Monday, 14 February 2011

Baby, I Love You

 
There's no need for us to make a big deal out of St Valentine's Day as we love each other all year round. For the past eighteen years Jon's presented me with a hand-made card and rustled up something lovely in the kitchen. In the meantime I'm lazing about in bed with Keith Richards, sipping rosé dressed in a vintage pink nylon peignoir.


Keith courtesy of my dear friend Christina currently frolicking the the Norfolk countryside with her sweetheart.


Off his head he may have been but at least Keith's somebody who appreciated a great hat.




You know I love you guys, don't you? As so many of you commented about this sweet little enamel pendant I found at this weekend's jumble sale I thought I'd give it away. If you're a follower just mention BIRD in your comment and the first name out of my favourite hat on Friday 18th February gets it. I will post anywhere in the world, it's only a titchy thing.

Vintage peignoir and bedcover (jumble sale), Antique corbeille bed and Cole & Son wallpaper (eBay)

Have a fabulous evening whatever you've got planned. If you haven't got a hot date lined up then have a read of these stupendous alternative Valentine's blog posts by the utterly brilliant Bella or the equally marvellous Margaret.

Love you!!!

81 comments:

  1. AwwWWW! What a delightful Valentine post. You look very glam and gorgeous in your lovely floaty peignoir. The BIRD pendant is quite delightful, count me in on the draw!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you both!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. Bella's blog is Amazing! :)

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  3. That Valentine's day plan sounds perfect, I wish I could have done something similar. The gig the boy and I were meant to be going to has been postponed so instead we're just cuddling up with some good tv! We don't really do Valentines either, it's just an excuse for people to spend lots of money on crap!

    I bet John's so happy to be with a brilliant BIRD like you :) (see what I did there?! haha) x

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  4. Hi Vix, you look lovely in your peignoir, I have the Keith Richards Book too but have not started it yet, can't wait. Thanks for the comment over at mine, you know I actually thought about you whilst doing the post, I had a sneaky suspicion you would love the Mamas and the Papas, can't possibly think why!
    Have a lovely evening.
    XXX

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  5. I am still in tear after reading Bella´s poem. Isn´t it fantastic???. I will say BIRD because i love the pendant, but I feel it should be me giving you...for the smiles, laughter and joy that you bring to my life everyday.
    Mil besos siempre.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. Hey, look at you all glamourpuss in your peignoir - very fetching too. Keith Richards looked hot in his heyday didn't he? And I'm loving that belt you can just see around Anita Pallenberg's waist - I wonder if she's kept any of those amazing clothes she wore?

    As I admired the BIRD pendant too, I'll keep my fingers crossed for the big draw!

    xxx

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  7. Loved keiths book! Anita and Keef have to be THE most stylish couple.
    And you're not too far behind ;)
    xx

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  8. Oh I adore your outfit/nightgown or what it is called in english! Really want one! And happy v-day to you!

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  9. Hi Vix... im a first time poster on your blog (or any blog... lol). I am one of your biggest fans and your blog really does brighten up my day! I have wanted to send you a message for such a long time but i was never quite sure what to say..but i want you to know that your blog was one of the main things that kept me going through one of the worst years of my life last year, and for that i shall be eternally grateful. You are such an inspiration to me! Theres a lot more i could say but ill stop now as i dont want to come across as some kind of internet saddo.... lol.
    I hope you and Jon have a wonderful evening together x
    Lots of love,
    Melanie x
    P.S sorry for the annonymous post as i dont have a blog myself and am not quite sure how blogland works!

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  10. Love you back! Happy Valentine's Day!! You look so pretty in pink.

    SB

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  11. You look so glamorous! The peignoir is just stunning.

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  12. Your makeup in this post is gorgeous. I'm not really a nightgown gal, but I'd definitely consider taking that peignoir home with me.

