I see the stars come out tonight, I see the bright and hollow sky




Frock-70's does 30's, a market
Shoes and vintage doctors bag-Trade Me
Necklace and brooch-60's, opshopped
Flower and 60's sunglasses-from my sistercousinwifey



After all my endless whining about the lack of Summer, it finally turned on the good weather just in time for the holiday season!
It's been so fecking lovely, having a little time off work, being very lazy and pottering about with my G.
He is finally able to ride his bike, and even walk short distances!
If there is anything I would hope for the new year, it is that he makes a full and complete recovery from that nasty ruptured achilles and that the future is injury free!
I never make new years resolutions, as the very second I try and stick to anything drastic or generally annoyingly virtuous, I am compelled to do exactly what I am trying not to do and therefore fail and feel miserable.
Why set yourself up to fail?!
Feck that.
Sustainability is the name of the game, whether it be life changes or shopping choices.

Rock the hell ON!

Have a splendid New Years Eve, whatever you decide to do.
(I'll be impressed if I make it to midnight)

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Trust your instincts and let me in, just be my ride and I'll be your friend




Hey.
Meet me out in the bike shed.....we'll have a little fun.....


Naturally, I look far too splendid to actually get up to too much mischief....I don't want my hair messed up, if you don't mind.....although a little bed hair never hurt anyone....


Yah!

I never met anyone in the bike shed in my life!
Being a slow learner (shall we say), I just wasn't interested in that sort of carry on until much later than everyone else.
Loser, much?!
Nah.
I'm fine with it.
I've never been one to follow the pack, funnily enough.


So.
I was pretty excited to be wearing my newly made square dance frock, and was pondering the perfect jacket to wear with it.....when I remembered this jacket, that I made about 5 years ago!
And it just happens to have stripey circusy buttons that compliment my spotty stripey circusy square dance wonder of a frock to perfection!
Squee!



Lovely Sue sent me this exquisite brooch in a recent Parcel of Joy...I fecking love it.
I have more brooches than I've had hot dinners, but just don't wear them enough!
Must rectify this!
( o, crap, I just sneezed all over the screen. ugh)




Frock and jacket-made 'em myself
Belt-opshopped
Tights-retail
Handbag-60's knitting bag, opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
Beads-from the sexacious Desiree
Earings-Vintage Pip
Flower-Ubud, Bali
Intelligent expression-all my own, thanks to these smarty pants glasses....



I raise you two, Goody!


To finish, here is my darling Peepers, spread out like  hovercraft on the roof of  our deck!


She's so farking cute I could just squeeze all the juice out of her!


Whoops, did I say that out loud?!

X

If she'd keep trouble at bay, they'd give her the money and diamonds, be queen for a day



"Show me yer petticoat, luv!"
O, all right then...


Aha!
Peepers is disappearing into her catnip jungle...catnip helps soothe her over the being locked out of the bedroom scenario...

I feel positively statuesque in these platform boots!
My feet have not been happy campers lately, requiring more ...dare I say it...sensible footwear....
Ugh.
But that means when I wear heels, it's not as painful as it has been over the last few months.
I know, I know, beauty is pain.
But feck it, my feet are my castle!






Rowr!

Frock-70's, from my sistercousinwife
Petticoat-60's, opshopped
Jacket-60's/70's, opshopped
Tights-retail
Boots-Trade Me
Handbag-70's, opshopped
Earrings-from one of the 'stans, gift from a friend
Necklace-Trade Me
Sunglasses-50's, from the lovely Sue
Bow-made it myself


Recent opshop scores!
A divoon set of cannisters (I have more now than I can poke a stick at, as my Father used to say. Meaning A LOT), a couple of pairs of tights, a sweet sunglasses case, sewing kit and purse, a "gold" triple necklace, a glittery belt that I've turned into a headpiece, and some more groovy old hangers!
The scores have been slow but steady, except for the Friday just past, where I gleaned nothing from my usually reliable sources....it comes, and it goes....not pictured finds from the previous week are a splendid backpack to replace my 25 year old one that was literally falling to bits, and a chilly bin-or Esky, or cooler, depending where you are from.

HUZZAH!


X

I search high and low, seems my moon is traveling always







Yeah, it's all about the freshly washed hair....that needs a good henna-ing!
And yes, it's still windy, rubbish weather down here!
We are apparently due for some hail.
Wonderful!
(you may detect a note of sarcasm)


Frock-70's, from my sistercousinwife
Sunglasses-60's, also from my sistercousinwife
Handbag-70's tooled leather delight, opshopped
Shoes-opshopped
Necklace-from the Indian district in Singapore, gift from G and his Mama
Earrings-from sweet Leisa
Pendant-70's, opshopped


Is that resting bitchface I see on dear wee Peepers?!
That might be because she's been locked out of the bedroom this week for being overly disruptive!
She's got the best poo face in the business!

X

Catching colours from the air...


I love that we have the River Avon running throughout our city, although it's hardly what would constitute a river, really!
More of a stream, to my mind, and in some places, it's little wider than a stream!
Growing up in rural Australia, we used to holiday at Wagga Wagga (as G says, it's so good they named it twice) once a year, at a campground on the Murumbidgee River.
Now that's a river!
Wide and deep and downright scary to a girl who doesn't like not being able to see the bottom!
We used to swing out on a rope tied to a tree and drop into it.
I'm amazed I could do it at all, being such a scaredy cat.
I'd love the opportunity to do it again.
(preferably naked)
I doubt there's anywhere deep enough along the Avon to do such a thing.
Besides, since the earthquakes, it's none too clean.




I love rivers, probably more than the sea, I think.
( I may say different if I can get a sea swim in this season. It's frequently a little too cold down here; last season we didn't go at all)
I could sit for hours just looking, especially in places like Thailand, where the river life can keep one quite transfixed.
(In Ayutthaya, our favourite place to stay has a second floor balcony, and I have been up at dawn, watching the river traffic and the monitor lizards play many times)

Ah, feeling wistful!

It's positively winsome of me.

Better get a bucket.







Frock-a squaredance delight, from a vintage shop in Melbourne
Coat-60's, opshopped
Belt-from my sistercousinwifey
Handbag-gift froma  lovely reader, Debra
Tights-opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
Bow-San Francisco
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Earrings-Santa Fe
Necklaces-beaded one is from my sistercousinwifey, the heart is from Oaxaca



So.
At a couple of obscure opshops I rarely go to, recently I was lucky enough to score this perfect 60's vanity case, plus a pile of sewing stuff, some lovely black beaded gloves and a pair of leather gloves that I plan to use for driving.
Wacko!


Some of you asked to see a close up of the fabric my frock last post was made of!
Here it is, it appears to be some sort of wagony/country theme.
Oddly dull for me, I know, but I do love brown, and it goes so well with red and orange...and yellow and pink...!!!


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