Reichenbach day


Saturday morning, Sam and I joined The Pink House family for a Reichenbach day gathering at Multnomah Falls. The event was hosted by The Blue Carbuncle Society, but open to the public, and they encouraged Victorian mourning clothing. We were all over that. 

I pieced together my outfit with thrift store finds, altered the jacket, and threw together a bustle, but just a few days before, found Sam and actual Victorian coat at Magpie Vintage. We were all kinda jealous. 

The procession was really nice, and we all posed for a picture to Save Undershaw, the home of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (it's in danger of becoming developed and not preserved as his home, sign the petition if you have a moment!). 

After that we went to lunch at Edgfield, and strolled around a bit, finding a little shack that's been turned into a bar and smoking room. Sam smoked his pipe a la Sherlock Holmes, and we both had a bit of bourbon. But we did kind of freak out the tourists when they walked in. 

 Most of mine and Sams outfit-Urban Eccentric 

My hat (bird added), Sams hat and coat-Magpie 

Doctors bag-Gift from my brother 

Umbrella-Estate sale 

Corset-Enchanted Corsets  



Unknown said...

This post actually makes me so very, very happy! I truly adore what you're wearing; although I am madly in love with your bag!

Paris of Adventures in Wonderland

art deco dame said...

I adore all these photos!You bag I am also madly in love with!

Unknown said...

Oh, you two are so lovely! I love your gloves and hat, especially. :)

Bombshell Bettie said...

I love how you "thew together a bustle"..only you Solanah, only you. ;)
you guys look AMAZING and I love multnomah falls. I have very fond memories of going there when i was a youngin'.

Anonymous said...

You look absolutely amazing and I love your boots and tights. The hat shot is just beautiful!

Jenn @ The Powder Keg said...

stunning photos and great clothing!

Alli said...

You all look so amazing.....beautiful. Im going to sign that petition you mentioned. So sad when developers want to get their greedy hands on something so special to destroy it. Fingers x it gets saved.

Unknown said...

Simply stunning!

Miss E said...

Reichenbach Day! You look amazing!

Cassie said...

Okay, at least tell me the tourists were smart enough to snap some photos! You all look so striking!!!

VintageDanielle said...

You're a talented dress maker. I love the pictures and that bridge. I hope the location gets saved

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous that you guys get to celebrate Reichenbach day properly. All I can do down here in Australia is re-read "The Final Problem". Your outfits look fantastic, and you did a wonderful job on the bustle!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Amazing, stunning. I have never seen anything like it (except for on TV). *swoon, swoon*

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, I think I'm having a small heart attack from all my adoration for this post! You two look so glorious. Excuse me while I write a sonnet to celebrate that fantastic bird hat. x

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

the hat and the hair look amazing, how long must that have taken? the bustle completes the look perfectly. so elegant. it's truly amazing how you can jump from decade to decade each day in clothing, hair, everything!


MaxFeank said...

My words are out. What a beautyfull robe ♥ You looks like "Sissi" from Austria ♥ I´m in love with you.
Have a nice week, Elke

Sarah Jane said...

Reichenbach Day - what a truly great idea! The photos and location are stunning and what authentic looking outfits. I love Sherlock Holmes and anything to do with the Victorian era.

Witchcrafted Life said...

I am speechless over how sublimely fantastic your and Sam's outfits are. They're inspiring, gorgeous, skillfully composed, and just beyond perfect!

♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

Very cool.

Kristian said...

My boyfriend and I are both so jealous of this! How cool. Also, you are very talented at altering and making outfits. That looks like it was transported from the 1800s.

Molly M. said...

I love Multnomah Falls! We visited there a few years ago and I climbed to the top. The views are breathtaking! Love your Victorian mourning outfits.

Beth said...

WOW this is just awsome! i love it great pictures and perfect clothes

Zoë Winters said...

WOw you look sensational, I love it! What a fun day! :) Zoë x

Sarah said...

I love that your husband smokes a pipe. I've tried to get my boy to carry one as an accessory, at least, to no avail.

Amanda said...

You are amazing, Solanah! I love how you and your family come together, find these causes, historical places, reasons to gather, authentic attire and pose for such incredible photos! You are living my dream...playing dress up and celebrating a time-gone era! I think it's about time for a "Vixen Vintage" reality TV show! It would be my favorite program! I am off to check out the petition. I would love to know more about this historical place that needs to be saved!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Unknown said...

Amazing pictures! That scenery is incredible, I will definitely be off to sign the petition. Sam certainly looks the part with his pipe and I am very jealous of your Dr's bag and umbrella. Fantastic outfits all round.

Charlotte said...

Ooh love it! Can I ask where you got the bird for your hat? It's exactly what I've been looking for for a project I'm working on!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

C said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I have been a Doyle fan for as long as I can remember, and it would be a horrible shame for his home to be torn down.

The Witchery Vintage said...

Amazing! Just totally amazing!!!xo

Unknown said...

Wow, the outfits and the location are breath taking. The water fall is so beautiful and I love your blue boots.


Andi B. Goode said...

I LOVE your outfit so much and the whole idea of Reichenbach day is amazing.
-Andi x

The Fabulous Mrs.Wing said...

My third son is named Doyle, after Sir A. The clothes are all fantastic and what a beautiful place!!

Sarah Dee said...

You both look dashing!

<3 Sarah