Come, come, come into my world


Although my sewing/dressing room, aka The Boudoir, isn't fully finished, I thought I might show you a few glimpses...
Above is most of my shoes...the draws hold boots, the boxes hold quite a few pairs of shoes...recently colour co-ordinated as much as possible!
Aside from those strewn in front, there are a few boots under the clothes as well...I do love my footwear!
And as I buy 99% of it secondhand, I can afford to have heaps of shoes!
I just need better storage for them, which will happen one of these days!
Left are two newish frocks, the 80's blue one was from Fossil Vintage in Melbourne and the 50's orange patio frock (with ric rac!) is from Small Earth Vintage. Both need teeny adjustments before wearing...


These drawers, which are screaming for a decorative overhaul, hold my tights...all except the bottom two...there are two more boxes of shoes, some of my basket collection, my scarves and on the right is my laundry bag, which I got in Oaxaca!


I had been rummaging in these 60's formica draws looking for a suitable hat, but decided on a flower from the open case, which holds all my hair decorations!
The majority of my coats are here, the cape on the left was made by my sisters mother-in-law in the 70's/80's ((I've just added that fur collar, and am yet to wear it), and stretchy belts are in that splendid rubbish tin!
The basket holds a few odd things, like my hairdryer....


A messy corner of slips, some bags, hats.
On the chair, centre, are garments for alteration and some fabric for future projects.
Ha, that's a picture of Richard from Rammstein under my sewing machine.
I quite fancy him, he has a really nice arse!


There is to be another shelf added here, and both will need painting.
(this used to be where our chimney was, before the earthquakes!)
The baskets hold soft bags.


A wall of frocks!
Mostly 50's.
More bags, my jewellery nook, left, and a wee black velvet 30's cape is hanging on the hot water cylinder cupboard knob.
I've had that cape since 1987; I bought it in Sydney when I was heavily into Goth!

I am feeling much, much better thank you!
Due in part to your well wishes....and to passing it on to my poor G!

X

56 comments:

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

am I first??

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I am! HA! Can I come over and lay all your clothes out on the floor and roll all over them in pure joy?

Sue said...

Sarahs gonna be pissed at missing first place!! Glad you are well again and kinda giggling that you have passed it on to your G man. Hope it doesn't turn into ManFlu!! As for the tour of your clothing department, Wow weeza!! An entire room would be the ultimate dream for a closest of such loveliness.

Vix said...

Eeek! What I wouldn't give to dive in there naked and have a roll around! So much fabulousness! Love that delectable rail of coats, the wall of frocks and I know you're the queen of second hand shoe hunting - some of my finest came from you!
Glad you're feeling much better! Love you! xxxxxxx

Camelia Crinoline said...

I'm sure I could spend all day looking at the fascinating treasures you keep in The Boudoir (ha!). Can't wait to see you wearing the orange patio frock.

Trees said...

Holy crap this is amazing! I love it - you have SO MANY treasures....I am a little jealous.

Indigo Violet said...

Fabulous - mine's more of a floordrobe than a wardrobe most days!

Harrie Hattie said...

Vintage heaven!!! Hope your feeling better sweet xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Woah, I'd love to be let loose in your boudoir. xx

seƱora Allnut said...

dear lady, your boudoir (love so much that word!!) is heavenly full of fabulousness!, so many shiny little pieces to covet, so many frocks and bags, and shoes!!!!
hurrah for shoes!!
besos & shoe porn!

Sarah DeLicatease said...

Oh my lord, your wardrobe is so amazing, filled of treasures! Looks like a little vintage boutique! I am so going to need my own closet for my frocks and hats...

Emalina said...

And what a wonderful world it is! So many gorgeous dresses, so many fabularse shoes.....your walk in wardrobe is the bee's knees dear Helga, thanks so much for the tour!

freckleface said...

Oh, you shared. My sympathies move from you to G...

