Monday, 20 October 2014

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Gatsby Afternoon Tea Party for Ardgowan Hospice

This was the ideal opportunity for us to dress up in clothes indicative and representative of our favourite era and to also help raise much needed funds for one of our local charities close to both our hearts.

An afternoon adventure transported us to a wonderful marquee based in the grounds of Greenock Cricket Club. We indulged in one of our preferred pastimes of afternoon tea while listening to beautiful music played by a string quartet called Pure Dynamic Strings. All this was with the company of our gorgeous friends.

After our indulgence of cakes, tea and wine we made our departure and took the late afternoon train (unfortunately not The Orient Express) to Glasgow to pick up Robert from The Glasgow Comic Con.
We managed to slip into the historical and decedent Grand Central Hotel for one quick cocktail before 'The Joker' (Robert) summoned us!!

We received incredibly odd stares, the contrast of us dressed in our finery and accompanied by 'The Joker'. Talk about cramping your style!! We'll I'm sure you can imagine the scene!!!
To top off our day we met a group of lovely girls from Newcastle who were very complimentary about our attire and asked us to pose for some pictures.

A heady day of afternoon tea and cocktails was ended with Kir Royale. What a fabulous way to finish a wonderful day.

Thank you for taking the time to read our little blog. We hope you liked it. We would love to hear what you think

Jane & Jane

The Ahlfeld Sisters

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Day Exploring Our Beautiful Home Town

Posted by Jane J
(dictation by Jane M)

A rare day off together prompted us into starting our blog. I offered to wear this exquisite dress which inspired a step back in time to an Edwardian dream of colourful autumnal days.

Greenock graveyard was our starting point with the backdrop of interesting, very old and ornate headstones and tombs.
We both love exploring old graveyards, yes we know its a bit weird!! They only time we got freaked was when we noticed the date on a random headstone we photographed had the date of the 7th of November which is the date of Jane M's birthday.
Nontheless this only caused a moment of reflection for the lives loved and lost.

We moved to the picturesque Lunderston Bay and then finishing up at the tomb of General Darroch in the beautiful and eerie Gourock Park.

We did receive several odd stares but this only encouraged us to continue on our quest.

"Go confidently in your dreams, live the life you have imagined"
Henry David Thoreau.

Dress - vintage 1960's does Edwardian, San Francisco.
Parasol - Antique shop in Dunoon.
Mask - Gift from Jane Js husband
Fur stole - Sew Vintage 
Silver shoes - local boutique

Thank you for reading our blog. We would love to hear what you think so far.

Jane & Jane

The Ahlfeld Sisters.

Monday, 6 October 2014

A Little Bit About The Ahlfeld Sisters

We are two working Mums both called Jane (coincidence) married to two brothers Robert and Ross. They shall be known in the blogs as the Mr's.  We live in  one of the most picturesque parts of the west coast of Scotland.

Jane M Ahlfeld

With husband Robert and son Reuben.

Jane J Ahlfeld

With husband Ross and sons Robert and Samuel.

Now that the introductions are over I (Jane J) will tell you a little about ourselves.
(with dictation by Jane M) 

We are both cat owners, 3 between us and love them all dearly.  We adore most all other animals with the exception of things that sting you! 

After meeting in 1997 when Robert brought Jane M home we both knew we would be friends forever. We were like long lost sisters!! Even occasionally my Mum and Dad comment on how alike we are. 

This blog is a wee bit of escapism for us in our modern lives, allowing us to explore and express our vintage dreams and hearts.

Jane M has a passion for vintage and antiques. Her youth was spent dressing in weird and wonderful clothes from the Victorian era through to the 60's. Growing up Jane M was always surrounded by beautiful and interesting things as her Dad and Uncle were both collectors.

I spent most of my childhood as a bit of a Tom boy, always out playing in the woods surrounding my house or down the beach crab hunting. My love for vintage clothing started in high school when my Aunt gave me a few pieces from her wardrobe. 

Both of us have a preference for 20's and 60's clothing as it suits our body shapes well and have been described by various people as unique and quirky which is always nice to hear.

Day to day life can be hard so having some time to get dressed up in our favourite clothes and have some fun is very important to us both and helps us retain a little of our lives pre children. 

We are in no way experts in vintage or indeed in even being working mums but we do what we do to make us and our family happy.

Hope this little bio gives you an insight into who we are and why we have started our blog. We would love to read any comments you have.

Thank you for your time..

Jane & Jane

The Ahlfeld Sisters.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Our 1st blog.

Today is the 1st of October, a new month and it definitely is one of our favourites. There is no better excuse to dig out those furs, scarfs and hats to be as cosy as can be. 

"Octobre" 1896 by Eugène Grasset (1845-1917)

As this is our first blog it is going to be short and sweet. A new blog will be added shortly with lots of information about us both and what to expect from us. 

too dah loo for noo!

The Ahlfeld Sister.