Good afternoon all!
Again, I’m here with reassurances that I’m OK, just exhausted and insanely busy. My medication is starting to kick in, so I’m slowly getting my energy back.
Last month I had a vintage tea party for my birthday and I had intended to wear The Dress (see previous post!), so I thought I’d take photos for the blog then … but an unfortunate side-effect of my illness is fluctuating weight and it just so happened that The Dress didn’t fit that day (damn!). I did get to wear a different vintage dress that day, so I still had the look (and it’s a rather fabulous dress – 50s slim skirt with boat neck and flocked polka dots in black).
I also received The Vintage Tea Party Book by Angel Adoree for my birthday, which, luckily, was a few days before the party, so I had the chance to read through and get some ideas for my day. I had fun with flower arranging (chrysanthemums in a teapot), sandwich making and baking – lots of baking.
The Vintage Tea Party Book is primarily a cookbook with ideas here and there for decoration as well as a section in the back for styling yourself. My hair’s a little too short for the hair ideas, though some time I’m definitely going to have to try out the poodle as it’s far too cute not to try.
The book is also incredibly pretty with some fun, quirky illustrations. My only gripe, really, is that I would have liked to have seen a little less cooking and a bit more in terms of decoration and style. But that's more to do with my expectations and I do still adore this book.
Have you got The Vintage Tea Party Book yet? Is it on your Yule list? What do you think of it?