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Monday, July 25, 2016

We Perspired in the Shire at the Renn Faire


I can't take credit the 'perspire in the shire' part of the blog title, that was Derek's funny comment as we were getting ready to head out to the renn faire. We made the 2.5 hour drive in 90 degree heat to frolick in Sterling, NY at the Sterling Renaissance Festival. 


I didn't take a ton of photos since I was too busy eating, drinking mead and enjoying the Highlander themed weekend. I did grab a photo of Derek getting his hair braided, which was cute seeing as there were many little girls getting their hair done and my Viking husband getting his top knot braided. I realized I do not know how to start a French braid at the top of the head, so Derek was in much better hands. Hahaha!!!


We went to the faire with our wonderful friend Mike who is wearing a kilt and sporran. Many, many sporran jokes were made....many. Hahaha! I also couldn't stop laughing at his giant drinking horn and when Derek had to help pull Mike's wallet out of his kilt. Heat+mead=lots of giggling and immaturity. It was great!


Showing off my tiny horn, which just blends into my dress. Hehe!


Unfortunately I didn't a detailed photo of my outfit, but I am wearing a beautiful chainmaille necklace from Purgatory Plaything. Chemise and overdress were purchased on eBay and though I loved the chemise, yet the overdress was much to be desired in terms of quality. Even though I bought from a store that was been selling Renaissance garb since the 90s, it was 'eh'. I made it work and since it's only a once a year event, I didn't want to make too much of a fuss. I do think I am going to sew an Irish overdress for next year after admiring other ladies outfits and browsing the vendors stalls.


And I managed to snap a photo of my practice hair from the night before, complete with little floral hair combs I made. I really liked my hair like this, it made me feel very ethereal and keep me nice and cool!


Renn Faire spoils! I got a beautiful hand stamped leather o-ring belt and some yummy smelling soaps. Not shown is all the; delicious food, nuts, laughter and memories we made. 


So romantic. LOL!!!

We survived the heat and had a great time!!! Huzzah! 


Thank you for reading, until next time!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

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    1. It really was, but I was hoping at lease one person would be dress up in a Star Trek uniform. LOL!!!

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  2. Hooray for mead and fun stuff!

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  3. Oh yeaah..I just love those medieval/renaissance events! :D
    Next one to attend is at my hometown 6.8. but it´s more like ancient/viking era event since nothing medieval ´bout the environment. ( There are some oldest rock paintings at Finland though).

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    1. That. Is. Amazing. My husband would LOVE that, love it!

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  4. Faire is always a great time - hope you took in some acts!

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  5. It looks like it was fun times it's interesting to see and your partner in different types of outfits. But you both look very cute. In my city we more medieval fairs. York do the most amazing Viking festival, Jovik it's incredible and lasts for over a week.

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    1. Ohhhhhhhhh Viking Festival!!! My husband would die ;)

      We like to really get 'into' whatever event we are attending. Hahaha!!!!!

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  6. I love ren faires. I haven't been to one in a long time.

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    1. I haven't gone in about 10 years until last year, now I think it will be a yearly affair :)

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  7. Your outfit looks fabulous, the lack of quality really does not show! I love your hair, I can't wait to do things like that again! Derek's hair is nice too!

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  8. Uber fun! I've never been to a Renn Faire, but have wanted to go ever since I first learned that they were a thing back when I was a youngster. If one pops up around these parts, I'll be beelining it pronto (though have no clue what in my thoroughly 40s/50s wardrobe would work it - no matter, I'm sure I could wing something :)).

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. It really is a lot of fun and dressing up is not required.....but let's face it, it's a lot of fun! I hope you get to attend one as I know you will love it!

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  9. Looks like it was such a great time! Love your outfit and love your hair done that way!

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