Sunday, 6 February 2011

Grab A Pizza The Action



Old enough to know better, that's me. I've spent the day in bed after consuming an entire party box of wine to myself, when will I ever learn? Oh well, I had fun getting into such a state.

 Some of the gang came round last night so the vintage partyware made an appearance.


My 1970's style party hedgehog went all continental and sported a selection of Mediterranean olives. Amy's beautiful sari came in very handy.

We haven't got a dining table as I'd rather have nothing than compromise on something I don't like. Our dinner parties are an informal affair.


We served Jon's legendary pizza


Tossed green salad.


It went down very well.

Sporting a bindi at one of our bashes is obligatory as Jon and Al demonstrate.

The two Lizzies are a bit shy.

The boys love raiding my stock of vintage menswear.
This green wool blazer was a bit snug on Adrian.

The grey cashmere Crombie dwarfed Richard.


Jon refused to part with his beloved camel car coat despite Al's pleas.

Pavlina couldn't fasten the Jaeger jacket across her eight month bump but the colour really suited her.

Liz fell for the rabbit fur coat and took it with her. Adrian kept breaking into Bright Eyes from Watership Down when she wore it out earlier.


The party tree was bedecked with retro sweets and speared Jelly Babies in honour of pregnant Pavlina.


As promised here's the dress my darling Helga sent me last week. What a perfect fit it is.

 We played Pin The Tail On The Donkey but by then I was beyond handling a camera.


No booze for me tonight. I'm not even dressed. What a disgrace.

62 comments:

  1. You look stunning in that dress ..
    What a fun night xx

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  2. This looks like SO much fun! I love the party tree!

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  3. Gorgeous dress! Sounds like a fab night, hope you feel better soon x

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  4. Box wine is really tasty,but drinking it all by yourself is hilarious. I wish that I was there to see the state you were in. You look like a goddess in that dress and it really flatters your figure and hair. Your parties look like such fun. Do you allow your friends to pick what they like from your closet? Are there any items that are off limits? Jon is a cutie.

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  5. Hooray! What a fabulous night! I can't wait to have shifted enough boxes to have people round - dinner parties ala Vix look like loads of fun.

    I am feeling your pain - I met the Aussie off the coach from Heathrow at 3pm on Friday, we finally rolled in through the door at about 2am on Saturday morning. We only went out for one... xxx

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  6. It looks like it was worth it. You look fab in that dress. xxx

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  7. The dress looks fantastic on you.

    Your parties look fab and the pizza looks yummy.
    I love the hedgehog too xx

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  8. To mis-quote Bowie, when I saw the title of this post I said 'gimme your hands- you're PUNderful!'.

    The olive hedgehog is a masterpiece, as is the sweetie-tree. What a fabulous party with a fabulous hostess!

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  9. That dress looks beautiful on you... perfect fit and matches the colour of the content of the glass perfectly ;)
    I love the jelly tree, the olive hedgehog and your CURTAIN! x

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  10. Looks like a blast!
    That pizza looks soooooo good.

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  11. hahahhahaha. Such a fun party.
    You are so unique.
    Love that fantastic dress, wowwwwwwwwwwwww.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. Oooh the food looks yumdiddlyumptious. As do you, of course!

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  13. That dress is stunning on you Vix, the colour compliments you perfectly.
    What a fabulous party, you sure do know how to have fun, and what lovely friends you have xxx

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  14. An 'entire party box' sounds like goon to me...which is quite a scary thing as one gets older. If you ask me you're doing well to get a blog post done!

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  15. Dear Vixy,
    Your poor liver ;)
    I have done it myself more times than I care to mention...even resorted to taking the foil bag out of the carton just so that I could squeese that last drop of vino collapso into my glass...dear oh dear!
    Glad to hear that you had a grand time though...very few things beat a house party with your besties!
    I love that dress, is that embroidery or applique to the front?
    You look AMAZING! Helga gets it spot on yet again.
    Hope you're not suffering too much from last nights fun & frollicks.
    Lot's of love,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  16. Well, this looks like the perfect night to me - hot frocks, gorgeous friends, dress ups, party games, fab food... tell us about the music?

