Sunday

1 Upon a Time

Happy FIRST Birthday Laura Ashley! On Tuesday, I was lucky enough to be invited to their blog's FIRST Birthday party, amongst other fabulous bloggers. It was such a lovely event, and I had such a lovely time. 
As soon as I arrived, the beautiful ladies from Vintage Patisserie offered me some Jasmine tea cocktails served in their pretty vintage china teacup and saucers. Lemon scones with Lavender clotted cream and Chocolate and Rose brownies were served up on vintage cake stands. Which were absolutely divine.
The room was beautifully decorated with special Christmassy things. There were decorations for the tree, cosy woollen socks for chilly winter evenings, festive scented candles, heart shaped silver bells. I was truly in my element! 
A pretty twinkling wooden tree stood in the centre of the room, which was called the WishTree. The branches were lined with gold wooden pegs which each held a golden envelope. Underneath the tree, there were baskets filled with beautifully wrapped Laura Ashley gifts. We all had a chance to choose an envelope which revealed the gift that we received. 
Laura Ashley gave me lots of ideas for Christmas gifts this year. The beautiful photo frames, the little woodland animal lights, the jars of sweets, the glass candle holders, are just a small amount of beauties that caught my attention.
I mostly enjoyed these Amazing Gingerbread house candles. I have a little soft spot for littles like this, and these are definitely in my basket the next time I pop into Laura Ashley. Favourite!
The beautiful Liz Lawrence played some wonderful acoustic tunes for us whilst we sipped on our cocktails. Her voice was just divine, soft and folky. My favourite kind. I most definitely have a new voice going on to my iPod!
I ate scones with some of my favourite bloggers; The ever so beautiful Olivia, the lovely and colourful miss Lucy, the super talented Ella, one half of the wonderful Festival Brides, the sweet and creative Emma, the wonderful, sister-from-another-mister Alix, and the lovely Kate and Emma who brought all this together. It was just so lovely.
Thank you so much Laura Ashley for inviting me to your wonderful blog's Birthday party. Oh what fun!
(Ps. sorry for the iPhone photographs... my camera is a little poorly. I need a new one- sad Charlotte).

24 comments:

  1. I wish I'd got to chat to you more! x

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    1. Laura, I saw you from a far, and I was literally on my way to you, but then the photographer stole me and then the video guy.

      I am actually sad I didn't get to chat with you.
      But you looked beautiful, with your pretty dress!
      xxx

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  2. Oh my, I love that knitted jumper! Do you know if it available online, it is beautiful! Also, you must have had a lovely time! xx

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    1. The jumper is beautiful! I think it is still available. Have a little look! It is super soft too!
      x

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  3. Beautiful pics Charlotte! It was a lovely evening, despite me being 'fashionably' late. xxx

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    1. You were fashionably late, but I forgive you! Haha. Was such a good time! You must show me your little gift that you received.

      xxx

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  4. It's always an absolute pleasure reading your blog posts. I'm still druelling over those scones. xx

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    1. Awh Hannah! Thank you lovely!
      I love your blog posts! Super homely. :)!
      Ugh, THE scones were truly divine. I wonder if the recipe is in their vintage tea party cookery book?!!
      xxx

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  5. It's always an absolute pleasure reading your blog posts. I'm still druelling over those scones. xx

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  6. All those treats look delicious and that gingerbread house candle is adorable!

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    1. Oh they were.. and I desperately need the Gingerbread house candles!
      xxx

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  7. I wish I'd been able to make it but was out for birthday dinner that evening!! Would have loved to say hello to you :-) But twas not to be! :-)

    Jem xXx

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    1. Oh my goodness, it would have been SUPER perfect if you were there! I would have loved to have such chats with you over scones and tea!!
      Perhaps next time?
      xxx

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  8. Looks really great! Seems like you had a good time. :)!

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  9. Looks like lots of fun, wish I'd been invited :p so very Christmassy! xx

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    1. It would have been lovely for you to be there! And so very Christmassy!
      xxx

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  10. Looks like a lovely event, I love lots of Laura Ashley in my home, they do some great home stuff.

    x
    www.totallytates.com

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    1. They do such a wonderful Homeware! I think I prefer shopping for my home rather than clothes now!
      xxx

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  11. Your blog is so lovely, a nice peaceful spot in the mad blogger world!
    Looks like a fun event :)

    le fresne x

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    1. Awh what a lovely comment! Thank you very much! <3
      It was such a lovely and sweet event.
      Thank you again
      xxx

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  12. Looks like you had such a lovely time!! I love Laura Ashley!

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    1. I love Laura Ashley too! I ha a perfect time.
      Thank you!
      xxx

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  13. It's so beautiful !! Can't wait Christmas ! It's so magical <3

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