Sunday, December 16, 2012

Prattville Dragoons Christmas Social at Buena Vista Part 1

The annual Christmas Social on Friday evening December 14th was a wonderful event to share the holiday season with fellow compatriots.  The Buena Vista antebellum mansion was adorned with a large Confederate Battle flag hung from the front porch balcony.  The colors complimented those of the Christmas season.  The white columned facade was illuminated by floodlights under the large magnolia trees and made the approach to the mansion a beautiful display.  The camp flags including the Dragoons and Stainless Banner were also displayed on the front porch near the entry door. 
The interior of the mansion was also decked for the holiday season with garland down the entry grand staircase and wreaths on the windows as well as centerpieces on the period tables and fireplace mantles.  A Christmas tree was beautifully decorated with red bows, lights and ornaments in the parlor where the dinner was enjoyed and the program was held. 

A number of those in attendance were dressed in period uniforms and attire which added to the ambience of the event and harkened to the bygone era of the Confederacy and romance of the Victorian period.  Members of the Prattville Dragoons, the Montgomery Semple and the Tallassee Armory Guards SCV camps wore reenactment and 1860s period civilian clothes.  The women with their hoop skirt gowns were the breathtaking bow atop the gift of a wonderful Christmas holiday season evening.

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