After dinner out, I had a relaxing evening at Carriage Corner B&B. I swear staying there is way more enjoyable to me than staying at a hotel. Less people, more personal attention and large comfortable rooms.
Saturday morning after eating an amazing breakfast, I headed over to Zooks. Another thing I like about Gaylen's B&B, most of where I want to go is within walking distance...and I always want to go to Zooks! I left Gaylen saying I'm only buying two pieces...only two!
So here is what I came back with ~
I looked at this border print when I was at Sew Camp and decided
against purchasing it but I just couldn't leave it behind this time!
Purple Mod 60s print on the left
Blue/Yellow floral print on the right
The button bags are 24 buttons for 98 cents
and the bags of a dozen were 20 cents a button
After showing considerable restraint at Zooks, cause I really could have purchased four or five more pieces, I ended up with just three. I was really proud of myself y'all! I also ended up buying every button I could at Nancy's, cause cheap shirt buttons...ummm yeah! Then I headed back to the B&B where Gaylen was ready to head out to Delaware to the exhibit.
You can see the exhibits, take the house tour, and the tram around the gardens. Unfortunately we scheduled a late house tour first. Honestly I wanted out of the house tour 10 minutes into it. I'm just not into house tours of racist rich white Americans where the tour guides whitewash history.
Next we went to see The Crown Exhibit and then missed the last garden tour tram which Gaylen really wanted to see.
I was really thrilled with The Crown Exhibit though, probably because I love the show and am anxiously awaiting the next season! The interesting thing about the exhibit, is these garments are replicas of the actual garments the Royals wore and are displayed how the actors wore them in the Netflix series. There are lots of placques and information about how the costume designers designed and created the costumes. Thrilling me to no end with all the behind the scenes information about them.
You begin the Exhibit with Queen Elizabeth's father dying and how she became Queen. So the Coronation Garments are first...
Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Outfit
The robe & suit that Prince Philip wore to the Coronation
The Coronation Crown and Scepters
The outfits were separated out by characters and events. I'm not going to highlight all of the outfits just my favorites. So after the Coronation robes, the next garments I adored were the wedding gowns of Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.
Queen Elizabeth's Wedding Gown to Prince Philip
Placque showing Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip and Claire Foy,
the actress playing Queen Elizabeth wearing the wedding gown
Even the train was hand embellished!
Princess Margaret's wedding dress was a contrast
because it was simplier in make and design
A few other pictures of evening wear because it was just stunning...
The dress Queen Elizabeth wore to meet Jackie Kennedy
Princess Margaret's Evening Dress (notice the pockets!)
Queen Elizabeth's evening dress
Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Dress with the special honors on it
and the Life Magazine cover showing the dress
I loved the exhibit. Gaylen wanted just a few more costumes. I guess I knew what to expect because I watched Renee's Instagram stories several times. To me that was worth making the trip to Winterthur alone.
On the way back to the Inn, we stopped at the craft store because Simplicity Patterns were on sale for $1.99. I only purchased three - trying to only buy things I will actually sew before the season is over. I also bought 10 skeins of yarn to start a new crochet project...but more on that later!
I came home Sunday evening after a wonderfully relaxing weekend! While I didn't sew, I had an amazing time with my friends and am so ready for Labor Day weekend sewing.
If you get a chance to see The Crown Exhibit I highly recommend it. The Exhibit will be at Winterthur until January 5, 2020, so plenty of time to plan a trip!
...as always more later!