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  13. oooh, BIRD, BIRD, BIRD! How lovely of you to offer it up. It's so gorgeous. You look like you should be dictating a romance novel today. Have a lovely evening. xxx

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  14. Looking totally hot and minxy in your peignoir!!!Grrrr!!! I bet that's a good read!!
    Yeah,hot BIRD,pop me in your hat,please!!!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  15. Hi Melanie! How lovely of you to stop by. I'm honoured that mine is the first blog you've commmented on. Keep visiting! xxx

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  16. Ah, you know, I was going to boycott all mushy Valentine blog posts today what with being a broken hearted old spinster, but as always your fantastic pictures drew me in and I'm so glad they did otherwise I'd never have known you were giving away that beautiful BIRD pendant! Fingers crossed :) xxx

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  17. OOH you softy! And you said you were a bloke- what a sweet Valentine's day indeed!

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  18. Sounds like a gorgeous evening. Have fun with Jon & Keef!

    x

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  19. For some reason as I look at the first picture of you, I somehow just wanted to BE you in the picture. Wow! 40's glamour is what I love and a peignoir says that so well. We are BIRDs of a feather. The enamel necklace is lovely!

    I now need to go find a peignoir.

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  20. You're looking very relaxed and glamorous there Vix! Have great evening. xxx

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  21. Dear Vixy,
    What a lovely peignoir, you’re an utterly glam lady so you are!
    Mark & I don't do anything for Valentine’s Day, mainly because both of us strongly dislike the notion of doing something cause it’s expected of you; we choose to declare our love for each other 365 days a year rather than doing it in bulk on the 14th of February.
    A few years ago a friend of ours roped us in to go on a double date on Valentine’s & we had the most unromantic night of our lives & probably the most expensive one as well.
    As far as I’m concerned they can stick their special Valentine’s menus, love heart cupcakes, tacky cards, pink champagne & chocolate boxes…all I need is a great big cuddle from the man that I love :)
    Hope you & Jon have a fab evening in!
    Lots of love to the pair of you,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  22. I'm not going to mention the B word as I think there are lots more lovely ladies here who want it more than me. I have far too many necklaces and never wear them so it would be greedy of me. Now if it were those nautical shoes...
    Just wanted to post to say you look fabulous in that pink beauty!
    Happy valentines day
    Jesa

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  23. Lovely Valentine's post. Looking gorgeous to lie about with 'Keef' and he did indeed appreciate a foxy BIRD, hat or no hat.

    xxx

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  24. What a generous BIRD you are, Vix. Sadly my poor husband has yet to make it home from work but he loves me 24/7 so I do not mind at all. Have a nice meal with your love x

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  25. Ooh excellent giveaway! Cant beat a cute necklace. Here's my contribution - I hate being called 'the BIRD', hehe! :)

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  26. Natural elegance, you look lovely in your photos, how do you put your hair up like that?
    i try but it ends up looking like a
    Bird's nest..
    hope you both have a lovely evening x

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  27. Hello little BIRDy (gee, that was cheap, sorry :) - spending the day wearing pink with a loving, cooking man and Keith in bed... Can it get any better?! xxx

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  28. Delurking to say you've brightened up our days. Wish our 74 Beetle was in as good shape as yours but the climate here is for the BIRDs.

    Well, it's frozen on the side lawn and haven't seen a bird in days.

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  29. Looks like you have had a fab valentines day Vix. As always, you look stunning!

    I have cooked us a fantastic three course meal, scallops with pea puree, steak and chips, followed by heart meringues strawberries and cream! Yummy! Not a BIRD in sight!

    Now for the wine!!

    Much love X x x

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  30. Awww, you're a lucky girl. Happy Valentine's Day! xx

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  31. Holy guacamole - just when I think you can't get any more glamorous! How gorgeous was Keef - look at his bicep in that pic - PHWOARR!!!

    Vix you are as beautiful as always. And Melanie, your anonymous commenter above, is a lovely antidote to other anonymous commenters. Welcome to blogland Melanie!

    Sarah xxx

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  32. Well what a fit bird you are, I take my hat of to you!

