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


  1. I'm so there next time! You know I'm an opshopaholic!

  2. Yes you are! We need to did it again some time this week! FUN!!!

  3. Thanks Rach! It was lots of fun. I'm hoping to hit the op shops again this weekend :) I'll post my finds..... :))