Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Roses are Red.....

Hello Everyone, hope you are all having a good week.  I have been quiet because I have had a disgusting head cold.  Yesterday was the first day I felt human and I had to take some of those cold and flu tablets because I went to listen to the Dalai Lama!!!!!! Sorry for all the exclamation marks, but I was so happy to get to see him and listen to him.  There's no photographic evidence, so you'll just have to take my word for it - he is an amazing man, lovely and funny, and would make a great dinner party guest.

Okay, so today I felt more human - still not my normal radiant self but definitely on the road to normality - so I wore roses:

Vintage velvet skirt refashioned to fit, Toffs $2
Vintage Lady Lichfield polyester shirt, Presbyterian Support $1
Cardigan, Savemart
Shoes and bangles and necklace all opshopped
Tights, belt, rose earrings and hair rose all retail

The lighting in my kitchen is rubbish - another halogen light blew out again.  Last week, I wore an outfit which almost matches my kitchen paintwork.  This was not intentional: 

Boots and Vintage paisley dress refashioned to fit, ReStore
Vintage lurex cardigan, Trademe
Vintage yellow and white glass necklace, Salvation Army
Tights and hair clips, retail
I felt pretty cool in yellow and a lovely colleague said to me that I looked like a character from Austin Powers (bless her).  Alas, we also had a fire alarm and I had to stand out in the cold while we waited for the "all clear" - not good for someone coming down with a cold!

Lastly, because I have no more outfit posts at present I want to share with you some pics of some absolutely awesome stuff I found at the Salvation Army a while back and photographed using my phone.  Being a bit of a techno-phobe it's take a while to get the photos off the phone, but without further ado....

I seriously wanted the bambi - it was about 20-30 cm tall and stamped made in Japan, but it was broken at the back and the glue job was really rough.  In hindsight I should have bought it as it was so cheap.  The black poodle (above) and the white poodle (below) made me think of Vix as I know she likes poodles....

You can see the white one is in a different pose, I think it was a vase.  There was also an Easter Egg container/box which was probably worth quite a lot more than $3 as it was in pristine condition.  It would be a nice Easter gift filled with chocolates.  Is it me, or is there something a bit odd about the position of the bunny on the egg?  Its kind of weird.  

Okay, I'm off for my hot drink and an episode of Elementary (I have a thing for Sherlock Holmes) so that's all folks.  


  1. The roses on your skirt are really pretty and I love your whole yellowy outfit! That shade of your cardigan is a favorite of mine.

  2. Should you have saved Bambi? Never mind, I'm sure you have plenty at home. But that bunny looks like it has two black eyes!

  3. I love your yellow outfit. The dali lama. I didnt know he was back in town-the perils of being tv-less x

  4. The bunny on the egg reminds me a bit of Helga with a hangover! I love the surprise there. I have left the occasional deer behind because they often have glued on legs. The rose skirt looks so pretty & I like it teamed with stripes & the cardi. But I adore that paisley frock. Yellow is growing on me, & I really like your ensemble with those groovy beads. Xx

  5. I love the black poodle, you're right. I do leave glued together things behind, I rejected a 1950s carved antelope last week 'cos he'd busted a horn! How amazing to meet the Dalai Lama! xxxx

  6. Love the yellow print dress, and the funny bunny! I knew Vix would love the poodle! xxx

  7. I love the second sunshine outfit! Glad you're feeling better!

  8. I love you little yellow outfit and the hair clips are sensational. the china bits and bobs are adorable. who could resist?

  9. Fantastic looks, both of them, but I confess I'm partial to mustard yellows! I'm sure the Dalai Lama send some healing vibes your way.


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