Sunday, September 4, 2011

High tea with vintage frocks


Liongirl and I were invited to a girls only High Tea yesterday. The invitation specified the wearing of frocks so we decided to go vintage.  Liongirl wore the this gorgeous little white dress that we found at our local op shop for $5 a few weeks back. Of course embellished with an underskirt of a tutu and the essential fairy wings. There was much twirling and whirling of that wonderful skirt.

I was lucky to have my gorgeous tea dress arrive just in the nick of time. The fabric has Australian wildflowers, with lots of wattle in particular, so a mustard cardi was a must. As an avid follower of Bec's blog Naughty Shorts she gave me the option of either having her original dress design, or her newer design with optional pockets. How gorgeous is this dress and her workmanship is spot on, you can tell this is a dress made with love and care.



Look at the lovely v back.



And perfect for twirling.



But enough about the frocks, what about the food? My gorgeous friend made every single treat on this table. And it was HER birthday.



The little girls even had their own table covered in miniature treats. With a resident chicken to clear up the crumbs.


Liongirl only left that table to sample the high end cupcakes on ours.



Needless to say, Liongirl could not be extracted until dark and she is still talking about it. Roboboy was most unimpressed that it was a girls only affair. We made it up to the boys today with some Fathers day celebrations  down at our favourite park.



We did so love our girls only adventure, Liongirl and I. Time to start planning our own tea party I think.



26 comments:

  1. You guys looked splendid and I soooo want one of those dresses! It really was made for you I think. Oodles of yummy food left over from that high tea - I think I catered for 50 instead of 15 ..... :-)

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  2. How I love a girlie tea party! The most fun party we ever did for the Lala was her seventh where they all had rosy tea from an old op shopped metal tea pot. Trouble was, strange grainy flecks settled in the bottom of their also opped cups. We had to read tea leaves for a good 20 minutes and the 12 of them all listened intently. They took the china home as party favours. Have you replaced the chickens yet? It is such a good run.

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  3. What a lovely post!!! Beautiful dresses, delicious food and I especially love the photo with the chook under the table. I am following xx

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  4. Look at you! Gorgeous thing , Mel! It's always a shock seeing bloggers for the first time, because I can never imagine what they look like, but when I see them I get all excited and feel like giving them a big hug!

    The dress is spectacular, and it looks comfy too.

    Love the photo of Liongirl, "I offer this cupcake on high!"

    Attractive family is the Bungalow Bunch! xo

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  5. Wow! You look fab in your dress, Mel! Love it to bits. And the mustard cardi was a perfect match. xx

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  6. What a gorgeous dress Mel; as are YOU. I love the mustard colours!
    What a beautiful family you have. What a fun weekend and excellent spread your friend put on - so much yummy goodness.
    Great post! xx

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  7. You two look just as sweet as those delicious looking goodies on that heavenly afternoon tea table x

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  8. That dress is AMAZING on you! I love it - so 1950's.

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  9. You both look just gorgeous and what alot of yummy food.

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  10. Gorgeous dress, it really suits you!

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  11. It's a beautiful dress. I so love dressing up in pretty frocks.

    What a lovely party it looked with all those yummy cakes and a special day to spend with Liongirl who is the cutest.

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  12. Oohh, what a lovely girly day out! The food looks super scrumptious and you girls are just stunning....

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  13. you look fab you good thing! Tea party at your place????

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  14. What a gorgeous dress. What gorgeous dresses. What a clever baking friend. 'It's the ciiiiircle of cupcake - and it moves us aaalll..'

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  15. Gorgeous! That dress is so lovely. Totally jeal. Loving your mustard cardi too.And tea parties? The best.

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  16. You guys looks so gorgeous! I love your dress it fits you perfectly! Cant believe all the cakes and goodies that were made for the tea party, Amazing!

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  17. That is a gorgeous dress and it really suits you. Liongirl looks adorable. I always wanted to host a high tea for my SILs (I have five of them) but I mentioned it to one of them and since then she has been holding high teas left, right and centre! So much for that idea. LOL

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  18. Very nice frocks. Love the angel wings too :)

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  19. Hi gorgeous Mel! So glad that you live your dress. The fabric you chose was really special - and it is truly one of a kind!! So nice to put a face to the name. you are a doll! Love that wild hair. Hope you are all still feeling well and happy. Bec x

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  20. * love your dress - not live your dress xo

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  21. Look at the two of you all dressed up and looking very pretty indeed. It's so nice to have some time to do something just the girls isn't it. And what a lovely party all of the food looks delicious. Have a happy week. xo

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  22. Love Naughty Shorts dresses, your's looks great on you, love it with the yellow/mustard cardi, loving the chenille bed spread on your other post too. lucky you!

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  23. that dress is divine! you look beautiful in it. that mustard cardy is icing on the naughty shorts cake. that spread looks delicious! glad you had fun. xx

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  24. What fun! And don't the two of you look so fancy.
    Your dress is divine. Suits you perfectly. And how wonderful that it is a twirly.

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  25. You make me laugh! Thank you for leaving your 'huffy pants' comment because now I know that someone will miss me and there's no nicer feeling than that! I'll be around, you won't stop me from knocking on Betsy's virtual door, looking forward to seeing any changes you make. There's a good chance I'll post updates on the chooks and their house and already we have news of a pony headed our way so the temptation to blog is still there! I love, love your frocks... so gorgeous. gxoxoxo

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