Mansfield Garden Party

Last weekend the first annual Manfield Garden Party was held at Hamilton Gardens so the girls and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to dress Deco style and picnic in the rose gardens. After 3 weeks of no rain the heavens decided to open but this didn’t dampen the spirits of attendees and planned entertainment went ahead as planned.

Sweet Painted Lady Vintage Picnic
Sweet Painted Lady


We off course sipped wine from teacups and nibbled on treats while seated on my favourite vintage blanket.

Sweet Painted Lady David Rowe

The Mansfield Garden Party showcased a deco fashion show put together, styled and mc’d by Michelle of Debonaire Do’s.

Mansfield Garden Party David Rowe

Wai Kat swing put on a lovely swing dance demonstration, readings of Katherine Mansfield short story’s including ” The Garden Party” , live music and a vintage car display.



We were very lucky to have a few snaps with the lovely David who joined us for tea which of course meant hamming it up and having a giggle…poor David!

I’m really looking forward to next years even with some a few lovely outfit ideas already swimming around in my head. This years look was inspired by 30’s beach pajamas as my 30’s vintage is all winter weight! ┬áThe wide legged pants are from Glassons and the sailor top was a trademe find.Look out for Amy’s Mansfield post coming soon over on her blog Chica Chica Boom Chic.

All images unless otherwise credited are accredited to David Rowe Photography with permission. You can see more of the day on his Face Book Page.


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