During the Doors Open event in the last weekend of May, I had two costumes out. The 1845 paisley “Atessa” dress and on the Sunday the 1903 Battenburg blousewaist (formally known as a table cloth) and the 1903 black trumpet skirt made an appearance. I also added the Battenburg apron I found at a flea market which gave me a good “house keeper” kind of look. This was ideal as I was doing some volunteer work at Dalnavert House.
This was my first stint volunteering at the house and I really enjoyed it. My volunteer roll for this event was primarily floating, giving rests to people who had assigned spots. It gave me the chance to really get to know parts of the house.
After a busy day volunteering, I really was thirsty so a can of coke was like ambrosia!
As I drank it, I remembered all kinds of Coke ads and memorabilia I have seen over the years so I “went with it”!
The modern hall attached to Dalnavert housed the Costume Museum’s display so I got to see the things I helped prepare.
Next post: more of the Costume Museum’s display!