02 December 2012

I see myself, suddenly, on the piano as a melody



A morning in Lyttleton at Jo's; the work on her weatherboards is just about done.
This post is a little picture heavy, but it was such a lovely Summery morning, I couldn't help myself...
So suck it up, darlings, in the nicest possible way!


A cup of tea, how terribly civilised!
Jo's teaset is from Poland, as is her cultural heritage.
Fancy, it matches perfectly with my outfit!


Wolf, being Wolfish.


Argenta.


And what's inside my 60's vanity case?!
Just my Kindle, my disco wallet, my daggy old cell phone, G's denim wallet, my camera case, G's keys, my keys, my lipstick purse...


Gratuitious!


See, tights and open toed shoes!
(cue evil laugh)


Native flax


Telephone for Sarah !

I'm so glad you're all ball busting rule breakers!
No wonder I want to get lusty with y'all!


Wearing:
Frock-made by moi
Waistcoat-vintage mens, opshopped
Coat-60's, opshopped, would have had a matching frock, DAMMIT
(I forgot I had this; I found it in a box last week. I remember buying it at an opshop about 15 years ago that's been gone for at least 12 years...bloody hell! There's still crap in the garage to be sorted from last year when we had the house earthquake repairs done!)
Tights-Portland?
Shoes-retail sale, they're pretty fecked
White beads-opshopped
Pendant-the poetess, Sarah
Earrings-little crowns! Retail sale, years ago
Crochet flower-a Shabby Chic market, with an added vintage button I bought at the  Greenwich markets in 1992
Sunglasses-opshopped

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36 comments:

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Ahh blue polkadots make me happy. I ADORE your outfit, & I love how it coordinates so perfectly with your cuppa tea moment. How interesting to have a gander inside your bag/case. It's fascinating to know what people carry around. I have an entire medicine cabinet in my handbag! That silver necklace is absolutely beautiful too. Xx

MistressCatgirl said...

What a gorgeous day and a gorgeous you! You look so great in that shade of blue. The kitty photos are simply wonderful and so is that tea set. I need to care a small bag for my make up. I love how you have neatly organized. I've never been good at it.

Trees said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! we had a miserable day up here today. I love that your dress matches the tea set. Cuteness!

Melanie said...

Trying to catch up here... You are my singing idol! Your band post photos make me want to twirl a microphone. Every time your photos inspire and delight! Thank you for the peek inside the vanity case...hee hee, what a lovely little party of textures and the smell of money and keys and cosmetics. Delicious taboos. You are the best gorgeous person.

Joni said...

Look at that! You were dressed perfectly for the day. Polish pottery is my favorite, I'm slowly collecting a shelf full.
Looks like a wonderful day but those are some freaky looking cats!

Sara said...

I love love love the royal blue! And that tea set is so beautiful - I must go research Polish pottery immediately. And I love looking into other people's handbags, I'm really nosy like that! It's also so funny to see you in such summery pictures, when here in the UK it's absolutely fracking freezing! I find it hard to be stylish with ten layers of clothes and a big coat...but today I discovered thermal tights (where had I been??) so will be looking into getting some of those. You'd think coming from Sweden I would know about thermal tights...?! ~ Sara

pastcaring said...

You are indeed a Symphony in Blue, Madam Helga! Looking quite delicious in your polka dots, and how I love the GBS (Gratuitous Boob Shot) and the sneaky peek in your vanity case. Jo's tea set is indeed the perfect matchy match.
All of these photos made me ooh and ahh and smile, I love all the wild garden gorgeousness and the wild kitties and you, looking wildly beautiful on a sunny day. It's sunny here too but bastard freezing, as our Vix would say!
Love you like a wolf! xxxxx

Sacramento Amate said...

My glorious lady in blue. You are fabulous, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Marla said...

Great outfit and what wonderful pictures. I love that vanity case!

Annie said...

Lovely post to warm me up on a freezing day!

I love the photos of you with the tea set, so pretty. I am also digging your tights and open toed shoes.

Jo's garden is gorgeous, and the cats are crazy. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xx

thorne garnet said...

Love that blue Polish pottery, I found a vase at a yard sale for a couple of bucks. It's so pretty. Your vanity case it so neat and tidy, damn girl! The yard is pretty and the cats are beautiful. What a lovely day

Ivy Black said...

Oh yeah...Symphony in Blue! What a luverley sunny post, and thank you for the cleavage shot....no I'm am properly warned up!!!
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Renia said...