Can't quite get over your closet. I've seen vintage shops with less stock!! I could spend an entire afternoon in there playing dress up. It's seriously fantastic!

Love the new orange dress with the ric-rac, I've been looking for something like that. I know what you mean, I always have to do a bit of jiggery pokery with stuff I buy. I love your Mexican laundry bag with the sequinned Our Lady. Oh and look, there's that coat....droool...xxxxxxx

Sandra said...

sorry you haven't been feeling well and poor G - your closet made me quite excited and I touched the screen! it is its own world of amazing x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh my I'm salivating & palpitating over your boudoir. SO MUCH FABULARSE I don't know where to look! The orange patio frock is a stand out, as is the wall of frocks & bags galore. A girl could have so much fun in there!!!! Xx

Liz said...

Wow - what a collection! So many gorgeous things to look at!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Sissy said...

Always like to see organizing ideas for my crap, the clear plastic bins for shoes idea is great, thanks for sharing!

thorne garnet said...

Put me on the list to show up and roll around in your clothes. I was telling myself this morning I need a redo of my clothes. Boots in the dresser is brilliant!

The Grande Dame said...

Ahh you are a storage genius. I need to take lessons from you. What fun to organise a dressing room! I'm not the least bit jealous... :)

Georgia Rose said...

Ahh I can say is S W O O N !!!!!!

Krista Gassib said...

Oh Lordy I'm screaming to Chris who is still in bed, honey build me a dressing room like Helga has!!!!! I just died and went to it rules to be a girl Heaven. I love what G has built for you, it's all so organized and easy to find, why I bet you start wearing things you forgot you had. Your collection of well everything makes me weak in the knees I'm with Vix why I want to roll naked in it all!
Please give G a gentle hug and tell him I hope he feels better soon, glad you are honey.
Alwaysmissingyouxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooo

Sheila said...

What a spectacular closet/boudoir!

Miss Magpie said...

Yup that's it I am definitely coming to steal most of your wardrobe! Glad to hear you are feeling much better and you know it's always good to share. x

Tami Von Zalez said...

As usual, you inspire and amaze me - all of that fabaroo stuff! No wonder you put together such creative ensembles.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Its like Narnia ... stepping in to the closet and finding yourself in a fairytale .....
Oh how i wish i was there!
Xxx

Mariela said...

HOLE MOLE! WOW! You have an amazing collection of clothing. For a minute I thought you were going to take us on a turn of some awesome vintage boutique. Wow.

two squirrels said...

Oh having been in your wonderful dressing room.....now she is known as 'The Boudoir' I can say....eeeeekkkkkkkk!!!!!!!
It truly is like walking into a dreamland of wonderiest beauty.
Look at all those boots and shoes......amazing.
Lusting after so so so so so so many of the frocks....especially the 50's sweet peas.
Love to G hope he is better soon.....happy you are on the mend.
Much love V

Luna Tiger said...

Wow Helga ! I love to travel in your world !!!
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Trudie said...

Oh Lordy what the hell do I say.......oh my goodness it's a feast for the eyes, everywhere you look. How I'd love to come and play in your wardrobe.

Mrs. D said...

One of my favourite types of post - peeping into people's closets! Love your stuff and makes me wish I had a room like that for myself too!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I want a boudoir, but I'll definitely settle for a look round your amazing mega closet. So many goodies!! Everything is gorgeous, imagine the dressing up fun that could be had in there. xxxxxx

Brooke F said...

Fascinating to peek inside your boudoir. I could get lost for days playing dress ups inside.XXX

Penny-Rose said...

Pweese can I come and play at your house with all the other lovely 26 commenters? We could all have so much fun.

CityScape Skybaby said...

I agree with Penny Rose's comment Helga, that does sound so much fun. I'm so envious of your gorgeous closet, all my stuff is (mostly, there is some overspill into other rooms) in our bedroom and is so messy. I'm especially taken with your Mexican laundry bag and your red sparkly high heels, but there's so much lovely stuff to gaze at. xx

pastcaring said...

