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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-A-Thon Week 5

This is week 5 of Gracious Hospital-i-Tea's Tea Blog-a-Thon. The topic this week is Dressed-to-a-Tea. We are supposed to talk about our favorite outfit to wear to tea or a fantasy tea outfit.

I usually wear a tiered broomstick skirt with a lace blouse. I love long full skirts--they are so romantic. In fact, that is my attire for most outings... My 15-yr. old daughter rolls her eyes when I go shopping because I always come home with another lacey blouse to wear with the skirts I make.
This is a photo of me in my favorite lace skirt, lace-trimmed blouse and a linen jacket.

But, if I could have any outfit to wear to tea it would be one of these:



I was privileged to attend the Victoria Bliss Event in Dallas last October and one of the speakers was a collector and seller of antique clothing. These gowns were some that he brought to illustrate the differences in period dresses. I would love to attend a vintage dress tea and be able to borrow one of these gowns!

14 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Karen, you look beautiful in your lace skirt and blouse and pretty linen jacket. You really are dressed to a 'tea' --- in classic romantic style. Let your daughter roll her eyes! Some day she will grow up to be JUST LIKE you! :)

I love your Victoria Bliss costumes as well -- very beautiful!

LaTeaDah

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Your outfit is very becoming and feminine. I'd certainly enjoy being able to wear one of those Victorian dresses, but the waistline would be a problem. ;>

Steph said...

Wow - all of those outfits are gorgeous - inclduing your lace skirt and shirt!

I think the Victorian outfits would be lovely to wear, tho I doubt I'd like the corset. :-)

Rosemary said...

What beautiful gowns! Thanks for sharing. Your lacey outfit is perfect for Afternoon Tea! Nancy

Carrie said...

Your outfit is so appealing and softly elegant. Just perfect for a festive tea party.

Charli and me said...

Your outfit is beautiful. I love lace too. It has such a romantic feel. I also loved the victorian dresses.

Domestically Inclined said...

So lady like! I love the broomstick skirts they are so feminine. And yes it would be a marvelous period dress event! So beautiful.

Shades of Gray said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. We almost share the same daily habits. I too have 2 cups of coffee before switching to tea. The only difference is that I am a work in a formal setting, otherwise I would probably would still have my robe on too. :-)

Sandra said...

The gowns are so beautiful but your outfit is just as beautiful!

I love your outfit...the pretty colour, the lace...it makes a perfect outfit for an afternoon tea or anytime for that matter. :o)

Grace Yaskovic said...

the picture of you in your lace outfit is stunning, you must feel so pretty when you are wearing it!!

marye said...

karen! That skirt is fantastic!
I live just south of Dallas in a town that is full of victorian homes..we are restoring one.

zetor said...

Great post. Your photo is lovely, the skirt is quite elegant. Enjoy your tea.

Miss Sandy said...

You look so elegant in your tea attire! Love the soft lace skirt! I'd love to wear long skirts but being so vertically challenged they are not flattering on my at all. But I can still pull off a flowing look of just below the knee or mid calf and have the feminine feel that you wear so elegantly. The costumes are awesome.

Pam said...

I love your everyday outing look! I have a 22 year old daughter and she still rolls her eyes at my attire! LOL The dresses from the Victoria Event are fabulous, as is your website, I just spent 1/2 hour browsing!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Pam