The gaulle I had plan to make didn't happen. Sigh. However, I pulled out a chemise dress, ironed and starched it and accessorized it with black. A friend of mine figured out how to use a crownless straw hat to make a Lunardi hat. So, I made one and trimmed it in black and white. Here it is:
Also the wig turned out great for me. It was lightweight and easy to wear and blend with my hair - (see previous blog post). Uh, yes those are headstones behind me. We have a lovely cemetry that makes a perfect - unpublic - picnic site for our group. California doesn't really have 18th century sites to 'play' in but we try to find places that give us a nice back drop to enjoy ourselves.
It was a lovely day. Our weather has been wet and cold but this weekend we had fabulously warm weather with a mild breeze that kept us cool along with the champagne!
We also made an effort to have period food. We had a chicken galantine, fruit, pickled carrots and green beans and I made a peach pudding from Mrs. Randolph's cook book from 18th century Williamsburg, Virginia.