Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Daylight Robbery



We've taken advantage of a beautiful October morning by going scrumping.


To non-Brits, scrumping is stealing apples from an orchard or a garden, a popular Autumn pastime for naughty kids.



Dad's not around to reap the benefits of this year's bumper crop so we thought we'd better step in and get to the apples in his garden before the squirrels (and the yoofs) do.




It looks like I'm going to be busy in the kitchen, our own trees are laden with ripe apples, too.




These red ones are deliciously sweet.



I think I'd better get Dad's lawn mower out, our Indian Summer's caused the grass to shoot up.


Vintage Jeff Banks W1 label blouse (Courtesy of the awesome Alex), Festival earrings and 1970s maxi (Queen Helga), Ostrich belt (20p), willow trug (50p) and straw hat (50p) all from car boot sales.

 I wonder what are the chances are of finding a cheap cider press at tomorrow's car boot sale? I could murder a pint of cider.

71 comments:

SabinePsynopsis said...

Only you manage to go scrumping so stylishly, Vix! (just learned a new word :)
Now it's going to be apple tart, apple cake, baked apples, apple cider?... X

Kelly said...

I'd definitely buy a pint of Vintage Vixen scrumpy. :)
Blouse is amazing, good find Alex!
Hope your dad is on the mend.

xx

Sonia said...

Love your outfit as usual. I'm planning on making an apple crisp today... sadly these were not scrumped apples. I think I'll say scrump at least 10 times today. It's scrumptiously scrumpy. : }

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Very atmospheric autumn pics, Vix, I can smell those scrumped apples...

I dream of a little orchard of my own - Get trampling those beauties! xxx

sacramento said...

What a wonderful sight, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. i feel like a new blouse and plenty apples now.
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Krista said...

Scrumping leads to humping don't ya know :) You look like an absolute autumn dream here with your gorgeous maxi from Helga and those beautiful bell sleeves. The straw hat is marvelous too. I love apples can't wait to see what you make.

How far is your Dad's place from yours? I am enjoying seeing the sun out somewhere because it sure isn't here.

Love you~
Krista

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-how awesome it would be to find a cider press, you and Jon would be supping for ages!! I adore your Jeff Banks blouse, it goes so well with that fab maxi skirt xxx

pastcaring said...

Knowing your amazing luck, you just might stumble across a cider press, Vix!
How scrumptious is your scrumping outfit? The print and the sleeves on the blouse from Alex are beautiful, as is that glorious full maxi skirt from HRH Helga.
And loving your willow basket too.
Over to yours for apple crumble then! xxxxxxxx

señora Allnut said...

wouu, you look gorgeous, love every piece you're wearing and the whole ensemble you created!, so perfect for a garden incursion!
Your hat and blouse, and that maxi skirt, so blue!, and the pretty garden background!
And I'm admiring you've decided to make your own cider!!
besos

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I'm almost certain you'll be blogging about having a cider press within the month! The blouse is beautiful, I like this semi-Edwardian look you've got going on x

jules said...

woah look at those apples! I remember making apple juice from small cox apples when I was younger... *sigh* those were the days...

loving your outfit Vix!!!

Jules {click on wishlist to access}

LUCEWOMAN said...

What a romantic looking day!
Fantastic outfit, your spies do a great job.
Apples are so versatile, but I think I'd run out of ideas with the amount you have there. Cider is the best option, without a doubt. You're bound to encounter a home-brew enthusiast tomorrow. Enjoy your evening, hope you find some treasure tomorrow.

Lucy x

Bonnie said...

Aw Vix, you look darling in your outfit and I love the hat. Great to learn a new word (scrumping) but what's a yoof?

You have such great luck at the car boot sales that I'm sure a cider press is on the horizon for you. When you've got your first batch bottled, can we all come over and hoist a glass to your dad?
Hope he is doing well.

xo, Bonnie

Tanvi said...

You look right out of the movies in this look! :) Love the romantic setting too!

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Miss Magpie said...

I sincerely hope you are going to make your Dad something yummy from those apples! ;-)

What a lovely garden he has, I hope he is able to enjoy it again very soon. x

La Dama said...

Vixcita,
Your making me crave apple pie, with apple cider. You look so delicate in the Countryside, love that little red riding hood wooden basket.would have a blast taking fotos in that lovely garden.
is Jon hurrying you up? ;)
luv ya

Lizzie said...

u look super groovy!!!

makinggooduse said...

