Reenacting is a fun and rewarding hobby. Whether you portray famous historical figures or your own fictional character, reenacting is a form of time travel for those of us who feel they were born in the wrong era. However, reenacting can be overwhelming and very expensive. I hope through this blog to help those new to the hobby, or even those veteran reenactors, to enjoy reenacting without breaking the bank. Blog posts will address things like developing your character, traditions and etiquette for different time periods, and affordable but accurate clothing options. So step back in time to days gone by...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Parade of Teapots!

This is something of a long, two part post.
The first part is our float from the parade on Saturday celebrating Beaufort's 300th birthday.
The tractor that pulled our float is a 1953 John Deere.
Some of the ladies riding on our float which represented the civil war era of our town.
A reproduction cannon with two civil war soldiers keeping watch.
One of my dear reenactor friends, Louise.
I wore my blue and yellow dress for the occasion.
Soldiers riding on the tail end of our float.
This beautiful antique fire engine led the parade.
Hmmm, who's this talking to the driver?
Yes, it's Gary Sinese.
His band played a concert Friday night to raise money for the Wounded Warriors program.
He rode on the fire truck for the parade.
Now for part two.
There is nothing nicer than enjoying a pot of tea after a parade.
These are some of the many teapots and china pieces from the Charleston museum tour we took a few weeks ago.
I know this isn't a teapot but it had a spout so I thought I would include it:).
I hope you enjoyed the parade and museum teapot and china tour.
I think I'll have a cup of tea.
Care to join me?


  1. I did enjoy this post and your dress. Ah lets have tea together. Infact i must go make some now.

  2. I thought I had already posted on this, but guess I didn't. Anyway, I love the John Deere tractor!!! Ever since I did research for my Nebraska book, I've really learned to appreciate farming and how difficult it is and was. John Deere has a great history too!

    You and the ladies looked like you were having great fun, and the teapots and china were exquisite. Great post! SC