There's junk in honey's sack again



G took me to The Pumphouse.
Yeah, you heard right.....
It's not as dodgy as it sounds, though, it's a salvage yard!


I look like I was about to break out into the Highland Fling!
Or perhaps a spot of Morris Dancing?!
I didn't have a hanky, however.


We've been looking for just the right window to replace the existing wee one in our bedroom for years...with all the demolition going on nowadays, we figure something is gonna turn up!
But not this time, dammit!
We're also looking for some cornicing for the lounge room and a piece of skirting board for the band room.




I had to rug up a bit, as it was a misty, damp Autumnal kind of day!
Frock-60's, opshopped
Cardi-opshopped
Coat-60's, opshopped (Welsh tweed!)
Orange tights and brown fishnetty sort of tights over top-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-70's tooled leather, found by G for 50c as it had a broken strap years ago in an opshop!
Sunglasses-from gorgeous Sarah
Pendant-a handmade locket (from some funny little shop many, many years ago) strung on tigers eye and amber by moi



I was fascinated by the crumbly buildings and loads of stuff lying about...
We had to poke into every nook and cranny to make sure we weren't missing anything interesting.





I quite fancy this church spire thing for the front yard...




Inside the main building was all manner of curiosities!
No idea where the hell they came from...



A film set?!
A theatre?!


Love these painted ceiling roses!


WTF?!


We came away empty handed, but it was an intriguing excursion!

X

55 comments:

Vix said...

Goodness me, you look amazing! look at your gorgeous long hair, that beautiful frock, the Welsh tweed, the legs, the hat...it's all too much!
I get so excited over reclamation yards and architectural antiques! I've a box of those Minton tiles in the kitchen waiting to be used and the ceiling rose and Calcutta pedal rickshaw have me salivating. I wouldn't be able to control myself!
Love you!
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Ivy Black said...

Mental! You look fab and you rock that Welsh tweed.
I love rec yards and architectural antiques. The one in Cardiff is an old Pumping Station and it's full of extreme oddness too! I'd have had to have those ceiling roses just for the hell of it.
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Mariela said...

Your hair is so long! That is awesome. Love the everything about this outfit!

We sometimes go to a surplus store in Reno mostly military but they always have really cool looking items.

lucy joy said...

Welsh tweed, nice! I just love the colours of your outfit with the backdrop of the Pumphouse. You put the best combinations together, and regularly inspire me to dress with a little more effort. The other week I had red lips, shoes and nails - I got so many compliments and I thought of you!

Lucy x

Fiona said...

You can't beat a good poke about in a salvage yard, mind you that emu looks a bit manky and could frighten off the punters. Love the Welsh Tapestry coat darling, my Nan had one just like it but don't worry you don't look like her, she always had a fag hanging out of her mouth to accompany any look.
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Penny-Rose said...

What an awesome place - I love places like that. The ceiling roses and the wrought iron spire thing, and all those lovely tiles....fabulous. You look wonderful - those colours really suit you and your hair, my goodness, it is gorgous.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That place has awesome stuff!! I love that you're salvaging pieces to add to your home <3. You look so pretty with your hair down and all those orange and brown color. I adore the tights and bag. I am currently on the hunt for the perfect tooled leather bag.
Becky :)

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh, my love, you look GLORIARSE! Your frock is DIVINE and the tights/coat/frock/hat combo is PERFECTION. Your hair is a work of art!

I love these places - so much lovely rummage-ability. I ADORE the ceiling roses and the church spire thing too and obviously I need the rickshaw.

I've been looking for the right solid timber door with wiggly glass window for the back door FOREVER... one day my door and your window will turn up and they will be PERFECT.

How many sleeps? NOT MANY!!!

Love you more than wiggly glass,

Sarah xxx

Crystal Lee said...

You look like a beautiful beatnik! And I love it when you wear your hair down. Such lovely locks! And I admire how you mixed and meshed all the patterns in your outfit.

Val Sparkle said...

With those long red tresses, you look like a Pre-Raphaelite goddess! You would like divine lounging in the rickshaw, looking tormented as you're being taken to some assignation with the giant warrior sitting on his throne of horns. Ahem. Maybe not so much tormented as apprehensive. Or not really apprehensive, but anxious. Although maybe anxious isn't the right word either. It's more like, well, lubricated with anticipation. Yeah, that's it.

Krista Gassib said...

I gotta say I love it when you let your hair down, its like releasing the wild child! You look amazing and so ready for autumn. The jacket I'm loving and the leopard hat the perfect touch and yes indeed that is a nice ass tooled leather bag.

I love salvage yards and this one has some crazy amazing stuff. I think Chris needs that devil looking thorn chair thing or maybe I do :)

Lotsoflove
xxooo

Ofelia said...

