Campfires and Candlelight

{Photos by Grace and I}

This weekend was another reenactment event, this time right in town. At Fort Vancouver they had encampments set up ranging from the mid 1800s to the 1940s. It was the "campfires and candlelight" tours, and while we mostly attended in the early evening, it is an event meant to be experienced at night. 

It's very interactive, they have activities, like a laundress tent set up, and games for the kids. And they make all the meals using items from the fort garden...it smelled really good...

I wore jeans and my favorite Jitterbuggin blouse, and got called "Rosie" more than once a dozen times. I don't mind that so much, just about everyone's mother or Grandmother worked in the shipyards in this area, so it's cool :)

Most outdoor events like this are coming to a close as fall approaches, but luckily it doesn't stop there!

Here is where you can find a schedule of upcoming events for Fort Vancouver. I'm sure your local parks and historic areas have similar setups you can check out. Lots have Facebook pages you can follow too which are great for keeping up with local goings on. 



Unknown said...

Just beautiful! Going to check out that list of events right now too. What mind boggles me is that why NY doesnt have any vintage events or activities like this...I wonder why some areas so it more than others...humm?? xox

Witchcrafted Life said...

Thoroughly beautiful photographs - the hues are spot on perfect to help drive home a sense of the eras they depict.

♥ Jessica

Anonymous said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful. These events are all so ingenious, America has really got it happening for re-enactment events. *Sigh*
Tim and Jesse

Sara Kristiina said...

Magical photos ! And you pretty like always :)

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Beth said...

WOW looks like lots of fun. Love the blouse! i love history

Laura said...

Oh my God! I went to to these all the time when I was a teenager. There were so much fun!

Cristina Rose said...

i love this so much, you have the best photos so classic and perfect

CACHANILLA73 said...

I am a very big fan of your blog, I love your style and often I get inspired by it. I am always looking for similar outfits when I am at the flea market and thrifstores but in most cases I don't know if the prices are right, may I suggest that you post the prices of your finds? that way you will educate not only me but some of your followers about the value of vintage clothing.
There have been many times I passed a piece of vintage clothing because I thought the price was way to high or in many cases "ridiculous" or other times when I paid a high price and came home just to find out I was "robbed" by the vendor.
Anyways I absolutely love your style. =)

Rachel Lynch said...

My husband and I are moving to Vancouver in a month and I'm so excited to go to this next year! It looks incredible!