Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday Is The New Sunday



I'm cheating, yesterday's outfit will have to qualify for joining in with the party over at Patti's Visible Monday.

1960s Young Mayfair by Hershelle chiffon maxi (£12, vintage fair), candy coloured suedette platforms (£5, local boutique), massive hoop earrings (fabularse Helga)

 At last weekend's fair one of my sisters-in-vintage pointed out a dress on another stall holder's rail she thought I might like, which I did, but the one tucked away behind it nearly caused me to explode with joy. Seconds later, after a cheeky haggle, it was mine.


 Kinky Melon took to the road twice this weekend, firstly to hip Kings Heath in Birmingham where we had a brilliant day. Jon's 1970s cowboy shirt got it's first outing and I'm in a £1.25 House of Lavinia maxi from the Sally Army.



(Laura Mvula's gorgeously summery track is a tribute to Kings Heath.)


Yesterday it was off to Pelsall for a day's trading at their hugely popular vintage fair.


We were so busy I hardly had time to take photos. By the end of the day neither us were capable of stringing together anything more coherent than Pass the rum.


So now my weekend starts. I could finish taking in my Dollyrockers maxi I bought from Maisie's Closet Vintage a couple of weeks ago....


...or tackle the heap of washing erupting from the laundry basket....


...or crack on with the dressmaking project I started last Tuesday.


But sod it, the sun's out and I'm three days suntan behind the rest of the UK so it's a bikini, a good book and a sun lounger in the garden.


Hope you had a fab weekend. 
I'm off for a mammoth blog reading catch-up before the sun fully reaches the deck.

See you soon.

72 comments:

  1. Hurrah to that, love! I'm loving seeing how Kinky Melon is getting out and about and how wonderful to meet so many Sisters. Love it!
    Pink maxitastic, babe. One of my favourites now, looks amazing on you.
    Can't wait to see what has become of the soldier fabric.
    Have a fab week...sun is out...let's have some.
    Loves ya!
    Em
    xxxxxxx

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  2. That maxi is gorgeous - what a find!

    I think a sun lounger, book and rum cocktail is well deserved - have a fab time :) xxx

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  3. Bloody hell, that maxi is frickin EXQUISITE! The colours, the sleeves, the neckline... it is just GORGEOUS and so are you, amor! And Jon in that floral shirt is DELICIOUS! So glad you are getting some lovely sunshine - we are on our third day of winter and I'm ready to top myself. For realz.

    Love you more than perfect maxis! Sarah xxx

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  4. Great track by Laura Mvula and what a stunner she is! I'm totally with you, take a day off after your busy weekend and make Monday the new Sunday. I would be sitting on the balcony right now but the roofer has just been to put a non-slip coating on top of the plasti-coat that went on it last week, so it'll have to dry in the glorious sunshine for a fair few hours. I'll be popping to the park later with a crochet blanket and a few bottles of Carling zest, on a day like today it's got to be done, this is the real perk of not working for the man ;)
    You and Jon both look awesome tending your stall and I'm sure you were rushed off your feet with such well stocked rails and display tables. I love your geisha style bun-do, very fabulous...xXx

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  5. this shade of pink looks great on you <3

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  6. I love your Pink dress and JonS floral shirt. It looks like a great weekend!
    Hurray for sunshine!

    Xxx

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  7. Two stunning frocks, the pink chiffon is just dreamy, and I love the bright green print maxi with the ruffle. Your lovely assistant ain't half bad either!
    What a busy weekend you've had, you certainly deserve a lounge in the sunshine. Your stall always looks amazing and inviting, and it's great that the other stall holders become friends - one big happy vintage family!
    Stick some washing in (better still, get Jon to do it!) then chill for the rest of the day, sounds ideal! xxx

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  8. Pure fabulousness in pink, dear Vix.
    Happy Monday.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  9. Wow you always look so gorgeous!!!!! The dress just sing on you Miss Vix......the pink is stunning.
    Yay to lots of wonderful poppets at the vintage fairs.
    Enjoy the sun shine.
    Love V

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  10. Hope you caught up on your tanning!!! Love you with a bun, looks super pretty!!!

