Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Orange Pop

 

Orange is one of my all-time favourite colours, especially on a grey day when an acid bright injection of colour is just the thing to lift the spirits. I was pleased to find this frock for just 99p on my road trip yesterday.


One of my hand-made floral head-dresses with Orange Pop lipgloss, Barry M's Tangerine Nail Paint, a couple of second-hand bangles and the 1960's perspex ring Mum wore when she was expecting me.


They don't look very orange here but my marigolds are really vibrant normally.


Good old Gilbert

Some of our 1960's art glass, a vintage Smith's clock with a 1966 "Horses In Red" Boots' print and some beautiful lillies from one of my dinner guests.


Some of our collection of 1960's ceramics.


The shelving unit was a car boot find, surprise, surprise!

Thanks so much for your kind messages of sympathy and support yesterday. 
Please don't ever think I'm a misery. Like my home, my blog's a happy, smiley place where visitors are always welcome and I promise to keep it that way.

Vintage St Michael sun dress (99p ExtraCare), 1980's Italian suede boots (£4.99 British Heart Foundation), brass bangles with turquoise and coral (inherited), Suede bag (Indian street market), Orange prayer beads (Alleppey, Kerala)

Hooray for windy summer days so my new purchases can be washed and worn within hours of finding them.

41 comments:

  1. Misery is the LAST word I'd use to describe you! You're such a cheerful, happy, inspiring person. Much like this post - what a fabulous colour pop to brighten a grey day!

    Good old Gilbert indeed. I love him! x

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  2. You are definitely allowed to grieve publicly for Lucy. That's not being a misery.

    Why isn't Gilbert called Gylbert? And if he were would that make him French or Welsh? Just a thought.

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  3. I would never think you were a misery! You are always so upbeat but sometimes life gets in the way and shit things happen. That's ok and we love you even more for it Vix!

    I love orange too! I think I prefer it to red sometimes!

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  4. I love the boots/dress combination. The 1960s ceramics are fab too, my Nana had loads of these and they were just got rid off, its so sad.
    Dx

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  5. Aw, I love how you've used the orange theme in so much of your life! It's not personally my colour, but it's amazing to see how creatively you've splashed it about!

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  6. Vix, you MUST have a thing for orange! I love it and you look like you are channeling Pocahontas, I'm digging the vibe!

    xoxo, Bonnie

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  7. seriously, u rock everything u wear!! love ur attitude and positive energy:-)

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  8. You really suit orange with your complexion! It's I colour I don't own in any form at all. I love your haul and thanks for the charity shop finder link I didn't know that wonderful site existed.
    Kandi x

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  9. Ah, it was a dress; I thought it was a top yesterday - actually, a great MINI dress which looks fabulous on you! Love your orange collection - it's such a strong, positive colour (& brings up happy memories of times with brightly clad Sannyasins). xxx

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  10. I love that outfit you are so hip snd cool xx

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  11. Never a misery vix, but with what you have been through your entitled to feel sad, you may be MY superhero but you are human x

    I would love to come and rummage around your house and your wardrobe, everything tells a story.

    Lots of Love sharron x

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  12. Love all that orange. You're right, it is very cheery. And btw, you're not a misery at all. Your blog always brightens my day (OK, I'll stop gushing now)!

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  13. Like mother like daughter! Love the pics of your house, it's lovely! I love orange, it reminds me of Hermes! XO!

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  14. Aw you're never a misery Vix, so sorry to hear about Lucy Jean

    Love this dress, i just came round to orange a couple of years ago, now i can't get enough of it!

    xxx

    psst...i've left you a little challenge on my latest post ;)

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  15. I adore orange as well! Many people don't. Who knows why? Also, sorry about your kitty. That is truly sad. But she was much loved and lived a good life I am sure!

    As for the ring your mom wore? SO AWESOME! And your house is KILLER! Seriously I must get myself to England to visit you and carboot sales!!!

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  16. So many gorgeous things!Esp you!Cute frock!!Orange is G's favourite,and certainly one of mine!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXHelgaXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXLOVE!

