Wednesday was a quiet day which I spent mooching about the house, listening to records, sewing, baking and curling my hair. In the evening Chris took me to a gig which was fun... lots of early jazz and dancing :) Before we went I was given my pressies....
|Chas bought me a vintage railway poster book. the prints are splendid. I feel a seperate post is needed for this book alone|
|Posing using my new vintage compact, I love the deco design. Thank you Chas!|
|And it fits Rimmel powder refills!|
|Then I curled my hair|
|And it actually set! I wore my early 1930s dress in black silk crepe with white square pattern and detachable jabot.|
The next few days were spent relaxing and I went to see my Ma which was lovely and she treated me to a wonderful lunch. Then on Sunday I had a tea party to celebrate. I've not had a birthday party for a long time as I've invariably been living far away from loved ones when the dreaded day falls. So this Sunday was filled with excitement and a bit of apprehension... what if I burnt my sponge cake and my sandwiches were curly?! Well... The sponge cakes came out alright (mini Victoria sandwiches with clotted cream and strawberry jam.) The sandwiches were less of a success as they were a bit floppy! (Can't have it all!)
I wore the same dress again and to brighten it up I clipped on a felt cherry brooch and slid into a pair of magenta tights (which was a bit daring for me... but I rather liked the look!) I didn't wear the jabot on Sunday for fear I'd dip it in the jam! Lena, Claire, Bethan, Jeni and Naomi all headed over for tea. Then a few of us headed over to a ceramic painting cafe, where we met Fleur. Here are some piccies of the day...
The Tea Party
|I made mini Victoria sponges with clotted cream, strawberry jam and raspberries. Hazelnut noisette shortcakes and lemon almond biscuits. with crumpets and (wilting) cucumber sandwiches|
|The lovely Jeni, Claire, Lena and Bethan|
|... and the equally lovely Naomi. Check out Bethan's dress and Jeni's Rocky Road cakes too!|
|Bethan at work|
|Jeni creating her Mafia Mug|
|Naomi having an Art Attack|
|Fleur pottering with paint|
|Me mid bowl movement|
I was utterly spoilt with not only great company but some wonderful cards and gifts (including a mammoth bottle of setting lotion! See Jeni's blog (via last link) for a good read, good news and more photos, including a tour of the inside of my lift!
I thoroughly enjoyed my day... thank you so much for coming girls, you made it truly special :)