If you don't want my peaches, you'd better stop shaking my tree


G and I have a bit of a thing about Sundays.......we like 'em quiet and we like them to ourselves....
We've had a run of busy Sundays, all family related (G's family, not mine; what little I have live elsewhere), and frankly, it's getting on my TIT!
I like to spend my Sundays lolling about with G, pottering about the house and maybe the garden, culminating in G putting on a Sunday roast, which he always does to the strains of Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt and their ilk.....
In fact, whenever G cooks, this is the music he likes to play.
I don't have signature cooking music, dammit!
I need to rectify that situation.


Anyway, we stopped at a park on the way to G's eldest brother, who was having a birthday, and found this sweet little rotunda, the existence of which we were quite unaware of!
Perfect for a pose off!



Twirling?! Or flying?!
You decide!




Frock-from my sistercousinwife Sarah. It's rather large, but I can't be arsed taking it in right now!
Cardi-opshopped
Coat-gift from my friend/bandmate Nix
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's, a vintage shop
Sunglasses-a vintage shop in Portland
Hairflower-a shop in New Mexico
Earrings-Jennie
Necklaces-amber and tigers eye chips strung by moi, pendant made from bass strings by an amazing artist and vintage shop owner by the name of  Violet Fagan


This dear wee rotunda is about the right size for our back yard, I'm sure...!
It could be painted up and draped and decorated with all manner of comfortable things and have a little bar installed....


G?!
See to it!!!

X

42 comments:

Helen Le Caplain said...

Looking fab as ever m'dear.... twirling? I thought you were flashing! #cheeky ;)

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Caramella said...

Lovely colorful outift, I like this style.

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Sue said...

Yes yes, the band rotunda in your back yard, colourful and fun it would be! Family sure can get on your tits, I so hear you! You may not be able to chose your relatives but luckily we can chose our friends!!

freckleface said...

You are talking my language!! I've had week after week after month after month of weekend commitments and I'm sick of it! It's getting on MY tit. Or tits as we say here. I've had no time for mooching and pottering and idling. It's a disgrace. I love the sound of G's roasts, and your cosy home life and signature cooking music. Your shoes are ultraglam, your frock fabulous, but the best thing by far are your cute little rosey cheeks. Is spring there yet?! xxxx

Tamera Wolfe said...

Yes--you need a wee little gazebo in your yard to loll about in on sundays!!

You look fabulous--the dress is stunning and i love the denimy dress over it as a coat.

i'm with you on sundays--after church I just want to putter and chill out!!

Sandra said...

I'm with you! I need a potter/loll day otherwise I get tetchy - the rotunda is flaming lovely, I can see you lolling in there with a cocktail, loving your outfit, the dress is yum, with the marvellous tights x roll on roast dinners x

Louise McDonagh said...

How inconsiderate, having events and stuff on a Sunday. I, like you, enjoy my Sundays without interruption and certainly without the requirement of any make up. I hope your Sunday routine returns very soon. Xxx

his_girl_friday said...

Your Sundays sound really divine. Keep them sacred!

Vix said...

Ah-fecking-men to having Sundays to yourself, I'm positively dying for a lie-in this week! No getting dressed until mid-afternoon and pottering around with bed hair sounds so tempting.
I'd forgotten that amazing denim coat and I'd go with flying, twirling always seems a tad twee and you're far to cool for that.
Go on, nick that pagoda thingy in the middle of the night, I promise not to tell. Love you! xxxx

his_girl_friday said...

Playing dress up with friends is so much fun!

Bella Q said...

Your peaches look deevine, lovely Helgs! Great purse, great citrus stems and wonderful gazeebo!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Too much people-time makes me want to haul away the next rotunda I see! I adore you coming in for a landing with that great bag, excellent seaming on your coat, and particularly fetching frock and updo. Thank goodness you and G take such nice care of each other. xoxoxoxo

Gracey the Giant said...

Twirling into flight. Love this look; those orange tights are right up my alley!

Laura Lee said...

You look so vibrant! Perfect Spring outfit! That's a great idea about having 'coking music', I like to listen to music when I'm cleaning the house though!

Janice Tutone said...

Gorgeousness abounds! I'm loving the pendant.
XXX

OP SHOP MAMA said...

oooh yes a rotunda! Great idea! thinking.... thinking.....

My cleaning without kids in the house is manhatten transfer up really loud, their early 90s album. My cooking music could never be heard - drowned out by crazy hungry kids! lol

Looking picnicalicious. x

missfairchildscharmschool said...

Looking beyond fabulous again! I like my Sundays to be lazy days. I like my everydays to be lazy days.

Carina Rosenholm said...

You always have such great shoes! And what a great Sunday .

Oranges and Apples said...

ooh, that rotunda is perfect! love your frockage!

LandGirl1980 said...

I want, nay, NEED your peaches. Bring it.

