Monday, January 19, 2009

Tea Anyone?

This little dress is a vintage number from the 70’s I believe, however I do feel a bit 80’s in it especially with my new hair!!

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19th Jan 09

Details:
Buttons going all the way down the back (and don't ask me what i was doing here, because i really don't know!!)

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Shoulder button detail - it also has buttons on the sleeves :)
19th Jan 09 detail

How was your weekend? Mine was lovely and relaxing, besides a small amount of work that I needed to finish on Saturday morning. David and I went to the Farmers Market for a late breakfast of Galettes from the Crepe cart and ended up buying some of the loveliest tea called Grandpa’s Orchard. We initially tried the tea in Arrowtown and loved it, and much to our luck it’s made by the Tea Company who have a store at the Farmers Market every Saturday. Its made up of rose hip, peaches, raspberrys and lots of other yummy fruit and it smells like a lolly store and tastes amazing – unlike those herbal teas that you buy in a packet that smell yummy but taste like nothing.

I also had to take my sewing machine in to get looked at because its been playing up of late – I’m in the middle of trying to finish off two skirts and its really annoying when you get into a sewing rhythm and your machine throws a spaz at you! I hope its okay and isn’t going to cost me a lot to get fixed. To be fair though, I’ve had it for two years now and never taken it in to get serviced, so it probably does have the right to throw a bit of a tantrum at me.


On Sunday I decided that it would be fun to have a home made Devonshire tea with our tea from the farmers market and so made fresh gluten free scones to go with it – and I know I’ve already sung the praises of using a gluten substitute like Orgran, but seriously, since using it my baking tastes just like real baking and the texture is perfect!! David popped down to the little shop that’s close to us and picked up some fresh cream and by the time he was home the scones were piping hot, fresh out of the oven and it was time to sit down and relax. I think the key to a good Devonshire tea is the cream – it must be fresh cream though (none of that in a can instant cream stuff!!) and to let you in on a little secret - David added a little vanilla essence to it before he whipped it which made it perfect!

Devonshire tea

So, after a hectic first week back (none of this easing back into slowly nonsense) it was nice to have a relaxing weekend, even if I did have to do a little work.

Sweet Peas


XX
Jen

26 comments:

  1. That is an amazing dress and you wear it so perfectly!!

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  2. Your Devonshire tea sounds so lovely. Can't wait to see photos! That special tea sounds a treat, too. The only tea I've ever had is good old Lipton. Maybe it's time to venture out into tea-land?

    Love the red & black dress. So many buttons! Yay!

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  3. your dress is amazing! you look so cute in it!
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  4. Your devonshire tea description just made me incredibly hungry! I love your dress. You could ever wear it back to front! But I love a dress that makes a good exit.

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  5. oh the buttons down the back make me swoon!

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  6. Wow this is beautiful and amazing on so many levels. I really like the vertical stripes and the vneck and button-down on the back. Suits you to a T dear.

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  7. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. And I agree, the dress does look kind of 80s, but in a good way :)

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  8. The dress is amazing - especially with that broad, black belt.

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  9. Ooh, the obi belt is perfect with this dress. I love the different sized vertical stripes, it's super cute on you!

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  10. What a fun dress! You wear red so well :) I've never tried Devonshire tea, I'll have to keep my eye out for it!

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  11. Amazing dress dear, you look lovely and wear it so well with the details.

    xoxo

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  12. oh that dress is amazing!! and it goes so well with the belt and those pretty red shoes! you look gorgeous!<3

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  13. Hi! Me again. I've given you two awards on my blog.

    xx

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  14. I love the buttons down your back in this dress.

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  15. Lovely dress, I like the stripes and the buttons :) Your flower vase is beautiful..

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  16. You look incredible in the dress.

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  17. The dress is divine... you always look amazing!

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  18. love that dress it is amazing!

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  19. i adore the details on your vintage dress! it is a bit reminiscent of the 80s, but not too over the top!

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  20. Great dress, the little puff sleeves are too cute! Definitely early 80s - think Lady Di in her early royal appearances, and that's the era.

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  21. love this dress, Jen - gorgeous! Can't wait to see the loz and dinny inspired adult number!

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  22. such an adorable little dress!

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Jen