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  11. Ah, put yer feet up and have a blissful day! We have to make the most of our sunshine. The sewing machine can wait. xxx

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  12. Me encanta el estampado de este vestido!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  13. That Dollyrockers maxi is going to be a good one! I can tell! And you've gotta know how much I enjoyed the view of the mirrors & frames on the brick!

    Glad you got some "rays". You've really been on the go and a book & sun (and rum) were well deserved.

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  14. Another gorgeous maxi! Just right for this lovely weather. Enjoy your lounging time!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  15. What a super pretty maxi....you look stunning. The turquoise nails work a treat with the pink. But my heart lies with that green maxi dress. Just gorgeous & inspiring! Xx

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  16. Washing pile my arse!!

    Go and catch some rays!

    LOVE that pink maxi. x

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  17. Give me a second to wipe my drool ;P Oh, my, the pink dress is one of the best I've seen on you and you have many great maxi, ya? The green one is equally gorgeous but the pink one is simply drool worthy!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  18. Gorgeous dresses, glad that KM is doing so well, you deserve it! I have a mountain of housework and sewing, but the Internet is issuing its siren call!

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  19. Hope you have a lovely relaxing day! x

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  20. Catch the sun while it's out! Love following your fab vintage fairs on FB... and oh! what a dress! xoxo

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  21. Looking fab. So glad the fairs are going well.
    Enjoy that sun! M x

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  22. That pink maxi is gert lush as they say in these here parts. The pink is so vibrant - in a good way! Taking into consideration the dress and today's fab weather, you should have titled this post 'Totally Tropical'! ;-) xxx

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  23. gloriously pink maxi!, you look gorgeous sporting it with all that bracelets and pretty bijouterie!!
    and also love that green maxi, such a pretty print!
    glad you're enjoying so many fairs and fabulous people!
    besos & visible

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  24. Brilliant! Looking forward to seeing the finished sewing project. Your printed pink maxi is stunning of course! xx/Madison

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  25. You certainly do deserve a day or three on the sun lounger after all that exhausting work! My god, two vintage markets in one weekend? What are they putting in the Walsall water? Whatever it is, I need some of its magical powers! You look so fresh and perky in your glorious pink and green and I absolutely love Jon's floral cowboy shirt - I wonder how many people commented on it and wanted to buy it off him? Shove a load in the machine, let it do its business, then you can catch some more sun hanging it out. Sod the indoor stuff, enjoy the longer days! I'm so sorry I haven't been visiting much, I'm slowly making my way back from the Never Never:) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  26. Cheers to a new look at Monday! (It's my day off so I rather love it too) Enjoy the book and the sun, and have a tall cool one as well. Love your new dress - thanks for sharing it all with Visible Monday. xoxoxo

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  27. I'm glad that my favourite boutique is having all the success that deserve!!You really have to spread your amazing taste in vintage clothing worldwide!!Jon is wearing always beautiful shirts, I'm really impressed by his style, he's awesome!
    In this post you are wearing two dresses that I love and you are so gorgeous in those colours, the pink maxi has a fabulous pattern and the sleeves are great!!The white and green one has a lovely design and the side holes are so cool!!
    Enjoy the sun and your book, I wish to wear a bikini soon, today is winter here!!
    Have a wonderful week
    All my love xxxxxxxx

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  28. Forget the work and go outside enjoy your rum in the sunshine x

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  29. Laying in the sun is exactly what you deserve after busting your ass all weekend making nice:) This maxi is so so so yummy!!!!! It's new huh? I love it on you and Jon must wear that shirt more or give it to me :) I love hearing you were busy and I also love seeing all the festivities. I would love hitting up these fairs every weekend I had free. What fun. Speak soon my dear!!
    LOVEYOUmorethanvinatgefrocks!

