Friday, December 03, 2010

CASTLE-WEAR AND MR. TOAST'S CHRISTMAS TEA


My dashing date is wearing Armani

My Evening Tea Gown is from Terani Couture( Recommended by Anne Hathaway)





Read below to catch up on the weekend adventure in Scotland


Scroll down below photos for a Saturday Update

Well, the grand weekend is upon us and I arrived at Glenbogle yesterday by rail.


After a rather bumpy ride in a rather beat up land rover through some snow-covered roads, Duncan McKay, the reliable yet rather clueless ranger and all around errand boy, managed to deliver me in one piece to the "stately" Glenbogle house.



I received a warm welcome from my charming host and date for the big Tea Event on Sunday, Archie MacDonald.



Here's a glimpse at some of my wardrobe on this adventure.








Happily, it seems the plumbing issues have been sorted since my last visit. There is in fact hot water in my private bath this time around and it actually runs clear! Yippee!!!..

There's not much time for leisure today. An art conservationist from Glasgow should be arriving any moment to help with the "authentication" of some of the paintings in question. That is, if we can manage to get Hector, Archie's father, to give us the key to the vault where they're being stored. He's up to something and doesn't want anyone to take a look at what he's got stashed away down there...hum...

Alas, I am looking forward to cocktails and dinner this evening. I think I'll need a couple! I chose this little number with a black wrap. Archie said that Hector will certainly approve...:)





Now...I just hope Lexie, the cook, will stop glaring at me. It seems she has a bit of a crush on the Laird and is not pleased at all with my arrival. Oh dear...yes, cocktails will be most welcome!

Stay tuned this weekend for our arrival at Torosay Castle on the Isle of Mull and for Sunday's big event. I'll reveal the final tea attire then.

What was in the Vault?

Well, we finally got the keys from Hector after Molly, Archie’s mother, knew where he was hiding them. She’s a gem! It seems Hector and his friend, Lord Kilwillie, had been hiding a 200 year old barrel of Malt Whiskey down there. Turns out, it may be worth quite a lot of money but Hector was afraid that Archie would want to sale it to help pay for some much needed repairs. Oh well…I think Archie may have won the first round, as he has seized the barrel and locked it away…However, I suspect this latest MacDonald debate is far from over.

Unfortunately, the paintings I was hired to authenticate were indeed forgeries…Quite good forgeries none the less but utter fakes. After all of the events today, Archie is not exactly in the best of moods so let’s hope the journey to Torosay castle and the grand Christmas Tea will get the woes of Glenbogle off his mind.

And, thank goodness Mr. Toast will have proper scones…Lexie’s were ice cold and as hard as bricks. I nearly broke a tooth on one this afternoon!

Until Sunday night my friends…

Most Teafully,
R

23 comments:

LadyCat said...

You're wardrobe is perfect for this weekend, Rebecca! We are looking forward to seeing you at the Tea. I hope you get everything worked out with the paintings : )
Bach has posted his attire and I will post mine tonight. Mr. Toast is such a gracious host, isn't he?

Rebecca said...

Thank you, Lady Cat!...I'll check out the Bach's attire and yours as well when you get it posted. Looking forward to Sunday!

Yes, Mr. Toast is absolutely the most perfect host! ( Hum... that rhymes:)

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Mmm said...

I love that top brown one especially. how warm and glamorous as usual, Rebecca. Yes, Lexie is going to be stirring the pot perhaps? What with that and the vault, I;d keep my eyes about you, if I were you! Just saying... Great write up. Thank you.

Sophia said...

Loving your wardrobe selection, Rebecca. And what special guests you have brought along. Again, looking forward to meeting you and the others. Sleep well tonight.

Wanda said...

Oh my gosh ~~ you know how to pick and chose a wardrobe.... You will look stunning in each darling frock.

Looking forward to meeting you in person...

See you Sunday and the Tea.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful wardrobe.;) LOVE that shoe, oh yes.;)) Enjoy this grand Scottish adventure.;)) And have a lovely weekend,
xoxo

Birdie said...

Oh, how lovely! I particularly enjoy the tartan dress! You'll definitely be the most fashionably dressed woman there!
Can't wait for tomorrow!

Rebecca said...

Thank you very much, my friends...

Archie and I will be arriving on the Isle of Mull this evening. I'll add an update on the ordeal with "the vault" this afternoon as well. What a fiasco that turned out to be!...

Betsy said...

What a lovely wardrobe!
And I'm so happy for you to have hot running water this time! ha.
See you there!

Bee's Blog said...

Thank goodness for the hot water. am with you on the Land Rover but tried and true and normally get you to where you want to be.

your outfits are stunning - can't wait to see you wearing each one. The tartan dress is a lovely addition to your wardrobe - well done!

Bachelor said...

Rebecca,
Thanks for stopping by to visit. LadyCat and I will be anxiously waiting to see you at Mr. Toast Christmas Tea. I have also brought my kilt-ware also to feel comfy. It is snowing.. is it snowing in Kentucky? Your date for the tea is dashing and you will take the crowd by surprise in your festive attire, my dear.
Lord Thomas of Wellington
:) The Bach

Mmm said...

Rebecca, you really are quite stunning there. Duncan must be so proud. So glad you made it. Yes, Land rover's can have their drawbacks--well, when driven 80mph plus on bumpy highland roads, that is! Here, come have a seat and recover. Alfred will show you and your entourage the rooms.

Rebecca said...

Mr. Toast..thank you, kind sir...Not sure what Duncan thinks but Archie seems pleased ;)...

Thank you for the tea! Yes...Alfred has the remedy, indeed...

Mmm said...

Rebecca, you look stunning/ What a dress. What a couple you and your escort make. Do make yourself comfortable strolling the Castle and looking at all the art and statuary. Tea will be served at 5pm GMT. :)

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh Rebecca we were in such a tizzy to get off I forgot to check to see if you needed a ride. Would like to invite you and party to a sleigh ride on the grounds. We have our horses Nitro and Dynamite with us and are renting a sleigh for a ride. Our driver is Omar Sharif. See you there.
QMM

Sophia said...

Umm uhhh..that Armani suits him well!! ;) What a fantastic date you have there...or is that dates?? hee Archie seems to be eyeing you quite a bit. hee

Lovely dress as well. Looking forward to mingling with you at tea time.

Rebecca said...

QMM...Count us in! Sounds like fun.

Sophia, thank you very much...Love your attire as well! Btw, how does Keanu like Torosay castle?

Mmm said...

REbecca, I just wanted to come here and say a big warm thank you for adding such finesse to the Christmas Tea party as usual. I can only imagine how much glamour you must surely add to your 3D ones too! so, I am wondering, exactly which of your beutiful outfits willyou wear for the journey home?

Rebecca said...

Thank you, Mr. Toast! It was a blast...

Hum...I think the brown leather coat, sweater dress, and leggings with hat and scarf...Wears well for travel...

FireLight said...

You are such a kindred spirit! I have long adored this series....especially the first three seasons! Great post! GREAT tea with Mr. Toast!
I am still enjoying my Fitzgerald tea cup!

Wanda said...

The dress is to die for.... and no one could have worn it better..

You just looked so divinely elegant!

I was a great party wasn't it?

Rush'd Lady said...

I was so sad when my DVD series ended! sigh!