Disappointment at the vicarage...


We popped out in the rain on Saturday to collect some cedar French doors we'd won on Trade Me-they will eventually be installed at the back of the house, where they will lead off my dream kitchen to the deck.
We'll be terribly flash with 2 sets of French doors!
We got them from a very nice man who has a two storied house of the same era as our house (1920's), which has sadly been written off due to the earthquakes. The foundation is broken to all hell, and the whole house sagged and bowed. We had a quick little tour of the ground floor; it had all the original wood panelling and the original kitchen! They were getting ready to renovate and restore when the February quake hit.
So sad, the amount of beautiful old houses lost forever.

It was rather bitter out there, so I had to rug up nice and cosy-like!



Spot anything different?!
YES!
I actually had a go at curling my hair!
Wonders will never cease.
I was having a trial for my big, boofy curly hair vision I was blithering about last post.





Frock-made by moi using a sheet and a 50's pattern Vix sent me ages ago
Coat-50's, opshopped for a tenner a few years back-it's super warm!
Beret-60's, opshopped
Pink cardi and yellow belt-from my gorgeous Sarah
Burgundy cardi, barely seen, and scarf-opshopped
Tights-retail
Boots-Trade Me. Had 'em for ever!
Earrings-darling Louise
Handbag-60's, opshopped






I've been a very spoiled girl and have received two Prcels of Joy recently!
SQUEE!
This one was from Curtise the Bod...that hideousTASTIC jacket is gonna get some new buttons, and isn't the red, white and blue frock just perfect for me?!
Some clip on earrings and a brillant frock catalogue....


These two are my faves!
Why, hello, I suspect Orla Kiely has the same catalogue for inspiration!


This card made me giggle.....


And this Parcel of Joy was from the scrumptious Sarah!
A Mrs Slocombe style suit, a lurid lurex frock, a funky collar and a Frida brooch!


This card also made me giggle!


How very fitting!

Thank you, my lucious wenches!!!
I just want to take you out into the wet fields and make sweet lurve to you both!

X


48 comments:

Fiona said...

Yes I did notice your curly barnet in the first pic, I rather like it. I do mine sometimes, but it takes ages and it's such a faff doing the back of one's bonce. I keep meaning you tell you, you have lovely skin too. (Am I sounding like a lezzo slut now??) Lurve your coat, and bag and how clever you are to make a dress from a sheet, I made a peg bag yesterday and thought it was a major triumph!

daiseedeb said...

When you wear your hair down you look like you should be in a painting of some renaissance artist...Boticelli I think. ; ) Birth of Venus? Anyone ever tell you that?
Such plum-eee goodness!
xo
d

Frugal Queen said...

you've got winter and i've got summer and the weather is the bleedin' same - I could do with the big coat and boots! which I love and the curly hair too - you are such and icon! I still wish I were you xxxx

Helen Le Caplain said...

Love the do and THOSE BOOTS!

www.mancunianvintage.com

Carina Rosenholm said...

Oh you look stunning! Love that look and the curly hair!
Xxx

freckleface said...

I love your curly locks. You just get more luscious by the day! What a delight for all of us. Did you enjoy having curls?

What a desperate shame about that poor man's house. I am glad you are able to salvage some of the bits at least.

I have just noticed that even your house is in your favourite colour scheme. White boards, red door surround and blue door! So exciting all this housey business, can't wait to see how it all turns out. Have a lovely week dear Helga! xxxxx

Sue said...

No rings!! First time I think I have ever seen your fingers ringless! Love your frock and your curly curls.

Janice Tutone said...

Lovin the big boofy hair & Woo Hoo on the burgundy boots!!! Gorgeous colors with your blue eyes! XXX

Sacramento Amate said...

I cannot believe you made the dress out of a sheet, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
So much to look at, so much inspiration, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
I feel like a child in a toy shop: I want it all, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Love, love, love and dresses.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Jane George said...

you could be barefoot and bald and you would still rock your wardrobe! Boots divine, hair delicious, bag...fight you for it! xxxxxxxxx love love love. WHat a shame about all those old houses, how on earth do you move on from that!! xxxxx

pastcaring said...

