keskiviikko 10. elokuuta 2016

Gustavian Day picnic - 2nd edition

Rococo Atelier: So, should we have the Gustavian Day picnic this year as well?
Me: Sure, why not.

The Museum of Old Vaasa: Yay, come on over, we'll throw in a free entry day just because! And guided tours in two languages! And we'll write a press release with pictures and publish it in the local paper!

This really is how it went. The weather was worse than the last time (fairly rainy throughout the day) but we had our picnic indoors and still managed to do a bit of croqueting and graces and dancing in between the showers of rain. So many of our reenactor friends travelled over from Tampere and even accross the water from Sweden(!!)  and we had a jolly old time.

Some pictures here, taken by Sanna of Rococo Atelier and Mia of Oh Gloomy Sundays

The house

If you decide to have a picnic but then it rains and you have to move the picnic indoors and eat at a table is it still a picnic?


The ground floor of the house has this spectacular vaulted cellar.

Croquet with style

Mia in her pretty pink jacket and petticoat

There was a little dancing too.

Sanna borrowed my new blue hat and chemisette.

Pretending to play an antique clavier (the maker's engraving says it was built in 1797 in St. Petersburg).


Regency wedgies

A group photo of all of the properly attired people