Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Lunch like a Lady

 Following our tradition of celebrating not just our birthdays, but also the 6 month mark, Gorgeous Husband took me to lunch for my half-birthday at Lady B's tea room at Attingham Park. There really was a Lady B (it stands for the eighth Lady Berwick) and her "tea room" is located in the outer library. And very swanky it is too.
The Lady relaxes in front of the fire, awaiting her lunch of finger sandwiches and pasteries.


The maid brings the lunch on a trolly.
Outside, the weather was spitting rain, and one of the first days of true autumn weather. How lovely to sit by the fire and have the most delicious morsels brought to you. Maybe I was an aristocrat in a past life, because I certainly didn't mind "playing the part" in this life. The lovely dotted dress is from Bonmarche, who asked me if I would model some clothes for them. (Little did they realize it was a childhood ambition of mine to be a model, until I didn't grow up tall enough to be one!) The dress retails for £22 and you can get it from their phone order line 0845 202 4490, or google Bonmarche.co.uk.


Sorry it's a bit blurred.  Too much excitement for Dear Husband.  The dress has a nice peplum, straight skirt, and 3/4 length sleeves.  Washable and doesn't wrinkle. I wore it with a navy and white polka dot bangle.


13 comments:

The Style Crone said...

How wonderful to celebrate you half birthday, and in such elegant surroundings. Gorgeous dress and you model it to perfection. There's still time to make that dream come true!

Vix said...

A very elegant setting for an elegant lady. Love that you celebrate half birthdays! x

Dana Jo said...

First of all.. thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I was very happy to receive a visitor from England. :)

Wonderful pictures. Such an elegant location and you look like you're the lady of this house :)

I was in England (Bletchley) the last time in 1981 and stay there for 6 months going to school. It was an unforgettable time for me. I love England very much.

Much love from Germany to you
Dana :)
http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de

Melanie said...

Finger sandwiches are so dainty. I prefer the fist or face sandwich variety, although that would not be very dainty. You certainly look the part - gorgeous you in that amazing polka-dot. Celebrating half-birthdays? That's a tradition I wouldn't mind.

Aya in Couturgatory said...

I like your tradition of celebrating half-birthdays very much. (: Almost as much as I love afternoon tea! Looking elegant and happy, happy half-birthday.

No fear of fashion said...

I think it is amazing that you can get such a pretty dress for so little. Looking like a lady. And in the right setting. I would love to do this too.
Congratulations on your half birthday.
Greetje

That's Not My Age said...

Hello Rosemary, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your comment & for reminding me about The Thoughtful Dresser. I used a quote from the book for my talk at LCF with Ari. Thanks so much.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Rosemary, that is a brilliant idea to celebrate the six month mark! My husband and I have birthdays close together and in the winter. To celebrate in June is a wonderful thought! We will do this too!

Your tea looks elegant and appropriate for a half birthday. We've got rain upon rain here this weekend, and I'd love a good high tea at The Sylvia or The Wedgwood. Happy Half Birthday!

The Style Crone said...

Dear Rosemary, Your white hat and white coat with black buttons are stunners. I was so excited to see you show up on Hat Attack! Thank you so much!

The Silver Bunny said...

I want that lunch and served by that maid !(is she for real ?!!)

dan said...

Hi I am new here!I love your idea to celebrate your birthday twice!!
You are wearing a very nice dress. . .

Roberta said...

I just found you today and look forward to catching up on your older posts and reading your new post. Love reading about your life in UK. My husband and I just returned from 6-day trip to London and the surrounding area. Hope to return one day, but in the meantime can read your blog and reminisce. Take care.

MbF said...

Love the polka dotted dress and the breakfast! Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too anytime.