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  33. Happy Valentines day you beautiful BIRD! Your bed looks so comfortable, no wonder you look so relaxed! What a sweetie Jon is! xxx

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  34. Happy Vday, Vix! <3<3<3

    (bird :B)

    x x x

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  35. Happy Valentine's day gorgeous BIRD! Love the vintage pink nylon number xxx

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  36. ooooh love love that peignoir on you amor..you look like a sweet pink powder puff "Birdie".
    Keith Richards rocks!
    loving that retro card is so true.. You lucky lady "Jon"cooks for you and makes his own cards..how special.no need for extravaganza only plain Amor.

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  37. keith richards was gorgeous in his day... i wouldnt have minded being his BIRD... ( HAHA!!) he was fit though wasnt he!!

    loving the " even glam for lounging around the bedroom " outift!!

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  38. Love your blog!! You always look fabulous! and i looooooooove the BIRD Pendant!
    xo

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  39. You look wonderful! Happy Valentines Day xxx

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  40. BIRD! Definitely count me in ;-) love that pendant! Have a great night xx

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  41. You look lovely in pink Vix, Happy Valentines Day!

    Bird is the word!!

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  42. Loving your Valentine's card - hope your dinner was as yummy!

    That necklace is seriously adorable, & you are just too lovely, putting it up for a giveaway, so I am of course going to have to say 'bird' - thanks :)

    I'm now off to check out those blogposts you recommended.

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  43. For a tough chick you sure do look good in floaty pink Vix! I got the book and bow today, thank you so much - the bow is fabulous, Mr D thought it was brilliant. And the awesome James Bond card is up on the mantelpiece. Just need to finish a Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and I can get stuck into some vampires! Much love to you xx

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  44. Happy Valentine's Day! You look like a gorgeous actress from the movies.

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  45. You are so lovely Vix, such a lovely thing to do. Looking utterly divine in dusky pink - with the jewels of course.
    Me and Andy have a nice meal in, some lovely wine and maybe a chocolate or two. :)
    'Cause I'm as free as a BIRD now. And this bird you cannot change"

    xxxx

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  46. LOve the Keith Richards in his youth- beautiful creature.

    And you are a delightful BIRD in your sweet nothin'.

    Happy V-day to you, love! -Bella Q

    thanks for the link, now I'm off to read Margaret!

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  47. From one vintage bird to another - Happy Valentine's Day! Xx

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  48. You beautiful woman you. What stunning pics! Glamorous in the extreme - the pegnoir is just amazing.

    Oh heck, I can't work the word BIRD into this comment in any sort of comedy fashion. Also can't type "enter me please" because I have a dirty mind and it's making me giggle. Erm....

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  49. Vix you look like a beautiful silent film star! Happy Valentines to you! Con Amor, Ofelia

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  50. You look so freakin glamourous even in bed! Glad you are enjoying your book.
    Sounds like you 2 love BIRD(s) have the right attitude to valentines. x

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  51. Blogger stole my comment - try again.
    You look so freakin glamorous even in bed.
    Glad you are enjoying the book.
    You 2 love BIRDs have the right idea about valentines. x

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  52. Heh, I love that card! And the wine glass! You look beautiful in the pink gown...so perfect for valentines day!! Thankyou for always leaving the lovliest comments - be my valentine, wont you?!!

    Xoxox

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  53. PS. You and jon are such lover BIRDs!

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  54. You really are a generous BIRD, I honestly couldn't part with it! Love your lounging in your nightie picture, and love the card too!
    Kandi x

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  55. What a vision of old world glamour you are in that pink peignoir! You're such a classy bird (boom boom haha!). And my wasn't Keith Richards a dish in his day?

    Your Valentine's days sounds perfect! We did manage to squeeze in a candelit dinner with some home made bolognese and a glass of fine Aussie red.