Krista Gassib said...

Your Sundays sound just lovely and I can close my eyes and smell the roast, G cooking man that's hot! I love a man who can cook! You are looking divine in your frock from your now sister cousin Sarah:) I wish I could have dinner at you place, someday, someday.
LOVEYOU
XXXXOOOOOO

Harrie Hattie said...

Looking looking as ever Helga, yummy Sunday roasts!!! Mmmm x

seƱora Allnut said...

your Sundays are just my cup of tea, that's the kind of sundays we love!, and I'm admiring Mr.G's fabulousness: Django Reinhardt for cooking!!, wouauuu!!
You look gorgeous on that pretty background, and love your bijouterie and bag, and your long coat and colorful tights perfectly matching that pretty printed dress!!
besos & sundays

Vintage Coconut said...

Give me your PEACHES BABY!!! *Sings*
HOT damn your hair looks more beautiful every time I see it. reminds me of WONDROUS AUTUMN and those fiery red leaves that fall from the tree's. Your outfit is fit for a queen. GET G'S FAMILY off your TIT!
MUAHAHAH!

Fiona said...

I am imagining G hard at work wielding a power tool...or did he tell you to FARK off? Obligatory social occasions quite often get on my tits too when all I want is a quiet day festering in my nightie until noon and eating junk. Pendant made from guitar strings...? Clever.
x

pastcaring said...

Oh darling, don't let anything get on your tit(s) other than the G-Man, he of the fabularse Sunday roast with signature cooking jazz, and a handy tool or two to knock you up a rotunda.... Hahahaha, it's just a Carry On fest around yours, isn't it?!
Looking beautiful, my dearest, loving the frock and the pointy collar and the hair and the orange tights and the SHOES, my God the SHOES!
Now fly, my angel, fly away from any further busy sociable Sundays, and stay home with gorgeous G and the pookies and that scrumptious dinner! xxxxx

Hayley Rose said...

Take back your sundays dahling!! I gotta say love the dress. I bought an apron that reminded me of you in a charity shop the other day.

My cooking music is Stevie wonder
XOXO

The Style Crone said...

Pose off is a phrase I plan to use from now on. Great outfit and gorgeous colors.

The title of your post what the name of a song on a CD named 'Mean Mothers.' I can remember the song like it was yesterday.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I Believe that every minut (well, maybe not EVERY minut ...) of your Life is/are (I never learn. Gah!)perfect moments for "pose off:s".

Emalina said...

Heavenly photos of you twirling in your divine dress, oh so gorgeous!

daiseedeb said...

You have the BEST shoes ever! I topple in those
lovelies. Jealous you can pull them off and wear them. ; )
Coat envy as well. (sigh)
xo
d

Trees said...

I feel rather the same about Sundays - I get grumpy if I don't have a quiet Sunday. I love that beautiful band rotunda, pretty photos lovely lady!

wardrobeexperience said...

i need to learn to swim faster ... then i will be able to steal your amazing wicker bag and dive back to germany. like the plan. watch out!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I know what you mean about Sundays - they are my puttering about days, and I like 'em quiet! It would be rather awesome to have someone make a roast for me though. I think you should definitely choose some cooking music (I'm not sure why, but I see you faffing about the kitchen to the strains of "Blame it on the Bossa Nova")

Your jewellery is total fabulousness in these photos! You need to have a portable rotunda to drive around with you and pose in.

bonsaimum said...

Love the sight of men cooking--dinner that is!

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

oh I miss Sundays off with the man, he works now that day and we have the little one so those "adult" only lazy Sundays are a distant memory...but they are still kinda nice among this madness too! nice rotunda, I would claim it as your own! put up a sign!

joyatri said...

I can empathize because I'm a hermit. Everyday is like Sunday and I need to be more sociable or I'll loose my ability to interact with humans. Of course, I can empathize because I'm a hermit.
Very cool pendant and as always love your color combos.

Mildred Ratched said...

I love, love, love your use of color. You truly are a saucy tart!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I'm in love with those sun earrings! You look amazing as always!

La Dama said...

Amor,
I'm with you been having visitors galore since I got back.You make a jean coat look gorgeous. I like your peaches from behind.I want that wicker bag. I seen one at the boot sales but was way smaller.Your sun earrings stand out with your red, red hair.

besos

Misfits Vintage said...

Well, I didn't even recognise that frumpy frock on you since it is anything BUT frumpy ON YOU! The colours are all perfect with your beautiful hair, and the shoes and bag are perfect, as usual. The rotunda is very perfect - how marvellous to find a new posing location!

Love you more than posing!

Sistercousinwife xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

that is one delicious dress, more orange, more blue, these are the colours you always look fantabulousa in. too much family time is a massive chore, get your Sundays back! You need to get your cooking mixtape together too. I think you were flying by the way xxxx