I’m a Downton Abbey fan and I’m a fan of wearing nifty 1920s attire. So when a friend, who happens to also be a costume aficionado, told me about a Downton event requiring apparel from 1910-1925 and fabricated Britishness, I considered it my honorable duty to attend.
On a fine Saturday, about sixteen of us dolled up and congregated at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens for tea at the Trellis Cafe followed by a garden stroll. After all, what’s more pretentiously British than sipping tea and wandering around vast grounds? Nothing as far as I can tell, except maybe crumpets and suppressed sentiments.
I brought my camera and tripod to this gathering and got a number of noteworthy pictures, some of which only give away the century they were taken in with their color and quality.
Jason and I had a lovely time savoring an era that slipped away decades ago and chatting with a set of people as enthusiastic about time-period clothing as us. Several ladies in our group commented about how the populations of costumes in their closets have multiplied so many times that they outnumber everything else and constantly threaten any and all powers of containment. Hmm…that sounds slightly familiar.
Cheers to vintage apparel and company willing to take partying to historical levels!