Sunday, 30 January 2011

Lucky Old Me!




The postman woke me up at 7.30am yesterday with a parcel packed with treats sent all the way from Australia from the beautiful Miss Sarah Misfit. It was just the thing for clearing my booze-addled head.

I knitted the turquoise bow brooch after being inspired by the awesome Alex.
Can you believe it? A second towelling dress in less than a week! This beauty is labelled as "Prelude, Made in Australia." It's so cosy and warm I couldn't resist wearing it to the supermarket where it won a few admiring glances, I can tell you.

Knowing my love of poodles Sarah sent me this card. It's keeping my latest 1950's find company on the bedroom mantlepiece. My china poodle was 40p from the Salvation Army on Friday.


A huge cocktail ring with yellow stones and a fabulous velvet bow belt. My nails aren't painted today but it will be worn accessorised with some brightly coloured Barry M polish at some point this week.

A kangaroo scarf , two insane flower napkin rings and a pretty card.


 This 1970's brushed cotton dress is made by Len Vogue of Melbourne. If anyone knows him tell him I like his style.


Purple felt crysanthemum handmade by me.

 What a utter sweetheart Sarah is and aren't I lucky? Thanks, my darling.

45 comments:

rosie-alia said...
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rosie-alia said...

Love that towelling dress, what a lovely print! And looks absolutely gorgeous paired with the turquiose bow.
Oh, that china poodle....40p? Very jealous! xx

Penny Dreadful said...

She did so well, all those things are so very you. I love the pattern on the second dress best, but the first must be hugely cosy. How ideal for winter. The kangaroo scarf is, of course, fab. xx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-what very thoughtful and stylish presents, both dresses are tailor made for you and look a dream!! Your poodle and the book are just so cute too! xx

Devon Dumpling said...

Adore the cocktail ring! x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Two very lovely dresses - tres chic! Your knitted bow and crysanthemum are just right for those finishing touches. I love that cocktail ring too, its a stunner - to be worn with green Barry M perhaps? xxx

Perdita said...

FABULOSO!! Cosy and stylish, perfect for a January Sunday.

Helga! said...

Sarah is a TOTAL doll,and she has made the most divine choices for you!!! You look gorgeous in those frocks,they're perfect!
Digging the napkin rings!And the brooch and the belt and and and .....ahahahahaJust what a booze addled girl needs is lovely treats! I'm glad I'm not the only one who loikes tacky nationalistic stuff,the kangaroo scarf is a treasure!
LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

La Dama said...

Oh you are so lucky..Sarah is the sweetest..you look so stylish in those vestidos..pretty napkin ring and velvet belt is mi fave. I still need to send you some goodies to amor.

Sarsaparilla said...

So you know how to knit too! You are always amazing me with your many talents...

Sara is a sweetheart to send you all those things. Love the dresses! I just took a little break from writing this to pull out of my closet my one and only 70's floral maxi dress - to see if it still fits me. Yay - it does! You are slowly but surely turning me into a 70's girl (again)...

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

what a lovely parcel of goodies x

Make Do Style said...

The dresses are diamond! You look fab and I must get dressed up more for the supermarket! xx

Alexandra Mason said...

Wonderful gifts Vix! I love your bow too xxx

Smashingbird said...

Love the cotton dress & your handmade goodies especially the turquoise bow.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love the dress - towelling dresses really remind me of my nan, happy days!

Fashion Fabrice said...

You look great! That dress looks amazing on you!! The print is awesome and the belt is really cute!:)
you have such a great blog by the way!i'm happy i ran into it:) I really like your style and reading your posts!
So i'm your newest follower:)
hope you visit me back and become my follower too!
Love,fashionfabrice!
Have a fabulous day!

SabinePsynopsis said...

You are SO lucky, Vix, and I love the patterns of the Australian dresses - and how amazing is the kangaroo scarf?! xxx

Jessycalouise said...

Looking great as always,I love the cocktail ring! :)
x

Alex said...

Oh what a pair of fabulous frocks! You must have been utterly delighted to open up such a parcel full of goodies.

