Tuesday 9 December 2014

Giving thanks

The Thanksgiving party didn't go ahead, because unfortunately the hostess was poorly.

But you know, in life, there's always Plan B. If we couldn't go out to dress up and tuck in, we could still do it at home.

I mentioned that the perfect frock had flown in for the occasion, so, having decided I was going to be wearing it on that night to tuck into a dinner of giving thanks, I pressed on regardless.
The cutest Tyrolean wall plaque and my glamorous new dress

Here it is!

A lovely bright 1980s floral maxi dress with a boned bodice, which improved my posture no end and made me feel very glamorous. It was contained within the most wonderful birthday parcel filled with gorgeous things from the very generous and thoughtful Curtise.

The fabric reminds me of Hawaiian dresses, but from the style I would say it is 1980s.
That little round plaque featuring children wearing their little dirndls and lederhosen against a mountain backdrop has already found a place in the back room just above where I sit down to eat.

I sorted out that picture wall on my birthday, but I'm not entirely convinced. It's either too much or lacking something, I can't quite figure it out yet.
Raising a glass of thanks to lovely Curtise! Thank you so much for everything, I love it all

There was also a lovely 3-tiered 70s maxi skirt in this lovely bright floral print. I've actually worn it twice already, but no photographic evidence remains!
Above left, present from Curtise, above right, cross stitch picture of a Polish folk couple
I love folk art generally, but Poland does seem to have a particularly rich folk art tradition. These clothes pegs with the fabulous graphics, which were part of the parcel, remind me of this cross-stitch picture I made a few years ago, right down to the headscarf. One day I plan to visit Poland, and when I do, I shall visit this village.

A pair of little Polish dolls in their folk costume


Vix said...

Your pressie is still on the dresser! I'm blinking hopeless!
Thank goodness for Curtise, posting on time and finding the fabbest frocks around. That's a wonderfully glam number and a perfect fit, I could imagine Sue- Ellen teetering around Southfork in it, holding on to her gin with a fixed grin on her face.
Shame about the cancelled dinner but I bet Pool Boy whipped up a feast! xxxxxx

mondoagogo said...

Happy birthday! I love a bit of mid-century styled folk art.

Hm, I think your picture wall might just need something to balance it out top left.

Fiona said...

Curtise is tops at pressie finding isn't she? I'd like a squizz at your red maxi next time please.
Your picture wall is lovely, I can't see anything wrong at all.

Anonymous said...

Lovely presents from Curtise. What a treat! Amazing how the clothes fit so perfectly xx

Helga said...

You are SUCH a frigging FOX. I love that frock, it's dreamy and perfect on your hotness! Pretty keen to have a gander at that skirt on you!
The picture was looks splendid to me, but it'll annoy the hell out of you, so maybe take it down and start again?! I sued to love doing that sort of thing, but this house has few walls for it.
My friend Jo the wine writer is half Polish, and says it's just lovely there! Wouldn't mind having a nosey myself, and I'd like to check out Budapest too.

Curtise said...

Ahh, I'm so delighted the birthday gifts went down well, Princess T-T! And of course you should dress up for dinner at home, why ever not? That dress has been waiting for the right person (I wondered if it had been made in the 80s but using older fabric, there's something about that print that says 50s to me but I'm no expert) and I'm really pleased it fits you so well. And of course the little Alpine trio plaque had your name written all over it!
I like the picture wall as it is, but maybe you just need to add more? That's usually a philosophy that works, isn't it?!
How amazing that the clothes peg lady looks so like your cross-stitch, I think Vix's spooky witchy powers must be rubbing off on us!
Cheers to you too, my dear! xxx

Peaches McGinty said...

Happy Belated Birthday! my goodness you are smoking hot! Curtise picked an absolute beauty of a dress, it's divine! your wall of pictures is lovely, like Curtise, I think I would add more and I'm totally in awe of your dining table and chairs, utterly gorgeous! x x x