Lezzo sluts could NEVER disappoint at the Vicarage! You look quite amazingly luscious with curly hair, I noticed immediately and I LOVE it! I love all the pinky cranberry raspberry burgundy gorgeousness of this outfit, I feel the need for a large glass of Merlot coming on...
Ahh, such a sad tale about that guy's house... But I am looking forward to seeing what you and G create for your dream kitchen.
Hope you can do something awesome with that bonkers jacket! You will look fabularse in the Mrs Slocombe suit. Pussy jokes obligatory.
Now I'm off to the wet fields to wait for you and Sarah, woo hoo! xxxxx

Renia said...

I love your bag! Amazing colour of shoes! You look great! Kisses x x x x

Brooke F said...

You are a berry dream in these pics and I love your hair all flowing and curled. So very pretty (even if it probably took you ages!).

Rose&Bird said...

I can just see you and Curtise in CPDs at the vicarage! More tea, vicar?! LOVE those boots and don't you look fab with curls - definitely a Venus! So sad about the houses, but great that you guys can re-use parts of it.

Emalina said...

Oh I love you in berry pinks, what a cosy and gorgeous autumnal outfit! As for your amazing long locks, worthy of a pre Raphaelite painting! A pre Raphaelite with kinky boots and sass!

Sheila said...

I am dreading when a big quake hits here - we are in an earthquake zone and it's been doom and gloom for years about one hitting soon.

Love your long hair - you do have a pre-Raphaelite look going on!

Misfits Vintage said...

Oooh I love every single thing: your MAGNIFICENT locks, the divine colour combo, the COAT and DRESS and more French doors and Curtise's fab parcel and EVERYTHING!!!

How long did the curls last? Did they hold beautifully? I want to curl your hair and play with your bosom and be lezzo sluts together!

Love you more than buttons and curls and boots,

Sarah xxx

mary van note said...

I completely appreciate how well you match. And such an assortment of textures and depth! Lovely.

Trudie said...

Oh I do love a Helga with her hair out post, it's so beautiful. You look stunning in your handmade by you frock. X

princesspincurls.com said...

What great parcels of joy! I can't wait to see the blue jacket complete- it has such a yummy cut to it!
You look beautiful, as always. I luuurrrvvvvv that amethyst coat on you....very, very jealous. I can't believe how cold it has been here this year too (so early, it's not even July). Frig a dig!
xx Shauna

BellaBean Vintage said...

Raspberry red heaven! Love the curls too!

Val Sparkle said...

Your hair looks lovely, all tumbling out of your raspberry beret! The coat is just gorgeous, too, such a pretty color. The horrid boys at St. Anthony's are just jealous.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I'm loving the curls in your gloriarse hair. You look SO pretty. And I love the matchy-matchy outfit with the boots & one of my fave frocks. Trust Sarah & Curtise to send you sqee-worthy packages. I've worn red, white & blue a few times this past week & it always makes me think of you!!!! Xx

Melanie said...

Something about this hair, I hardly recognized you. What a lot of work, but it looks smashing. You look like a catalogue girl in your portrait photos. Awesome cap. You are an amazingly talented woman. Your gifts have found the perfect loving home. Sarah and Curtise are your soul sisters.

Vix said...

Those curls! I fucking love them! I need a tutorial, I'm hopeless with introducing any wave into my unruly locks! The whole outfit is a winetr dream, those glorious colours and my favourite boots, the cap is the crowning glory.
Those doors sounds rather lovely. What a shame about the old house, a real loss.
Parcels of joy indeed! Sarah's dogtooth suit and Curtise's hideous-tastic jacket and bubble-y red, white and blue print dress are splendidly you!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Bohemian vanity said...

Your selfmade frock looks amazing Helga and your hair is divine, love those soft curls! The berry colours in this outfit suits you like a dream!!! xx Tani

señora Allnut said...

such a fabulous color combo, that burgundy and pink shades over the floral dress, that mustard details, and that pretty bag!!, love everything and love your curly hair and cute beret, you look über gorgeous!!!
besos & flores

Trees said...

Hurrah for parcels of joy and hilarious cards! I love your curly hair and your hat is pretty fab too. It's freezing up here too - you think I'd be prepared for this whole winter lark now, but I'm not at ALL!

