V281: Rainy Sunday in Colonial Williamsburg

Today, our second day in Colonial Williamsburg, is rainy and cold.  On top of that, I’ve got a cold myself, so getting up and out in costume was a little more delayed than usual.

This isn’t Chowning’s Tavern.

I didn’t take many pictures, but for experiences, we learned a little about tailoring at the Milliner’s shop, enjoyed lunch at Chowning’s Tavern, and listened to General Lafayette talk about the duties of the cavalry, while looking quite dashing in his uniform, and on horseback.

Mom chats up Gen. Lafayette

I wore my Indienne gown, but borrowed my mom’s brick red matellesse petticoat for warmth.  She’s shorter than me, so the skirt was a bit high on the leg, but it definitely didn’t get wet or drug through the puddles at that length. 🙂  I’ll have to do a better set of photos of this dress later…

Gosh, that’s all.  Sorry for my lack of photography!


  • Allison

    October 7, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I'm so sorry that you are sick. Thanks for posting anyway. Imagine how delighted I was to get to log on for the first time today and find that you had put my favorite bonbon up just six minutes earlier. I hope that you feel much better and that your cold doesn't cause you to miss out on anything.

    • Lauren Stowell

      October 9, 2012 at 11:18 PM

      Aw, thank you 🙂 I think the cold is mostly gone from my head, but not from the air outside, lol, it's quite nippy out here and I had to buy a sweatshirt from Monticello, lol. I'll put up better and more pictures of the Indienne gown later.

  • Zach

    October 7, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    I hope you get better! There's nothing like a sickness to ruin a good time.

    You have me missing Williamsburg so much! I loved my time there and wish I could have stayed longer. Maybe one day! Have fun!

  • Rebecca

    October 8, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    Are you going to get to see the milliner/mantuamaker tomorrow? I love your mom's dress and would love to see more pictures of it and your dress as well. I hope you are having a great time!

  • Angela

    October 8, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Honey, no apologies needed! You are always so wonderful about sharing. Take care of that cold. Lemon-honey toddies is the ticket! Take care of yourself and enjoy. You are in one of my favorite places in the world. If you get to meet George Washington, say hello! The actor is a friend of mine – Ron Carnegie. Really awesome fellow!

    • Lauren Stowell

      October 9, 2012 at 11:20 PM

      I somehow didn't get to meet General Washington. I was lame and missed a luncheon he was attending (I didn't know it at the time and got lost besides). Just means we'll have to come back!

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