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  30. you and your blog are beautyfull! but my english is very bad - sorry.
    xxx birgit

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  31. It looks like things are going well for Kinky Melon. And what fun you have doing it too.

    Hope you have had a good day out in the sun catching up on the tan!


    P x

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  32. Kinky Melon is taking over the vintage market one fair at a time!!

    I love Jon's western shirt!! Her is rocking the floral. i'm still trying to get Lauren to consider a hawaiian print shirt-LOLOL

    Both maxi dresses are fabulous!! i can't wait to see whqat your sewing project is!!
    but for now you just lay out catching some rays with a good read!!

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  33. Both of these frocks are bloody lovely and look amazing on you. Three days suntan behind..? You still look brown to me, are you faking it? Bugger being industrious, put your feet up and get a drink down your Gregory.
    x

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  34. You look so gorgeous in that dress, there are no words for it!

    Love and love the dresses i purchased from you
    Next i will be wearing the maxi!

    Ariane xxx

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  35. OH MY HEART that pink dress :)
    Also the green tiled fire surround is swoony.
    This sunshine business is going to catch on, mark my words :)

    You're looking completely wonderous as always - glad you are having such a great time taking KM on the road.

    utterly 

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  36. Love all your outfits and staging, as always :) !

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  37. Gorgeous dress! I love how everything else goes to pot when the sun is out! I love the coffee pot set on your stall x

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  38. Sounds good- I'd have opted for the sunlounger too!x

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  39. Shocking Pink. The navy blue of India. You look super fab. It's about time you took a little break you, vintage vixen, you!

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  40. You most definitely deserve a day in the sun, which I'm sure you're doing in as much style an wonder as you are in those two maxi dresses in this post.

    It's wonderful you had a successful time at the fairs, even if it left you exhausted.

    Your clothes basket is tiny in comparison to what needs to be caught up in here. Seriously a full grown adult could get lost in what to fold and put away.

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  41. Enjoy the sun and I hope that you get nicely brown like me!
    The green dress and the pink dress are just beautiful on you and I'm happy to heard that the business is moving along splendid.

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  42. HOLY FECKING DELICIOUSNESS!!!
    TWO FROCKS OF GLORIARSE PROPORTIONS!!
    I love BOTH these frocks, but the electric pink one is burning my retinas!!! The hair is sheer perfection, darl!
    YAY for some grand fairing! It does sound tiring, all that schmoozing and selling, but jeez you seem to make the most fun of it! A few rums are just the ticket after a big day of it!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  43. What Helga said!

    You have some utterly gorgeous dresses which just fit you to perfection and they are just too good to be true and I don't have enough superlatives to even start describing them.

    I did a bit of a sharp intake of breath to see that beautiful Dollyrockers dress in pieces, but then I relaxed. Hey, by the next time we see it, it will be fabulous again. No stress I.

    See this is where I need to learn from you. I'd be doing jobs. Hope you had a wonderfully relaxing day in the sun. xxxxx

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  44. That pink dress is just perfect on you... looking gorgeous missus! And Jon cuts a fine figure of a man too... what a glam couple :-)

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  45. Glad to hear you are making the most of the sunshine.
    Isn't it wonderful?

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  46. Wondering what's going to happen to the Dollyrockers dress now! The chiffon one is just spectacular - I love the colour, not sure that I see you in hot pink often, it reflects the Indian influence in your style! The green maxi is also rather amazing too. Your stall is just growing and growing, there's so much there to look at! I must pop up for a visit soon! Have you topped up your tan yet? xxxx

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  47. THank you for introducing me to Laura Mvula's music! I am entranced. Literally.....entranced.
    ; )
    d

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  48. I'm with you - enjoy the sun while it lasts!! That pink floral maxi is perfection on you!

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  49. It was a good day for sunning in a lounger here in the US too!

    We very rarely see maxi dresses in thrifts or at the fleas in our part of the country. I am truly envious of what you manage to find.

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  50. What a bright and fresh looking maxi! Love your choice of bangles, especially the lavender one.

