Friday, November 26, 2010

A Cup of Christmas Tea

Today is called "Black Friday" because it's the first official shopping day of Christmas and the merchants are fervently hoping to have a huge profit when the day is done. Here at Manior de Bleuette, or Bleu Manor as we fondly refer to it,  we decided to have a Tea Party instead of shopping. Some of the girls pulled out their pretty Christmas dresses and spent the morning primping. They also found the Christmas tea set and a few other decorations to make their little party a fun and festive affair. Even Miss Kitty joined in.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stylish Styles

My little Daisyette, a Kestner reproduction by Suzanne McBrayer has a darling new play dress and mop cap. The dress and cap were made from from a pattern by Londonberries which is based on the Lettie Lane Paper Dolls from 1911. The dress is made from a two toned pink cotton print with solid white collar, pockets and belt and the mop cap is made from the same white and trimmed with eyelet lace and pretty pink Forget-Me-Not's.
Georgette, a Premieré by Beth Golding
 Georgette, a Premieré by Beth Golding, is ready to trim the tree here at Bleu Manor. She is wearing a very cute drop waist dress made from a gingerbread boy and girl cotton print and trimmed with tatted lace at the neck. Her jacket is LSDS 1913 #31 and is made from a coordinating green linen and lined with the dress fabric peeking out at the cuffs. A cute little gingerbread boy button completes the jacket. Even her shoes, made by Judy Chamberlain of Fantasy Frocks and Footwear, match her ensemble perfectly. Judy's ID on Etsy is grammamimi.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Petit Four Challenge

Henriette, A Bru Jne 9 by Damaris Alves
Henriette, my little French Bru, is modeling my first entry in the Petit Four Challenge at BSC. She is wearing LSDS 1907 #50-51 made from white Dupioni Silk trimmed with pink soutache.

Getting Ready for Christmas

Teddy, a Laughing Jumeau by Candy Anderson and
Isabelle, a 6/0 by Suzanne McBrayer
It is the weekend before Thanksgiving and, because there are so many to clothe, we have begun Christmas preparations.

Here you will see Teddy and Isabelle with their little wagon of Christmas goodies. Teddy is wearing LSDS 1910 #15 and Isabelle is wearing LSDS 1908 #26. I think they look very Edwardian.