We've got more apples than we know what to do with on the trees in our garden too. I've been stewing them like crazy as well as eating them as they are, if you find any good apple recipes please do share them.

You look wonderfully elegant in that outfit and only you could look so fabulous whilst scrumping.

Heather said...

ohhhhhh cider sounds fantastic!! how bout some applesauce :) ~ You look so sweet stealing apples hehehe love your outfit!! and the hat looks wonderful also. I just love hats can't wait for mine to get here. I can not believe I did not even pack one and they are so hard to find here everyone wears scarves on there heads so I guess there not thinking about hats hehe!! ~Enjoy that Indian Summer looks beautiful the photos are gorgeous love all the colors ~Love Heather

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You look very sweet and innocent here, but I'm not buying it for a second! ;)

Seriously though this is a very lovely, whimsical outfit. You look divine. And you lead such a charming life. Like out of a storybook!

trashsparkle said...

I'm glad you were picking them up off the lawn - don't think you'd have got far trying to climb trees in that skirt! And yep, I reckon you'll soon find a cider press. Or Jon will build one! xx

Tomye said...

Wished I lived closer, I have an apple press as well as all the necessaries for bottling. We have oodles of orchards in Pa. My hubby wants to try making Apple Jack. -T

Marcia B. said...

fabulous photos!

Amie K said...

what a trendy scrumper you are haha! Fabulous outfit for scrumping in too! Love the look! I also took advantage of the bumper crop my mum and dad's fruit trees have given when I went home for a visit, they're so much yummier than shop-bought ones! yumma! xxxxxx

Miss Rayne said...

Truly Scrumptious!

Kestrel said...

Love your blouse!

What will you do with all those apples?

That's Not My Age said...

I love the hot apple cider you get in New York - even though it's non-alcoholic! Also, quite partial to an apple pie or crumble.

Scarlett said...

You make scrumping look so chic Vix! I'd look like a sweaty betty hanging off a tree if i was to partake in this activity! Scarlett x

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Yum yum! I love apples straight from the tree! Make some lovely crumble and hope you find a press for the cider, hic! :)

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I am loving that blouse on you hun x

My scottie goes scrumping everyday in the public orchards, he is a gready sod!

Please may I? said...

Oh the past time of many a mischievous youth!

I don't think any were ever quite so glamorous though.

Think of all the lovely baking you can do and should you need any help eating any just drop me a line.

X x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I love that blouse. Oh and the stuff you can make with those apples. Booze is always a good choice, chutney, apple crumble/pie etc. WEll done you!

Rachael said...

Those apples look so tasty, my parents have been getting our cooking apples off the tree and they taste so good in crumbles!

littleowlski said...

My dad actually managed to make his own cider pressing contraption - don't ask me how he managed to make it work!! Love that skirt and am very jealous you were able to take advantage of the sunshine in such a lovely way! Emma

vintage_kitten said...

love your top and skirt.perfect fall outfit to pic those yummy apples.I miss having true fall season.I can imagine all the things you can make with those apples.Apple cake,apple sauce,apple cider,apple muffins,caramel apples,candy apples*in my bubba voice from forest gump*.lol.

Kezzie said...

Oh Vix, I adore this look! That blouse is truly wonderful! I'd love to wear this outfit! Mmmm, scrumping! Except someone scrumped ALL the apples from my tiny tree last summer, despite the fact I lived in a terraced house, high fences on either side with neighbours at the end! It must have been my neighbours at the bottom! grrr!

Oh and that was a very sweet thing you said on my blog! I am positive most of the time until I am moaning to my colleagues about how irritating the class I have just had are (depending on class!)! Teaching has turned me into a moan :-(

CameronPoe2409 said...

That first picture just looks like a 1970's magazine shoot! You look fab xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What a lovely garden your dad has. A little hidden orchard.

Love your scrumping outfit. Its scrumptious! (ha ha could not resist)

Great photo's oh yum some cider. It would go well in an apple cider cake.


MBB x

Helga! said...

Jaysus,you look a treat!Bugger the scrumpy,I'd like a refreshing pint of Vix!
Sorry I missed last night,darl-feeling pretty ghastly,went home,slept most of the day,then slept another 10 hours last night...still feel blah.Poos! Too old to party,maybe?!
Might have to get your feet into a barrel if a cider press doesn't turn up!!! Hurrah!
Love YOU!!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

HIPPIEBOHORELOADED said...

autumn is so pretty, how lucky must you be to have a garden like this ... love your outfit

Genius Loci said...

