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!!
Buttons going all the way down the back (and don't ask me what i was doing here, because i really don't know!!)
Shoulder button detail - it also has buttons on the sleeves :)
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!
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.