Indigo Violet said...

I love that red coat, and the beret too. I have a dozen coats but I still need one like that! I hope you are keeping warm oop north.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

This time of year, winter seems distant and I usually don't even manage to see movies where snow exists, but your winter looks are so beautiful that though it's June I survive the thought that there will be a winter again ...

Perdita said...

Oooh looks soo chilly over there, but you look hawt as ever thankfully!

edie pop said...

I love the curls!!!You look magnificent!!And the outfit is glorious, I miss winter so much because I love berets and coats and I have to wait so much time before wearing them again!! I really love Curtise's parcel of joy especially the jacket, the dress and that naughty french maid inspired frock in the catalogue!
And Sarah sent you wonderful presents too, that suit is divine and I love the Lezzo sluts card!!!
What an eye candy, thank you!!
Love xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Melanie Freeman said...

You look positively radiant darling! Plush and lush! Hope you were snuggly and warm inside away from the snow that we will never get in Glamilton.....sigh

Krista Gassib said...

Helga lesbo sluts sounds like the perfect name for a hot all girl band and you would be the front woman. I think your is striking down and the curls are sweet! You look warm and this color combo is yummy! Your parcels of joy are certainly that, beautiful dresses from beautiful women. We are just one big lesbo fest here.
Loveyou!xxxxxoooo

Forest City Fashionista said...

As soon as I saw the first photo all I could think was "how gorgeous are those fiery curls??!!"
You look fuschialiscious!!

Sarah and Curtise know just the perfect things to send you - what marvelous treats. You are most definitely sisters under the skin.

That is very sad about all the houses that were destroyed. I'm glad you are able to salvage the doors to add to your little palace.

Crystal Lee said...

Love those curls, girl!

two squirrels said...

Yay curls.......they are just lovely sweet....you look very pretty today.......I love curls...but they just run away from my hair.
Look at those parcels....so many scrumptious things...what gorgeous ladies.
Can't wait to see you wearing the treasures.
love V

tanaya said...

What beautiful boots, I'd love to have them...You hair is gorgeous...That dress!!! I wish I looked half as nice as you going out in the cold...I am just bundled up battling the horriblest flu :(

xxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I love you're tumbling auburn locks!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

eh... "your". Sorry.

menopauselsupermodel said...

OOO- the hair and beret reminds me of Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde!! i love it!!
The color of that coat is magnificent on you!!
And such parcels of awesomeness--can't wait to see you strutting about in them!

Desiree C said...

You are beautiful. Your hair is utterly LUSCIOUS darling!!! I love your make up and GAH!!!! your frock is feckin' fecktastic darling!!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous - lets climb under a duvet with the pussies in front of a fire and have a John Waters marathon!! Pressies. Gawd those wenches are incredible! Simply amazing treasures!!!!! I love you darling!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Camelia Crinoline said...

Your hair looks so pretty, like a mermaid. I love the coat. It is so sad that so many beautiful old homes were wrecked in the quake.

Retro Chick said...

Your colours all go together so well in that outfit, I'm rubbish at colours!

Love the Mrs Slocombe suit, what a fabulous pair of parcels to get!

Mrs. D said...

Curly hair looks good! I'd love to be able to curl mine properly but I'm useless when it comes to hair business...
Lovely stuff you got through the post, can't wait to see you wear them!!!

The Grande Dame said...

What a perfectly plummy coat! It looks fabulous and what a great score... very envious! In fact this whole outfit is just so well coordinated and matchy.... the blue shoes you're wearing in would go so well too! (I realise they're in another post but I'm catching up here and getting mixed up in all your fabulousness! )

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wow! the burgundy overload! I love it. Such a beautiful coat - burgundy with pink is wonderful. I lurve your hair! Very Pre-Raphaelite. The whole look is gorgeous. You were thoroughly spoilt, Sarah's card is hilarious, love the suit, you're going to look great in that! Curtise's jacket is wonderful and that catalogue is full of amazing dress, you're going to want them all! xxx
ps: on your side bar - have Bettie's nipples been airbrushed out? x

La Dama said...

Oh you lush puta! You deserve to be spoiled and more amor. Your my new burgundy prosti.keep them curls coming.love Sara's card!

Besos