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The Vardo

May 8th, 2010 No Comments

The other task was constructing a Vardo, a gypsy caravan, in which the bride and groom will be transported to the place by the bay where they will exchange their vows.

The Vardo, in the raw

My contribution was to sew the canopy, for which I unearthed my great grandmother’s pinking shears. Classics, right down to the box they came in.

Gigi's pinking sheers

Yesterday, when they stapled the canopy into place, the Vardo was complete. It took five people at the front bar and five more with their shoulders at the back, to push the Vardo up onto the back land. It’s a beautiful sight.

The Vardo, wrapped in the canopy

The Wedding Preparations

May 8th, 2010 No Comments

Mark and Rose, my neighbors at the Barn, are getting married. For the last week we’ve been preparing for this event, which will take place on the land out in the back.
I woke up Friday morning to find that the field was covered with Persian carpets right where the wedding tent will be.