Monday, 2 May 2011

Bloomin' Marvellous



It's been a perfect weekend. The weather's been glorious, we've hung out with friends and picked up some brilliant bargains from the Bank Holiday car boot sales. We've even got cracking on the garden, replanting the window boxes with variegated ivy and miniature white chrysanthemums and filled our eclectic assortment of skip-rescued pots with car-booted trays of geraniums and marigolds.


I found these flower-trimmed black lace heels at a car boot sale this morning for £1. There's no labels and I don't think they are anything posh but they're blooming gorgeous.

Vintage maxi dress (Courtesy of my darlings Helga & Sarah), galvanised watering can (rescued from a skip), saddle stones and pottery wall plaques (found in our garden)

I'll have to share my other finds soon, we're having a crisis here as the boiler's just blown up and we can't get hold of a plumber. Looks like an emergency takeaway pizza and a bottle of wine to see us through. 


53 comments:

  1. Vix that dress is fabulous!I love the colour. Hope you get your boiler fixed soon.
    Dx

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  2. The pots look fab. As do the shoes. What a find. As for the dress wow!

    Hope you get the boiler sorted soon.

    X x

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  3. Oh no, hope boiler behaves till you get a plumber. I have been inspired by a clear out to get a few vintage goodies into my life again. I like well loved items :) x

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  4. You can't beat a car boot for plants as they are a) cheap and b) the seller actually knows about what they are selling which is more than can be said for many people who work in garden centres these days.
    I am so jealous over those shoes; they are blooming gorgeous!
    Hope that the boiler is ok xxx

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  5. Hi my dear!! Your dress is amazing, perfect colour and style for pottering around your garden! I do hope your boiler is sorted out asap too, enjoy your takeaway and wine!! xxx

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  6. oh hell - boiler bother is too tedious - at least the weather is warm ... hope you get it sorted soon.

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  7. Oh no, hope you sorted an emergency plumber. Lovely dress, looking forward to seeing the rest of your car-booted goodies!
    Curtise x

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  8. Gorgeous dress and the colour looks lovely on you.

    xx

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  9. You look amazing today, really healthy and relaxed!
    Those shoes are stunning I thought you had added the roses from your garden. It's exciting planting stuff up, I have tackled growing stuff from seeds for the first time ever and they are growing; it shouldn't be a suprise really but I am chuffed!
    Kandi x

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  10. I'm sure you'll cope on the takeaway and wine ;) Love your back door sign!!

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  11. O....M....FECKING GODDESS!! You ARE a Goddess! I adore you in that frock!Hurrah!Mega jealous!!
    Your hair looks DIVINE and I may as well switch to capitals BECAUSE I AM SHRIEKING WITH LUST FOR YOU!!!!
    I think I'm gonna faint.
    Love you to BITS,talk later!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. the perfect gardening dress!!

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  13. Lovely dress, a gorgeous colour for the Spring!

    I was getting a bit worried that something had happened when I didn't see a post from you. Hope the boiler gets sorted quickly x

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  14. Loving the dress and hair. You're looking stunning as ever. Those galvanised watering cans are great aren't they? We've got two of them which we found abandoned on our allotment!

    Hope you get your boiler sorted pronto!

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  15. Dearest Vix,
    first let me thank you & Jon for the fan-fecking-tastico videos in your last post...you guys are LEGENDS! I think that next to the word 'free spirit' in a dictionary there should be a little picture of you.
    The frock is fabulous!
    You even look splendid doing the gardening.
    Sorry to hear about your boiler, atleast it's not sub-zero outside...why do these things always seem to happen at a weekend or bank holiday, when the call-out charges for a plummer sky-rocket?!
    Hope it gets sorted soon.
    Take care love,
    Jem
    xXx

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  16. Adore your frock, and your HUGE hair! Is it wrong that I'm jealous of your watering can? I've been gardening too this weekend, and today I managed to bag 3 tomato plants for 60p... splendid... now I just have to not kill them! xx

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  17. That minty maxi is fabulous!

    I do hope your boiler is fixed soon. Malfunctioning hot water is NOT GOOD, even in warm(ish) weather!

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  18. Oh no hope you get the boiler fixed sharpish! It must be annoying!
    You look lovely as always, the colour really suits you!
    Sophie
    x

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  19. You look adorable what a beautiful dress and such a stunning shade of green looks amazing with your dark hair and talking of hair such a pretty style to wear it in. I hope you get all the problems sorted our very quickly, dee x

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  20. Can't take my eyes off those fabulous shoes!!! Love the color of your dress too :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com
    Apothica Giveaway

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  21. Looking gorgeous as ever. I love the wall plaque!

