Printed Textile Exhibit at Colonial Williamsburg

Ana and I drove to Colonial Williamsburg yesterday to see an exhibit on printed fashions. Although the museum is large, the textile exhibit was smaller than I expected: one room, with about five pieces of clothing on mannequins and other pieces of fabric in display cases.

I definitely had a favorite:

This dress was made in England in 1785, of cotton and linen. I really like the color combination.

Also, Williamsburg is beautiful in the fall, like something out of a painting. My photo doesn’t do it justice.

Random Thoughts

  • As we were driving home from Dunkirk earlier this month, Ben and I accidentally discovered a resort that’s about 2 1/2 hours from Alexandria. We stopped for dinner, not realizing that the restaurant that I’d found on Google was part of a place called Bedford Springs. It’s a luxury resort in the mountains with a spa and a heated mineral springs pool. We ate outside next to the fire pit at the Frontier Tavern. I love fire pits.
  • I’ve been making up for my lack of sightseeing lately. I visited Tudor Place and Woodlawn Plantation last weekend (posts on those are coming up).
  • Ben and I went to see the new Kingsman movie. Two thumbs up (except for the stereotypical portrayal of Americans…but we probably deserve it).

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