Very thoughtful and helpful gifts this year!

Check out this beautiful wrapping paper my mother-in-law bought with me in mind. Isn't it lovely?

My wonderful mother-in-law, Mary, helped me mark a few more items off of my 18th century costuming list this Christmas!

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed with everything I need to make for my first costume, as well as my husband’s (and I intend to make others).  Most of the items I’m making myself, but there are those accessories that I need to purchase.  Every little bit helps get that list whittled down even more.

These accessories come from Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.  I have never ordered from there before, but have wanted to for a while.  I sent a few links to items I needed, and Mary was so very kind to get them for me.  I’m very pleased with the items I received.

I now have a bergère hat, three fans, and clocked stockings.  I will need to finish the hat, but I’ll wait until the actual outfit is finished (or at least have the fabrics purchased). The stockings seem like they’ll be very comfortable, and I can’t wait to finally be able to order the Fugawee Martha shoes I want.

These items will go great with my outfits, and I look forward to getting the chance to wear everything together in 2011 sometime (hopefully).

Thanks so much, Mary! What a lucky gal I am 😀

The bergère hat, fans, and clocked stockings I received as gifts this Christmas.

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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6 Responses to Very thoughtful and helpful gifts this year!

  1. Yes, the wrapping paper was perfect!

    And it’s nice that you’ve been able to take a few more things off the list.

    I can’t wait to see the hat spruced up a bit 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    I’m with Chris. When you were trying on the hat at Christmas, I was imagining all the things that could be done with it. I know you’ll make it beautiful.

    You’re so welcome. It was my pleasure to be able to give you these gifts and I look forward to seeing you wear them with a costume. As you know, I’m in awe of your talent 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    Oh, and the pictures are great! That package really did look sweet, and I love the composition of the hat, socks and fans. Nice!

  4. Thanks! I’m really excited and looking forward to decorating the hat. We’ll see what happens, depending on the fabrics I find for the outfit, and how crazy I go with the additions 😉

  5. Kaycee says:

    Fabulous!!!! I love painting fans!!! We should have a fan painting day! Can’t wait to see the hat finished!!!

  6. Kaycee: It’s funny you mention that, because when I saw there were three fans I immediately thought of your fan-painting gathering you’ve wanted to do. I’m not sure how well these will take or hold up to paint (I opened one so far, and it was a little stiff — I might have to check all three and maybe open/close it a few times perhaps to loosen it up), or what I’d paint on it, but I would definitely be game to try it sometime! 😀

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