The UMW at our church hosted a Victorian Christmas Tea. We had lots of fun cookies and yummy cider. A few of the church members dressed up in period costume to help demonstrate different holiday customs from Advent all the way through the 12th night celebration. I dressed up as a woman going ice-skating, hoop skirt and all. Unlike a proper Victorian lady, I not only showed off my ankles but also my red flannel petticoat and plaid flannel bloomers! The crowd had a great time and I didn't have to skate on those old fashioned skates! Here are a few pictures from our fun afternoon.