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Pass me the biscuits!

Posted on: 06 May 2011

Yesterday I met a friend for lunch, where we feasted on our new favourite thing to share which is the antipasti at Jamie's Italian. I always order mint tea from there too which is lovely and refreshing. Anyway, here I am posing with a fork and lots of cured meats and mozzarella balls.
Me @Jamie's Italian
Anti-pasti at Jamie's Italian
Later on I bought these amazing tie dye shorts from Topshop. They're lovely and given the the rest of the post below, a little bit party ring coloured but unfortunately they're just not meant to be mine and I returned them this morning. Sometimes you just don't know until you take them home and try them on with your own things. I just won't get enough wear out of them and my money is probably better spent on something else. So pretty though!
Bye Bye shorts
My friend who I met for lunch bought me a little present which really took me by surprise. Thank you Carly!! She told me that she had a bit of a dilemma over which brooch to buy me and settled on the purple ceramic party ring in the centre made by Kath Cooper. Perfect! Little did she know I have a thing for party rings with my knitted ones (from All the fun at the fair) already in my collection. I couldn't resist buying a real packet of the biscuity treats and putting my pretend party rings among the real ones!
Party Rings
Party Rings reverseParty Rings assortment
Brooches- Ceramic brooch (Kath Cooper) Knitted brooches (All the Fun at the Fair)
I can't get over how real the ceramic party ring brooch feels in my hands, right down to the little ridges on the reverse. I was really tempted to nibble at it because it feels THAT real but I guess I'll just turn to my real packet of party rings for now...

68 comments:

  1. oh i love jamie's italian - it's such yummy food! i'm getting hungry just thinking about it! and those shorts are gorgeous, i really want a pair now! the colours are just so lovely and summery x

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  2. The food looks delish, ooooh I'm felling hungry now just thinking about it! Super cute party ring things, I nearly didn't notice. Very realistic!
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  3. Now I really want some Party Rings! That brooch is amazing. I've got a jammy dodger necklace and people always try to eat it when they're drunk. Not amusing after the 20th time!

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  4. Mm, the antipasti looks amazing, I love jamie's italian! What a lovely gift from your friend, and it does look so lifelike haha! xx

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  5. That food looks INCREDIBLE! I am now also craving party rings :)

    Maria xxx

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  6. aaah you have to start a party ring collection now winnie!! i reckon a necklace should be on the cards next :P
    Am dying to try out Jamie's italian, i've heard so many great things about it - there's one near the bullring now right? x

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  7. Will need to try Jamie's Italian! Looks delish!

    and the party ring badge, I didn't notice it amongst the real ones, it looks SO true to the real thing lol.

    xxx

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  8. Italian Food <3
    And those broches looks so cute! Looks like donuts haha

    xx

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  9. The food there looks fantastic, Antipasti is one of those foods- a bit like Lebanese Mezze that's just brilliant for catching up with people or a big table full of people for an evening.

    Loving the party rings (real, knitted and ceramic!) Just beyond cute!

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  10. I love party rings so damn much.

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  11. yummy!!!!!!!!!!!! haha and very very cool shorts, really.. love them!

    xx

    Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Such a cute brooch! =D Xxxc

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  13. Gosh..those buttons are good enough to eat! Love the shorts. Ummmm..Italian!

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  14. This is so pretty. Love the foodie pics and the artzy stuff too!

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  15. Aw, how fun. A day out with a friend like that!

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  16. How adorable those shorts are! Great post!

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  17. Those brooches are making me hungry! haha :)

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  18. I'm just loving the party ring brooch and the food at Jamie's Italian looks delicious!

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  19. I love your biscuit broach collection! that's a shame you don't like the shorts but i totally know what you mean! Currently im contemplating wether to keep or take back the zebra print shit from H! by Henry Holland aaaaaahhhh...
    Anyway that food looks delish too, deff gonna have to check out his covent garden branch!!!
    - darwin xx

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  20. i Lov the brooches! i'd be to tempted to eat on by accident haha

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  21. those tie dye shorts are so freaking CUTE!!!! love them :)

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  22. Nice photos! The food looks great. :)

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  23. those tiedye shorts are AMAZING.

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  24. the party rings look so real!
    I feel like eating them now! x

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  25. the brooch looks really yummy, i'm not surprised you were tempted to have a little nibble!

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  26. You can't tell which are actual party rings and which is the brooch!

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  27. haha those party rings seem so tasty! And you rally can't tell apart the brooch from the real ones XD
    Those shorts are beautiful, but they really seem dificult to wear much. I think you did the right thing!
    I'm still waiting fot the day when I'll visit Jamie's Italian! I love cured meats and all types of cheese really, specially smelly ones :)

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  28. PARTY RINGS <3 ahem. bet the knitted ones don't taste amazing though ;) it's a shame you had to return the shorts, they are lovely, but if you won't get the wear out of them then it's completely understandable. and how have i never been to jamie's before?! there's one in town, so i think i'll treat myself to a visit once exams are over (: xo

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  29. Jamie's Italian anti-pasti is amaaaaazing isn't it? The mozarella is the best I've ever had, really want some now damn you Winnie!

