The New No. 11…

It’s been awhile since we’ve been to No. 11- with all the renovations going on, it’s simply not been possible but the interior work has been completed so now is the time and with Helldorado weekend coming up, there even more of an incentive to go out. 🙂


First day in Tombstone is always a bit rough on me, with the altitude change… but here’s the newly restored rooms at No. 11 in natural light. I know the main room’s colors are brave, but remember there’s draperies to make, large pieces of furniture to be brought in, and pictures to be hung and it will balance it all out. I love the original chandeliers that our contractor reworked for us, that awful nasty ceiling fan is gone.  🙂

Costume College 2019

It’s Sunday and all my teaching duties at Costume College 2019 are complete! It’s been a busy past two days with teaching three classes and meeting up with old friends, some who we haven’t seen in a year or more. Our classes were well attended and hopefully we were able to impart some useful information. More importantly, we also learned some new things from the many thoughtful questions posed by our students and in some areas, we’re rethinking some of our opinions. The old adage “never say never” has never been more true when applied to fashion and fashion history and it seems that just when we thought we’d gotten a handle on a certain subject, something comes along to challenge us.

We’re looking forward to 2020 at Costume College and it’s our goal to work up more classes with compelling content. Looking forward to seeing you there next year!