My Bank Holiday Tea Party

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This summer I came down with a heavy case of the Urge-to-host-somethings, which was brought on suddenly three or four weeks ago due to a couple of underlying conditions, namely: my recent return from America, which had given rise to both a greater appreciation for Bank Holidays and the impulse to do something quite ‘British’; and boredom (it’s been a pretty long summer). I chose peach/orange and green for the colours as they kind of matched the living room, and we had about twenty people over. Everything made by Yours Truly unless otherwise stated. Anyway, here’s what I got up to:

Invitations

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Flowers

Arranged by my very own mother

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Other decor

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The lovely idea for this menu came from another Emily at Design and Nonsense

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You can see that pretty little bookish thing up close here

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Personalised tea-stirrers!

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Food

We had some catering help from a lovely little lady based in Oulton Broad, Suffolk

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What I wore

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Dress: Miss Selfridge in House of Fraser (sale)

Shoes: Debenhams (sale)

And since you made it this far, some adorable shots of our kitten, Giles

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Some of the photography is mine but the nice stuff is Hannah Betts’ Photography based in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

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