Tuesday, 17 July 2012

the party and the dress...

The party was lovely,
the sun shone and the dress fit
so happy days!
The shoes looked good
but after about 15 minutes
didn't feel so great,
 but I suffered on
as we women always do in the name of fashion (ouch ouch ouch!)

The gardens, food, drink and entertainment were wonderful
and lovely memories were made.

Here are a few photos from our day....

the house...

The marquee and seating area


view from the front of the house
(Dublin mountains in the distance)



daughter amongst the lavender


the walled gardens
the greenhouse


the tree that President Obama planted on his visit to Ireland last year

pretty table arrangements


 dress that almost didn't fit....


and...
 a little secret I have to share -
at the end of the day, 
my tootsies were so tired
that I took the  shoes off
Whew!!!

I'm wearing my flip flops since!!!

****


Wishing you all a healthy, happy week
full of
 sunshine, smiles and lovely things 

45 comments:

Anne said...

Hi Fiona! Gorgeous photos... delighted to see the rain held off! You look fabulous, I love your dress:) Lovely pic of your daughter also! Have a good week!
~Anne xx

joy said...

What a gorgeous place for a celebration.
So pleased you enjoyed it.
I'm sure you're not the only one who ended the day with no shoes on!
Joy x x

Riet said...

What a beautiful place to celebrate something. You have a beautiful daughter and you look great in your lovely dress. I don't wear the heels anymore but I do know what you are talking about, In the evenings after going dancing my shoes went off many times. LOL
Have a nice week.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful place to have a party. Your daughter is a beautiful young woman and your dress looks lovely. So glad you had a wonderful day. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Claudia Moser said...

What an amazing location and you looked wonderful, as did your daughter!

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a lovely place for a celebration; the walled garden is exquisite. Both you and your daughter looked beautiful, and isn't it nice to kick off the shoes and wiggle your toes in the grass!

oldthings said...

Your environment is wonderful! It seems that you had a beautiful party. Your daughter is beautiful young lady. Of course ,you are an elegant lady, regardless of not wearing shoes! Wonderful dress and hairstyles.I am glad that you had a nice day .
Olympia

Cloudy said...

Oh ja, so eine schöne Feier, man sieht sie hat viel Freude bereitet...

Lieben Gruß
CL

EM Illustrator said...

Hi Fiona,

Lovely photos, and that dress is gorgeous :-)
I would never be able to walk in high heals, and I admire those that can.
Beautiful surroundings.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Eva

Lynne said...

Beautiful setting . . . lovely daughter . . . and Fiona, such a pretty gal. Love your dress and I am sure the "ouch shoes" we're perfect! What we won't do to make it happen for the day. What was the location for the celebration?

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Fabulous photos Fiona, you and your daughter looked gorgeous!
Victoria xx

Anne said...

Fiona the photos were just beautiful. You and your daughter looked really nice too. It looks like it was a lovely time minus the high heels of course.

Giga said...

W pięknym miejscu była impreza. Córka i Ty wyglądałyście świetnie. "Klapki" z ostatniego zdjęcia są zdecydowanie najwygodniejsze. Pozdrawiam.
The event was a beautiful place. Daughter and you wyglądałyście great. "Flip" of the last pictures are definitely the most comfortable. Yours.

TexWisGirl said...

fiona, you are so cute! your daughter is lovely - and those gardens are gorgeous!!!

Jill said...

What a gorgeous place to party! Just beautiful! So happy your dress fit. You looks stunning! Your daughter is also very beautiful. This was fun!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful place for the party! Your daughter is lovely. Fun seeing you in the dress that almost didn't fit. I would have had the heels off and flip flops on in minutes. I can't wear heal anymore.
Have a wonderful week.

Barbara F. said...

Fiona, looks like a fabulous party. Love the place where it was held. You looked great, and I would not last 5 seconds in heels!!! :) xo

andrea@townandprairie said...

I hope you brought a purseful of bandages to help you through the party! Your dress WAS cute! Those gardens are exquisite!

A Well Styled Life said...

What a gorgeous setting! Your daughter is as lovely as you!
My feet just won't do it anymore so I don't push my luck.
Pretty dress too.
Great post!

sexta-feira said...

Beautiful scenery, beautiful outfits, beautiful girls! What an amazing post!
You're so lucky to have attended such a maginificent event!
Have a good day! ;)

inge said...

Stunning setting. Love the table arrangements. You also looked lovely too hope the feet have recovered

Jen said...

I love the picture of the walled garden. Your daughter is a beauty, and you are adorable in your bare feet--that's the way I would go!

SizzleandZoom said...

What a beautiful location and wonderful photos!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Fiona. I'm so thrilled that you had a lovely dry day for the celebrations. What a wonderful setting, and it was so lovely to see you in the flesh as it were!! I adore your dress, absolutely beautiful. Talking about beautiful, what a pretty daughter you have. Gorgeous photos for us to look at. Love your new header by the way.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

You look so beautiful! Love your dress. It look like it fit perfect! Your daughter is a beauty as well! The gardens were beautiful! Loved all the photos you shared. Hope you're having a nice day!

