Category Archives: Tea Party

Depression Era Circus Annual Tea Party… Awesome.

The 2010 Book Club event was the Mad Tea Party. For 2011 we went for a totally different theme. Another great example of what you can do with thrift store finds. We ‘expanded’ slightly. Inspired by Water For Elephants we hosted a Depression Era Circus Tea Party. No tea, just wine. It was truly magical. I highly recommend playing dress up (at least once a year). And I cannot wait for 2012’s event!

Digital Photography by Melissa DePape of Melissa DePape Photography. Digital and Holga Photography by Jag Nagra of Page 84 Design and Angela Stephen-Dewhurst.

So. Much. Fun.

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Paige Premium and Madame Alexander Dolls!

Here are this weekends finds! First is a pair of Paige Premium skinny jeans (my size!). Retails $189. We paid $9.99!

The other finds is not fashion related. Just one of my weird little obsessions. A while back I saw that McDonald’s was giving away Madame Alexander dolls with Happy Meals. I am not a McDonald’s Mom. At all. And could not fathom the idea of taking my kids to McDonald’s once a week to collect these dolls. We made one trip and ‘I’ did get the Mad Hatter. Today I added several second hand (but most with the tags still attached, which my three year old has lovingly removed) for $1.99. Some people may be creeped out by these little people, but I LOVE them.

Sure would’ve come in handy at a certain Tea Party!!

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We Love Fluevog’s. Especially when they are $10.

Rather than dedicating a blog post to John Fluevog, I really should be giving the man a chapter of my life. I’d take these over any Italian designer shoe any day. I love Fluevog’s.

We are constantly amazed at the number of second hand Fluevog’s we find. Our first Fluevog find was the rare Peep Show Pump (see the Flueseum on the Fluevog website). Since then we have found probably dozen’s of Fluevog finds. Lily Darlings, Angels, Derby Swirls, Cowboy Boots, etc.

Here are just a few examples of our finds.

And these I did purchase at the Fluevog shop, and while I did get them on sale, they certainly were not $10… I had to include them because to date they are my favorite shoes. ‘Listen Audrey’…

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Painting the Roses Red. A Mad Tea Party.

A knack for thrift shopping also comes in handy when you’re planning a tea party. Here is our Mad Tea Party that was held this past June:

Most of the decor and costumes came from thrift and antique shops. This party cost next to nothing!

by Page 84 DesignPhotography by Melissa DePape of Melissa DePape Photography and Jag Nagra of Page 84 Design. Invitations by Page 84 Design.

Next year, we join the circus.

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