Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
We decided to go to the markets after we had friends stay the night.
Knit layers were needed, this is the wonderful 40's knit dress I brought a few months ago. I just love full knit dresses, I have a collection of knitting pattern from the 40's with so many styles of them.
It is so cosy to wear, in the lovely dusty pink colour, worn with brown 40's coat.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Wearing today the wee knit dress I got last weekend at the red cross shop, over a lovely blouse with a charming collar(present from Hannah). The flower mother of pearl brooch is from Two Squirrels vintage, and the fab pantaloons.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I found a heavenly 50's dress at "Follow the White Rabbit's"earthquake sale, it was so nice to see the gorgeous Vicky, go to there Facebook page for information.
Also found a few other treasures I will share with you sweetpeas in due course.
I am wearing one of Tete a Tete's coats today, it was at home to be cleaned before the earthquake. So what can a girl do on a cold day but let this darling have a day in town.
A wonderful example of a wool day dress, so lucky to find a 40's dress that fits me. There are not to many of this circa for bigger curvy girls like me.
It has the most beautiful glass buttons.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
It was so nice to see our old little house, but best of all was the picnic and walk on the beach.
I love this beach and in the time we lived there I spent many many hours on it.
The beach is famous for its agates and gem stones.
The echo of your steps in the stones feels like you are walking in the footprints of the past. Old souls and history wrap around you and heal.
Clear heads and hearts.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
It was so lovely to get together, it had been so long.
I made a bacon & egg pie and Warren made cookies and scones.
So just a quick photo before they arrived.
Went with "pink rosebud dress" a lovely 50's cotton, worn with a cotton wrap cardy and rose in hair.
Oh and the cutiest white enamel bow brooch.
Happy happy day today!!! So nice to send time with good friends!!!!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I am wearing a 50's foral green day dress, she is homemade. It's one of my always feel comfortable dresses.
Feeling a little smile coming back after a sad day yesterday.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I feel another belt of tears coming!!!
For twelve weeks now Warren and I have woken to a sad fact that the wonderful wee shops that we poured our heart and soul into are gone.
We have had such lovely support from so many, but the sad fact is that all the wonderful treasure we have collected are trapped in the shops and as time passes our lives are sinking and hearts with it.
I just don't know how you are meant to deal with this.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
So here goes again.
The skirt I am wearing today is the most wonderful 50's fabric, it was made by my lovely friend Jane.
I had the best find in this knit jumper a few weeks ago, the colour works well with the skirt.
At last I was able to wear the wonderful 40's green coat I brought.
The cut is simple and I just love the sleeve detail(see above), vintage coats are just so special to wear.
Wool gabardine, make International models.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Now I am sure that you sweetpeas have this happen, you go to the wardrobe and have a plan of what you are going to wear. Yes? Then the monster that lives in the wardrobe says "oh no" it's polka dots not tweed today!
So here is the monster choice!!
Oh that monster also hides things, shrinks things, and keeps secrets when asked if that was a new purchase!