    Good to hear that you did well at the shows this weekend. Your booth always looks so fun and inviting. I totally hear you on the coherency after the show thing. Not that I mind people handing me cash all day on bit, but I can hardly stay awake to eat dinner afterwards when I get home. When I finally go to bed, I feel like I'm slipping down a long, dark rabbit hole.

    Your alteration project reminds me of why I learned to sew as a teenager. I got so tired of clothes not fitting that I just started making them myself. Looking forward to seeing you show us that beauty that you have in progress.

    Photos of your home and neighborhood always seem so lovely; really enjoy seeing them. Hope you had a restful Monday!

    xxx

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  51. You look stunning in the pink maxi! Even though it's work...what fun to be at vintage fairs! AND I love the painting by your dress form! XXX

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  52. So glad the weekend went well for you. A bit envious of all the sun you've been having--too cool here yet to sunbathe.

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  53. The green dress is lovely, but you look fabulous to the max in pink! The color really suits you!

    Thanks for the info about the micro-mosaic jewelry. The prices I saw online were even less than what you quoted, so I guess if I add a little glue to save the pieces from falling out it's not going to affect the little value there is!

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  54. Yay to sunshine and I definitely think that you have to enjoy it while you can. Love the dress you got from the vintage fair, green is definitely your colour.

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  55. Oh Vix! That hair! I love it - also that frock is perfect on you too. I hope you had a lovely time in the sun. Lately I've found it hard to be inspired to do anything in the evenings - but for the opposite reason, its just so DARN cold :P

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  56. You do Helen proud in that glorious pink frilly maxi. Add some shimmying and gyrations and you'd be a spitting image. Maybe Liberty's style director will take note :)
    Glad you took a well-deserved break. Even with all the fun of chatting with sisters-in-vintage and perusing other stalls, vending is hard work!
    Love Jon's floral shirt!

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  57. Love the dresses and how you've done your hair! Can you believe the weather, don't blame you for dropping everything and enjoying it! xx

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  58. hot couple. I love Jon in his rosebud shirt!

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  59. Hi Sweets. Sounds like you've been a busy bee, so I'm happy to hear that you decided reading outdoors was the right thing to do after the rush was over. You look terrific throughout and I especially love your green patterned dress. Also really like Jon's floral shirt.

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  60. Smashing in hot pink florals, both of you. My goodness you've been working it. Take some time in the sun already.

    Thanks for your kind words. 2 years! yikes. I feel like I have to hurry up and get everything sorted before it gets worse or I miss something, but maybe it just doesn't work that way...

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  61. I am so drooling over that Dollyrockers maxi!!! LOVE!!
    Becky :)

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  62. omg i don´t know which of these fabulous frocks i love most, that pink maxi or the dream and green!
    you look smashing beautiful in both!
    kiss,mary

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  63. I want tall hair like yours!

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  64. GORGEOUS! Love the dress, love the hair, love the makeup!
    xxx

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  65. Hope you had a great and restful day basking in the warmth of the sun, you deserve it! Love your dress and what you've done to your hair xxx

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  66. Don't you look divine in that gorgeous pink number, like the most alluring flamenco dancer in history! Both dresses suit you so well sweetheart, and I love how you wear them with such ease and panache. Hope you managed a bit of a rest on Monday after all your travails over the weekend!

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  67. p.s. might you be adding more size 10 stock to the Kinky Melon website soon? I'm itching to buy a Kinky Melon dress, but all the ones I love have already been sold!

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  68. A couple of terms that I dearly loved. Sisters-in-vintage and Sally Army. Reading Vix is an ongoing adventure and awareness expander.

    The maxis are totally Vix Worthy!

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  69. I swear you and Krista are trying to convert me to pink! Even I will admit it's a stunning frock.

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  70. I need more bangles to stack that way you do! Must. Build. Collection.

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  71. As usual you look so damn good that I get really jealous and in this post I fell in love with two pictures extra much. The picture of you and Jon (so hot!) and the picture of the interior with the beautiful armchair etc.

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