A Little Tea & Scandal At No. 11

AA little holiday tea and scandal with my friend Arlene at No. 11.  😉

 



The Spirit Of Christmas Past In Tombstone

This is from 2017, I think. This was my Molly girl’s last year with us, she loved the Holiday Tours.

 

 



A Few More From Tombstone For The Holidays

And to follow up on a previous post, here’s a few more pictures from Tombstone from a previous Tombstone Historic Home Tour. 🙂

Putting the final touches on a dress… 🙂

 

 

 



Looking Back: The Tombstone Historic Home Tour

This year has been very disruptive to all that we do due to the COIVD situation and one more casualty has been  the Tombstone Historic Home Tour. Intended as a way to show off Tombstone’s 1880s heritage, the Tombstone Historic Home Tour opened a number of period homes to the public and we have participated for a number of years. It’s a great excuse to dress up and show off some of our more interesting vintage sewing items to include some of our sewing machines. While we regret the event having been cancelled (a wise choice in our opinion), we look foward to being able to continue the tradition in the future. Below are a few pictures from past home tours:

 

 



Welcome To No. 11!

At the risk of being somewhat repetitious, here are some more pictures from the recent historic home tour that we participated in during our last visit to Tombstone. While it’s hectic getting ready for the tour, it’s still very rewarding because it gives us an opportunity to make the house festive for the holidays while also giving us a good excuse to dress up. Also, it gives us an opportunity to socialize with dear friends…

Karin Arlene Tombstone Historic House Tour 2018

Good times…unfortunately, Angus just wouldn’t pose…

So enjoy!


Saturday started early for us as we made then final touches at No. 11 and then got ourselves dressed. The Tombstone Historic Home Tour officially started at 9 am but we didn’t see our first visitor until about 9:40 so we wound up with a little more time to get things ready (which was a very good thing). No. 11 was originally built in 1905 when the entire block on Safford Street was built up. Previously during the 1880s and 90s, our block had been undeveloped, lying on the outskirts of town and the entire area had been taken up by a holding corral for the local slaughterhouse. Sadly enough, the only link our house has with Tombstone history in that it sits over the Mountain Maid Mine (or at least the claim) which the Earps unsuccessfully attempted to develop in 1881. That said, on with the tour…. 🙂

Karin Tombstone Home Tour 2018 Angus

Welcome to No. 11! Unfortunately, Angus was a bit distracted…

Below are a few pictures from the event, starting with the main room decked out for Christmas:

Tombstone Home Tour 2018

Karin Tombstone Home Tour 2018

And then the parlor:

Karin Tombstone Home Tour 2018

Karin and Angus- Of course, Angus was a key part of the tour… 🙂

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018

Here I am showing off one of our latest wedding gown designs.

And here’s the original bedroom- it’s a bit small by today’s standards but it’s comfortable for us. 🙂

Adam Tombstone Home Tour 2018

And here I am showing off an original c. 1900 Worth wedding gown, complete with shoes.

Below are some more views of the Worth wedding gown:

It was a busy day for us and we had a lot of fun meeting people and talking about our house and the early history of Tombstone. We look forward to doing this again in 2019.