Afternoon Sparkle

Just a quickie!

I've been doing some visiting, and I've got to have a little dinner before we go to band practice!

It's the most perfect Autumn evening here, a little crisp, but sunny and lovely.



Frock-vintage, from the awesome Jem

Jacket-vintage, my beloved Vix

Cardi-Trade Me


Handbag-vintage Rex, opshopped

Necklace-vintage, opshopped

I just love these 2 chandeliers, the bottom one being the particular one I dream of having in our lounge one day. Chandeliers are fecking expensive around these parts, and it's hard to find one we like, let alone one we can afford. It popped into my head that I may get unbelieveably lucky and find one in Sydney.....or not!!

2 sleeps!



delia hornbook said...

Your looking lovely as always, chandeliers are expensive here to but they always look stunning. Have a great day, dee x

Vintage Vixen said...

Divineness in purple, you gorgeous creature. Your hair looks so bright and shiny.
I love chandeliers too, they are blinking expensive.
Love you.

Perdita said...

Chandeliers are VERY expensive- you can get slightly cheaper versions down my way in Indian-run general household stores. We used to stock up on them for events and stage dressing for my old job. The downside is they can drop sparkles and end up a little bald if touched too often! So maybe investing in a proper one is better!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

The light in your pics at the moment is stunning, as are you as ever! I love chandeliers cos I do love a bit of sparkle, jewels, housewares you name it I like sparkle! Hey maybe you'll find a bargain :o)

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh I love the purple and orange combo - and look how bright your hair looks!! That frock is pretty fabulous - you look beautiful Helga!

I have just read our cards and I got a two of chandaliers AND the two of shoes!!! I see shopping joy for us in the very near future.

Sarah xxx

Rachel (RooPaprika) said...

You look gorgeous - purple and orange is fabulous! I also love chandeliers but as the Aussie is 6'7 tall they wouldn't last five minutes round here

sacramento said...

Chandeliers are expensive everywhere.
I love your dresses, and that purple touch.
I adore you smile.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh yes, purple and orange - yet another fabulous look.

I've never been keen on chandeliers!! I know, how can I say that! They're too fussy, or maybe I just have never seen any that I like!

Nelly said...

I would love a chandelier for my special ME room eventually.I do hope you find one.Looking dee-lish as usual

Fanny Pinkleton said...

I love chandas too, and I want one in my bathroom. It's possible to pick up quirky mock chandas, Ikea does quite a spartan one. You look gorgeous in purple xx

La Dama said...

I love how you look good natural and whored up with make up too.
that frock is gorge,snazzy coat seals the outfit. love your range of berets.
oh, I also been wanting a chandelier for ages amor.

Kitty said...

Any decent chandelier under $1000 is good buying, they are expensive little beasts! Hve fun in Sydney, wish I was going :(

Lady Cherry said...

Chandeliers are bleedin' expensive. You need a big bottle to save your pennies in for one. xx

Franca said...

lovely dress! I love chandeliers too!

Anonymous said...

the combination of purple/white jacket and purple cardigan with the dress is adorable. also i am totally in love with the headpieces you've been wearing recently. lots of love from warm vienna. enjoy your trip to oz! xxx

seƱora Allnut said...

love your purple beret, and love how you've mixed purple, flowers and plaid in a so pretty ensemble!! perfect for an autumnal evening!!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Helga, I'm loving the purple and orange look today.

Chandeliers seem to have got more expensive. I bought two when I moved into my house 14 years ago - I got a deal at £300 each. I have one in my sitting room and one in my kitchen, why not?

Can't wait for you and Sarah to meet. I hope we can all meet one day xx

Random Rants said...

I love the purple on you - it's devine!