Oh my...it's been a madhouse over here. I came home after spending much of the night with my friend Kelly celebrating her birthday to find that all the ladies in such a tizzy over this party that they could barely sleep. I finally got my vintage Little Lulu all tucked in, but she swears she won't sleep a wink!
I'll have to show you a little later from start to finish the absolute ransacking they did to my jewelry box...the bracelets became crowns and that's just for starters...more later and many pictures to come!.
Update...OK, things have finally settled down this afternoon and while the party is still in full swing, I'll catch you up on what's happened so far.
Last night the whole house was in a uproar...there was much infighting over who gets to wear what...and mass insistence that my bracelets are crowns and my rings are bracelets...?
Then there was at least thirty minutes of fretting over which scent to wear...I finally had to narrow it down to just three choices or the ladies never would have made up their minds and the party would have been long over by the time we they were ready!
Poor Mr. Morgan doesn't have much of a sense of style and though he did use my vintage twist on earring to adorn his tail feathers, he felt foolish and embarrassed. He knew good friend and confidant the dapper Mr. Floaty would be in attendance and he worried he'd look completely ridiculous by comparison. He threatened to boycott the entire affair:
Fortunately we were able to convince him that sometimes, less is more and with his striking old world good looks that he needed very little adornment. He was happy and when Mr. Floaty showed up, we all agreed they looked very handsome together.
Whoosh! And away we went...all the food was carefully transported too...We brought Jamaica flower water (whole hibiscus flowers) with lime and brown sugar, thick waffles, strawberries, lots of whipped cream, cookies, goji berries and white chocolate pretzels! YUM!
We were shocked and appalled when Lulu was caught having a pre-party snack! Little Lulu! How could you? Have you no shame? Oh well, we can't blame her...it was way too tempting, so we took her picture...she was so happy, we couldn't be mad!
Well, we set off and spun through the portal to arrive at such magnificent sites as these... And we arrived not looking much worse for wear...Though Rosalie did lose a necklace, but picked up a nasturtium along the way...
Everything was just dandy...we enjoyed the cakes Vanessa made and didn't feel too out of place even though we were not as dressed up as most...but, we ran into a little snag later in the day.
You see, someone (Lulu denies it) brought along a vial of Green Fairy liquor. Uh-oh. Things got all topsy turvy and someone went head over heels while another certain someone lost her head!
No one else thought it was funny, so she hurled it into a rose and called it a tea rose. Ouch! Don't encourage her. It's OK though, she really doesn't need encouragement...she's always happy to amuse herself and be her own best audience!
Of course there are always little glitches in any good plan and we did have a bit of a snafu when we realized our sailors got carried away with Vanessa's mermaids and we were left without transportation home...we knew we could fly, but were unsure of the route...It's a good thing we brought along a special friend...you know what they say about elephants? They always remember! Doesn't he look just dandy in his vintage trim cummerbund (isn't the correct spelling terrible-I much prefer cumberbund)?
Well, except for one of us.
Mr. Floaty got into the Green Fairy liquor too. The results were disastrous. The golden feathers of some fancy bird caught his attention and they flew off (rather crookedly) together and missed the ride home.
Oh! We found a little wooden shoe in the portal that doesn't belong to us...do you know whose it might be?
Drop a line if you do. Oh, drop a line anyway because if you do, you just might win a special prize..truly special because there are no consolation prizes this time...but, the winner will be pleased as punch!
Hibiscus Flower Water With Brown Sugar & Lime:
2 oz whole hibiscus flowers (also called Jamaica in Mexican grocery stores)
1/2 cup (at least) brown sugar
Boil a quart of water, take off of heat, add flowers, add sugar, stir, steep until cool, strain...pour into glasses with ice cubes and lime wedges and enjoy! You can also use agave syrup and Rose's Lime or Pomegranate (Grenadine) syrup to make it even more sweet and delicious!
Such a nice thank you to Vanessa for extending such a nice invitation and inviting us to be a part of her 200th blog post celebration! You really know how to throw a party!