15 September 2014

I'm in the mood for dancin', romancin'.....ooo, I'm giving it all tonight

Spring makes me as bouncy as a new born lamb. 
And just as scatty, no doubt!
It's so lovely to open up all the windows and let the fresh air in.
The house and the mind!


Frock-made it myself using vintage fabric from BellaBean Vintage
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-a Rex, I think G may have bought it for me......can't quite remember
Sunlgasses-50's, from the lovely Sue
Necklace-60's, opshopped
Earrings-gift from G
Brooch-from the sweetest Squirrel

It's also gin and tonic season.
How very marvellous!


09 September 2014

In my yearn for some cerebral fix, transfer me to that solid plain, hammer me into blazen pain

My weekend of splendid frockage began with a ladydate with the gorgeous Leisa!
She and her hubby, The Captain, are doing their annual pilgrimage to New Zealand, and were able to find the time for a bit of opshopping and lunch with MOI!
It was the shittiest, coldest, nastiest day, unfortuately.
Naturally, I was a bit too excited to remember to take lots of pix, so here's what few I did.....

I wore:
Frock-80'stastic, a vintage shop in Portland, Oregon
Cardi-70's, opshopped
Coat-70's, from a friend
Belt, not seen, and scarf-opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-80's vanity case, Trade Me
Bow-made it myself

This is what I scored whilst we were out and about

And there was a mystery bag of goodies from Leisa!

I am ALL OVER that cat knitting bag!

Plus, there was a little parcel from darling Vanessa, whom Leisa and The Captain had been hanging out with before coming up to Christchurch!

Then came Saturday......and a few errands about town.

I wore:
Frock-60's, from Retropolitan
Shoes-thrifted in New Mexico (a Santa Fe Goodwill, if I remember rightly)
Handbag-from Camberwell Markets, I am not sure of age, possibly 30's??
Hat-50's, opshopped
Sunglasses-60's, from my sistercousinwife
Pendant-70's, opshopped
Earrings-from Leisa the first time we met
Hair-filthy, full of knots and kinda twisted up and about and sorta working....

G just loves having trees coming out of my head....

Peepers had to have a little writhe in the gloriarse sunshine!
It was very welcome after the bitter return to Winter on Friday.

And Sunday was also a beautiful sunny day, so I popped on out to the first of the seasons vintage market days for a little poke about.
I didn't go to this particular market( the Shabby Chic Market)  much last year, it' s a very tight setting and is really popular, so I tend to get a little anxious/shitey about it, but if I can knuckle myself down, and get in and out quickly, I usually find something lovely.
I wore:
Frock- a theatre sale
Belt-thrifted in New Mexico
Lettucey Hat-Two Squirrels
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-same as Saturdays
Earrings-from the sweetest Squirrel
Necklace-70's, opshopped
Sarah Coventry brooch-thrifted in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Little spot of gratuitious boobage for you.......

And I got lucky!
 I found these delights; a weirdly brown theme, except for the black and white spot 70's frock.
That's a bowling bag, a suitcase, a sweet mirror and a 20's photo that doesn't fit our interior aesthetic at all, but I couldn't pass it up. Our house was built in 1922 after all.


PS: Do check out the amazing Melanies latest post, here.
It's rather wonderful!

02 September 2014

Along with the sunshine, there's gotta be a little rain sometime

Feck yeah!

And some welcome sunshine!
Spring is officially here!
It's a good feeling.
Everybody prance now!

Frock-a splendid square dance number, from Etsy
Jacket-from my sistercousinwife, altered by moi
Belt-either the 10c bin or the free bin at an opshop
Scarf-60's, opshopped
Handbag-60's, from the lovely Sue
Tights-from the splendid Vix 
Shoes-Trade Me
Sunglasses-retail, Melbourne
Flower-Ubud, Indonesia
Necklace-New Orleans

I've had some luck at my favourite opshops; the little West German vase made me squeal a bit, I got it, these shoes, and the 50's glasses case the week before last....

.....the little vase makes 12 or 13 for our West German pottery collection......I blame G......

Last week I scored a couple of cases, these sweet 70's jars, a modern but retro looking toiletries bag......

....and this enamel pot, coat hangers and the not my usual style but rather compelling tin tray!

G is getting better at using his crutches, and we've been able to get out a little bit.
Last Saturday we went out for a bit of nosh and a couple of drinks.
 I don't really like being drunk in charge of a cripple, though! Makes me nervous! 
It's bad enough that the cripple gets drunk!
We went to The Bog, a splendid Irish bar with awesome food.
I don't like Irish music though. Sorry.
(but I do love the Irish jiggy bit on a Kate Bush song, "Jig of Life" on the B side of Hounds of Love. Can't explain. I think it's the clappy sounding bodhran or stick bits that make it. Or is it "Waking the Witch"?! Arse. Anyway, it's Kate, she rarely goes wrong!)

Frock-50's, Etsy
Coat-70's, a theatre sale
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's, thrifted in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Hat-60's, from the darling Leisa (whom I will be seeing this Friday!!!)
Sunglasses-50's, from the lovely Sue
Beads-60's, opshopped
Little diamante brooches-from my sistercousinwifey