Jenny La Fleur
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Card Party Regency Style

I'm pleased to say that my first Costumed Card Party was a success!

The evening was filled with lively games (Cribbage, Whist & Speculation), yummy but simple-to-prepare food (I should have bought more cream puffs!), and tasty beverages (including port, apple brandy & sparkling cider). For the first time I used all of what has become a very respectable collection of candelabras, and candlesticks for a total of 33 lit candles (thank goodness for Trader Joes dripless candles!). The result was magical - there is nothing like a room filled with the glow of candlelight. *le sigh*

Of course my guests looked amazing in all their finery and I had way too much fun wearing my new Candy Cane dress and pearl tiara (from seperwar on Ebay). There were many lively discussions and laughter to be heard as well - I hope to have an evening like this again soon!

Pictures of the evening can be found here:
Jenny-Rose (me!) - with a few of my favorites from others *wink*


Stealth video of the shoe shot

Card Party: stealth video #1

Card Party: stealth video #2

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mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: July 17th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC) (link)
Looks like you had a fabulous evening! You look so pretty, I really like all the black accessories with the red dress.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I thought the black would be fun. I originally intended to make a black robe for this dress but that isn’t going to happen any time soon... so the black belt worked to tie all my accessories together I think.
tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: July 17th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC) (link)
We had SUCH a fun time last night! The house looked gorgeous and the company was delightful! Thank you again- y'all are fabulous hostesses!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I'm SO pleased you & B had a good time - thank you so much for coming!
scottishlass From: scottishlass Date: July 17th, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC) (link)
It looks like you had a smashing good time :) And now you have even strapping young gentlemen at your parties.
It reminds me of the time when I didn't live beyond the world's rim (aka in the country) and I could go to a Regency soiree almost every month.
Beautiful, just beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much - it was a lovely evenng! *g* I know men at my costumed parties, such a novelty!
gilded_garb From: gilded_garb Date: July 17th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC) (link)
It looks like so much fun! Your mom's dress came out lovely :o) I really like the candy cane, too - your tiara is awesome!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! And Mom says thank you too! Her dress will look even better when I finish her stays *hangs head in shame* but I adore the fabric. i keep trying to convince her to give me the leftovers but she isn't having any of it!

I love my tiara... it makes me so happy!
quincy134 From: quincy134 Date: July 18th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC) (link)
Thank you so much for throwing a fantastic party! Mike and I had a wonderful time.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Thank you! I'm so glad you had a good time - hopefully we'll be able to do such things more often now!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: July 18th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC) (link)
You and your mom both look wonderful! You really know how to throw a party!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's all those years or practice! :P
reine_de_coudre From: reine_de_coudre Date: July 18th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC) (link)
everyone and everything looks absolutely beautiful! i'm so glad it was a success! and i'm awfully envious of your beautiful tiara... ;-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! I adore my new tiara... it was great fun to wear it for the first time!
madamekat From: madamekat Date: July 19th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC) (link)
Wow, am I sad I had to miss this! I am truly grateful for the photos and video, though. I really feel like I got a sense of the elegant atmosphere and fun that was being had.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: July 20th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC) (link)
I know, we missed you! Next time I'll pay more attention to the dates so I can join you at the Bastille Day party - I was sad to miss that!
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