Em x said...

Ahh i'm such a sucker for bows, the belt is gorgeous and the brooch is so cute xx

Psychedelicsister said...

Aren't we a couple of spoiled broads this weekend ;)
I seriously want to die over your dress. It's so Celia Birtwell looking. Looooove love love it! That ring is amazing too. You have the best ring collection ever.

xoxo
Psychedelicsister

VainGlorySinner said...

You are indeed very lucky!

The second dress looks AMAZING on you!

Those little napkin rings are so cute. I like the look of decorative napkin rings around the base of candles.

I love the purple and green glass vases on your coffee table.

I can't help but admire your curtains whenever I see them in a picture. They are divine! xxx

Rebecca said...

ooh you are indeed a very lucky lady! I adore the dresses and the poodles are so sweet! x

Ofelia said...

Well done by Sarah! The dresses fit you perfectly. Love the kangaroo scarf and the yellow cocktail ring.

That's Not My Age said...

I like it. A towelling maxi dress with woolly tights and boots is the perfect way to keep warm this winter.

Veshoevius said...

Lucky lady indeed - not one but two glorious maxi dresses that look fab on you! I love the gorgeous prints!

Vintage Coconut said...

Found you through Helga. =)
Love the dresses!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Aw what a beautiful selection. Those napkin rings are quite simply awesome!!
xxx

Terri said...

the kangaroo scarf! Are there more of those where that one came from?

Kitty said...

Ah Len Vogue, know it well, they must have made a lot of maxis in the 70s. You're spoilt as always my dear, lucky you!

pip a la chic said...

You are one special lady Vix!

giddynici said...

2 gorgeous new frocks. You are rapidly changing my opinion on towelling. Plus you have a figure to die for! x

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh I am so glad you love them! You look BEAUTIFUL as always, Vix. I am gonna keep my eyes open for another kangaroo scarf - I'm pretty sure that one was an early 80s number - I 'll need another for Helga and one for Penny...

Sarah xxx

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Such a gorgeous print and I think I like it with a bow better!It fits you so beautifully!

dinoprincesschar said...

p[lease can you explain to me how to knit a bow - i need to get round to learning to knit!! :)

fee~bee said...

oooh I am loving both those dresses I really like the colours on the second one
xx fee

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Vix, Sarah has chosen wonderfully! The dresses are totally amazing on you. I love the turquoise knitted bow too. Love C xx

Calamity Jem said...

Dear Vixy,
yup, I agree LUCKY you!
Those two frocks are fantabuloso & you look absolutely spendiferous in both of them!
I'm actually experiencing some slight print envy at the moment...the towelling dress print ROCKS my cotton socks off!
Lots of love,
Jem
...xXx

Carol said...

Sarah is a sweetheart and all those treats are amazing! I like the last dress especially, it really suit you down to a T.

Carol x
www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

Alice said...

What lovely surprises, and what a coincidence with the towelling dress, this may just be the start of a whole collection, you never know. I would love to bump into you at the supermarket, you by far must be the most stylish (grocery) shopper xxx

daisychain said...

Wow, what an amazing package to recieve!

Rachel (RooPaprika) said...

Fantastic frocks! You have such wonderful friends. I am loving that bow, might have to find where I have packed my knitting needles...

IMAN said...

You are indeed a very lucky lady to have friends who send you such amazing duds. I love the towel maxi, it's very unique. I have only seen Pucci ones lately which are super expensive. Those dresses should be with you, you wear them well. In this post I can see why people mistake you for Cher.

Bonnie said...

What a great surprise and you look fab as well! I've enjoyed going thru your posts, I wish I weren't so exhausted when I get home from work I would post and comment more often. I loved your previous post on a nite on the town with friends. It looked like a fun evening and the food looked exceptionally delicious. It's fun to see how people in other countries or states live their every day lives and how different yet similar we all are. It's probably why I enjoyed geography class when I was in grade school.

Have a fun week, Bonnie

Sangu said...

That is gorgeous! Vix, you and your postman must be the best of friends by now - you do get some amazing parcels! xxx