Below are three of my favorite tea outfits (costumes) I've worn throughout the years. The context for each of these is a tea lecture or a tea party I'm hosting.
This photo is from my very first "official" tea party in 2001. The party was a celebration. I had just finished my MBA and was kicking off my tea biz (while I still had a full-time job). The pink outfit was a riot and I loved to wear it when I wanted to play dress up. (Why shouldn't adults have fun with this, too? :-) The apron was a gift from one of my tea party guests.
This photo is from one of my most memorable, and most beautiful, tea parties. I hosted a tea for my Aunt K. She lived in this gorgeous old house that was full with antiques. The table setting for this tea was the loveliest I've ever had! We used pink depression glass.
And this photo is a hoot! I found this Victorianish blouse and skirt at Buffalo Exchange (in Albuquerque). The fur wrap was a yard-sale find. I think I paid $20 for it. I recently found, in the pocket, the original sales receipt. The wrap was sold new in 1935. It came from Lewis Furriers in Sacramento, CA. I'm not one to normally wear furs, but this vintage piece was so incredible, I couldn't pass it up. Does anyone have suggestions for how to store it?