3.16.2009

Tea time!


Today my Grandmother took me to a fabulous tea at our local historical society museum. She got tickets for me for my birthday, and we haven't been to a tea in what seems like ages. We met some lovely ladies and had good conversation at our table (those are two interesting gals we sat by), and got a great women's suffrage performance by a woman at the end of the tea. The museum is cute, it used to be the city's library, and has all the old school charm. The exhibit right now is all about baby boomers, and has clothing from the 40s to 70s. In the corner there is a mini living room set up, complete with a 1974 Wards catalogue. Very cute.
Oh and that stud was totally checking grandma out.

I must mention that I have been wanting a fox for quite a long time. Reluctant to get one because, well, I live in a area where all furriers have been driven out of business and whenever I wear a fur collar I get "is that real?" But it seems like such an essential eccentric old lady accessory, and I've really just always loved them despite where I was brought up. A few weeks ago Lisa had a photoshoot for a friend of hers, Kerry, and mentioned that I had been wanting a fox stole. Well she just happened to have one, and passed it on to Lisa to give it to me! How sweet is that? I wore it for the first time today, and got so many compliments, it is definitely a conversation starter. I'm in love with the color, a perfect shade of orange. So thank you so much Kerry! You have bestowed kindness on a grateful girl, and I hope I can return the favor in some way :)

10 comments:

Rhiannon said...

I bet you were the best-dressed at the tea! My mom used to work at a historical museum in my hometown and they had teas, too . . I wish I had been able to make one!

And good for you for getting a fox stole! :)

Solanah said...

Hehe, thanks ;)

Its so fascinating to learn about a towns history, and its the most interesting through people and not pamphlets.

boldaslove said...

stole looks great! My friend had one where the fox's mouth was a clip that attached on to the tail around her shoulders, which was a great idea.

boylerpf said...

Wow...talk about fun and to see the fashions must have been really neat. You look fabaulous and every bit the part!

BomshellShocked said...

You looked fabulous! It sounds like you had a great time!

Atomic Mama said...

I love the historical society.. such interesting stuff!?

also, I joined some blog on here, its on my follow list.. called like past times or something. its in portland and they do old time-y get togethers. we should go sometime. how fun!


I saw sam yesterday! congrats!!

Kendra said...

I'm sad for the fox. :( but I'm glad you got one that you're happy with. We still have like four of my grandma's old fur coats. I think.

I haven't seen your grandma in forever! I hope she's good; tell her hi for me.

Light & Shadow said...

You look fabulous, my dear!

Casey said...

You look so glamorous! I love the look of old fur--especially fox stoles like your's (what a sweet back-story too!). I passed one up years ago for $15 at a rummage sale, and have been kicking myself over that ever since! lol.

Kerry said...

I just love the fox, it has found a perfect home. I just love the way things work out.