The Titanic Centennial Tea

This past weekend, the Puget Sound Ladies Costume Society held a tea at the Hawthorn Tea Room to celebrate the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic. The event was well-attended and the food and setting, as provided by the Hawthorn, magnificent. If you’re looking to host a tea party in this area, we would highly recommend this venue!

Some photos from the event:

The delicious tea sandwiches, fruit kebabs, scones, and tea we munched on!




We’re planning our next event for July, a “Bastille Day Croquet” picnic with with the time period from the 1780s to the 1810s. If you’re in the Puget Sound area and interested in attending, please contact me at

Resources for Edwardian (and early teens) costuming

In researching Edwardian and Titanic styles for the tea, I thought it would be helpful to share what costuming resources I’ve found, in the hopes that this will help those out there who are new to styles from this era (like me!) in putting together an outfit, either for a reenactment or a 100th Titanic anniversary celebration. I’ve put this post on my other blog, and you can see it by clicking here.

The “100th Anniversary of the Titanic” Tea!

I’m pleased to announce that our first event will be held in April and will be a Titanic Tea to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking (actually, it’ll be *exactly* on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which, as a history nerd, I think is super cool). Edwardian dress is preferred, but not required (I realize that we’re a little less than 2 months away from this event and the challenge involved in putting together a whole new outfit (including underpinnings) in that amount of time), and there are some great Edwardian costume dramas to help get you inspired.

Right, so details. The tea will be held at the Hawthorn Tea Room in Tacoma, WA from 1-4. The cost is $16.16 per person(which can either be paid for in advance OR at the event itself), and that includes a seat in their semi-private dining room, as well as their complete “Damselfly Tea Luncheon” set, which includes a scone (with Devonshire cream, jam, and/or lemon curd), fruit, tea sandwich, and three flavors of tea.

So, if you’re in the Puget Sound area and interested in attending this event, please send me an RSVP to my e-mail: In order to get the room, we need at least 7 people, but no more than 14 (right now we have 5 confirmed).

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll post more about Edwardian costumes and resources for those, as well as general info about the Titanic.

So, let the making of lacy undergarments commence!

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