Friday, 3 September 2010

Knock On Wood


This isn't really a wood, it's just more of our uncultivated garden. The dove cote has been there for years, it desparately needs restoring but every time we get around to it some of our little feathered friends have beaten us to it.



These clogs on the other hand really are wood. They were waiting for me in the Salvation Army when I dropped in earlier. The vintage maxi dress was 20p from a jumble sale and the shoes were £1, could it be my cheapest outfit ever?


It's a night in for us, the rosé's on ice and I've spotted some forgotten pretzels hidden at the back of the cupboard.
What are you up to? Hope it's fabulous.



45 comments:

  1. You and Helga are totally twins, you are both barely visable within the greenery today. That frock is wonderful and the price is better still!! Enjoy your wine and pretzel evening.
    Kandi x

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  2. You have some highly desirable footwear, I must say. Tonight? Well, I'm doing THIS! Knackered after 3 days at work so early night for me. Have a nice time.

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  3. I love those clogs, Vix! Have a lovely evening. xxx

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  4. OK those shoes are wonderfully YOU !!!!!
    And I love this shade of green. No one does a Maxi like you, Vix :) I am Clobbered today and am not close to getting done before Rod gets home. Oh well ;) I have some fun ideas that I hope will work and can't wait to try em. I'll keep on plugging away this weekend. I need a nap. I had to go downtown and re-apply for my medical card. The lines were Sooooo long.
    It's frightening how many people are struggling right now for food and a home. I am grateful, but have a tough time seeing the U.S. recovering any time soon. I just hope they don't start a war to boost the economy :(
    Well, enough politics :)
    Have a terrific weekend.
    My new favorite word is "clobber" :)
    And I need to figure out how much your $ converts to dollars. I just imagine it's dollars and a great buy ;)
    I just peeked at the shoes again. Perfect !!!

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  5. I have to say this is probably one of my fav. outfits of yours! The Maxi just flows on you and goes so well with the 'background' too ;) And you never cease to amaze us all with your 'bargains' You have an eye for it and a little bit of luck too, i suppose? ;) Happy Weekend!

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  6. Love that maxi dress. And your dovecote, too - always rather fancied having a dovecote in my garden. Happy weekend! x

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  7. You look great in the photos with all that greenery, and I like the dove cote. I'm well into clogs too; I brought a traditional style pair in cerise leather last year, which I'm still loving a year later! Have a great evening, we've just got back from having a Thai and I'm stuffed!

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  8. What a gorgeous dress! My Friday night consists of cider, roast chicken, and watching Liberty Valance on telly. John Wayne is hilarious!

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  9. Love your 'wood'. It is our 5th wedding anniversary today so we celebrated with a night in with a chinese...stuffed now though but in a good way x

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  10. 1 euro for those clogs?! Nomnom.

    I'm going to try to finish my first knitting thingy (a mini wristband haha). Then when I do finish I can progess onto scarfs, then jumpers and then woolie tigh-high socks. Yes, idea, plans, ideas, plans...I am looking forward to the socks. Hopefully Prada-esque ones made with grey/white wool. PLANS.

    I love how your garden is over-grown and not super neat. I always like this and dead flowers.

    x x x x

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  11. Gorgeous outfit Vix and i love your garden. Hope you are having a great evening. xxx

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  12. Green is one of my favourite colours. 20p is an incredible price, I love that dress xx

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  13. Hi Vix,

    If you're still coming on Sunday, drop me an email with your mobile number and we can meet up. I'm aiming to get there about 1ish.

    L x

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  14. sorry, email would help

    louiseanneadele@aol.co.uk

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  15. wood nymph look! love it!

    p.s. love the way you write-- it makes me smile

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  16. Gorgeous maxi and I spy some great bangles too - you look like a woodland nymph. Going vintage clothes shopping tomorrow - I doubt I'll beat 20p somehow!

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  17. I love that green maxi and the shoes! Great finds.

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  18. You have got to be kidding about those clogs! They are better than any of the ripoff crappy clogs I've seen in shops. You're so lucky they fit and they look utterly fab with your new dress you gorgeous creature!

