Hooray for bloggy friends! The lovely Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style gifted me this amazing 1920s vintage dress. How fab is it that Patti … [Read More...]
Hooray for bloggy friends!
The lovely Patti over at Not Dead Yet Style gifted me this amazing 1920s vintage dress.
How fab is it that Patti volunteers at a thrift shop? I’d be tempted to bring home a bag of goodies daily.
I’m so happy Patti chose to gift me this dress and not keep it for herself.
That is the sign of a true friend…when they are willing to give up a choice piece of vintage for you.
Hand embroidered, wonderfully cool and relaxed this is my go-to dress now that summer has re-emerged after a brief week of fall in southern Ontario.
I’m sitting in my office sweating away today wondering if I should put the air conditioning back on.
I’m not complaining though! Winter will be here all too quickly and I’m squeezing out every ounce of summer I can.
The fabric this dress is made out of is very strange, a cross between linen and cotton with a bit of rayon thrown in there.
It has a bit of a green tint in certain light.
This 1920s vintage dress is fragile and required a bit of TLC prior to wearing.
I don’t mind mending a few small holes. I feel like I’m infusing the dress with love.
What should you do when you’re very hot?
Cuddle a pug.
They are little furnaces that shed their own body weight daily.
That’s okay. We all have our problems. She accepts me the way I am…I feel obligated to do the same, aside from that one poop incident in the dining room this week. We won’t talk about that. It is so out of character for her I almost wondered if she’d let a buddy in the back door to do the nasty and then leave. When I found the alarming evidence and called her in she refused to even enter the dining room. I think she was having some poop guilt. This was after I took her for our 5 km daily walk. Can someone say, “Passive agressive?”
I’m holding Zoë’s paws off the delicate embroidery and I’m praying that when I get up I’m not wearing half of her furry pants.
Just one last shot so you can see how cool these shoes are. A wedge heel is one of the kindest for my aging feet.
What was the last gift you were given that you really loved?
Linking up with Patti over at Visible Monday.
When I shop for vintage I often come across contemporary items that are simply too good to pass up.
This dress was one of them.
What To Wear To High Tea Thrift Style
Not only does the dress look amazing but it is like wearing a cloud of butterflies…so light and airy.
If ever there was a dress made for high tea this is it.
I am always surprised by what people will choose to let go of when I shop thrift.
There were no holes, no stains, nothing was wrong with this dress.
Did I mention that it is silk and fully lined?
Yeah that made me smile.
For those of you that follow me on Instagram you would have seen this photo in real time when I wore this out for High Tea when hubby was home for a visit.
My husband booked the high tea at the Ritz due to its reputation for the highest quality standards.
Neither of us was overly impressed and I personally would not recommend it. Service was beyond slow and we had to stand waiting for a good thirty minutes prior to even being seated.
The theme was Japanese and part of the dessert portion was black beans with ice cream. No-thank-you. And yes, I did give it a try and it was just as disgusting as it sounds. Sorry, not sorry. For me black beans are meant for chilli or tacos, not dessert. I will admit I’ve made homemade brownies that use black beans which I loved but that was because you couldn’t taste that they were made with black beans, it just made them moist. In this dessert there was no attempt made to cover up the fact that black beans were the headliner. Ick is all I can say.
We also hit up The Distillery District that day.
I’ve featured it before on the blog when I met up with fellow bloggers, Judith and Shelley.
The Distillery District Toronto
The area is a restored Gooderham & Worts Distillery. Established in 1832 it was once known as the largest distillery for whiskey in the world. It has now been turned into a pedestrian only zone full of small shops, boutiques, artist galleries and great restaurants. I highly recommend a visit if you are in Toronto. In the winter they also have a wonderful Christmas market with carollers and live music.
I paired the dress with a more walking friendly hat and shoes for the day and my vintage handbag.
Having high tea is one of my favourite ways to pass an afternoon.
Are you a fan of high tea? Have you ever eaten black beans for dessert? Did you like it?
Linking up with the lovely Patti over at Visible Monday.