There is less scandal in the saloons than whispered in our violet temple of teacups. I think we need to bring back the tea gown tradition, especially in Tombstone…because not all history happened in a bar! 😁 This gown is more formal, like for entertaining guests. Our next project will be for more casual, less corseted moments. No regrets with this project, though! I’m considering hosting a tea at #11 for when we return in late October.
A pause before we walk to town. Old West dust is hard on skirt trains, so left it hanging in the parlor, sacrificed for fashion. 😎
“Paris gowns sold from the backs of wagons”…the best line from my favorite movie. Can you guess which one? I brought back this silk from Montmartre, when @adamlid1 and I saw it, we both said: “Tea Gown!” 😎
Were slowly recovering from the drive back from Arizona…tubs and bags everywhere…Labor Day Weekend at No. 11 is always hectic and this one was a bit more since we were struggling to finish installation of the new curtains in the parlor as well as completing the final touches on the tea gown. It was close but we finally got it all done and managed to get some nice pictures before we had to head back to LA. 😎
Overall, the tea gown project was a great success and it actually went smoother than I initially expected- it was still a lot of work but there weren’t any issues that needed to be resolved along the way. The best part about this project is that it’s patterned off of several originals in our collection, utilizing unique fabrics that we’ve found on our various journeys through Europe that replicate those found during the 1880s and 90s. We’re definitely pleased with the result and we’re looking forward to working up further tea gown designs in the future. 😎
A little tea and nonsense at No. 11…because not everything in Tombstone happens in a saloon…