Well I can assure you that the only way to start your morning is to ride around Palace Green in a carriage.
This morning I participated in a Colonial Williamsburg photo shoot to update photos for the Horse and Livestock department. Not only was it an honour to participate in the shoot, but it was a complete pleasure.
As a hired seamstress (in the 18th century this means one who sews seams) at the Millinery shop I did not have access to the proper attire suitable for a carriage ride among the Gentry. I must give a huge thank you to Miss Sarah Woodyard, the current apprentice at the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop. Like a true fairy godmother in my hour of need she kindly loaned me her incredibly beautiful blue gown. I must also thank Miss Angela of Burnley & Trowbridge for allowing me to wear her wonderful jewelry and bergère.
Later this afternoon a young boy came in the shop and asked for Lyze. Curiously he then handed me a note and directed my attention to the outside where James Monroe cut a very dashing figure atop his horse.
You could say today was slightly perfect.
Wake up! It’s time to go to Williamsburg!
I can’t believe that in the morning I will begin the journey to Colonial Williamsburg to start my internship program in the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shoppe. I can’t even begin to describe the elation and excitement that I am feeling.
Unfortunately my position as a summer intern means the posts on The Ornamented Being will not be as frequent as they have been during my break. I’m aiming for at least one good theme per week and of course I will be loading loads of photos from my internship! You can keep up with my dress making at The Mended Soul and it’s too early to say but I have a secret!
Thank you all for understanding and continuing to inspire me to keep The Ornamented Being alive, I love you all!