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  30. awww- yum! :)
    you look so cute- and I love the shorts and the brooches too!
    xo

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  31. wow your frd is super nice... look so real it's almost edible!

    That is so Jamie's Italians right? I've been there twice.. first time was "meh" (for lunch) and for dinner, pretty good although the service wasn't great.. glad to see you having a gd time!

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  32. lol uh duh >_< i seen mentioned the restaurant's name right at the beginning of the post.. sorry im so blind!!

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  33. Looks delicious. I'm so hungry right now!
    The party rings look amazing. The knitted ones are super cool.

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  34. This post has made me both hungry and jealous of those killer shorts... x

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  35. those brooches are so cute! and i want those short so cute :3 and i want a sheer blouse aswell :3 trade wardrobes ^^?

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  36. Yummm...
    I want the party rings!

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  37. posing with the fork...love it! of the shorts are gorgeous, the print is just beautiful. but i'd never get away with them either. shame you had to return them ;-(

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  38. Yummy, it looks everything so delicious!!!
    Happy Sunday!
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  39. Hahah you've made me want Jamie's now, I seriously adore the restaurant!
    Those party ring brooch, amazing detail. so lovely :)

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  40. awhh such a shame about the shorts! they look so...short! why can't the make shorts slightly longer so they're more wearable?!

    Annah xx

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  41. Looks fabulous. I love the print of the shorts but I understand what you mean about things being different when you are home and styling it with your tops etc.

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  42. just friday i nearly ate at jamie's italian and bought those shorts! how weird! i so want to go to jamie's :( those brooches are adorable xx

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  43. Where are those shorts from? Simply amazing!

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  44. the brooches are adorable :)
    thanks for sharing!! x

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  45. SO party ring coloured. It's a shame they didn't suit you!

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  46. Those party rings brooches are so pretty , love the pastel colour on them. What a coincidence I got some of those knitted donuts, biscuits and cupcakes from a friend a while ago! They are just so cute and irresistible.

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  47. The brooch is so cute! Never heard of party rings though haha
    Too bad those shorts didn't work out!

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  48. The shorts are so lovely :-)

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  49. The parry ring brooch is so cute and I love the knitted ones too. Your sister must have had a lovely time in Thailand, I'd love to go there one day. It looks beautiful. xxx

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  50. Bummer about the shorts! That same thing has definitely happened to me. I'll love something at the store and then take it home and thing, "WTF?"

    Love the brooch!

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  51. woahhhh love ur tie dye short, so colorfull :)

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  52. oh i love your blog :)
    youre so lovely!

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  53. Nice! The shorts are a beautiful colour(s?) and I love badges, so much fun.

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  54. That restaurant reminds me of this place in Hawaii that I used to eat at (bucca di beppo). They laid their plates out on cans, too. I wonder if that's an Italian thing?

    I LOVE THOSE SHORTS. i just wish Topshop wasn't so damn expensive here in Tokyo :((( ugh. I only go for the sales section hehe

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  55. Love those dye shorts -- super cute!

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  56. Hi there!! Those brooches are so lifelike and look amazing, love the knitted party rings too! Hope you're having a great week xx

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  57. Winnie you kill me !! I love your food posts, now I need to eat a pack of party rings haha How cool of your friend! They are so cute and those shorts are so cute but if you don't feel good in them than theirs no point. Loving this post ... even if it is making me hungry haha

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  58. I'm in love with those shorts! Just too beautiful. Too bad you returned them, but well why buy them if they don't suit you well right? Aww and the doughnuts look like real!

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  59. The food looks great! Cute shorts! And those brooches do look pretty edible!!

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  60. The food looks so yummy! And too bad on the shorts, they were so cute! But I'm like that too! I really like it when I try it on in the store then when I get home and try them on again, I realize that I can't really wear them with my own stuff..too bad!

    Anyway, I passed you an award!
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  61. LOVE the jewellery, haha that's so ace! I remember seeing a jammie dodger brooch on What Katie Wore aaaages ago and loving the idea. Would make me hungry though ha! Also, Jamie's Italian = best restaurant in Birmingham! Me and Fritha are hoping to organise a meet up in Brum in the summer btw, will keep you posted! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  62. WOW THOSE BROOCHES!!AND THE SHORTS<3 shame you took them back tho:( xx

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  63. ummm, YUM! i want to be surrounded by all that beautiful food with you! haha. and those little brooches really do look edible; how strange. i want your shorts!!!!!

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  64. The food looks wonderful. Will need to try that next time I'm in Jamie's - it's always more fun to get a selection and share things. xx

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  65. We have a Jamies Itlaian in Bath, I love going. I also love party rings, those brooches look yum.

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  66. The shorts are lovely but I do know what you mean- I have items I've hardly worn that I wish I'd returned! On the other hand, those party rings look good enough to eat! xx

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  67. The food at Jamies Italian looks absolutely goregous, where abouts is it? I am a big antipasti fan!
    plus them little party rings are so pretty I cant wait to see you wearing the brooch in an outfit post. party rngs are so tasty, yum

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