Mar 5, 2013

A Very Vintage Post


I attended back to back 1920's events over the past two weekends. I thought VSB readers would enjoy some pictures of the Downton Abbey Tea Party that I attended Saturday. There are no sheets involved but plenty of vintage.


The event was held at the Whittier Public Library and sponsored by our local PBS station. The highlight was a presentation on hats and fashion from 1912-1926 by Barbara Troeller, a professional milliner. She brought a beautiful selection of hats.


There was a delicious array of tea foods provided by Rose Tree Cottage, a cute tea house in Pasadena, CA.
Scones with cream and berries, sliced strawberries and cream, cucumber sandwiches, and shortbread cookies (biscuits).

My friends are herbal tea drinkers (I know, so American) so we had water and lemonade in our teacups.
Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes provided super yummy cupcakes. I had the lemon with lemon curd filling and cream cheese frosting.

My costume came from several sources. I bought the hat base, under skirt, purse, and necklace at a thrift shop. The lace dress is from ASOS. I wore the shoes at my wedding. I purchased the gloves from Etsy. The hat embellishments and ribbon for my belt came from Hobby Lobby and my mother had fun decorating my hat. I cut up a pair of thrift shop pants for the fabric on the hat.

I loved seeing all the hats and dresses at the tea party. The woman on the left won the "best dressed" award.



I wish I could attend a fancy tea party every weekend.

I hope that you enjoyed the photos. Are you a Downton Abbey fan? I just started watching and I'm really enjoying it.

My next post will involve sheets, I promise. :)

5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous and fun idea!! We have loved Downton and look forward to Season 4.

adayinthelife said...

Love this post. Thanks for sharing.

retrorevival.biz said...

How awesome you look! Straight out of Central Casting! Love:)

Cerise Wade said...

That looks like such a fantastic party. What fun!

Kaylyn said...

Whittier Public Library?!? Oh my . . . memories. I lived just 2 blocks from there on Friends Ave. for 10 years from the mid-70s to 80s. I love Whittier. What a wonderful event it must have been.