Monday, November 23, 2009

Details and updates :0)

Dinner, Dancing and Diversions.
Live music.
Raffle for Costume Items, Patterns and Photograph Portraits

Commercial Donors:

~ Sense & Sensibility Patterns ~

* 1 Elegant Lady's Closet Pattern

* 1 Regency Underthings Pattern

~ The Mantua Maker ~

* 1 1800 - 1820 Regency Corset

* 1 1800 - 1830 Pantalettes

* 1 1800 - 1820 Open Robe

* 1 1805 - 1812 Regency Frock

~ The Thread-Bare Stitchery ~

* A Regency Reticule

~ A. Lindahl Creations ~ Creative Children's Photography ~

* 6 $50 gift certificates towards prints with appointment.

call 503.622.0266 for details

The Sunnyside Grange
(Take Sunnyside Rd Exit Off 1-205, Go East to Corner of SE 132nd & Sunnyside Rd)

Chef: Stephanie Robertson

Pot Roast
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Winter Veggies
Field Greens with hazelnuts, pears, and feta with a vinaigrette
Rosemary and Caramelized Onion Focaccia
Fresh Fruit
Creme Brulee

Dance Caller: Nan Evans

Grand March (begin at 7:30)
I Care Not for These Ladies
Auretti's Dutch Skipper
Knole Park
Leah’s Waltz
Corelli’s Maggot
Well Hall
(Intermission 9:00)
Duke of Kent’s Waltz
Shandy Hall
The Hop Ground
The Mulberry Garden
Waterfall Waltz

George Penk - violin
Fred Nussbaum - cello & mandolin
Lisa Scott - piano

Local Rental Costume Sources

~ A Masquerade Costumes
10% discount to ORS ballgoers.
Just mention it at the desk.

~ The Costume Loft

~Costume Avenue Stage West

Tips and Tutorials:
Turning Modern Clothes into Regency Costume

Retrofitting a modern dress:
~Easy retrofit
~Intermediate retrofit
~Advanced retrofit

~Retrofit a tailcoat and create a man's costume with modern items

Guide To Proper Regency Event Costuming

~Dressing a Man for a Regency Ball
Dressing a Woman for a Regency Ball
Tying a man's Cravat/Neckcloth

More Ideas Here

Kristen Flemington was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Michigan City, Indiana. She received her BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. She is interested in forms of drawing, painting, and now silhouetting as a
pre-photographic form of documentation. She is currently sharpening her silhouetting scissors to perfection.

Other News:

The ORS is celebrating the creation of a new chapter in the Redmond/Bend area.

We are so happy about this development! And on top of that we've sold out the Feast of the Twelfth Night event! Yay!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A good giggle...

Yes, it's been a while since I've updated events and such, and this post is to be my solemn promise that I will do so very soon. In the meatime, this video has been passed around the Janeite/Costume set for a while, and I felt compelled to share it.

Beware, it is side-splittingly funny... and does have one naughty word in it, but is still bloody hilarious. And Mr. Darcy finally says what we've all wished he'd say.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lots to catch up on!

New Events!
  • July 31 ~ August 16, 2009 - "Pride and Prejudice" on Stage
    Mago Hunt Center (at University of Portland), Portland, Oregon
    A Production by Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre
  • August 29, 2009 - A Tour and A Tea
    Bishop's Close, Lavender Bleu Tea Room - West Linn, Oregon
  • September 4, 2009 - An Evening of Music and Dance
    Ainsworth House & Gardens ~ Oregon City, Oregon.
  • October 3, 2009 - ORSCVC Harvest Ball
    Details and Location TBA
  • October 10, 2009 - "What Not To Wear" Regency Workshop
    Home of Lauren Marks, SE Portland.
  • December 5, 2009 - ORS Winter Ball
    The Sunnyside Grange, Happy Valley, Oregon
  • January 9, 2010 - Feast of the Twelfth Night
    McLean House ~ West Linn, Oregon
Details and ticket information is available at the Oregon Regency Society Events page.

Pittock Mansion picnic
Pictures Here

Second bonnet workshop

Pictures Here

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The First Annual Sherwood Ball

The Lavender Tea Room hosted the first annual Sherwood Regency Ball. It's a lovely little venue in the quaint town of Sherwood. Attendees enjoyed delicious food, dancing, visiting with a horse (carriage rides were canceled due to rain), and whist. It was a lovely, genteel evening much enjoyed by all.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A new ORS chapter.

The ORS has set up a new chapter that covers the central Willamette Valley area; which includes Salem, Albany, Eugene and Corvallis. They will have a blogspot page as their home page; and will be connected directly to the ORS main website.

Thea Peck; a contributor to the ORS blogspot page, and also second-in-command to the ORS, is the president of the ORS Central Valley Chapter.

The blogspot page is:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

An interview with the ORS Founder (me!)

Barbara Wright of Brightjoy Productions has once again provided us with a lovely movie of the ORS... featuring an interview with moi. I'm being as silly as is required of me. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

A host of new ORS Events!

Hurrah! At last we have some events for you! It's been rough-going for a month or two, but we're starting to get some of our ducks in a row and have some lovely things for you to do for the following months:

March 28, 2009
A Free ECD Workshop
Sunnyside Grange, Happy Valley, Oregon

Brush up on your English Country Dance skills, or learn the basics in this free workshop in the Portland area.

March 29, 2009
A Jane Austen Afternoon
Albany, Oregon; Sponsored by Elysian Designs

Join the ladies of Elysian Designs in a special cinema viewing of Sense and Sensibility followed by tea.


April 4, 2009
A Spring Debut Ball
Veterans Memorial Ballroom, Eugene, Oregon

ORS Eugene kicks off the season with the year's first dance. Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and diversions in the Emerald City.


May 9, 2009
Un peu de thé et des Beaux-arts.

Heathman Hotel and the Portland Museum, Portland Oregon

Join us for a gourmet tea at the luxurious Heathman Hotel at noon, followed by an exploration of the Portland Museum's Madame de Pompadour Exhibit.


There is definitely more to come; including a June Dance event, and a picnic at Pittock Mansion again. And we are already working on the details of this year's Winter Ball. :)

Go to for details and ticket information for any of the above events. Click 'Events'.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

A new movie of the ORS Winter Ball 2008

Barbara Wright of BrightJoy Productions has provided this movie for us. How kind of her! It really gives a nice picture of the whole evening, from the beginning, through dinner ot the end. And lots of special moments showing the lovely venue are also included.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Holy Bonnets Batman!

Yes, it's bonnet time again. This year, the workshop is going to focus on creating a buckram frame for a stovepipe bonnet using Stephanie Johanesen's (ORS founder/President) stovepipe bonnet pattern.

It's going to be held in lovely Welches, Oregon again on February 7.

Details here: