in the Park, here is a circular drive to one of the houses.
That is a magnificent magnolia tree in the middle.

Another home on the Park, these plank wood sidewalks that you see here are throughout the Park. Also, see the wreaths on the windows? Those are a few of the 262 that were handmade here for the event.

I love these old doors going into the courthouse, aren't they fabulous?

More dress-up pictures to come next week.


Julie Beth said...

My 4 yr old daughter is packing her bags to come live in the "pretty room." She'd probably even be willing to wear a petticoat if she could have that for her bedroom. :)

Are your little bucks dressing up for holiday festivities? It would be so cool to be able to dress all my kidlets up, and get them to all look at the camera at the same time, and get a piture where no one is fussing or making silly faces.

Can't wait to see more of your photos. It all looks beautiful!

asthmagirl said...

You look lovely.... I would love to see the full on hoop skirt as well!

Mapper said...

There ya go! Awesome! Love the color of the dress too!
Yes, driving with the garb on can be tricky. Would be easier to have a carriage I suppose!
Not sure "what" exact park you are at but we are headed your general direction next summer to Monroe, Lousiana for a wedding, and we will have to look ya up, everything looks totally interesting! I love history!!!!
You looked great Mrs. Park Wife!

SharonB said...

Can't wait for more pictures! Always thought it would be fun to live in the era - the hoop dress, women were ladies, times were simple - and, well I guess harder.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

What a wonderful thing! Looks like you had fun...


Catty Ax Lady said...

Aren't you just adorable!! I don't envy the hoopskirt driving festivities, but everything else looks grand!

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Stacie said...

That is so cool. I love that room, it's beautiful, but I just love photos of doors period, the addition of wreaths makes it all the better. I love your costume! How fun! I wish I lived near so I could join in the festivities

Belle-ah said...

You look just lovely! I want to come visit your house for the holidays!!! Whaaaaa!