I will be working in the Margaret Hunter Millinery/Mantua Maker Shop, making lots of pretty things and being far away from home! AHHHHHH!!!!!! I’m so excited 🙂
|The Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop|
Part of the reason I am ecstatic about this opportunity stems from my visit to Colonial Williamsburg when I was about 11 or 12. My family and I had gone to visit and I wanted a dress like the girls had in the brochure that we had. So we all went over to the Margaret Hunter shop to check it out. I was overwhelmed when we first walked in. There were ladies at the counter, all dressed to the 9’s in their Colonial Outfits, embroidering diligently on Lady Dunmore’s gown. Off to the corner, I remember a little girl, about my age, also working diligently on a little something. All at once she got up in excitement and said to the nearest lady at the counter, “I think I figured out how they do this!” Can I tell you how jealous I was of that other girl???? Very. I wanted to be at Colonial Williamsburg, working on something, while wearing pretty clothes….. And it turns out, that little hope I had as a child is going to come true!
Now, I only need a place to stay/sublease/rent. I haven’t had much luck in the 2 days I have been looking, but hopefully something will turn up.