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  17. Orange looks amazing on you!! The color is definitely a feel-good pop of happiness!! xxoxooxo

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  18. Gorgeous orange it is a great colour and am I allowed to have Gilbert as my fav xx

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  19. Dear Vix,
    I’d be more worried if you never have the odd “downer day”…maybe it’s just me but I’m deeply suspicious of people who proclaim they are perpetually happy…what are they androids!?
    Life occasionally throws things at us that will inevitably bring about a phase of sadness & I believe the best way to work through it is to allow yourself to express how you REALLY feel instead of papering over the cracks, pretending all is well & keeping up appearances.
    No ones life is like a breakfast cereal advert where everybody’s smiling all the time & nothing ever goes wrong.
    I don’t for a moment think that your readers deem anything less that cheerful out of bounds; they are your reader’s cause they love you just the way you are…regardless of you feeling happy or not so happy or even occasionally sad.
    You’ve had to cope with a lot over the past few months and it’s a real credit to you that you have managed to keep so positive through it all; Vix, you are an inspiration to us all on so many different levels, THANK YOU!
    I love your outfit today too, orange such a great colour on you, you look like a 70s beach goddess.
    Take care my love,
    JEM
    …xXx

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  20. The dress is great, and you've done perfect hair for it. Are those pieces on the middle shelf Finel??

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  21. I LOVE orange!!!....and I love orange on you Vix! You're just... as delicious as a tequila sunrise!

    Okay... your bangles... that ring... swoon! And your shelf! the whole shelf! Your house is such a wonderland!!!

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  22. I also love orange and I think that dress is super lovely!

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  23. oh Vix, I am so sorry about your kitty. It is a very sad thing to leave a loved one. I still long for my Boy, Rex after 3 yrs. but I know he is on the other side somewhere waiting patiently for me. Bitty hasn't been her usual self as of late, and Rod and I are kinda preparing in our own way, to finally send her on as well. My vet once said that it is a great thing for us to be able to allow our pets to not have to suffer. My heart is with you.

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  24. Vix, you and the word misery don't go hand in hand. We all have moments in life when we need to let things out, and need peoples support. That's what the blogging world is (or should) be all about.

    The dress looks lovely on you, very pocahontas! :)

    And Gilbert is lush isn't he. Andy is buying VW world religiously and drooling over campers. One day...

    X xx

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  25. You're so adorable Vix !
    I love your dress !

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  26. You look gorgeous Vix...you have the look of Sixties Cher about you in that dress. Lovely!x

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  27. What a fantastic blog and what great finds you get to wear!! And about misery, you are allowed to grieve, to be sad or happy or anything. I doubt you would make anyone miserable with such colourful blog. Love your cat forever, love your blog and yourself, you're doing a great thing here xxxx

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  28. What an interesting house you live in Vix. Love your collections they work so well together and you really suit orange. Not many people can carry off orange but you do very well as you have strong colouring.
    (I have red in my hair and don't suit orange at all)

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  29. tu est magnifique, et j'aime beaucoup ta robe.
    Superbes photos.

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  30. Vix you look about 15 in those photos!

    The more I see of your house the more I want to just come and live in it. What a stunning place with such interesting things inside.

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  31. Vix, you once asked me to do a frivolous shoe post! I'm not sure if it's as frivolous or shoe-y as you might have hoped, but it's up and I do hope you enjoy it!

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  32. Lovely orange items, that ring is beautiful!

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  33. Orange, Orange, Orange!! I love that color as well... it is very much an underrated color... This dress is beautiful. I especially love orange and teal combos..

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  34. Oh my god I'm looking for a shelving unit like that to go in my bedroom, I saw this antique toybox today at a local antique store and thought to myself , 'vintagevixon'
    haha
    peace
    prettyneons x

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  35. So sorry to read about your Lucy Jean in your last post.

    Some splendid buys from Ilkeston ... :0)

    Shirl x

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  36. A misery? No dear! You are always so cheerful and in good form. In love with your Orange colour pop;-)

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  37. love the bangles pic and the van!!! u do vintage all over is thats the coolest part about u

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  38. Gosh you have some lovely oranges in your home, think the trick is to go more along the burnt orange tone than the neon.

    Amy x

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  39. Orange is an amazing colour on you, in your home and of course on Gilbert! Misery is definately not a word I would use to describe you!

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  40. Ohh my you have so much Orange so well organized!! Love your dress and good old Gilbert looks fun! :) I have a soft corner for Orange as it's my school colour! :)

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  41. Hmmm, it's a toss up between you and my Chester friends Paul & Steven as to who I want to move in with most! xx

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