Thursday, 24 May 2012

$50.00 Gift Card Giveway!

Sign of the Thistle Historical Costuming Co.

Sign of the Thistle is dedicated to the fine art of historical costuming and the persuit of correct historical clothing for the everyday person, museum or re-enactor.
Gift certificate give away!
Since the summer is upon us and we've begun dusting out our closets in preperation for the summers events, there is always those items that you mean to replace every year.... but never do.

This is your chance to fix that!! 

How far would a $50.00 gift card to Sign of the Thistles web site go?! This can be used for anything in the shop - ready made, custom made ect. You can even re-gift the gift card if you'd like - although why you would want to give away that much re-enactment goodies is beyond me.

There are a number of ways to enter, the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

18th c. French Court Shoes!!

Check out these delightful little gems!!
The right accessories make the outfit, remember these are just as important as all the little details you took time to do on your wardrobe, with out the complete look all your hard work is put to vain...
Get these beautiful Court Shoes at American Duchess
Dyeable Ivory Pompadour 17th / 18th century French court shoes
Finish your courtly ensemble with our beautiful, exclusive, ivory/black jacquard Pompadours.  Named in honor of Madame de Pompadour, these shoes have all the high stylings of the early 18th century, with a hand-stretched, pointed toe, and custom-made, leather-covered Louis heel even the King of France would be proud to wear.  Pompadours close with period-correct lacing tabs that can be tied with any color ribbon, pom-pom, or cockade.  Follow in the footsteps of the original French fashion icons, head to toe, with beautiful ivory Pompadour heels.
  • Pompadour is historically correct for the 1680s through 1740s
  • Hand-sewn, Dyeable, damask jacquard upper.
  • 100% smooth, hard, Italian leather soles, perfect for dancing.
  • Our exclusive American Duchess Louis heels are hand-covered in 100% calf leather.
  • Heels are 2.5 inches high, placed in the center of your heel, and flared for stability and the period look.
  • Comes complete with ribbon.
  • Left and Right lasted.
  • B width

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Where did I go?

Where have I been? Well my last post spoke of a special event and well some major things happend that month...
Firstly my partner and I got into a major car accident due to heavy down pour but we are ok and we walked away from it, someone was looking down on us that day and said not yet. My special event was the end of July and even after our car accident all brused and scratched up as we were we had to go as it was our favorite event of the year and it would help to get our minds off of what had happened. It was wet most of the weekend but saturday evening it let up just enough for the sunset ceremony. It had started to begin then they called me out to the center of the field. Then my boyfriend walked to me from the line and proposed to me right there infront of everyone!!! We then shot off the cannon in celebration, I like to say we started things off with a "bang"?! Hehe... so I've been planning and fretting like a mad women over girly things like weddings and such and have forgotten about my poor blog until today! Geesh sorry if I left ya hanging!! I did get many pictures of my gown that I was working on in the beautiful gardens and the weather was perfect!
I hope you enjoyed my pictures of my "special event" and that you forgive my dissapearance sometimes life just knows how to get in the way. I would like to say that I've made a white linen petticoat without the growth pleats which I wouldn't have worn because I'm to old. I have a picture of this gown with my new petticoat and my wig on at a ball at the Lord Nelson Hotel, here it is:
Cheers everyone I need to get some more pictures of things I've been working on while I was gone, but until then hopefully this fills your need in the mean time. Take care!

I love this picture

I love this picture