Sunday, May 15, 2011

REGENCY BALL pt 3 "Whispers of War Grand Ball"

Has anyone seen the Mousiekin Family lately?
( I have been so busy that I seemed to have lost track of what they are doing)!


There were still many finishing touches to pull off till just hours before the Grand Ball!
                                    And the Turban and purse had to be finished as well!

(can you find all 4 of the Mousiekin family??) 

And TA' DA!  Two Gals have been Transported into a Dreamy era!


 Are we really in a Jane Austen Book today?....
oh yes...  that's right we are
in Canada at the "WHISPERS of WAR" GRAND BALL!!

Pam Mundy (in Yellow)

Amanda McNaughton of Canadian Geographic


 After the GRANDEST time spent wondrously "English Country Dancing"
And Dinning and making new friends.......
it was all ended too soon...
but new acquaintances and FRIENDSHIPS will be kept close to the heart!

Thank you to The Hosts:
Pam Mundy
Maja Bannerman
and Dean Tedesesco
 also to:
The "Dance Caller"
the Lovely Karen Millyard
 and the Musicians:
Fiddler, Stephen Fuller
Pianist,Dorthy DeVal
Flautist, Barbara Ackerman

The Supper, by Pam Mundy
(Cooks assistant Cathy Hall)
the  Menu:
Meat Cake~Salmagundi~Cheshire Pork Pie
Strawberry Mirangels~Almond Cakes
Savory Cakes with Strawberries and Cream
Eccles Cakes~Apricot Millefeuille

Dean Tedesesco

Good Read:
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Me with Dianne Graves
(Author of In the Midst of Alarms
The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812 )

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The Regency Workshop pt 1

Regency Project for 1812 (pT2 workshop)

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  1. How utterly gorgeous!
    I love the photos!
    I'm sure it would be lovely to attend something like this.
    The ladies and gents all look wonderfully elegant in their Regency finery.
    Jane Austen would be proud :-)
    It must have been a beautiful occasion for you, Linnie.
    Your outfits are so pretty and well-made.

  2. LINNIE!!! YOU ARE SPEAKING MY HEART HERE, with all this creativity (I LOVE YOUR SEWING MACHINE) and all the happy faces of the willing and fun-loving participants! THIS IS SO GREAT that I wish I could have something like this!!! AND THANK YOU for coming to visit and leave a comment even if you cannot participate in the Paris link party. Please do come by anyway to peruse the over 30 (as of now) links that are participating! AND HOW ARE THE MICE? All is well here at Rabbit Hill with spring time finally here!


  3. Dear Linnie and Mousekins,

    What a delightful vision of Dolley Madison loveliness you were at the Whispers of War Grand Ball! You look like you had a wonderful time! We caught glimpses of the Mousekins amongst your sewing and finished finery! We think you're just like Cinderella!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah, and Tillie Tinkham and all the Mice at the Corgyncombe Courant

  4. I believe you were the belle of the ball, our dear Linnie!! Your dress was absolutely breathtaking, along with your stunning hat, gloves and purse!! What an elegant must have been delightful!
    I love that we were able to join along for the sewing journey, with all your beautiful sewing machines and notions.
    Much love and many hugs coming your way,
    Christie, Eliza, and John Jacob

  5. After swooning over your post all I can think of to say is-how much fun can a person have!I would love to go.thats what we can do while our husbands go camping-HaHa your comment made me laugh.I lost a follower after that post and I was wondering if that follower thought that was a real pic. of my husband.

  6. Oh my goodness, this was just lovely! I so enjoyed watching everyone look so pretty in their lovely frocks :-D

    I especially liked the sewing machine (but then you knew I would) :)

    Thank you so much for sharing really did an amazing job...and the hats - oh my! Just lovely indeed!

    Mrs. M.

  7. Dear Linnie,

    Oh me, oh my! OOH, OOH, OOH! :) I definitely vote for the Mrs. Blue and White as the belles of the ball (though every gown was gorgeous, and the gents were so dapper). The turban is over the top drool-worthy! Thank you for taking me along on my first ball; I didn't even break out in a sweat! ;)



    p.s. I think we spied all the Mousekins; such tricksters they are!

    p.p.s. I wonder what my lady was sketching?

