|Queen Vera, Charleston, SC|
Once I realized that an individual is allowed to design and make custom legit US postage stamps from Zazzle.com I couldn't let it go. I was a childhood hobby stamp collector. Why should only the royal family be allowed to have royal stamps? I decided I could take care of that.
I ordered a tiara and bought a roll of red ribbon for a sash. I brought home all the shiny gold pins from various awards and events that I used as push pins on my bulletin board at work. I googled Queen Elizabeth stamps and decided my mother's old navy woolen nursing school cape would suit. I stopped at Joanne's Fabrics and bought a couple yards of blue background cloth to hang in my sun room and tossed out a Royal Stamp Photo invitation on Facebook.
What a silly fun afternoon we had! I downloaded the Last Night of The Proms so play as background music. I didn't come up with suitable tea party menu since I ordered pulled pork from my neighborhood pork dealer - Swine & Swig, but we did have them in cute little slider buns.
My friend Laura came prepared with lots of shiny bling - necklaces and earrings and two mink stoles! Thanks to all the ladies who made it an afternoon that will go down in royal history.
|Queen Rebecca of West Ashley, Charleston|