Thursday, November 19, 2009

That Darn Pumpkin is Back!

The sun welcomes us on a warm Sunday morning as many gather for church service which is held on the front lawn of the mainhouse.
After church the festivities resume including
and photography.
Hubby rests on the bench while we wait.
Finally it's our turn to have our photograph made.
(This is my infamous 'curtain dress' made from a shower curtain and velvet curtain panel. Curtain dresses-they're not just for Scarlett:)!
This gentleman from Gettysburg specializes in wet plate photography.
(Victorian Photography Studio)
His lovely wife assists.
We watch as our portrait develops.
The final result is an authentic looking tin type picture.
Afterwards we stop to visit with a member of the calvary.
As the sun hangs low in the afternoon sky it is time to return to our current era and the realities of life.
I thought I saw that pumpkin waiting to take me home!
It was a weekend filled with gentility and friendship.
Thanks so much for coming along!


Eastlake Victorian said...


I love it!! Thank you for posting these. I just LOVE Victorian photography and all the processes. The print you had taken is so wonderful! I love the moss you have in the trees in the south. I really wish I could dress up in Victorian costumes and participate in something like this.


Deanna said...

Fun post!
So glad you shared. Enjoyed the pics.

My goodness...a shower curtain?!!! Very impressive. This dress turned out just gorgeous. The two of you look the part and are so attractive.

May you have a terrific Thanksgiving,
d from homehaven

The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

Ahhh, it brings back memories of Carol Burnett playing Scarlet! Wonderful post!

June said...

Scarlette...oops, I mean Kim, I am so enjoying myself at Boone Hall. I love the portrait of you and your husband. That will certainly be a treasure as will all these wonderful memories made here.

Bumpkin Bears said...

oh what magical days, you looks so beautiful. How I would love to join in too :) Thank you so much for sharing these special times, what happy memories you are building Hugs, Catherine x

The Pink Birdhouse said...

I am absolutely swooning over here seeing those gorgous dresses that you and the ladies were able to wear. That shower curtain dress is the loveliest of all, love the colors and the details in it!! You lucky gal!! I am soooo enjoying seeing your posts about this movie, the "behind the scenes" of it all. Absolutely fascinating!! None of us will ever come close to taking part in something as wonderful as this, so enjoy it all just that much more for the rest of us, Kim!! hugs, Debby

Anonymous said...

When I was about 21 we had an enactment of the marriage of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks since they lived in my area of Washington Co. Ky. I got to wear a vintage dress and be part of the crowd at the wedding enactment. There is Lincoln Park in Washington Co. and the homes of the Berrys and Lincolns and Hanks homes are still there as part of the Park. I don't live there now, but occasionally they still have Lincoln related activities. I have a photo of that day somewhere.

Fete et Fleur said...

The photo is beautiful! The dress is incredible! I can't believe it is made from a shower curtain!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

What a fun time you have been having.
I love the photo of you and hubby.
Your dress is beautiful and you look gorgeous and what lovely memories you will have of that time.
Such a beautiful era with absolutely beautiful full gowns.

Happy weekend

lorhen82 said...

Gosh, Kim...I just can't imagine what it's like to be able to play dress up in all of those gorgeous clothes! You all look wonderful! How fun it must be to step into another time!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Except for the clarity of the images, one would never know it was not a bygone era.