  8. Linnie,

    I truly loved the photos. I liked how the ladies are dressed in beautiful long dresses. It looks like everyone was having a good time at this grand ball.

    I think I saw a few of the Mousekin Family here and there, hiding in various places.


    -L. Rose

  9. OH !!!! You wonderful and sweet soul, you...posting my announcement here!!!! Well, come in your HAUTE COUTURE, your period dress, and walk the tour with everyone, Linnie! It will be fun. My husband is even posting on that day! Have a BLESSED DAY MY FRIEND!!!Et Merci! Anita

  10. Linnie,
    Everyone looks so grand! I wish we could go back to a bit more of this type of dressing:-) We attended a wedding a few years back where there were 500 guests, it was outside and the guest were asked to dress medieval. It was loads of fun! My son still talks about the sword fights...LOL! YOur a wonderful seamstress:-)

  11. Linnie, Linnie! What a jolly good time was had by all! Your garb is very lovely,( I recognize you by the hat with the white feather?) This must have been such a treat.
    I love to dress in period clothing and play the part, but the only time I am able to do so is when I participate in a Colonial theme Craft show. Nevertheless, I have all the costume, down to my unmentionables.
    Are you sure the Mousekins are all hiding amidst the sewing things, I could have sworn they were visiting here, with Dimity Doormouse. The cheddar cheese is missing, and a trail of cracker crumbs leads to Dimity's little wooden front door. I hear much chitter chatter and mousey gossip going on behind that door.
    On a different subject, my Bee Hive has arrived, and I am so excited about getting it filled with bees!

  12. Oh, Linnie, I am in heaven, and hooked! Your blog is lovely, and it is so funny because my husband was recently saying we wished we could go to a regency ball! We don't have that era of clothing, but would each eventually love to get one outfit that we could wear to one sometime. I don't know of any Austen balls near here, but need to check further.
    I agree with 'Castles, Crowns...'---You speak to MY heart, and I too LOVE your sewing machine!
    You look so beautiful at this event too---everything is just perfection! I shall be visiting you daily!

  13. Wow ohhhhhhh and ahhhhhhhh Love all these wonderful dresses how beautiful!! Oh I would love just love to attend something like this it looks like so much fun ~Sending you a Warm Hello Today that new puppy has me a little behind with my blogging ~I hope this little note finds you doing well Have a blessed week ~Love Heather

  14. Linnie what beautiful pictures.. Everyone looks great.. Looked like a great day of fun and fellowship.. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  15. Dear Linnie, nice to meet you,
    but you have made them clothes? are beautiful
    compliments, and the costume party must
    was wonderful, a dream.
    Thanks in part to my blog candy
    Good luck
    Susy x

  16. Hi Linnie,
    Me again! I read your post about Tasha Tudor. I met her once. SHE came up to me! I have the whole story in a post on my blog from a few months ago. (see 'Tasha Tudor' in the list of tags). It is a memory I will always cherish. I live a simple life in a house very much like hers, but mine is well over 200 years old. When I was alone, I had many people tell me I was so like her in my lifestyle.

    I love the title of your blog. Some people don't know what a 'butt'ry' is, but I have one in my house! I have pictures of it on the TOUR page of my website,

    I am so happy you love my blog too!


  17. Dearest Linnie,
    I must try to figure out who you are. I know you are Anita's friend and I've visited before. Are you in one of the pictures? What a grand event this was! Did you sew everything? My goodness, so many questions!
    Thank you for coming to visit me the last couple of days. I will return...another blog friendship is born!

  18. You people know how to have a marvelous time! I am familiar with English Country Balls because our homeschool group holds one for our teens every March.. They have a grand time dancing the dances and wearing the period costumes.

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

  19. Yes Linnie, I did catch sight of all the little mice prancing through the meadow. They were picking tiny "forget me nots" to put on their straw hats!


    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  21. What a lovely post! I enjoyed the pictures so very much and your sewing machine is wonderful!!

  22. How wonderful!! I attended a regency ball entitle "A Jane Austen Gala" a few years ago and it was so much fun! It looks like you, too, had a delightful time!