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  22. Is this what you wear when you are working on ur garden? wow!! you are bloomin marvelous in everything you do:-)

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  23. Dearest Vix, what a bloody nuisance about the boiler. I hope it's something simple.

    Love the the dress, how fabulous you look watering your plants.

    The shoes are gorgeous and so are the wall plaques.

    I wanted to do window boxes and pots last weekend but we ran out of time. Next weekend definitely.

    Speak very soon, much love, C xx

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  24. Oh you look perfectly divine in that frock, Vix! SO BEAUTIFUL! I adore your hair too - I am inspired to pull the bumpit out of hibernation now!

    I hope you get the boiler drama over with qiockly - what a pain!

    Sarah xxx

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  25. Oh I LOOOVE that dress! You are so easy to buy for and of course Helga and Sarah know you so well, awesomeness!

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  26. Good excuse to eat pizza... and just saw your royal wedding party post. LOVE all the retro food! We had a party too, my friend made trifle with a red jelly union jack on top and someone else made a Nigella Lawson crunch cake... mmmmm, am still eating the leftovers. I suppose that is what Will and Kate are doing too, after all, the leftovers are the best part about a party...

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  27. The hair! That dress! That... watering can. Love the hippie sign, too, just completes the image.

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  28. This mint color maxi is gorgeous on you.
    Is a perfect dress to inspire the flowers to bloom!

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  29. You look so glam watering your garden. That colour suits you so well. Pizza and bottle of wine sounds perfect x

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  30. YOU are blooming marvellous darling Vix. Very Margot today in the frock and is that a hair piece or have you been doing your hair - you look incredible. That colour green with your tan - WOW! You sound like you had a fantabulous weekend and I love planting out in spring too - so glad you're having some lovely days gorgeous!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment:)) xoxoxoxo

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  31. Such a pretty frock and the colour is so sparkling, too. Hope you managed to sort out boiler;-)

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  32. Oh, your hair and that maxi! I love it!

    http://the-aili.blogspot.com

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  33. your hair is really stunning and maxis seem to be made for you :)

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  34. Hi Vix, I wish I looked that elegant when I do the gardening, we do share the same watering can though! Hope your boiler troubles are sorted out soon.
    XXX

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  35. Oooh, you look delicious. Belated welcome back.

    we have some wonderful skip pots in our garden. One of them is even home to a plant we rescued from a skip on pub crawl in Greenwich. Plants love pub crawls - this is a fact x

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  36. This is one of my favourite colours. Full marks for the sign beside the door!

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  37. That maxi is an utterly fabulous color for you! Incredibly flattering. I am a big fan of your hairstyle as well. Perfect outfit for doing a little gardening!

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  38. Most glamourous gardener I've ever seen! :)
    Hope you get your boiler sorted soon, it's a pain not having hot water, but good job it isn't winter!

    xxx

    p.s Only just watched the vids you had on the last post, very funny!!

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  39. As ever, you look fab - love your 'Hippies use the back door' plaque!

    Ali x

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  40. Looking as stunning as always, still love your sign, and the watering can....mine has finally got a hole in but we still use it lol!

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  41. hop;e you get the boiler sorted soon!

    i am pretty hopeless at anything plant-related, just can't seem to keep anything but my cactus alive!

    i love the fact that you look stunning even in the garden, and those shoes are fabulous ;) Xx

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  42. Love that dress!!! So glad i found your blog xxx

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  43. the shoes are gorge. Good luck with the boiler repair. Nightmare things x

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  44. Forget the shoes! (just for a moment... YOU'RE blooming gorgeous!! My GAWD! You are soo gorgeous Vix! That dress is perfection on you.

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  45. You look a Roman tan Goddess, love, love your hair amor.
    that color looks great on you.
    lovely red roses shoes,I would snatch them up quickly and great bargain too.
    good luck with boliler.
    hugs

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  46. Blooming marvellous outfit to water the plants, Vix!
    (I've got one of these old watering cans, too. Aren't they neat?) xxx

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  47. Just sending love. You look darling.

    SB

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  48. I love these photos I love your hair.. I am missing mine already :( xx

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  49. I keep forgetting to water my pots (lettuce, herbs & strawbs) they look a bit thirsty! xxx

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  50. Oh my gosh, that Hippies sign is so rad!
    I've seen lots of 60's photos with that saying. You have the best stuff ever ;)

    Love the flower shoes.

    xoxo
    Sis

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  51. OMG i ADORE that dress!!

    Sadie xx

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  52. Okay - having MAJOR shoe envy here!!

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