Let me know the wonder of all of you, and all your wonderful frockage! Shoeage, baggage and all the rest of the fabulousness too!
Love your boudoir and everything in it, and especially YOU.
Oh poor G, you really shouldn't have carried on snogging him when you were poorly, not look what's happened. Send him a get well hug. And as soon as he's better, he can finish those shelves, ha! xxxxx

princesspincurls.com said...

Totally jealous! You have the ULTIMATE DRESS UP BOX- in the form of a whole room. I love how you have the timber shelf running around the room for extra storage for bags and boxes. LOVE. xx Shauna

Val Sparkle said...

Oooooooohhhhhhh,myyyyyyyyyy. You must own half of the clothes produced in the 1970s! What a splendid room to store it all in (shame about losing the chimney, but at least you gained closet space). Have you ever taken an inventory, or at least a count? You know, 782 handbags - 309 leather, 197 wicker, 112 cloth, 74 snakeskin, 183 vinyl, 7 human hair.

I have a big problem making decisions - I would never be able to decide what to wear!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I would call it The Boudoir ... or heaven.

Renia said...

I love this place! I want all yours dress! Kisses x x x

tanaya said...

I want to live here, Helga darling pls invite me over so i can sleep in your closet xxx

Tamera Wolfe said...

So much fabulousness to play in!! I'd love to play dress-ups in your closet!

bonsaimum said...

WOW. What a room!

LandGirl1980 said...

WHOAH! and i thought I had a lot of shoes. That the thing though - when they are cheap and 2nd hand - whats one more pair? *she says rocking back & forth on top of a shoe mountain*

Sistergirl said...

Wow! Lots of clothes like me, you need to decrease some of your collection. You can spill into the bedroom area, lol. Its time to have a web sale--so you can make room for new pieces.

I am going through the same thing and I just hate parting with my finds.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh gawwwwwwwwwwwd a Boudoir of Frocks!!!!! What a bloody gawwwwwwwwwwjussssss room darling! I have been awaiting this moment for so long and will treasure this blessed memory of beauty, style, wit and the gurgling of my loins. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Marla Robinson said...

your world is crazy amazing!

Ariane Lasalle said...

I feel good now,hahaha!
I have as much or maybe more and still fecking buying!

How are doing lovely, i know I'm not always commenting but you are in my heart always!

Hugs

Ariane

Bella Q said...

I like your frocks and closet. I wish you'd come over and fix up mine!

Louise McDonagh said...

Omg, I can't believe I almost missed this most heavenly if Helga posts. Seriously, what a divine collection of absolutely everything. Im so glad you shared because I am seriously drooling. This is like the secret to how you always look so stunning. I don't think I would ever leave this room, not least because I would be too indecisive to choose an outfit. Xx

Melanie said...

I would like to burrow into your closet and hide out like a little ferret. Everything in there is a little piece of joy waiting to be filled with your being. I need a Boudoir. Thank you for this peek! Glad you're better. I hope G recovers soon. Maybe he needs boudoir therapy.

BellaBean Vintage said...

I want to rummage in your drawers and roll around your boudoir! Such treasure!

Delia Ryder said...

Omg when I can move in? Vintage heaven. Iwould love to play in there for a day:-) you have some amazing clothes etc. But then you always look amazing to. Enjoy, dee xxx

Hannah said...

Can I move in here? I want that mary bag, such amazingness xxxx

Veshoevius said...

Ooooh I love a nosey into other people's wardrobes and yours is truly fabulous! The shoes! The shoes! And I love that cape!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Well, fuck me, of course I am yeeeeeeears behind! I'm with Vix - naked, rolling around in your drawers, my love! The capes are DIVINE - well, everything is divine, naturally, and I love love LOVE the pink with the silver!

Love you more than PINK BITS!

Sistercousinwife, xxx

wardrobeexperience said...

this wardrobe is a vintage enthusiast's dream! amaaaaaaaazing!