I once knew a donkey named Danny

I really did!
It was when we lived in rural NSW, Australia. He had the most enormous dong, that reached the ground, and the sight of it would make my Mother laugh hysterically!
I'm wearing:
Frock-70's, opshopped. I love this frock, it fits like it was made for me! And, I think it cost me a whole $2!
Beret-retail, sale
Handbag-my lovely Rex, vintage, opshopped

Being Friday, I scooted off for a bit of opshopping after work. I was hoping to match Vix's recent successes, and didn't do tooo badly.

This hilarious 80's lace frock was $5.
I think anyone could see the potential for $5!!!
I feel in my waters that it will end up dyed and far away from it's current self....

I also got:
A vanity case
Some old lime green beads
A darling wee straw evening bad
Some vintage buttons
A few books
A 60's frock pattern
A pair of vintage boots. I initially thought they were 70's, but upon trying them on, realise they are 60's!
Plus a couple of tartan mugs (a lot of ours were broken in the quake) and some kitcheny bits.

I'm really quite excited by the pattern. It has a collar!!! And a scarfy thingy!!!
Double whammy!
O, about the donkey song.
I'm sorry darlings, but I actually don't even recall singing the song, much less the lyrics.
G just said that I was wailing away at the top of my voice, and there were a few ooo's and donkey dongs were mentioned.
It's Friday night!
I have a head covered in henna right now, and Snuffbox will be practising tonight.
The drummer's darling wife, Niclole (we went to their wedding not long ago) is coming over too and we are going to have a bbq and then she and I will watch a movie or something girly whilst the boys bang away.


Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

Darlin, you always find the best stuff! it always amazes me the treasures you find. The makeup case is lovely. Lovin the bag from Rex

Trees said...

That white dress is so bad its good - I can't wait to see what you do with it!

VildesVerden said...

Love the bag!
Wish you a wonderful weekend!

VainGlorySinner said...

I too can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for that 80's lace dress!

Gah! I wanna go to a charity shop now!

Gorgeous bag and gorgeous you in that dress, I love how the purple tights and purple beret ties the whole outfit together.

Happy donkey dongs! x

delia hornbook said...

Ha ha ha ha i did laugh at what your mother said ;-) bless her. Im loving that vanity case and that little white purse. Isn't it great when you find a great vintage dress pattern nothing like it ;-) Enjoy your friday night it sounds fab, dee x

Penny Dreadful said...

Where did you live in NSW Helga? My home town is Cowra but I also lived in Orange for a few years.

The 80s lace dress is a great buy, all you have to do is take up the hem a bit and maybe take in the waist and it will be lovely xx

Perdita said...

I actually really like that 80s frock! Pop on a bit of soft rock and crack out the crimpers, that's what I say.

Or go mad with loads of gothic Hello Kitty style accessories.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I can't wait to see you make up that pattern, it's so you!

ha ha ha love the huge donkey dong story!!

Nelly said...

Ding Dong Donkey too funny that.Love your finds I will swap my 80s lace dress for yours lol

Miss Peregrin said...

Loving your outfit even more than usual today! I think it's the frock/purple highlights combination. Plus, I can't wait to see what you do with the lacy dress.

Pearl Westwood said...

Oh yes there is definate potential in the Bride of Frankenstien dress! You dress is lovely, don't you just love it when you find a bargin which fits you perfectly!!

Misfits Vintage said...

I love your colour combo today - now I want to wear a purple beret too! Also I love your Rex.

Your op shopping was very successful - that pattern is FABULOUS!! ALso love the vanity and the beads and the boots and bag. I will also be very keen to see what wonderous creation you produce from that 80s frock!


Sarah xxx

Vintage Vixen said...

Darling you look divine with that splash of purple and that beret worn at a jaunty angle.
What scores! I can't wait to see that Mrs Slocombe dress made up into a crimplene frock.
Can't wait to see more of those boots!
Wonder what you are going to do with that insane frock. It brings back memories of dancing to Tainted Love with crimped hair and vile pointy shoes.
Love you
Vix xxx

Kitty said...

Oh how funny, I sold that exact same pattern tonight! Looking stunning as always my dear.xx.

Fanny Pinkleton said...

OOh, interested in the Barry Humphries book, shall have to google that one. Ah! Henna! Your secret weapon! Adds points to my plan to bleach and Henna! I am obsessed with getting myself the best red and have been admiring your Titian locks for a long time.

Donkey Dong! That had me laughing. The poor donkeys alway look so unperturbed and it's scraping on the ground. O to be so blissfully unselfconscious. Have a great weekend. x

sacramento said...

You always make me laugh. What a pair you are with Vix. haahahah.
Loving your finds, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jealous!!!

seƱora Allnut said...

purple and plaid!!, actually love your outfit!, and you're pretty cool wearing your purple beret and long hair!! delightful!
And I think your finds are awesome!, this 60's pattern is full of possibilities!

Ivy Black said...

You do make me laugh, love. Is there anything as funny as a donkey's knob?!
Have a lovely weekend.

La Dama said...

You clever biatch! love the color combo and your plaidy vestido.
love the bag and belt.
great finds,you know I adore the green beads,make up case and white bag.
cant wait to see what lovely things you do to that 80's prom dress.you probably shortend ,huh.
luv ya!

Alex said...

Pretty please, will you take some outfit photos in the lace frock before you revamp it? I can only imagine the hilarity of the photos.

I know you've posted pics with the Rex bag before now so why on earth has it taken me until today to realise how lovely it is?

Llara said...

Definitely feeling the worth for a fiver!! Great! Also loving the random big donkey dong-age. What's NOT to chuckle about?!

Llara said...

ps - more people should match their hats and tights.

giddynici said...

You did do well. I love finding bags of buttons when in charity shops! x

Miss Claire said...

Haha, you're a dag! And I couldn't help but notice the book called 'MANROOT'! Oh Helga. You look gorgeous as usual, love the beret!

Xox Claire

Smashingbird said...

Cool finds! I'm desperate to find a tin of old buttons at the moment, been scouring the charity shops for ages, hopefully my luck will change soon!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Helga, I was laughing as soon as I read the title of your post!

Love the outfit! The purple is fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend my friend xx

Anonymous said...

Admiring the lime green beads. And the donkey...thing brought to mind a time I was at the county fair. Found myself spell-bound by the genitals of a male pig...and then realized I was being observed by one of my professors. Yikes!

WendyB said...

More fashion blogs should mention donkey dongs!