I was lucky enough to get the chance to visit my DFW friends for a costume weekend!
Lesa picked me up, we headed to Ginger's house to change, and then met up with everyone at Thistle Hill, a 1904 Georgian Revival house in Fort Worth, TX.
We did a variety of costumes - some of us did vintage (Ginger and Jen were 1930s), I only had 60s vintage - I wore the dress Magpie Jen found that is really similar to one Peggy wore on Mad Men - and kind of had a Scooby Doo thing going. Others were superheros.
We did a "flashlight tour" which means we spent more time behind the scenes than seeing the nice parts of the mansion. It was pretty cool going "behind the scenes".
Upstairs in the carriage house. Gorgeous wood:
The view from upstairs:
Jen channeling 1930s Nancy Drew:
Upstairs in Thistle Hill where they used to throw parties:
An old sink in the servant's quarters:
Going through the nice part of the house:
In the basement:
The house is not haunted and the family lived very happily there. Apparently to raise money in the 70s, though, they used to have a Haunted House for Halloween. They had some guy with a ax or something hiding in this bathroom. You can see all the damage done to the door frame:
Lesa and B:
Jen's photo of me:
Afterwards, we went back to Ginger's place and ordered pizza and sat around and chatted about all sorts of things. It was SO fun.