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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Victorian Dress Tea Cozy

Every Spring I get the urge to buy a new dress. It must have something to do with my Southern upbringing and Easter.

Every year in early March, my mom would take me shopping for a new outfit, which included a dress, frilly socks, white patent leather shoes, gloves, purse and a hat. Of course, I couldn't wear it until Easter Sunday, but that just made it even more special. Anticipation... I couldn't wear it, but I could try it on and admire myself in front of the dresser mirror. (I had to climb up on the bed to see my full reflection...) It was my favorite time of year!

I still buy myself a new outfit for Easter, but even I don't wear dresses as much as I once did. My daughter and I were lamenting the fact that our society has become so casual. We were talking about a company in England that hires out vintage teaware for formal tea parties. I mentioned that I would love to do that, but didn't think it would flourish in our area. People don't even get dressed up for church anymore. She remarked that she and her friends longed for an occasion to put on a dress. I don't know if my girly-at-heart daughter and her girly-at-heart friends are exceptions, but I hope there are more out there.

Perhaps it is time for a dress up tea party...


La Tea Dah said...

Such a lovely visit to your blog today. It is charming and elegant, as usual. You always inspire me! I love the frilly dress tea cozy --- it matches my tea set perfectly (since mine is the same as yours - grin).

Enjoy a lovely day!

LaTeaDah from Gracious Hospitality

Karen June Miller said...

Everything looks so enchanting! I'm inspired!

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