As some of my friends on Facebook know, I recently went to Texas to have a belated birthday celebration “Renaissance Style”. During my 21 year stay in Dallas, since the Scarborough Renaissance Festival opens its gates either right before or right after my birthday, it became a tradition to attend on Opening Weekend. (Kids get in FREE on opening weekend only)My family enjoys being able to step back in time as it were, and as you can see, we do take full advantage of the experience by adorning ourselves in attire to suit the mood.
In the years I have attended, we have always worn outfits that I made. This year, I decided to treat myself to something a bit different. (Being as I’m now 53 – no that is not a typo – I thought I would purchase one at the fair) The outfit I selected was more Steam-punk, but it suited the fair all the same. There is something wonderful about these outfits, they are quite flattering.
When we entered the gates of the fair, there was actually a Renaissance Wedding happening in the outdoor chapel. By the time we were heading out, the wedding was over, but the storm was coming. I found the scene to be surreal.
I absolutely love celebrating my birthday in this fashion. Being surrounded with family means the world to me and escaping to a time that I enjoy, is just the icing on the cake. Though, truth be told…I would not have wanted to actually live back then. They were quite barbaric times…
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