Excellent photos as always, Vix!

Young at Heart said...

and what a fabulous blouse it is.........fits so perfectly, looks so good xx

pinktutu72 said...

You've got that naughty up to something look in your eye! What a beautiful yard. The picture with the door looks like it's straight from a fairytale. Your blouse is pretty I wouldnt think the purple and yellow would go with the blue skirt but it looks lovely.

Rose&Bird said...

Great outfit - especially love the blouse.
I was going to make wine from the apples on out tree, but I think they've gone a bit mouldy!

Knowing you, you're almost bound to find a cider press tomorrow x

Emma said...

That is a Beautiful top! I Love it with that skirt!

Nelly said...

I am in love with that garden Id love one just like it.Scrumping a brand new word for me.You look so sweet in that outfit and am sure you will find a cider press very soon if you havnt all ready.xx

Audrey Leighton said...

gorgeous photos! love anything vintage :]

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Miss Peregrin said...

True story - I have never heard the word scrumping before today! Sounds like fun though, and you manage to do it in such style! Coveting your hat!

Vintage Coconut said...

You are one gorgeous scrumper if I do say so myself.
*mmm* Apple cider is delicious.

Cordelia said...

Loving the colour of that dress on you.

I had to scrump ALL the apples I cooked with this year as our trees decided NOT to let me have any fruit this year. What with that and the dogs running into them I didn't stand a chance of getting any!

What will you be cooking with yours?

Cxx

WendyB said...

Gorgeous...such a great little hat too!

The Style Crone said...

Scrumping is a new concept for me, but looks like you have the perfect outfit for it!

Miss Claire said...

Ohhh, that sounds like fun! I love hunting for things. Great outfit, too! And a sweet basket to boot! Good luck finding a cider press!

Xoxox

fee~bee said...

lovely photos vix looking amazing as always ,are you making cider?? we'd love to make some as we have tons of apples too but don't have a press so it looks like a years supply of apple crumbles etc for us instead I'd much prefer some cider though
xx fee

The Brunette said...

Love the colour of the skirt xx

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I had never heard of scrumping before! My Mum and her siblings used to steal figs and mulberrys from the neighbours trees when they were younger.

Oh and the blouse is divine!

Em x

Trees said...

Making cider would be so fun! It looks so lovely in the UK - aren't you the ones suppose to be having cool weather? Its raining down here in NZ. Such a lovely blue skirt you are wearing:)

Kitty said...

Lovely scrumping outfit on a lovely lady! He he, had to say it. You'll have to show us what you've made with them all now.xx.

Collette Osuna said...

Love the long skirt.....hat too....what fun photos:)


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Miss Peelpants said...

Scrumptious!! ;)

I love stewed apples and pears in the winter. Nothing quite like a proper English apple! xx

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a glamorous outfit for scrumping!

Faff said...

Wow your dads garden is amazing, think he may have my dream house! Excellent apple picking attire too :)

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

Beyond Fabulous!!!!!

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DeniseAngela said...

You sure do scrumping with style....thanks for the explaination....it will help me when I get a chance to go back to your beautiful country! I do love fresh apples....do show us what you are making!

Alice said...

I am so very envious of those lovely apples, what a pleasure to be able to go into your Dad's garden and bring back such delights. Beats the supermarket version hands down xxx

Veshoevius said...

Look at you scrumping apples in such style - wonderful blouse, hat and maxi skirt Vix!

Circus Girl (Zoë) said...

I've not heard anyone say that in so long it brought a smile to my face to read! We have lots of apples too and yesterday my mum gave me home made apple crumble! yummy! Enjoy! Zoë x

Misfits Vintage said...

AYYY! What I wouldn't give to go scrumping with you! You look so beautiful in this gorgeous outfit - I especially LOVE that blouse - the print! the sleeves! The colours!

The basket of apples, the sunshine, your gorgeousness and the lush green grass make me want to move there right now!

Loveapples, Sarah xxx

Prutha Raithatha said...

u look down right sexy in this outfit!!! i love the whole thing!!

dannithegirl said...

You look absolutely bootiful in this picture! I love apple picking :) xx

the Citizen Rosebud said...

YOU look delicious!

I was just thinking about making cider with all your apples when I read you were going to look for a cider press- yahoooo!

I'd love to murder a pint of cider with you!