Ellie said...

What a wonderful venue for your party. Your daughter and yourself look very lovely. New shoes are a real pain to wear for a night out aren't they? Hope you didn't get too many blisters.

Ellie said...

Hi again Fiona, just thought I'd come over and say have a wonderful holiday - I hope you are going somewhere sunny with no rain!!!!
Definitely won't be here in Ayrshire - lot and lots of rain tomorrow yuk. Have a great time wherever you are going :))

Bonnie said...

You look fabulous! Love your dress...it looks great! I am with you on the flip flops. It was a beautiful setting for a party. I enjoyed all the photos. Very pretty daughter. Have a great week. B.

BECKY said...

Wow! What a beautiful venue for a party! What was the party for? And you, Fiona, look lovely in that dress!! 2 of our daughters got married a few months ago, and by the time the receptions were about 1/2 over...off came my shoes!! My feet hurt so much from scurrying around and tending to last minute details, that I didn't even care any more!! LOL!

Your daughter amongst the lavender is certainly a beauty, too!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Hugs,
Becky

Mary said...

That is a very large expansive gorgeous place. Take care of the tootsies.

Amanda said...

Hello Fiona
Many thanks for your comments on my last two posts....off on holiday.....nice one....where to???
Your comment about not being creative and having an uncreative blog has been turning itself over in my mind and I'm afraid I can't agree with you on that one. I urge you to go back into your own blog with a critical eye and look at the photos you take and then tell me again you're not creative.....you have to have a creative eye to take many of the photos you display on your blog. Creativeness doesn't come about because you make things it comes about in many different forms and sometimes the way you arrange a room or take a photo or make a cake is a display of creativeness....so sorry and beg to differ can't see the uncreativeness you comment on!!!
As for crafts......do you not do any due to lack of knowledge or lack of inclination? if its due to lack of knowledge I've a Crochet for beginners e-book,some yarn and a big fat crochet hook waiting here for you that I will be delighted to send to you to get you started if you like. :-)

Take care now


Amanda xx

Alisa Noble said...

Wow, what a beautiful estate! It looks like you had a lovely time.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your nice comment. You had asked about my followers button... I've chosen not to have one.

Have a beautiful rest of the week!
~Alisa

Sandra said...

Hello Fiona, I had to laugh about your shoes as I've done the same when I was quite a bit younger and wearing ridiculous heels! Nice to see you and your daughter - it's always lovely to see the person we've been reading for a while. What's that song that goes: "In Dublin's fair city, where the maids are so pretty..."? I'm planning on going to lovely Ireland one day! You were in a beautiful setting and I just love walled gardens! Sandra

Renae said...

Nice photos, poetry, thoughts and darling daughter! I took my shoes off all night at my youngest daughters wedding....and I didn't care!! (hug)

orchid said...

Dearest Fiona,
What a wonderful place, it is almost looks like a palace♡♡♡
Yes, your gaughter is really beautiful!!! I hope she is OK now (sorry if it is not her).
Haha, you always a sense of humor, I have hallux valgus and sometimes it is hurt if I wear high heals long.
You look fabulous and happy for your wonderful time.
Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Rita said...

I have what I think is the same dress, or a close copy. You look lovely in it. I would never have worn the heels. I gave given them up for flats years ago. Not worth the pain I would have.

This is such an beautiful setting for a party. I'm sure you had a wonderful time.

Barb said...

Lovely setting. I understand the shoe thing. I gave up heels awhile ago however sometimes you just have too. They only last minutes though! You look gorgeous, by the way!

In My Wild Eden said...

What a beautiful party and you looked fabulous!

TARYTERRE said...

You looked positively ravishing. Barefoot and all. The dress is beautiful. Your daughter is lovely. And those centerpieces on the tables were to die for. Glad you had a wonderful time. Enjoyed seeing all the photos.

geetlee said...

Fiona you are beautiful!
So nice to see you and I LOVE what you are wearing
Hope your feet are doing better now (I can't stand too long in heels myself)
xo

SweetMarie said...

You look so lovely! And so does your daughter! I don't care for high heels anymore. I would definitely have flip flops in my purse. LOL These are such pretty pics! Nice place for a celebration. :)

My Little Home and Garden said...

The setting is gorgeous and you and your daughter look beautiful, Fiona!
=Karen

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi, Fiona! You both, you and your daughter look perfect! Love your outfits! Garden looks gorgeous and the mountain view as well. Thank you for sharing :o)
Happy weekend to you and your daughter
Love
Natasha

forgetmenot said...

Wow, what a beautiful place--must have been a great party (I understand the "shoe thing" completely). You have a lovely daughter. Mickie :)

SandyCarlson said...

That is a beautiful place, and the gardens are just gorgeous. Barefoot is beautiful!

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