The Purple Files: SCA: Casa Viola : Bal Pupure







Prunes in port wine

sugared violets


The Bal Pupure was held on 5th April, XXXVIII (2003)

Lady Katerina was the autocrat with help from many wonderful gentles. It was a potluck dessert revel with the most amazing and varied period desserts. It was so hard to choose what to eat first!

Arts and sciences competitions were:

  • chess champion,
  • best garb - purple and/or silver/white theme
  • best dancer - ballo duo fiore
The winners are below.

(Right) Pomegranates, ornages, lemons, peaches, apples, grapes, cheeses......

We had rose cordial, sacanjabin (sp?), and chocolatl (very late period Aztec/spanish chocolate drink)

There were sugared flowers - rose petals and violets and yummy almond toffees. I didn't know you could do so many things with almonds!

The final of the chess championship was fought by Lord Dafydd Walraven and William MacKenzie. William was victorious

Lady Katerina won the A&S dancing competition, by one point!, with a recommendation for Lady Magdelena. (Left)

Master Tovye Woolmongre

Mistress Aislinn de Valance

Lady Eleanor de Valence (L)



Lady Katerina da Brescia won the Garb competition.


Photos: K. Carlisle & D.Carlisle c. 2003-2009







And for those who like LIVE JOURNALS... However be warned, I do not update regularly.

All intellectual content, photos and layout are copyright to La Signora Onorata Katerina da Brescia (K Carlisle), except those original renaissance artworks and extant articles whose copyright remains with the current owner.
If you would like to use something from this site, please contact me, and cite this website reference.

(c). K.Carlisle, 2009.

sacanjabin (sp?), and chocolatl (very late period Aztec/spanish chocolate drink)

There were sugared flowers - rose petals and violets and yummy almond toffees. I didn't know you could do so many things with almonds!

The final of the chess championship was fought by Lord Dafydd Walraven and William MacKenzie. William was victorious

Lady Katerina won the A&S dancing competition, by one point!, with a recommendation for Lady Magdelena. (Left)

Master Tovye Woolmongre

Mistress Aislinn de Valance

Lady Eleanor de Valence (L)



Lady Katerina da Brescia won the Garb competition.


Photos: K. Carlisle & D.Carlisle c. 2003-2009







And for those who like LIVE JOURNALS... However be warned, I do not update regularly.

All intellectual content, photos and layout are copyright to La Signora Onorata Katerina da Brescia (K Carlisle), except those original renaissance artworks and extant articles whose copyright remains with the current owner.
If you would like to use something from this site, please contact me, and cite this website reference.

(c). K.Carlisle, 2009.