Sunday, November 28, 2010

More on Madmen

If you read my earlier post here we were invited to a friends 40th birthday. It was last night.
It was Madmen style
So this is THE THEME !!!
Our costumes
Top - handmade by me
Skirt - opshop find that was altered by me also Shoes - which you can't see here - op shop for $6
(this top was actually made at the last minute - the original one was made of a mauve embossed silky rayon - but it decided to start fraying and split up the side seam so I had to quickly run up a new one in a more substantial and fray resistant fabric)

The hat - purchased last year at Eumundi Markets The tie - $2 at the op shop Suit - models own Close up of the hat

The jewellery Earrings and necklace both handed down from my Great Aunty Chaz (I also wore my Grandmothers watch and a brooch from my great aunty Chaz. It was fun bringing out all the old jewellery, I'm so glad I've kept it after all these years) Us enjoying a drink There was lots of different cocktails, champagne, martinis and beers
It was so much fun watching everyone arrive and seeing the different costumes. Everyone made a huge effort and it really set the scene for a fantastic night !
The food
A modern take on the prawn cocktail
beautiful olives - they were for eating but were also in the Martinis
We also ate:
Bluevein cheese and onion tartlets
Peking duck, rhubarb and watercress tartlets
A giant wheel of brie stuffed with..... not sure what it was - but tasted great !
Noodle boxes with calamari and rocket
Noodle boxes with beef and Haloumi cheese
and so on and so on
And the gift
After weeks and weeks of searching antique stores on the coast and in Brisbane I finally found this piece of art deco glassware. It came from an antique shop in the quaint little town of Pomona. Just perfect for the birthday girl - she loves glassware.
A lovely piece of art deco glass
I'm looking forward to the next one - but I'll keep that theme a secret until next November.


The Clip Cafe said...

Oh you dapper pair! So nice to see you and my my how flash you both looked. Sounded like a great night!! Love your outfit Karyn, suited you nicely and complimented by the jewelery.

monkeemoomoo said...

It was a fun night, you guys looked great. I bet Ange loved her glass bowl present. It is so beautiful!!

Shimi said...

Love it - especially love the Madmen themed food. It always makes me laugh when I watch the show. However the fashion makes me drool - great opshop buys.
Jen & Row


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