Sun through the trees tells me I will be there soon



Ah, a sunny Saturday with a glorious Nor'Wester!
Perfect for trotting on down to my friend Anissa's vintage market!


But first I had to have a posing session by the river across the road!
The Avon "River" winds its way through Christchurch, but isn't much more than a stream, really!
Still, we manage punting, and some rowing on it!
The best thing about it is the bird life; G and I love checking out what's happening in duck world, and at the moment there are baby paradise ducks in abundance!


Frock-50's, Repetory theatre sale
Cardi-opshopped
Belt-a thrift store in New Mexico. Las Cruces, I think
Fishnets-retail. Now stocking due to the Hungry Growler syndrome.
Silver dancing shoes-the sexacious Desiree
Handbag-60's, opshopped
Hairbow-gift from Nix, ages ago
Sunglasses-50's, from lovely Sue
Indian earrings-gift from G
Necklaces, from top to bottom-Wasteland, San Francisco/ 60's, opshopped and tweaked with some orange ribbon as its pretty broken/ a Shabby Chic market


At the market I got to meet Jenny (it was Jenny, wasn't it?!) of  BellaBean Vintage !
What a sweetie, and sooo teensy!
I was concerned I migth do her an injury accidentally with one of my booboids.
Just looove her frock!



I came home with a lovely piece of fabric and some gloves from Jenny, plus some fabularse vintage buttons!
The green ones sre for that little jacket I'm making, when I pull my finger out to finish it!
I was quite well behaved.
WTF?!

X

33 comments:

Trees said...

You look beautiful Helga - I love that frock! I always love checking out bird life too when I'm out and about in town - we have some seriously cheeky Tui in Wellington.

Love that fabric you bought and THOSE buttons *swoon*

Joni said...

You two are so cute, the things you do when you're out together. When I hear the word Christchurch all I can think of is the recent earthquake. I had a friend who was in town there just a few hours before it all happened. In these photos it looks so sweet and innocent. I'd love to see your neck of the woods some day. You live in a paradise.

Georgia Rose said...

My god, you look absolutely divine! The colours are amaaazing, you look like icecream. That dress is a stunner, it's far too long since I've been to a costume shop sale and you are giving me some serious envy.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Must admit I laughed at the idea of someone being injured by booboids Helga. This dress is lovely, the colours just sort of glow softly in your New Zealand light. It's grey skies here and bloody freezing so I am jealous. Love your suitcase full of your stash, you found some great bits and bobs. xx

c... said...

What a absolutley stunning outfit ! Could it tear of you in envy !!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

the necklaces are boss!

Sara said...

Your 50s frock is AMAZING!! I love it!! :))

Melanie said...

Oh you look beautiful! The dress is stunning and the petti too is super!

Judy C said...

I absolutely love the colors of your outfit. They fit the happy day. And the setting of your pics. It just looks so perfect there. I'm glad you had fun.

Lucy Nation said...

Such bright gorgeous pics. Your dress is divine dear and you know I always love a flash of cleveage and a cheeky glimpse of petticoat. Jenny's dress is gorgeous too and what lovely things you found.

The old accidental boob injury. I feel your pain! It's a lack of spacial reasoning with me. I always misjudge how much room I have and end up nudging some unspecting old lady with a boob or knocking some kid over with my giant arse, usually when I bend over to rummage in a charity shop! :) xxxx

thorne garnet said...

That skirt is made for twirling. Pink and orange together? Why, yes! Love the jewelry.

Krista said...

Wow sweetie I don't know what's prettier that lush greenery or your precious pink self, I'm torn by how gorgeous you both look! The frock is gorgeous and love it with the leopard belt. But we all are admiring your beautiful boobs, (ahhhhhh- to be said as light shines down on them from Heaven)
You were extremely tame and its because you have to love it to get it:) I love you sweetie! Tell G I said what up man!

Luna Tiger said...

Beautiful and amazing pictures ! What a crazy good idea to mix pink with orange ! Brilliant !!!
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menopauselsupermodel said...

Gorgeous location and stunningly enhanced by your magnificense!!
Love the pink floral with the orange!
and i must say that cardigan hilights the booboids in a most fetching way!!

Maria said...

gasp! such a beautiful dress, you look beautiful too miss helga x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

GAWJ! Love your frock, bag and neck adornments. It's my birthday today and we've had to take refuge from freezing weather in the pub. One day I'll have to celebrate on your side of the world!
x

Sue said...

I adore your dress!!! And the blue one Jenny? is wearing is rather fab too. I have a gorgeous dress and cropped cardy that will make you proud!! As soon as the warmer weather sticks around I shall be wearing it in honor of you my dear Trollop of the south!!!!

LandGirl1980 said...

Looking hot to TROT as per! xx

birdmonkey said...

HI There, Love the pink and orange combinations, beautiful location pictures and the bird talk.

"due to the Hungry Growler syndrome." The mind boggles!

Terri said...

You are a vision of loveliness by that trickle of water you call a river. Perhaps this new vintage seller needs to be slowly broken in.

MistressCatgirl said...

You look simply gorgeous. Love the orange petticoat!

Misfits Vintage said...

Darling, you are absolutely STUNNING in this fabularse frock and petticoats - and the colour combo is AMAZING! Your hair is perfection, your accessories are sublime - you are farking SUPERMODEL!!! Love you more than DUCKLINGS! Sarah xxx

Melanie said...

I would have loved a shot of you reclining in a row boat drifting lazily down the river as G serenaded you with love songs. This outfit inspires such images. You are a complementary burst against the greenery.

The Style Crone said...

I love the skirt and the photo of the bag held in front of its pink floral beauty with the orange cardi is true art. You never disappoint!

Vix said...

You utter vision of fabulousness! Despite the killer booboids and hungry growler you look absolutely splendid in your orange and pink ensemble and the Jenny looks such a teensy cutie.
Those buttons are indeed fabularse and I'm all for ducks in abundance!
Love you!
Vix! xxxxxxxxx

delia hornbook said...

aahhh you look blinking gorgeous i adore your pink frock and the red petticoat. Looks like it was a beautiful day i would love to have sat by the river with a little picnic. I love your goodies those pink and gold buttings are lush :-) dee xxx

Hannah said...

Such a gorgeous look, love the dress. Lovely finds as well, look at all those jewels! xxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

What a wonderful combination of necklaces! Love the romance of your floral frock and bag together with the tangy tangerine. Those iridescent green vintage buttons are delightful.

pastcaring said...

Oh God, I am so behind! Ooh err... I am catching up, and I am in lerve with that beautiful frothy frock! You can knock me out with your magnificent booboids any day of the working week, my darling, feel free! Gorgeous setting, Jenny is a doll, and there is adorable YOU, rummaging!
LOVE! xxxx

Devil made in Heaven said...

Ow again that great petit point handbag. :D I hope I will get one for my birthday. (been given little hints to hubby. :D )
You and Jenny are looking really great together with the gorgeous pink and bleu flower dresses. Both dresses are to die for. I think they will look funny on me, because I am so short. :) But I love them.
Looks like you've had a wonderfull day with great findings. :)
xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

You'll have someone's eye out with those!

wow, just wow - the pink dress with the leopard belt and the sherberty cardi and orange tights, you're gorgeous! So fabulous, look at your teensy waist - you bitch, it's all that messing about on the river that you get up to - ooh err

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Hungry Growler syndrome? I love the color of those fishnets! When you make them into stockings, do you just cut the top off and use a garter belt?

karensomethingorother said...

Helga, you look so pretty in these colours, surrounded by the soft greens of spring.