You look beautiful again all the already loved and thrown items!
That throne made somebody happy once!
I love taking architectural pictures; for me buildings, light fixtures, windows, etc are a projection of a certain spirit.

thorne garnet said...

I want that blue fireplace mantel that your posing with. And everything else. (maybe not the throne )
Oh, yeah, you look nice, too

Sissy said...

Oh man, love a good ramble in a salvage yard, fun! Any you look gorgeous, everything about that outfit is so HOT! Love this post!

Liz Smith said...

I love your coat - and what an amazing place!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Bella Q said...

Hoah- just when I think my blogger girl crush can't get any bigger- you are a gingered 7th wonder of the world, Helga. I love this look- dreamy and creamy. LOOOOOVE.

PS: the hat looks great on you. But what wouldn't? xo.

Tilda said...

I want that coat! And that throne!
I need that throne for my living room :)

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Looking very autumnal!! Love that coat and dress, and your layered tights...

Those ceiling things painted up = brilliant!!!
x

Camelia Crinoline said...

Your hair looks super pretty like that. I love the hat and the autumnal colours. That chair with the horns(?) on is insane.

Sue said...

I would have wanted to take those painted ceiling roses home, how did you resist? And you so need the ric shaw bike thingy, G man could take you out on the town on that, just think you could be sipping your fav drink in the back!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Åh! (In Sweden, we express it more like Åh (in this parenthesis within parenthesis I want to clarify that it shall be a ring above the A)than, Oh, when we're thrilled). The combination of colors is incredibly adorable. I'm thinking about what I want you to wear when you shall be my stringent schoolmistress in Helga-English. I will return when I have decied ...

Carina Rosenholm said...

Oh what a great place! I would love to poke around there , your look awsome in that automne look!

pastcaring said...

Love to see you with your gorgeous Titian hair flowing freely now and again... Such beautiful colours in this outfit, love the Welsh tweed coat and the double tights action and the autumnal colours and that bargain-acious bag!
What an interesting place to visit. You just never know what you're going to see. I am sure you and G could have made good use of the WTF weird throne, and the rickshaw. No window this time, but keep looking - and what a splendid location for a photo shoot! xxxxxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

You TOTALLY need that rickshaw darling!!!!!!!!! And I don't think it's decorative enough. It needs some huge multi-coloured pom poms hanging from the shade, a serious of horns and bells and possibly a megaphone. A Priscilla-style silver flag will be very handy for announcing your arrival in style. I'm so glad you explored every nook and cranny because it have me a chance to have a right perve at all those delicious fripperies you're wearing! I love the pendant and your glorious hat, your coat and tooled bag!!!!! **faints** xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sara said...

My goodness, your hair is stunning. :D You are effing HOT! Love the frock with the coat; perfect! And the layered tights are scrumptious. The pendant is WOW (seriously in love), and that beautiful tooled leather was an absolute steal..right on!

What a fun and interesting place. I just love nosin' about in places like that. Here's to finding just the right window very soon! XOXO

Bohemian vanity said...

Seems like you had a really fab day!
And oh WOW you look stunning- i love your hair and your whole outfit! That frock is so adorable and of course everything else too!!!
xxxx

Delia Ryder said...

I love places like this you never what you are going to find there so random. You look gorgeous I love the autumn colours so warm and rich..stunning, dee xxx

Melanie said...

You look so different with your hair down :)
I love those painted ceiling roses,

tanaya said...

YOUR BAG YOUR BAG YOUR BAG I want! I love salvage yards, the bike taxi looks yumm-alicious...NZ legalized same-sex marriage so happy!!!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Ooooh LOVING your flowing red hair Darling! You have matched it perfectly with that frock. Paul said that coat looks like wallpaper...in a good way! What a wonderful place to frock about! Xx

Helen Le Caplain said...

If I could reach through the computer screen and snatch that coat off your back I would!

www.mancunianvintage.com

edie pop said...

You look more stunning than ever, the coat and the frock perfectly match the awesome tights mix and your hair and hat combination is so inspiring!! (Probabily because I'm a wild red long haired head and it's like looking in a mirror=I need a similar leopard hat!!!). The place is perfect for the photoshoot and all those weird curiosities are really interesting, I want the rickshaw and the chair with horns!!
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look fabulous in your Autmnal hues!!! That coat is AMAZING!!

Wow--i'd love to poke around that place for a bit--so many cool things!! i think that horned throne chair thing would look FABULOUS in your lounge with a bit of Helga-fying!!

Lucy Nation said...

You look fabulous in your autumn inspired outfit and you really should wear your lustrous hair out more often as it really suits you. Those ceiling roses are amazing. I hate to think what that horned throne thig has been used for! xxx

freckleface said...

