Burgundy Brew



Burgundy brew is actually the name of the ancient Avon lipstick I'm wearing!


And on Saturday night I wore my new burgundy platform lace ups!!!


Aren't they fabulous!?


They make me ever so tall and powerful.


We had a jolly good band practice, only the second we've managed to squeeze in this year.


We have 2 new songs on the go, "Country Bozo"(!) and "Mosquito". I guess we'll have to get ourselves a gig soon.......




Frock-opshopped and altered by moi


Cardi-opshopped


Tights-Farmers, I think.




The necklace is an old fave; bought on my first trip to London in 1989.


I've attached a vintage brooch (opshopped fairly recently) to it.


Virgin of Gualalupe from San Cristobal de las Casas.




We had Justine, Mikel and Baby Rose over for a long lunch on Sunday.


G and I were in the mood for a feast, so we had 4 courses.


Brown Onion Soup


Chicken Ravioli with Avocado Sauce


Lamb Shanks, cooked with plum sauce and I have no idea what else, with roast potatoes and steamed beans


Lemon Cheesecake (a friends Mum's recipe).




I'm making the ravioli, above, and I also made the cheesecake.


G, the delicious legend, did the rest.




Lots of hair!!


My frock is a new favourite that my beloved Vix sent me.


Delightfully Summery, and I love it!!!


Necklace-pendant from Oaxaca, with beading by moi


Earrings-Pagani sale.




My other sweetheart and I.


X

46 comments:

seƱora Allnut said...

love your burgundy&blue color combo, and your wonderful patent shoes!!, and love the yellow dress, it's really summery!
And I'm going to cook something immediately, I feel a great inspiration after reading your delicious menu!
besos

sacramento said...

I cannot take my eyes away from your burgundy shoes, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I cannot think of eating either I can only look at that wonderful pendant!!!
You are fantastic Helga.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Vintage Vixen said...

Those shoes are glorious! I love them with the petrol tights, beautiful!
Hoorah for the fabulous frock! I knew you'd look totally gorgeous in those colours, you divine long-haired lovely!
Love ya!
vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Cute outfit! I love the color of those tights.
The food looks and sounds so good.
I could do with some lamb shanks and chicken ravioli.
Your hair looks very nice down.
Your other sweetheart is gorgeous!

Alex said...

Eek, those shoes! They are truly wonderful. As is the frock you're wearing with them. And the frock Vix sent you. And the beautiful long hair. And the fact you're making your own ravioli, you domestic goddess you!!

Terri said...

What a bright colorful place you are standing in...standing so tall, too. Do you ever have shoes that make you feel too tall? Wish I could sample the ravioli.

Misfits Vintage said...

Whoa - I LOVE your new shoes - they are GLAMAZON!

Your new Vix frock is so gorgeous on you - I'm a bit obsessed with acid colours at the moment - you look amazing and love your hair down! SNAP!

I can't believe you made ravioli - is there anything you can't do Lady Helga?? You and Vix, you're both amazing! (And I ADORE that fab pendant!)

Sarah xxx

Ivy Black said...

Hello Gorgeous.... Shoes!!!!I am transfixed...brilliant with the tights, and I naturally love that heart pendant.xxx

Rose&Bird said...

The shoes are so glam! Making your own ravioli - wow, you are a domestic goddess!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Your noo shoes are amazeballs Helga. Also, your hair down is soo pretty on you - I'm a major hair down and loose advocate!
xxx

La Dama said...

those shoes are so shiny and magical like you..love that name burgundy brew, like a witches enchanting brew spell..that frock is so short and shows off your gorgeous legs too..mmm and your a great cook..I love raviolis.adore all your virgin guadalupana items.

Kitty said...

legend indeed, look at you making that ravioli, oh to have the time, I'm jealous!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Helga are you OK there in CC? Just heard about today's earthquake and immediately thought of you ... I hope you, G and your close friends are safe and well.
Still have to mention how gorgeously gob-smacking you look in the shortened op-shop dress, I love, love, love it - the tights and SHOES are utterly amazing - you are a gorgeous woman!!!!!! xoxoxo

Terri said...

Praying that you and yours are okay...

Miss Claire said...

Oh Helga, where abouts in NZ are you? Hoping that you're allright. Freaking out right now!

suzy08 said...

I've never posted a comment before but read your blog all the time. I hope you and your family are safe.

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

When you get a chance let us know you're alright!!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

I just saw the news - just checking in to say hope you and everyone are doing okay.
xxx

Janelle aka Nelly said...

Hey Helga sent u an email but double making sure you are ok.Many of us bloggers are worried.

