Tea Party ala Christmas 2008

My MIL's Carlyle plates
My MIL's Carlyle plates

My MIL’s Carlyle plates

While away for Christmas at my in laws we had such a good relaxed holiday there for once. Normally it’s running around for family get-togethers, spending 3-4 hours on the road amongst Sydney traffic. This time, we took it so easy.

(The holiday started badly with a smashed windscreen and oil leaking… so we desperately needed a good time after that.)

And we did.

Here’s a shot of a tea party setting I set out just to play with my camera. My MIL has spent years collecting antique gorgeous china and I dragged out some of her best :)

Before the tea party

Before the tea party

14 January 2009



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Welcome to my blog! It’s such a pleasure having you here.

What are you inspired by? I am inspired by beautiful and bright interiors, fabric, furniture, pinks, yellows, greens, chairs, china, trees, chocolate, peonies, hydrangeas, cherry blossoms, roses and rhubarb with cream.

Friends and family call me drey (pronounced 'dree'... short for Audrey) and I can often be found zipping through op-shops and vintage stores in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.

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