Monday, December 8, 2008

Getting into the (Victorian) Christmas Spirit

We spent most of our weekend in West End Atlanta at our favorite house museum, The Wren's Nest. Saturday we helped decorate the house for Christmas. Don't believe me? Well, here's proof. And here's what we were doing Sunday:

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We spent a good bit of our time in the kitchen making sure there was a continuous supply of hot cider, hot chocolate and coffee for the visitors and, uh, taste testing the cake, cookies, mini cheese biscuits and chicken fingers.

Here we are in the kitchen (apologies for our overly-earnest poses - all that eating dulled our desire to pose fashionably). Lauren is pointing out the bust of Mr. Harris himself placed regally atop the fridge. Note: fridge and Christmas dish towels not original to the house. Come to think of it, the whole kitchen is not original to the house.
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Outfit details: Lar is wearing a jacket and boots from Tarjay and Cheap Monday jeans. I'm wearing a H&M coat, J.Crew sweater, Blank jeans from Rockit and thrifted boots.

Up next on our to do list: decorate our own apartment for Christmas. Time to bring out our aluminum tree!

CL

23 comments:

Annie said...

I recently ordered a pair of Cheap Monday jeans and while the measurements matched up, I couldn't get them over my hips! What's up with that? Do they run small or what? I loved them though, I've got to figure out my size

AsianCajuns said...

Don't worry Annie, you're not alone! I had to try on 3 different pairs the first time I bought Cheap Mondays. And the sizing changes for each dye and type of cloth that's used - it's very strange. The cut is really meant for tall Swedish girls with no butts, but I was able to find a couple of pairs that fit. I recommend going to a shop that sells them since they vary in size so much.

lisa said...

Sounds like a yummy fun-filled weekend!

Franco said...

that bust is hilarious,
you guyz had a busy weeken,
i didin't know about thta museum.
there's so many thin gof atl I need to discover

Hot Bot said...

You girls look great! Love the Cheap Mondays.

WendyB said...

Loving those pink pants!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-looking very stylish and cosy girls!!

PAM said...

uh oh somebody will see u stealing cookies on midnight!!

Songy said...

You guys make me happy.

Come to think of it.. we haven't done any decoration.

June Shin said...

Yum, hot chocolate! I have to go check out the wren house.

issa said...

oh i just love both outfits!! i've been working hard trying to finish putting up my christmas decor!! i can't wait to see ya'lls!!

Sal said...

Aluminum tree? Really?

Lain said...

Thanks for all of your help, y'all! We really appreciate it and couldn't have pulled it off without you.

The Christmas stuff still looks great. And probably will until mid-January.

Unrelated, I couldn't fit into Cheap Mondays either.

Fashion Tidbits said...

sweet jeans Lauren! i've been looking for a red pair for some time now

TheSundayBest said...

I think there need to be more busts of ordinary people - just citizens out and about, but with marble busts made of them.

And my verification word today is "sucka." I kid you not.

Jill said...

That sounds like such a sweet event, and trust me there is no way I can work in a kitchen of any kind and not sample for myself.

enc said...

You two would look good in any kitchen.

phamzy said...

Lar, i love the color of your jeans!

Cath- I got your email regarding the samples. please email back your address to: info.phamzy@gmail.com. yes, i am still interested to send samples.


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AsianCajuns said...

Sal, well, kind of an aluminum tree. It's not the real deal from 1970s, but a silver one from Big Lots 2007.

The Sunday Best, I totally agree about the marble busts of ordinary people - great idea.

Thanks for all the comments, everyone!

V said...

I love those thrifted black boots! I never find good shoes in the thrift stores here, sadly..

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Maeko said...

I love the vintage style of your home.

Also, I covet that swingy fringe dress, but alas, I am planning my nuptials, and can't afford such luxuries anymore! :(

More outfit posts!

Ediot said...

i love cheap monday- and you both look smashing here!