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Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm Off To The Bash !

I'm bubbling with excitement !
This Sunday, December 5th is the much anticipated event of Mr. Toast's Second Annual Christmas Tea.

A virtual blog party, and you are all invited !

It's so easy to sign up, click on the Mr. Toast's Tea Party Announcement at the top of my sidebar, it will magically transport you to his sign-up linky.

The party is to be held at the Baronial styled Torosay Castle which stands majestically nestled among thousands of acres of green pastures, on the Isle of Mull off the Scottish Highlands.
It is planned to be the most magical of times, with our most gracious Mr. Toast as our charming host.

Please won't you join us, there will be lots of delicious treats, and of course the very BEST of teas. You may read all about it http://goodteatoo.blogspot.com/

My travel plans begin with the haunting call of a bagpipe beckoning me to the station platform where Edinburgh's famous train awaits. Celebrated as a world-class travel experience, the Royal Scotsman is one of the best ways to visit Scotland.

Once aboard, I'll be treated to an ultra-sensory mix of Highland culture and hospitality, set to motion along a stunning backdrop of highlands, lochs and glens.



My evening gown for the event with be this exquisite tapestry.


My hair will be worn in an elegant updo


A velvet cloak to keep me snug in a drafty castle

The British Isles has been blanketed with freshly-fallen snow


Once I've disembarked the train, I'll be transported through the Winter Wonderland via sleigh.
I hope they have the hot mulled cider waiting.

Here's our destination for the event, the magnificent Torosay Castle.
Of course the photograph shows it's splendor in summertime, can you just imagine how enchanting it will be under a sparkling cover of snowflakes !

See you at the bash !
We'll have a grand time.

23 comments:

Verde Farm said...

OH my, this sounds like my kind of party!! Love the dress and the castle? Wow!
Amy

DJan said...

Isn't that Dame Mirren? I just saw her in REDS, where she was, as usual, stellar. What a fine bash, I'm going to go check it out right now!

Deanna said...

You will be the Belle of the Ball!!!
Outstanding,
d

Mmm said...

Oh you will look so divine there. I LOVE LOVE the hair. amazing. Love the gown too adn your travel plans are superb. how perfect in everyway. I will be sure to mention this on my side bar too. Thakn you so much. I can;t wait to hobnob wiht you adn show you off to all my other blog guests! It's going to be so fun. Lots of tea will be served too, of course.

Jeri Landers said...

I do so want to go, but I haven't a thing to wear! Maybe I will go shopping tomorrow.... but then there is that pesky matter of finding an appropriate date. The Lord of the Manor doesn't care for parties, perhaps I could go stag.

Star said...

Oh how exciting. If I go it will take a while to get there! I'll have to go from London and maybe sleep on the train.
I'll check my diary for a clash of engagements and then we'll see.
So glad you're looking forward to it. I'm sure you will look wonderful.
Blessings, Star

Birdie said...

Oh what a fabulous dress, and I'm sure you'll make Dame Helen jealous :)
Can't wait to meet you in Scotland!
*smiles*
Birdie

COUNTRY GAL said...

Sounds wonderful love the post and photos. My cousins live in Scotland, I will get there one day soon ! Have a wonderful time and have a few cups of different tea for me please ! Have a great day !

Deb said...

I wanna go...I wanna go!

Sandra said...

thanks for the trip today, that is just in case i don't see you there, divine trip indeed and you look MARVY in that dress, ha ha a fund post and beautiful to see all those things.

Anita said...

My God is it true!!

PRINCESS!!:)))


I love it!!

Wish for you a magical time now and forever beautiful woman:)))

Betsy said...

Ooooh...every little detail is just perfect! I love the Flying Scotsman...how very clever. This will be so much fun!

Barbara Anne said...

How exquisitely enchanting!!

I'd love to be there so may sign up and wish I could fly across the sea, climb aboard the Flying Scotsman, and whirl away to the lovely party!

Dancing here!!

Hugs!

Lady Jane said...

Enchanting post. I was whisked away. Many Blessings. Lady Jane

Snapper II said...

A fantastic Bash for sure. I would love to come along, and thanks for the invitation. I've never been to a real Scotish castle.

"We'll have a grand time"

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I will be there dame helen!!!

Christine said...

Oh, you have set the scene so exquisitely, it will be such fun!

AJ-OAKS said...

A castle!!! A castle!!!! How grand! You, my dear, WILL be the toast of the event!

Carol said...

Looks like it will be quite a "shindig".

Sophia said...

The tapestry you picked out is most certainly going to look DIVINE on you!! Wow! So elegant and beautiful....you will be turning heads left and right! :)

Looking forward to meeting you. Franck is anxious to meet you as well. He says you have impecible taste!

Wanda said...

Oh I'm getting goosebumps..the good kind from just looking at your romantic pictures, and they Sleigh...How perfect is that.

Your gown and hairdo, to die for!!!

Can't wait to meet you in person...Stay safe and warm friend.

Bee's Blog said...

Your gown is beautiful. I just love your cape.


This is going to be such fun if we ever get out of Heathrow. The jet is still stuck on the ground at Gatwick. I really didn't bargain for this weather.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh Jo you had me going there for a bit...I thought you were REALLY in Scotland! I'm so far behind in reading my blogs that I didn't realize that this was a virtual event...sheesh...anyway I finally clued in. What beautiful photo's and what a wonderful place to 'visit'...I can just imagine how much better it is in person. Thank you for taking me along on this wonderful ride! X
Maura :)