Way back in 2010, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire decided, for the first time, to do a show in the spring. It was early days for Storied Threads. We were still selling out of an EZ-Up style tent, and hadn’t yet upgraded to a proper medieval pavillion. I didn’t yet have an embroidery machine. Kate was not yet my fabulous assistant. And my sister Tori, who’s not really a ren faire kind of person, decided to come up one weekend and be my minion.
I was looking for pictures for some Etsy listings the other day, and I came across these photos from that weekend. They made me smile to see, and since I’d been struggling for a Flashback Friday topic for this week — decided to share them here! I love this second picture because it LOOKS like Tori is being all kind of sexy and posing for the camera…when in fact, she is LITERALLY holding our tent down on the ground. The wind was so bad at this show that it was the one that made me decide the time had come to ditch the EZ-Up and get a real tent. But the circumstances made for a great picture!
I had a great time working with Tori that weekend, depiste the weather trying to tear us down, both literally and metaphorically, and I’m really glad to have stumbled across these pictures.