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  56. Well all I can say is if "Keiff" met a hot, saucy BIRD like you, he'd drop everything and challenge Jon to a guitar-off to win you over:) xoxoxxoo

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  57. I didn't get a valentines as mine and Hugh's anniversary is only 10 days before, so we celebrate that instead! Sounds like you had a nice, chilled one.

    Love the BIRD pendant!

    Lou x

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  58. I love a pretty little BIRD and that necklace is no exception! Gorgeous outfit as ever, thankyou for my comment on my blog and I hope you had a wonderful evening xxx
    creditcrunchchic.blogspot.com

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  59. What a fabulous way to spend St Valentines, the pink peignoir is so glamourous, and the wine and book both make for perfect accompaniments. I hope you and Jon had a wonderful evening xxx

    p.s Bird

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  60. Oops, I didn't get anything for Mr Rose&BIRD, then he got me flowers and a card! Sounds like you had a nice chilled evening.

    BB is only just crawling so it's not too bad at the moment, but I've started moving breakables out of his path!

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  61. Oh I want to read that Keith Richards book. I think it's sweet Jon still gets you a card - all the Aussie and I did was go to the football and argue on the way home about a missed penalty. Ahhh young love ;)

    BIRD is indeed the word

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  62. You look so glamorous :) Very pretty x

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  63. It's one day late, but Happy Valentines :) You look very valentine-ly in your baby pink outfit, just chilling with a glass of wine! :) We don't do much out of valentines either, one year we even forgot it was on, because we weren't in UK haha! :P But dinner and a card sounds about round- no need to have only one day to celebrate love :P

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  64. Have just caught up on your blog - not sure where my weekend went but agree with Valentines being too commercial nowadays. I think it's far more romantic to have your someone special serenade you (and far less fattening than chocolate!) Love the little BIRD pendant too xxx

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  65. Love the peignoir, gorgeous colour! You look fab and home is where the heart is I always think
    xx

    PS love the BIRD pendant but the peignoir more!

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  66. Sooooo delighted that I found you through Bella's blog!! Definitely be following!! Adore your style!! Fabulous attitude...great quotables!!

    http://thefarmgirlfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  67. Ooh is that the Cole and Son cow parsley wallpaper I spy? I was lusting after that for my first house, it's still lovely. Love your bed too! And please count me in the hat for your BIRD pendant giveaway :) x

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  68. Count me in the the BIRD pendant giveaway please! Loving your wine glasses, and glad to see you're a rosé girl like me! xx

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  69. Looking very glam Vix, hope you had a wonderful time ... ;0)

    Shirl xxx

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  70. Hi my dear-you look so decadent and lovely, hope you had a lovely Valentines day xx

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  71. keith. this young and very delicious looking version of keith richards is all i want. i'm in love with him (the young men) since i was i teen.

    http://www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  72. What a dreamy nightdress!! Happy valentine's day!!

    BIRD:-)

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  73. Well that's definitely my idea of a perfect valentines day, your gorgeous BIRD. Love your blog and have been reading it for ages now. You definitely inspire me to get rummaging through the local charity shops. Sadly I don't seem to get the same kind of bargains as you, but its fun to look!

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  74. I missed this post on the intended day. Makes me want to go back and do Valentines Day properly!

    Working BIRD into my comment cleverly has me frazzled.....so I'll give up trying.

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  75. How very romantic to be lounging so fabulously attired whilst your honey makes dinner! I really enjoy your blog, makes me wish for a visit to the Black Country to see if I find as many bargains as you! I am a very dedicated second-hander but don't have quite the opportunities where I live. I would love a chance to win that love BIRD pendant, thank you. Off to read your recommendations right now.

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  76. happy valentines to my favourite vintage BIRD!
    i know that's rubbish in comparison but my brain is not working the past few days xx

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  77. Dearest Vix, what a lovely post and you look beautiful. Your right you two love each other all year round and so do The Actor and I. I still want a card though... as long as it's not padded! Love you too xx

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  78. Brill post, your blog makes a poorly girl very happy! :)

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