June 4, 2011~ It was the most perfect weather, so we chose this day for our annual wedding anniversary picnic in 18thc clothing. After posing for a few pictures in our yard before leaving, we spent the afternoon in historic York Maine. I made all the yummy and authentic food for our romantic picnic.
Curried chicken salad tea sandwiches
Fresh strawberries with Strawberry-Chardonay Cheddar cheese (mmmm!)
Iced tea with mint and lemon verbena from our own yard
I am including several photos here, but to visit our website and see the entire gallery of pictures of our day, set to period musick, please click on the poster above, or this first photo below~
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as Afternoon Tea."Henry James/ 'Portrait of a Lady', 1881
Posing in our own yard before leaving...
(Many months ago Susan Jarrett of Maggie May Historical Clothing made me a regency shift with cap sleeves and a very low scooped neck. My 18thc. shifts were showing over the neckline of this gown. I wore this one for the first time, under my exquisite sacque-back, and it's perfect. It is also so nice to have a shift that is relatively sleeveless for summer reenacting. She makes lovely historic clothing of many eras.)
Handsome Adam~The food was scrumptious if I do say so myself, and the day could not have been more beautiful~
Adam was amazed at this old gravestone, which was almost as tall as I am.
We two posing out in front of the Old Gaol in York, Maine~
Strolling through the ancient graveyard in York. This tree had the most incredible tiny fuschia flowers all over it. Everything was green and in bloom. It was perfection~
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