Monday, 20 September 2010

Let Them Eat Cake!

I had the most fabulous day yesterday having a charity fundraising vintage tea party with the Alternative Women's Institute.

There was more cake than you could shake a stick at;


This is where I chose to sit, next to the kendal mint cake cheese cake (OMG, I can't tell you how wonderful it tasted);


There were lots and lots of beautiful china tea cups, saucers and side plates from a very generous lady's collection who allowed us to drink tea from her treasures.

There was bunting and an amazing party atmosphere;


It had taken us two hours (and some) to get to this point and it was destroyed in a matter of minutes when 90+ vintage clad ladies turned up to eat cake.

I wish I had taken more photos of the amazing outfits that were worn, I opted in the end for a slim fitting black wrap dress, high boots and funky purple tights with my cloche hat and fancy flower brooch. I thought I looked rather fetching but as more and more people arrived I beagn to feel decidedly under dressed. I was driving too so was the only sober person by the end of proceedings. It was such fun and I can't wait until the next one!

Here is my small corner;


It was a bit slapdash and cobbled together as there were only round tables for us to use (?) so it all turned out a little higgeldy piggeldy but I made a healthy number of sales and donated a cut to the charity pot, I met some fabulous women and came home with some custom orders to fill!

Best get some sewing done!

Daisie xxx

6 comments:

Gina said...

I rather like the idea of an alternative women's institute... especially with afternoon tea like that!

becky said...

I loved your ideas! it was such a fun afternoon! hope to see you again soon!

Daisie said...

Thanks for visiting Becky but please don't think they were my ideas, I just turned up and arranged cake and cleared up afterwards, Sheryl's the brains of the outfit ;) xxx

JuicyFig said...

Wow! I have never heard of the alternate WI - was a member of the origional years ago - but your cakes look miles better!
Well done you on the sales!!!!
Kath
x

Locket Pocket said...

What a lovely sounding event! But I'm sorry to hear about your poor cat's ordeal :o( Lucy xx

Tip Top said...

Well done - sounds very fab!!!