    Vix - you look BEAUTIFUL as always (Helga knows you so well!) and you are the hostess with the mostess!

    Sarah xxx

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  17. The hostess with the mostest! This looks like a great night, Vix. It took me days to recover from the party on Tuesday (and I think I only had 1 or 2 drinks, it's pathetic). You totally deserve a lazy day in! xxx

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  18. Don't you host fabulous parties! The food looks yummy and the hostess too!xxx

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  19. Fabulous and I think I'll nick your retro serving ideas!
    I will be posting about you know what but just waiting for an additional item!!

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  20. OMG you look divine in that frock! The whole event looks bloody divine,actually!!Everyone had a stonkingly good time!!!
    IPA stands for India Pale Ale, darl. Not much of a beer drinker, me!
    Jeez, it's years since I drank that much wine...no,hang on,I think I was close on Saturday night myself! Hahaha! Ageing disgracefully,we are.If we learnt our lesson,we'd be boring!!!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  21. Great dress. That pizza'n'salad looks hugely enticing. Yummy.

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  22. Well, first of all I would like to say that you look brilliant in that long red dress, a brilliant find by Helga!

    Secondly.. you poor thing! Your head must be pounding! Hope you feel a bit better by now.

    That sweetie tree looks AMAZING.. I wish it were a real tree. I spy foamy mushrooms!

    I love the Picture above your mantle and the fire screen looks divine!

    You host a good looking party. xxx

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  23. Glad you had a great night! You look fantastic in that gorgeous dress xxx

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  24. Just a question please................

    Do you eat the jelly sweets?? As i know most comtain animal ingredients and you are veggie????

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  25. Haha! Sounds like a lot a fun was had by all - the party hedgehog took me back to my childhood! I remember those at my family relly bashes with olives and cheese cubes and pickles and the like stuck on toothpicks. Looking divine in red there!

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  26. @ Anon - Yes, I know they do! I'm a savoury person and much prefer nuts, crisps and Bombay Mix to sugary stuff.

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  27. Looks like you had a ball. You and Jon are great hosts. You look gorgeous in red too!!! x

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  28. Vix, you look amazing! Thanks for sharing your good times with us. I'm enchanted by the table, the food, the bindi, your friends and the chandelier. What a great piece!!!

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  29. Oh hope you feel better! Funny enough I've been in bed all day too...sick with a cold. Looks like you had a great time partying, haha Adrian looks quite dandy in that blazer. And your dress is gorgeous! I love that rich fuchsia color and the fit is perfect.

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  30. The dress fits you like a dream! An entire BOX of wine? I had to lay off the stuff in my early 40s as it led to some tremendous headaches. The salad you served looks delicious!

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  31. Looks like you had a great time, and the dress looks gorgeous on you.

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  32. What a slinky number and the colour suits you really well. Not too red and not too pink.
    Looks like a fun party :-)

    Love the retro hedgehog!!

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  33. Your parties really look like the place to be! I want this John fellow to come and cook me so pizza, because it looks so amazing. Almost as amazing as you in that dress. Hope your recovery from the wine goes well!

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  34. the nail colour goes wonderfully with that dress!! and oh such fun you all seem to be having...
    :looks at you with a faraway longing in her eyes:

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  35. It looks like someone knows how to have a party!
    That darn olive hedgehog is adorable!! lol
    I used to have a albino hedgehog for a pet. He was a sweet little pokey thing!
    The dress looks great on your and that food looks delicious.

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  36. Vixcita,
    You look like a indian goddess in red surronded by all your colorful decorations.
    Everthing and everyone look delicious.. That tree is fab.. Tell jon he better bake me a mexi pizza if i ever go and kidnapp you amor.
    Hope you feel better soon.. Tell mister jon to cook fried breakfast.. I heard it is a good cure for a english hangover.
    Hugs

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  37. What a fabulous party! And you look LOVELY in red! Truly, charming. As for how you're feeling today: Poor Vix! I don't think I'll ever be hungover again. When I was pregnant with my son, it was like being hungover and food poisoned at the same time, all day every day, for four months. Thus I shall never inflict anything like that on myself again! But before that...I can't say I was so diligent!

    much love: K

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  38. Sounds like you had a brilliant night - I love all the retro goodies! And Helga's gift of a red dress is just a KNOCKOUT on you!
    xxx

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  39. Looks like a fun night - and I love your dress!