Beautiful outfit! I love this teaset:) From my country:). Kisses x x x

Krista said...

Your dress, the tea set, that sweet kitty, all these images are so beautiful! What a lovely day at Jo's! You look lovely as ever and your boobs always bodacious :)

Louise Mc said...

Booboids on a Sunday afternoon are one of things that make life worth living. Fancy, a matching dress and teapot, that takes things to a whole other level. Looks like you had a darling time, and why are our bags always full of the menfolk's belongings? Manbag anyone? Xx

List Addict said...

Great dress made by vous! I wish I liked my sewing machine more - you are very inspiring. I don't mind hand sewing but it takes forever. The blue is fabulous and the waistcoat is an amazing touch. Tres chic!

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Vix said...

What a gorgeous, photo-heavy post! You look spectacular in blue, you sandals and tights wearing rule breaker!!! Loving that crochet flower in your beautiful long locks. How could you forget such a divine coat?
That tea set is a work of art and the cats are such sweeties.
Jon always makes me carry his wallet about, too.
Love you!
Vix
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Tami Von Zalez said...

You are tres gorgeous, as always!

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señora Allnut said...

you look amazingly coordinated with that pretty pottery, love all that blue color and spring time flowers background!.
Love your tights and open shoes ensemble, and also love your matchy toenails. Such a fabulous outfit!
besos & broken rules

Emalina said...

that's a very graceful outfit, I love the fact that you match the pottery! p.s. great rack :)

Veshoevius said...

This post brought back two happy childhood memories for me. I had a favourite party dress as a girl that white polka dots on this shade of blue and I also had a blue china tea set. Love the hint of broiderie anglaise on the coat.

menopauselsupermodel said...

That shade of blue shall forever be known as Helga-Blue because it is your perfect color!!
I can't believe you even had tea with matchy-matchy dishes--the way it SHOULD be done when you look as fabulous as you do!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Exquisite from head to toe, mi amor! LOVE the frock and coat and the fishnets with open toed shoes - you are WILD! Jo's place is divine - I love her delightfully overgrown cottagey garden and the lovely old garden bench tucked away... and her darling cats! You are so perfectly matched with the tea set darling... I would like to hot glue those teacups to a hat to go with your outfit! Love you more than TELEPHONE! Sarah xxx

Melissa said...

What a great look! The colors are fantastic.

<3 Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

Willow said...

These photos are great! And what a beautiful garden! I really love your sunglasses and vanity case!
Yours cats have the most amazing green eyes.

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

your style is just so wonderful! i adore the little knitted flower in your hair!

lindsey louise

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bonsaimum said...

I feel a bout of cat-napping coming on.Your Vanity case is so neat inside and your coat is gorgeous.

Kitty said...

Taking matchy-matchy to glorious new heights!! Love it!!

Sue said...

I am so in love with that tea set!!! Also loving the blue and white look, and thanks for sharing what you pack in your bag baby!!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

This is almost twee, in the nicest possible way, love how you match the china and the garden is so sweet. You stop any tweeness with your gratuitous cleavage shot. Those girls are set on world domination. All the blue is wonderful on you, but every colour is you lucky wench xxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Jo's tea set is lovely, I also fancy how you match it. *hehe*
*Oh carrying G's stuff for him in your vanity case? I hope your charging him rent on your space.* ;)

karensomethingorother said...

You look lovely Helga in another of your fabulous creations! Damn it, I have to develop a skill. I particularly enjoyed how easy it was to access everything in your purse. So much better than the giant garbage bags that pass for fashion, wherein wallets get LOST.

Devil made in Heaven said...

Love the way your outfit goes with the teaset. :) That teaset is so cute. I love the sunny photo's. When I see them and I look here outside.... I would love to have the summer to come back. (cold and grey here). The polka-dot dress is gorgeous and it inspires me to try to make dresses myself. (I am already trying to sew, doesn't go the way I want but it is a start)
You have a well organised handbag.... I always have to dig into mine.....
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Amber of Butane Anvil said...

This outfit's shapes and proportions are so excellent - beautifully put-together! The tea-set co-ordination makes me happy. I adore those little vanity-cases, you have an amazing collection of carry-ables.

Hannah said...

Swoon, you look gorgeous lady, blue is heavenly on you. That garden is immense it looks magical, I want those pusssy cats! xxxx

joyatri said...

You make perky blue and white look so glamorous.
Jo's polka dotted set is lovely (and so is yours ;) I've been in transit and offline, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Time to immerse myself in some Helga...