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My week in pictures – 22-29 January

I ate a lot of this (new Cadburys Dairy Milk Bubbly – looks cool but buggered the healthy eating up somewhat:

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Kim made my week much better by giving me these beauties, which I proceeded to wear around the office for a couple of days:

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We ordered some mystery shop flowers at work and I got to take one of the bouquets home, here they are in my living room looking lovely:

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And I managed to buy and start reading the latest issue of Mollie Makes – full of inspiration as always:

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So the lovely bits made up for the madness and late nights caused by the day job :)

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Contrariety Rose’s Vintage Tea Party

Last weekend I traversed down to Reading (complete with Rusty’s vintage suitcase, pretty shoes and vintage-style party dresses) for a weekend with one of my best friends. She just happens to be behind Contrariety Rose (new site almost done! I’m working on the last bits!) and organised a vintage tea party for a few people while I was down there. It’s always wonderful to see Lou, but this was a specially exciting prospect after a fairly hideous week!

We went to a vintage fair at the Hexagon first (I bought a headscarf “for wearing in a sportscar”, said the lady at the stall. I couldn’t not buy it after that, could I?!) and Lou found this lovely little dress. Rachel found a beautiful 60s shift dress but I couldn’t get a photo :(

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And here is Lou (first pic) and me (second pic) next to where we’d set out all the bits and pieces…IMG_6930IMG_6934

Tea party details:

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Cucumber hearts and lollipop sandwiches from the Vintage Tea Party Book:

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Cakes made by Lou’s partner’s mum – a Contrariety Rose cake and lovely little sparkly fairy cakes:

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And the forks that made me think of the Mad Hatter’s tea party – there’s something wonderfully Alice-ish about them!

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It was a fabulous afternoon, and so lovely to see all the girls – some of them I hadn’t seen since 2007, and a couple not properly since school. It was gorgeous! :D

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