I love everything about this look, your hair is all pre-raphaelite and gorgeous. You sort of remind me of the big girls at school. The ones who looked effortlessly cool and probably had boys interested in them and stuff. Us squirts would absorb every detail of their outfits. wishing we could look like them instead of short with bad haircuts and no hips.

And I don't think there are many more exciting places than a reclamation yard. They are like up-scaled charity shops where you can find real treasure, like chandeliers and wrought iron work. Yummy. xxxxxxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I am in desperate need of a rickshaw and barrels... no reason, I just wantcthem. Go back, buy them and mail them to me. Ok, thanks. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

But don't ALL the cool people have stone thrones with horns in their living room? I love the ceiling roses, and your glorious fiery mane of hair - why don't we get to see it down more often?

Louise McDonagh said...

You can't beat a bit of Welsh tweed, I am all over that coat. Beautiful. Totally distracted though by that stunning, enormous blue fire surround behind you. Wowser. Xx

princesspincurls.com said...

Loving this outfit. The colours are so great on you and its so authentically period. Those shoes, those tights and that bag-yum!
Love reclamation yards too...never seen one with a took-took though!

I am going to the Love Vintage Show…does that mean you might be toddling over? If you are let me know I’d love to catch up for shopping , or over some of their victals (usually very nice food and they even have a bit of splishy-sploshy).
Friday night is only a very short session 5.30-9.00 but they have great fashion parades where audience members can hop up and show off their vintage wardrobe.
If you pay a couple of dollars extra you can go to two session. I’m going to Saturday.
Hope to hear from you! xx

jasmine t said...

amazing! i wish to look like that when i go salvaging! hmm.. idea for photoshoot!
what crazy things they have in there! surely some must be movie or theatre props! xx

Janice Tutone said...

What a cool junk yard! I feel like I'm back in time and you look FAB! XXX

Miss Simmonds Says said...

ERRRR - EXCUSE ME?! Why didn't you buy that rickshaw? G could peddle you everywhere and you could be in the utmost luxury - you missed a trick there. That place looks amazing. I'd love a trip round. Scarily, from the outside, the building looks a lot like ones in Wycombe, one of our many crumbling Victorian factories. You look fabulous in that Welsh tapestry coat, it looks perfecto in you. I lurve your flowing locks too. All these Autumnal colours are beautiful on you! xxxx

My sister is Margaret said...

I love everything about this look!!
You look fabulous in that coat, it looks perfect on you!!
You look stunning as always!!
I want your brilliant bag :)

Jojo (VintageLovingLibrarianIn6InchHeels) said...

Fab outfit, I want to steal that beautiful coat!! :D xoxo

señora Allnut said...

fabulous autumnal shades and gorgeous you, wearing your long red hair and so pretty hat!!, love your dress print and layered tights, so great idea!
And so intriguing stuff!!
besos

Kelly Roy said...

You rugged up fine for yet another time.With your welsh coat and blooming dress and all unusual stuff all around autumn seems more fun.

The Style Crone said...

Intriguing treasure hunt. I don't know how you resisted the ceiling roses!

The leopard print hat is the perfect accessory to your stunning outfit.

Claire said...

love that coat! eerily enough find myself salivating over and watching a similar pink toned version on ebay right this evening! would have loved a pic of the G-man in 'salvage yard mode' (bless them, they get so excited, I know my Guy does) to complement your own enthusiasm! Claire

Vintage Coconut said...

WHATTTTT? You came away empty handed? I thought you would have purchased that lovely bike and carriage so G could pedal you in all your fabulousness around town.
*hehehe*
(I would have wanted that blue and yellow and green wood thing in the first pics! Its totally funky!)
The Ostrich scared the bajeesus out of me.
Your outfit is sooo lovely I am crazy about all the orange and brown. You are one sexy Minx!

Renia said...

You look amazing! I love your coat and bag! Kisses x x xx

Emalina said...

You are so luscious and lovely with your heavenly hair long and loose! I love how the auburn tones are carried through into your gorgeous autumnal outfit. And ooh what a place the pump yard was, bagsy that bicycle chair!

Melanie said...

No doubt you and G punted your way over to the pumphouse and then headed straight for the skirting board. Ooo, you naughties.
Your hair is a galaxy of beauty. Truly. And nothing I like better than beauty in a house of deranged curiosities.
I love the idea of the megaphone with the rickshaw! Yes, that WTF throne would be perfect for my breakfast room, if I had one. Better luck with the windows and such next time - but this was still a visual feast. Love that hat from Bella!

bonsaimum said...

Oh god, that is definitely my kind of place.

Hayley Rose said...

I love salvage yards! not been to one in ages mind, loving the autumnal feel to the ensemble helgs xoxo

joyatri said...

What a pleasure to see the curiosities at the Pumphouse! I can see you in that Game of Thrones monstrosity. Love the autumnal colors of your hair/wardrobe.