Last week I told you about British Pub find, which I did go to the Burn's Night celebration. It was a great time with a wonderful setting, a bit of Burn's history and readings, and great food. I was very pleased with the evening.
Still working on my Outlander wardrobe. (Did you catch the word "wardrobe"?) In one of the posts from the American Duchess' blog, she speaks of quilted petticoats. Apparently when the weather gets colder, one just keeps adding petticoats or there is a quilted petticoat. So in the interest of saving time, energy and sanity on another blog it mentioned one could find a quilted coverlet to use. These are thin quilts that one would use more for looks than actual warmth I would think. Anyways, while scouring my favorite store (Saver's) I found this luscious tidbit. this is actually the backside of the quilted coverlet. The front was brighter patchwork pieces and was pretty in it's own right, but when I saw the underside, I nearly fainted. This could even be shown with an open front over skirt. It probably was a good thing no one else was holding it at the time or I probably would have snatched it right out of their hands, though I try not to do things like that. SO my best advice to anyone this week is: Haunt those second hand stores! I find the most treasures there.
Here are some links on the quilted petticoat (history and ideas):
I love all things Scottish, Steampunk, belly dancing, and spending time with the granddaughters.