Not to jinx myself or anything, but the Connecticut Renaissance Faire has been going fabulously so far! We’re halfway through the run (you still have two weekends to come join in the fun!), and have had two weekends of glorious, sunny weather, great crowds, and generally fun times.
As always, our displays in the Storied Threads tent are evolving. I’ve always had a devil of a time figuring out how to display messenger bags, for instance. For a long time, we looped them over bars in a similar fashion to the pirate sashes, but they never stayed nicely– they always sagged down or fell completely and were not being done justice by this system. For this show, I picked up a couple of pole-grabber hooks from Panther Primitives, and voila! Lovely bag display! (This picture was taken the first weekend, by the way– they were even lovelier the second, when Kate and I got clever enough to put cardboard inserts in the bags so they’d hang flat and show off their pretty embroidery.)
This past weekend was CTRF’s Steampunk / Time Travelers’ weekend, and I have to say — Kate and I pretty much rocked the theme. Kate went all out with her Victorian jacket ensemble, and I decided there was no better time to wear my Whovian cincher skirt from Corsair’s Boutique. Which was perfectly complemented by my new Time Lord Seal parasol, custom painted by Laura at The Shady Emporium.
This coming weekend is Romance Weekend at the faire, where Friar Tuck will be doing vow renewals. And the final weekend is Pet Weekend! My favorite of all theme weekends, as Beatrix can hang out in front of the tent where she can watch people go by, which makes her much happier than sitting forlornly behind the table. Plus, I get to say hello to everybody else’s pets, of course. I’ve been having a blast as this show so far, and hopefully it will end as well as it’s begun!