Tuesday, August 9, 2011

$20 = A fun afternoon of playing dress up.

A Pot of Tea Under a Tree has a new home! 
You can now find us in our secret hiding spot in Visible Ink in Fortitude Valley.
We love this place, it's warm and tucked away on one of the coolest little one way streets in Brisbane, Constance Street. 
Last Thursday we found ourselves all here, hungry for cupcakes and tea and eager to make some fun.
A Pot Under a Tree is all about playing! 
So with $20 in hand we went for a quick stroll down to Brunswick Street to our local Vinnies. 
We found a treasure in a pretty 1980's size 14 spring dress.
Initally we planned to cut it up and make it into something completely different. However, we just loved the pleating way too much. 
The challenge became clear, let's see if this one dress would work on all different body shapes and personalities.

1980's Dress $10 including green sash

leather belt $3 @ Brunswick Street Vinnies

Pretty with feathers, brooch $5 @ the same vinnies

we love this sleeve detail

a fun way to wrap a sash

Under a Tree Clothing Exchange in July

On the 9th of July we held our second Under a Tree Clothing Exchange.
The afternoon was a great success.
Beautiful china rose tea was sipped, lovely conversation was had, ladies swapped beautiful clothing and in the process we raised enough money that is the equivialnt of freeing another 4 little Cambodian girls from prositution.
What a way to spend an afternoon!

A big thank you to Mary-Rose florist for the beautiful flowers that filled our teapots.
A big thank you to Eliza-Jane for serenading us with your so very sweet voice.
The tea was that good! Thanks to Queenies Traditional Tea House for the amazing China Rose tea that smelt like turkish delight.
The rack were full of beautiful clothing. You could literally refresh your wardrobe, from shoes to hats, cute tops to a pretty summer dress. There was something for everybody!