Lanterman Tea Dance

I completely forgot to post photos of the Lanterman Tea Dance!  This dance is an annual event held as a fundraiser for the lovely Lanterman house museum.  We had never been to this dance, but friends Beth and Cait were going so we decided to go as well.  I love the 19-teens in terms of architecture, music, and fashion, so it was great fun.

A glimpse of the upstairs ballroom.

Our three escorts looking very dapper.

I know I may be biased, but I think my husband suits this time period exceptionally well.  He does other periods well, too, but I love his “look” with Edwardian and Victorian eras :)

Cait and Michael dance the tango.  They are both wearing authentic vintage pieces, and Cait made her hat.

Beth and husband, looking very Irene and Vernon Castle.  Beth made her lovely ensemble.

My husband and I practicing a silly ragtime maneuver.  I’m wearing a blouse I made from an original vintage pattern and a skirt I made from this Past Patterns reproduction.  I had posted about this outfit previously here.  My husband is wearing an original vintage suit of the era.

For a few detail shots:

The lovely buttoned detail on Cait’s original vintage 1910s suit.

My husband’s tie (he made from vintage millinery ribbon) and really neat little antique bulldog tie pin.

My hat, which is original vintage and a gift from a friend.

You can see Beth post about the dance on her blog and Cait’s posts about the dance on her blog here and here.

4 Comments on Lanterman Tea Dance

  1. Tina C.
    April 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm (5 years ago)

    I very much so want to live on the Left Coast… you guys have the most fascinating and awesomely fun looking events!

  2. Silver
    April 3, 2012 at 5:21 am (5 years ago)

    How absolutely lovely – I love the window to another world you share with us! The detail shots are exquisite.

  3. Dawn
    April 3, 2012 at 5:32 am (5 years ago)

    Lovely! And I am very jealous of folks whos husbands do the dress up thing. My hubby would never be caught dead in those outfits (maybe on Halloween…if there was a party and all his friends were doing it too) and he certainly would not make his own tie!

  4. Sean MacKenzie
    April 3, 2012 at 7:35 am (5 years ago)

    How lovely!! I love big Edwardian hats. In that period, it was the bigger, the better. :)

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