The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain docked at Port Orchard on August 17, 2019.
We brought our own picnic, tables and chairs, blankets, foods, cutlery, drinks to Picnic at Givens Play Field (1025 Tacoma Ave. Port Orchard 98366 ).
After the sail we did retreat to Bay Street Bistro On the Bay (834 Bay Street) to have dinner. www.baystreetbistro.com
Picnic at Lakewold Gardens
Lakewold Gardens — 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499
We met for a sewing day at the Shoreline Library
The first part of our meeting was our business meeting with our President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, and descriptions of how our members can get involved. The second part of the meeting was an educational presentation on fashions during the Regency period. This is intended to help newer (or current) members obtain the necessary information to start their own wardrobes. We also had a program on the Regency fashions at the Museum of Fashion History in Bath England. Two of our members were able to inspect some of the fashions in their collection and will be sharing details and photos of those garments.
The Jane Austen Society of North America, Puget Sound Region invited the Washington Regency Society to join them for this festive occasion.
More photos of this event are available here: http://waregency.org/?p=1831
March 3, 2019
WRS returned to the site of our very first function! We had a delightful tea and played parlor games
WRS Sewing Day at the Federal Way Library - 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, Washington 98003
Held at the Wells Hall in Tacoma
Turban Workshop – September 17, 2017
A workshop in making the Fixed style turban of the late 18th and early 19th Century
This year’s sail on the sailing ship Lady Washington was out of beautiful Port Ludlow Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. We met for a stroll on Saturday in historic Port Gamble. This nationally registered town has many old buildings and information on its past history as an early port in Puget Sound. On Sunday, we met for a picnic lunch on the grounds of the Port Ludlow Resort. Participants researched appropriate foods for a Regency Picnic, and even brought their own small tables and chairs for a very elegant repast under the evergreen trees. In the evening, we enjoyed a spectacular sunset sail on the Lady Washington. The all volunteer crew from Historical Seaport out of Aberdeen does a wonderful job of demonstrating how a ship of the period operates and even entertained us with period sailing songs with a volley of cannon blasts to top it all off.
Washington Regency Society had its Spring Tea at the Secret Garden Tearoom in Sumner, Washington this year. It was a lovely day for strolling through their gardens and enjoying afternoon tea. This year we had a Bonnet Competition. Participants researched and created period bonnets which were awarded miniature bonnet prizes. Past Spring Teas have included a talk on Tea during the Regency Period and a presentation on Letter Writing during the Regency.
Many members of the Washington Regency Society met at the Tokeland Hotel, a much loved destination, for a 2 night retreat near the Washington Coast on Willipa Bay! All meals were provided!
We relaxed with hand sewing, resting, conversing, playing games and reading. The weather was wet and chilly so we stayed inside most of the time.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
WRS had a table at the sale where WRS members sold items to make money for the WRS treasury.
A few members of the Washington Regency Society made a Spring Getaway to Victoria BC with High (Afternoon) Tea at the World Famous Empress Hotel!
Sewing event at the New York Fashion Institute in Seattle.
Cynthia and many others met up to work on their Regency wardrobes for the Seaside Assembly.
was on Super Bowl Sunday February 7, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. at the New York Fashion Academy, 5201 Ballard Ave N.W. (at the corner of N.W. 20th) in Old Town Ballard, Seattle, WA 98107 — we had 9 people there busy cutting out patterns and sewing and fitting. A successful day. Parking was tight as it always is in Ballard on Sundays because of the Farmer’s Market.
Our Nabob Uncle Ebenezer brought back many wonders from the orient. This year he delighted us with the cuisine of Ancient Persia.
At the Olive Branch Café Tea Room in Tacoma’s historic Freighthouse Square
And at the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
was Sunday, November 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Tea History Class Taught by Roberta Fuhr of Experience Tea
Sadly lightning prohibited us from cruising but we had a good day anyhow with a picnic in the park and some stayed at the dockside hotel bar for cocktails – watch for next year’s sailing schedule — we will try again.
photograph Attribution: “Mike” Michael L. Baird
with a Bastille Day Theme!
this was an absolutely delightful day and will surely be repeated in upcoming summers – keep on eye on this event page for more info
Sunday July 26, 2015 - ORS Pittock Picnic
although rain threatened many valiant picnickers came out and enjoyed the day. It’s an annual event on the last Sunday in July – so plan for it next year.
In Kent, Washington there are a number of shops selling saris and other garments and textiles from the Indian Subcontinent – many of these textiles are appropriate to use in re-creating Regency Era clothing.
Many of you have heard of the legendary British Columbia Sari Safari hosted by the Beyond Reality Costumers Guild in February but we wondered if we could “hunt” a little closer to home.
We enjoyed a delicious gourmet tea at the Secret Garden Tearoom which is located in a lovely Victorian house in Sumner.
Wearing our best May Day bonnets, and promenading at Windmill Gardens.
Sunday November 9th 2014
Tea Discovery Class Taught by Roberta Fuhr of Experience Tea
Sponsored by SITU Saturday, September 13, 2014
In our Regency finery we toured the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Many members of WRS joined the JASNA group for an
Elegant luncheon and Stimulating Entertainment
Women’s University Club, Seattle
Houses in Jane Austen’s Life and Fiction”
Our group sewing days have been a great success.
June Sewing Day was in a private home of one of our officers in Olympia/Lacey
May Sewing Day was at the New York Fashion Academy
April Sewing Day was at the Monroe Library
March Sewing Day was at the New York Fashion Academy
February Sewing Day was at the Bellevue Library
Washington Regency Society and Somewhere In Time, Unlimited had a day of antiquing and a tea party on April 6
Location: Antique stores in downtown Sumner and The Secret Garden Tea Room
Ruth hosted a beautiful tea party in her home where we all brought items to share for the tea
She was able to share her historic Christmas Creche with us as well.