Vintage Kewpie said...

I hope you and your family and friends are okay? Sending my thoughts down to you in Christchurch from Tauranga xxxxxxx

Rosina Lee said...

Helga baby hope you and G are ok. I know your Fb and blog are proberly the last thing on your mind so we will continue to check in and think off you.
Kia kaha
XXX Melanie

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Gosh I hope you're ok, sending you love and hugs and hope all you and yours are ok
Fionaxxx

Loulou said...

Good lord, I hope you and G are alright. The pics of Christchurch are just heartbreaking right now. XX

VainGlorySinner said...

I hope you are safe and well Helga! We are all praying that you and your loved ones are ok! The pictures on the news looks horrific. Be safe! xxx

Mrs Munster said...

My first thought after hearing the news bout Christchurch - hope Helga & G are ok. Hope your loved ones are also safe n sound.
Fab shoes.

Miss Peregrin said...

Burgundy really becomes you! And I hope you're doing ok over there in NZ. My thoughts are with you.

Rous said...

Hi lovely Helga, I´m praying for you and yours from here far far away in Spain, I hope with all my heart all of you are OK....
I send you a lot of love and good feelings.
Big hug.
Rosa.

Mrs Cleaver said...

Dearest Helga i hope that G & yourself & your friends & family are all safe & sound.Like some of the other ladies commenting here ,my first thought when i heard about the earthquake was of you.I have been so worried all evening & praying that you are all ok.
I hope that you can let us know soon that you are alright.
*hugs*

giddynici said...

Hope that you and yours are all okay. X

Bonnie said...

Helga, we are all holding you,G and your friends and family safe in our hearts and minds. I thought of you immediately when I heard the tragic news. My best to you, Bonnie.

Miss Peelpants said...

Hope you're ok? I thought of you instantly, can't believe it's happened again xxxx

IMAN said...

Helga, Vix is super worried about you and so is everyone else. I hope that all is well with you and your family. Please let us know that you're safe and sound. Once you've done that please give me that maxi dress and make me some ravioli :)

Smashingbird said...

Dear Helga, I do hope that you all are safe and we hear from you soon. xxx

Crystal Lee said...

Helga, I am praying for the safety of you & your family. I hope that we hear from you soon.

Calamity Jem said...

Dear Helga & G,
I can't believe it has happened again,
both Mark & I are hoping you are all safe & sound.
Lot's of love,
Jem & Mark
xXx

Kandi said...

Helga, thinking of you G and all your lovely friends. Hope you are all safe and well.
Loads of love and a hug
Kandi xx

Miss Smilla said...

Just heard the terrible news ... hope you and your family are safe and well. xxxx

Mazzy Boy said...

Auntie Helga, I am hoping you are well and that you and G and your families are ok. I'm thinking of you and praying that you are safe. I'm really worried about you and Uncle G. Though I do know that amidst all natural disasters, you're dressed to the nines, hair just so, and sparkling as the search and rescue teams come to find you. Sending MUCH love! xoxoxo

Rosina Lee said...

Hi all, have just heard via facebook that Helga has made contact with friends and that she and g are ok

Mrs Cleaver said...

Oh that's fantastic news!I'm so happy & so relieved to know they are ok.Thanks for posting that Rosina,i ,as well as the other ppl commenting here i'm sure ,much appreciate it.

Louise said...

Helge, are you ok? I tried to email but for some reason it won't work and we've seen the images of the quake here... It looks awful. I do hope you're ok xx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Helga I've been utterly sick with worry but I hear from Vix that you and G are safe!!!! I haven't even met you but I've been obsessing about your safety constantly since the quake. I'm so glad you're alive and OK. Many, many hugs and sloppy, smeary, Slocombe kisses. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Calamity Jem said...

Hi again Helga & G,
I was tremendously thankful to read on Vix’s blog that you are both OK.
Hope you are coping well & that all your loved ones are safe and sound too.
You are in my thoughts.
Lot’s of love,
Jem
…xXx

KibitzKnitz said...

Thankful to read in the comments that you are all well. Such horrible devastation coming through the media. Many thoughts and prayers for NZ.

Janna Lynn said...

I saw on Vintage Vixen that you are okay...I was so horrified when I saw the disaster that occurred over there. My prayers are with you and everyone affected. I thought and worried about your safety all day...you really mean a lot to me...I care about you and all your close friends and family. I send you all my love and prayers...Love, Janna Lynn

emmaandthebeanstalk said...

oh dear god Helga! I can't believe this. you poor guys. I really hope you are safe and well. will be thinking of you.