Not Quite A Teaparty

Tuesday, 5 June 2012




What better way to celebrate the Jubilee than with a party?  I don't know about you but I never need an excuse to eat cake.


The lovely lot at George asked if I'd like to take part in their Jubilee Tea Blogparty.  I replied with a slightly more coherent version of "Yespleasethankyouverymuch" and then I just had to pick a dress from George that I thought best represented a decade of the queen's reign, sit back and eat cake.  Suits me down to the ground!  I chose this frock which is sort of dual purpose - it reminds me of 70s tennis frocks and also the very 90s jersey dresses I used to buy from Tammy Girl and Miss Selfridge.  Incidentally, does anyone else from Liverpool remember the circular changing room in Miss Selfridge?  I miss that.


As for the party, I should, in the interests of honesty, admit that tea was not drunk.  We like coffee and lots of it, so there's no point faffing around with tiny teacups.  Mugs are the way forward.  Big mugs.
 




I love mini party rings.  Really, really, love them.


Char looks very happy with her cake.  I am possibly the most startled anyone has ever been by a Victoria sponge. 

We had a jolly good time though!



Dress - Barbara Hulanicki @ George, c/o George
Cardi - Tu
Ring - present
Cat - Oscar, optional accessory

21 comments:

  1. ooh that tea does look utterly delicious.....nursing a summer cold I can't taste much but cake does usually make most thinks better!!

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  2. Love the expressions! You chose a really nice dress and I love your stamp mug!

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  3. Looks like a fun coffee party :) Cats are never optional accessories, I'd like to think they make all occasions better x

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  4. Sounds and looks like you both had an amazing time hun. Such yummy treats to have too.

    X x

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    1. Looks like you had jolly good fun! Cute dress too.

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  5. I love the 70s and the 90s, that dress is a winner!

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  6. oh tammy girl.... I used to own a million tammy girl t shirts with cats on them...

    I much prefer this dress to cartoon cats though, you look aces!

    xx

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  7. I love the dress you chose Alex! x

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  8. That dress looks cute. Where is that awesome picture on the wall behind you from? It's cool! xxx

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  9. How jolly JOLLY indeed!
    I've been ever so excited, and watched the lovely river parade trhingy with glee.No one offered me cake, though,but that's ok!
    What was IN that piece of Victoria sponge?!
    (Or a frock!Dammit!)
    XXX

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  10. Party rings in a teacup is WAAAY better than tea!
    Cute dress
    xx

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  11. The outfit looks great, and the party rings even greater!
    Looks like you had a good time =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Intersting post sweetie! I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other?! XoXo

    FashionSpot.ro

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  13. Party rings are the best! Love your moggy ;) xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  14. Hehe, your face in the Victoria sponge snap. "My god! What is that!"
    Love the dress, great shape and colour.
    x

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  15. I knew I should have bought the entire soldier set! All I came away with from Joy was the solider egg cup. You know, for egg and soldiers. :)) Lame.

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  16. May I just say that I love the outfit you wore on that special occasion. It went really well with the black top and red cardigan. It gives a look of sophistication and appeal at the same time that can't be ignored.

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  17. The dress is lovely Alex, I had no idea Barbara Hulanicki was still collaborating with George, and I am quite partial to a miniature party ring too xxx

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  18. Those mugs, they're epic and I love them. YAY for coffee and big mugs.

    Your party looks like epic fun and I'm glad you enjoyed lots of yummy cake and biccies!

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  19. Can you believe I've never had a party ring? Must remedy this. Oscar looking devilishly handsome as always x

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  20. Oscar's such a big handsome fella! Your coffe party looks brilliant :) I have that mug with the Guards (whatever they're called!) on :D Love it!

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