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  19. That has got to be the BEST maxi dress I have EVER seen. Yes, I adore it. As well, I LOVE the shoes! You are cute cute cute! And so THRIFTY! Yes, you are my shopping soulmate.

    as for my night: Nanaimo bars (YUM) and a nice Riesling.

    ps. I love coming to your blog. It makes me happy.

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  20. Bargaintastic!!!
    You,my love,are just what I needed to see after the chaos here overnight! I was still HAMMERED when the earthquake hit-we've just had another big aftershock,they've been going all day.
    Love you,I will check in for possible chat later.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. love the real wood quality! no manmade wood-look alike lol
    xx

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  22. camouflaged:)! you've just proved that you don't need the military pattern for a jungle battle... u r awesome!!!

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  23. Hi there-maybe the cheapest, but certainly one of the chicest outfits of yours, I adore the dress and sandals, fabulous finds indeed! have a great weekend my dear! x

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  24. Excellent finds! Adore your dress, nail varnish and footwear. The nature around you is very soothing to the senses. XX

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  25. I love those shoes and the dress looks wonderful on you xx

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  26. Dear Vix,
    You look ravishing in green & those clogs are the bees-knees too.
    Your 20p dress bargains always have me totally gob smacked, I mean it’s not like we’re talking some two bit scraggy Primark cast-off but bona fide vintage gorgeousness!
    £1.20 for the outfit is just bonkers cheap…
    it looks more like £120+.
    I’m gathering some bits & pieces together for another parcel of wee surprises (+the giveaway dress)…
    I’ll pop that in the post for you next week!
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
    Lot’s of love,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  27. OH MY GOODNESS that's AMAZING! Those shoes are stunning, and for a quid? Really?! Unbelievable!

    And your garden is absolutely gorgeous, Vix, I'm so envious! 'Uncultivated'? Keep it that way!

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  28. You look lovely Vix, like a woodland nymph. Georgeous maxi and I LOVE those shoes! So, I decided to look up the exchange rate and if I understand it correctly you really did score yourself the big one! What amazing prices. oh, and I totally love a wild uncultivated garden.

    ~Bonnie

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  29. your garden looks enchanting. i will take some cheese with the pretzels! the clogs are fantastic. they make your toe nail polish just sizzle. always love visiting.

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  30. Honest £1.25 = gorgeous outfit. Wow!

    Sounds a good night in, I've caught up with friends, now relaxing with a glass of merlot. xxx

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  31. The dress was such a steal! People in Surrey ae so greedy when it comes to selling second hand! Lovely outfit!

    I'm just kicking back with my best friend, having a gossip and then off to bed!

    Have a lovely evening!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  32. That is a very pretty and bargainous outfit Vix!

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  33. Cant belive that outfit was 20 pence!!!!!!! AMazing!

    You look so pretty in these garden pictures!

    Hope your having a good weekend!

    Sal xXx

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  34. Love those clogs, they're a major score. Proper vintage ones are SO hard to find. For me, anyway!

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  35. Dear Vix, firstly thank you SO much for your amazing comments over at mine. I'm over the moon you liked the interview and Fee is overwhelmed with the response and so happy with the comments people have left on the blog, Facebook and emails.

    That dress is fabulous! I love the green, the print... what a brilliant bargain. It really suits you.

    I would LOVE a dove cote in my garden. I'm looking into bird feeding bits and bobs at the moment and trying to work out how to get it in the right place. I love to see birds in my garden. Have a wonderful night in, much love C xx

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  36. Hey Vix, have you ever thought of doing a vlog?

    Bonnie :)

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  37. Lovely as always

    You get such great bargains xx

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  38. I so love wild gardens like yours, Vix. Fabulous sandals! They go so well with the dress, which looks perfect for India, too! xxx

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  39. That dress is beautiful. I'd love to see your shoe collection Vix xx

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  40. Vix, this is one of my favorite outfits ever! The green goes so nicely with your hair and coloring! Enjoy a glass of rose for me! XX!

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  41. What a complete steal of an outfit and so pretty. That bird house is so cute! x

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  42. These pics are gorgeous! I am i love with that dress!

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  43. The maxi looks relaxing. The whole setting does.

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  44. I LOVE your garden!! We cultivate our garden to be uncultivated!! You look like a Dryad honey...

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