Sunday, 29 April 2012

Twee Towers' Anniversary // One Year Giveaway!

Yay, it's our Twee Towers' anniversary! One year ago, on the day of the Royal Wedding we officially moved into our lovely little home, Twee Towers!

Having barely unpacked the majority of our boxes, we managed to make some space in the corner of the studio for an Afternoon Tea Party, in honour of the Royal celebrations! Pulling together our resources of rescued antiques and a mismatched selection of vintage & pretty crockery for a delighfully twee soiree... and setting the tone for the year to come!

We have to say, it's been quite a year! In this time, we completely overhauled the house, as documented in our Twee Towers Tour feature. We worked flat out every hour we could find around our day jobs, with the help of some our of very lovely friends, (special shout out to Chris & James - you were stars, thank you!), immersing ourselves in interior design, DIY projects, painting and general decorating duties... many of which, we came to with absolutely no experience (hello, power tools! ...yeah... still not mastered those!) Looking back, how on earth we managed to lift desks and bookcases upstairs, downstairs on our own is beyond us, do not doubt the power of ladies with a vision!

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We celebrated in July with our very first, house warming party, which led the way for many more including our Halloween Fairytale Nightmare and our Christmas 1920s style, Flapper or Dapper Party. We've loved hosting ostentatios birthday breakfasts' and having a place for our friends to gather for extremely competitve games of 'Taboo' and girly catch ups on our designated, Monday Wine nights.

It was also in July that we were able to officially launch, She Dressed in Black! We spent hours and hours, excitedly bouncing around ideas of what we'd like to do, and after working with the wonderful Zoe (of Pretty Zoo) to design our blog, we were ready to share our love of After Dinner Dance Parties (which literally, culminated from dancing around the kitchen to make washing up a little bit more fun!), DIY projects, Art, the Sixties, Literature, Style, Vinyl & The BEATLES.

We've been continually overwhelmed as we've watched our blog grow, our prints sell out on Etsy, and meeting a lovely group of people & fellow bloggers along the way.

That's not to say, that it hasn't been hard work - balancing our full time jobs with daily writing, designing and business admin, whilst still allowing ourselves time for play, has certaintly taught us valuable lessons in time management!! Thank god, so many other bloggers have shared wonderful tips of their own and spoke about their own hectic schedules or we might have gone a bit insane! If we ever moaned that we were busy before this year, we take it all back now!

All in all, this year has been pretty awesome for us, and we'd just like to say thank you to everyone that has helped us out and takes the time to have a read over our ramblings from time to time!Which is why we'd like to treat one of you lucky people to a special Twee Towers treat!



To one reader, we're giving away:
1. An A4 'Hey Jude' print from our Etsy Shop
2. A selection of super cute stationery, including A5 notepad, mini stationary set & post-it notes (we love this range - it looks like Orla Kiely!)
3. Our favourite Twinings Lavender Earl Grey Tea (made popular by our very first Twee Troubles!)
4. Handbag size copy of Jane Austen's Emma 
5. Two hair bows/brooches 
6. We'll also be gifting a single by The Black Belles! (Organised via itunes, upon announcement of winner)

To enter, either: 
1. Tweet the following, "I've entered to win Twee Treats with the @dressesinblack anniversary giveaway" 
2. Share a link to today's giveaway post on Facebook
3. Leave a comment on the blog with some sort of contact details (email, twitter etc)

Or do all three for an increased chance of winning! Winner will be randomly generated upon receipt of all entries. Competition closes Wednesday 2nd May at 12pm (GMT)

Good luck! 

Much love, 
L&R xx


Katt Snelson said...

I'd love to enter guys! What a lovely giveaway! :)
Katt xo

Broody News Blog said...

What a gorgeous selection of twee treats. Can't believe it's been a year for you all ready. Happy birthday!

I've tweeted and about to share.

@BroodyNews x x

Kelli said...

TOtally entered and tweeted! Great giveaway!


hannahww said...

Really lovely blog & giveaway!


Becky said...

Happy anniversary!

What a cute little giveaway, too.


Lickle Star said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I am a massive fan of your blog :)

I have tweeted and facebooked!

Emma said...

Happy anniversary! :))


Megan Jane said...

Great giveaway ladies! I'd love to enter :)
I've tweeted the tweet (@meganjane03)
My email is:


Mel Wiggins said...

Such a fab giveaway! Very thoughtful ladies! Happy twoniversary to you! Love, Mel x (

Gillian Holmes said...

gholmes724 [at] gmail [dot] com

Please enter me in the draw - thank you!

Aly McLoughlin-Harte said...

Happy Anniversary. Wonderful srunningness in the awesome giveaway

AlyMHarte -twitter

3 is Love said...

Love the blog!

mooreteavicar said...

Happy 1st Birthday! I'd absolutely love to enter to win this - what a cracking giveaway!
Kim Moore. x x

The Crafty Mammy said...

happy birthday girls ! love your style. Tweeted and shared x

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