Return from the Renaissance





  Well, this weekend I attended my first renaissance festival with some friends-- can you believe I'd never been? I wore a new shirt I got from the sale racks of Anthropologie with an attached lace cape and cut some branches from the boxwood and some fennel in the front yard and voila, renaissance hair! I also wore some of my favorite pieces from Parrish Relics. If you've never seen the jewelry made by artist Jennifer Parrish, you should check out her shop, her work is amazing! It really captures the romance and beauty of the Renaissance era.
   When we got to the festival we were lucky to find weather cooled down by a passing storm but no rain, and the people watching was unsurpassed! Turkey legs were eaten. Jousting watched. I even bought the most interesting tea cup. Lots of intriguing things to do and see at the Renaissance fair! And I was exhausted and ready for a bath by the time the afternoon was done :)
    Have you ever been to a Renaissance fair? The one we attended in Muskogee, Oklahoma was large and rather impressive! They do all sorts of events throughout the year, and are holding the Renaissance Fair every weekend in May. You might even see the queen, pictured just above in her carriage!


 Happy Weekend~
~H

18 comments

  1. That looks like so much fun! Your blouse and hair are lovely. I've yet to go to a Ren fair, but I'd love to one day;)

    --Kellie

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  2. We love the Renaissance Festival too and eagerly wait for it to return to the Colorado Renaissance Festival Grounds in Larkspur, CO. I will have to email you picts when we go next month. We just love it.
    Kind Regards,
    Heather

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  3. I have never been yet but we are hoping to some time in the future. Sterling NY has a great one, so my friends tell me.
    Looks like you had great fun ;-)
    Blessings Linnie

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  4. i haven't been to one either-but it looks like fun!
    love the jewelry too :)
    have a great sunday...

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  5. Heather~ You look absolutely like a maiden from King Arthur's era! We have a similar Medieval Fair the first part of February complete with the same sort of festivities and stuff like jousting on horses and sword fighting in official metal garb. It is fun and attracts huge crowds.I am glad you had a day of fun with your friends and who knows, maybe some of that inspiration will make it's way into a painting??!!

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  6. It looks like it was a lot of fun. We haven't been to one yet, maybe this year we will.

    I love the flowers in your hair, very pretty!

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  7. Oh, how fun! I've only been once and I loved it. My son came along too dressed as a peasant boy. He smudged a little dirt on his face to really look the part. I love to play dress up. :)

    Jenny

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  8. That seems to have been a wonderful day. And I love your hair decoration! On etsy I have seen the Parrish Relics jewelry. Such gorgeous necklaces- I so much would like one on my own.

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  9. Thank you, Kelly! I'd never gone before this, I bet you'd enjoy it! Next time I hope to take Audrey :)

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  10. Heather-- that sounds like a lot of fun! I bet its beautiful!~

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  11. Linnie- we did have lots of fun! I think I'd probably like a festival 18th and 19th century centered too, like the ball you attended!~

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  12. Thanks Andrea! Yes, i love the jewelry! Jennifer does amazing work!

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  13. Winnie, yes! There was absolutely a feast for the imagination! Maybe I'll paint a fairy or two!~

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  14. Thanks Sidereal Day :) the fennel sort of died throughough the day, lol, but the boxwood held up!

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  15. Jenny Lee- I love playing dress up too! Your son's costume sounds so cute, completed with the dirt :)

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  16. Oh my gosh, how FUN! I've been before, but it's been years. I really need to go again this year. Maybe I'll run into you there, m'lady! ;-)~

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  17. How Lovely! All of it! I haven't been to a Faire in a long time. The last time my parent's went, they brought me back a little green velvet lace-up bodice. Your top with cape, hair and relics are all perfect for a perfect day. Fun!
    xoxo!

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  18. I've never been to the Muskogee Ren fair, but we used to go to the Medieval Fair in Norman every year. We're thinking about going to the Renaissance Fair in Kansas City this year--evidently it's a pretty big deal. Love your hair accessory! :-)

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Each and every comment is appreciated! Thanks for coming to visit me :) ~Heather

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