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  40. This made me smile, it looks like you had such a fun night. Casual dinners are better than anything formal anyway. Why would you do anything boring and formal unless you were a rich person who had to entertain diplomats. We are lucky enough to be poor and only have to hang out with friends, much better! Love the hedgehog, such a good idea to do it with olives. And that dress is absolutely stunning - both red and plain, not your usual thing but it looks marvellous! Well done to Helga xx

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  41. ha ha ha we never learn do we? I do this less as I get older but I still do it occasionally, and no I never learn either! Looks like a fabulous night was had by all!

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  42. Your parties look brilliant, as do you in your red frock :)

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  43. Lovely dress, the colour really suits you. Looks like a brilliant time was had by all. Hope you've recovered now lol!

    Shirl xxx

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  44. Vix, once again you look stunning, the party looks like a whole load of fun and as Pizza is my favourite food, I am drooling over Jon's.

    Boxed wine is lethal as you never know how much you are drinking...until it's finished! I have done it many times myself.

    I did see Zen, fabulous, I think that is what started my crush on the divine Rufus.

    XXX

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  45. Looks like you all had a great night from those photos and that is one beautful dress. Glad to see the party tree again in all its glory too! xxx

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  46. Dearest Vix, you look absolutely beautiful in that dress. What a brilliant present from Helga.

    The party looks great and I love the olive hedgehog and party tree.

    I bet you were glad to see the back of the rabbit coat, love C xx

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  47. That pink dress is beautiful, its fits you so well. Sounds like a fun night, i love the retro sweets x

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  48. Sounds like you had the most fantastic night - how fun! I miss parties with close friends and copious amounts of booze, though I have to say I don't miss the hellish hangovers :-)
    xxxx

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  49. I'm kind of reeling just READING about it!

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  50. Ooh a party tree of SWEETS? Well that's just about my idea of heaven!

    That frock was a superb choice by Helga. It fits like it was made for you and you look utterly gorgeous in it.

    Hope the head is better today!

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  51. What a fun looking party! And not getting dressed the next day is definitely a good sign. As always you look gorgeous, and I'd have to raid your wardrobe playing dress up if I popped round. :)
    I love the look of the pizza and salad! Yum.

    xxx

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  52. Fabulous pics as always. The dress is great on you, delightfuly simple yet striking.
    Everyone looks like they are having a great time trying on all your wares.
    I so want to come to a Vix dinner party.
    x

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  53. have definitely noticed the bindis in previous pics too.. i jus'imagine them to be those jeweled kind, and seeing them in the guys' forehead feels different:) but what fun! thought the olives were lolipops:)

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  54. Hi my dear-sounds like a wonderful and fun affair, full of dressing up, yummy food and drinks and Helgas dress looks just stunning, she has a very stylish eye!! Hope you have a lovely week ahead too xxx

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  55. the food looks great but that dress on you is fabulous! wow you should just wear it every day!
    xo

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  56. The party sounds so much fun! good food and friends - I need to do it more often:-0

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  57. Love the red dress! The party looked like a lot of fun.

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  58. oh this night seemed to be an amazing vintage party... on saturday i felt so bad too. friday night i was drinking two bottles of red wine with my lovely granny. she felt pretty fine at the next day. i had a bad bad hanghover while i had my first burlesque lessons...

    amazing red dress...

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  59. I really enjoyed reading this Vix. My bro used to call me 'hollow legs'! But it was those damn alcoholic mice, promise! And then I would have awful (non alcohol related... cough....headaches the next day. Such an odd coincidence ;)
    You look gorgeous in that maxi and so good to see a vintage vixen party in full swiiing
    xxx

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  60. What a fun night it look like. I need some of that Pizza though!!!

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