Stegmaier Mansion Victorian Times

January 8, 2013 | Posted by rissvandal

I had a birthday this past Monday, and I celebrated it the way everyone should celebrate their 27th birthday (ugghhh 27)–prancing around a Victorian mansion.

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I rounded up my ladies and went to a place that I can’t believe I haven’t already been to at least a dozen times, and a place that I wish I could stay forever–the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

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So much fanciness, so much opulence, and so many portraits of men with epic mustaches. The place is dripping with antiques, artifacts, and treasures from eras gone by.

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We stayed in the bridal suite, a room with so many small touches and such attention to detail–there were even antique perfume jars and pillboxes on the vanity.

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Of course, we had to dress the part. My ruffled black dress and mini hat came from my favorite source for Gothic Lolita clothing–Fanplusfriend Garden.

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My friend lounged across this ridiculously pillowed, shiny brocade bed in a vintage high-collared dress I  received as a birthday gift (my friends know what’s up), while my other friend relaxed in our seating room, wearing a purple lace dress from Free People.

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I’ll be back at this place again, no doubt, and by that I mean, I already have another reservation made for next month…

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Victorian Punxxx!! What?

 




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