Tuesday, 11 January 2011

If you were alien, an extraterrestrial

 torn in two, missing home, I would leave my world, board your silver rocket ship. Blast off to the stars, just we two.
If You Were Alien - The Brunettes


I bought this dress last month at some Christmas Markets in my town. In an effort to bring people back into the heart of town and away from the shopping centres every December our town holds a number of night markets called The Red Lantern markets. Everything sold there is hand made and usually by local people. The necklace above is a lace heart, given to me by a friend who has a stall at these markets. It was an unexpected Christmas gift when I eyed it off when I attended the last market leading up to Christmas.

This particular dress is crafted from old tea towells and it is my new tea party dress. I have worn it a few times now to a tea party I held, to a jazz gig and to a New Year's Eve picnic on the foreshore. If you have been known to frequent Bondi Markets the lady who created this dress used to attend those quite a bit before she found it too hard to compete with prices. I love wearing this dress, even if it is quite a bit more low cut and revealing than I am used to, even with a slip. 

 apple and cinnamon tea

 my gorgeous record/cd player


bye bye birdies

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

These precious things

let them break their hold on me. He said 'you're really an ugly girl, but I like the way you play.'
-Precious Things, Tori Amos

I don't like to clog a post up with too many pictures so I am posting this in 2 separate posts. Today I decided that op shopping with a friend of mine might be a nice way to break in my new dress. I decided to take my camera along in case we went into any particularly interesting shops and in the end we did. I didn't take and photos in the Salvos and Lifeline shops because they are all the same, but I did take some in this antique shop we went into. It's called the Colosseum and is full of fun little artifacts of from the past. It's always fun to browse through.

 trying on vintage top hats

When I get paid I think I might go back and collect some doileys and tea cups and saucers for my tea parties. They have quite a few really cute little vintage toys and I think I might start collecting some. I think when I leave home my house will look somewhat like an antique shop haha. Or a grandmother's home.

 half of the wall of vintage radios

 pianola reels. These remind me of Olivander's Wand Shop


I can't trap a mouse

but I can pet a cat. No I'm really serious, I'm really very good at that.

- The Perfect Fit, The Dresden Dolls

New dress ahoy! I had intended to stay away from the shops during this time of crazy sales and special prices. I am saving you see. Saving to go overseas in June and also to register and insure my new vintage canary yellow Vespa. Pretty sure that's going to cost me a fortune. I promise a blog on it when I get it in within (hopefully) the next week or so.

Anyway I went with mum to the shops with the intention of seeing if a book I wanted was in Angus & Robertson yet. But we got side tracked by Myer. And I ended up with 2 new dresses. One was on special but this one of course was not. It's rare for things I like to be on sale haha. I have unfortunately and cursably expensive taste. And a penchant for justifying spending a few hundred on a dress. Fear not though, this was not hundreds of dollars. It's a Quirky Circus dress and is currently in stock in Myer if it takes your fancy.

Somewhere along the line my cat Poppy decided to join in the photographic fun.