There are two items on my Christmas list, okay maybe four or five. However, these two items featured on my blog today are on the top of my list. I want to display my reenacting accessories in a glass cabinet. You know, tiaras, necklaces, fans, shoes, brooches, half scale models of dresses. All the stuff any healthy girl with an obsession for all things 18th c. would have laying around. Tongue in Cheek.
The first is an iKea glass case, it has to be all glass because I want the items in the cabinet to be the focus. I had thought of a curio cabinet but will not fit my decor and the ornate wood wold take away from what I want to showcase. Yes, I used the word Showcase cause I like to look at my pretty stuff instead of having everything placed in a closet, or bins, or in the basement studio.
Next are shoes from American Duchess. My collection (hoarding/obsessing) with her shoes will begin at Christmas with my first pair “Antoinette” Im so excited! My drawer which is filled with clock socks are awaiting her arrival Christmas morning.
On the costuming front, Im almost there with the Stays. Oy, binding! But will get it done. Then sewing the dress will begin, the fabric is already cut out, the actual sewing will take place this weekend. Im going to be brave today and venture out to buy fabric and lace before all hell breaks loose on Black Friday. I want to be snuggled in my studio happily sewing while watching Christmas movies on Amazon Plus.
I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving have a happy and safe holiday. We are going to an old Dutch inn with friends. There is a back up plan incase the snow gets too heavy, then Friday is more eating at another restaurant with Family from Brooklyn. The rest of the weekend for me is devoted to sewing and for V will be devoted to Football.