Monday, 21 October 2013

Flower Power



Phew! What a weekend. It's testament to how busy we were at Saturday's vintage fair as I didn't even get a chance to take a photo of Kinky Melon's pitch.


One customer was so pleased with her purchase that she popped out and came back with a bunch of flowers for me. Rachel inspired me to use one of my Dartmouth Pottery glug jugs to display them in.


How dim am I? It had never occurred to me to do anything other than look at them previously.


I hadn't seen our stray cat (still nameless) for a couple of days, although she'd polished off the food we'd left outside for her, so she was very excited to see us this morning.


Photobombing like a proper blogger pet. She's a keeper!


We've got another vintage fair on Sunday (details HERE) and, still being on a high from Bridgnorth, I'm set up, labelled and ready to go.

Giving me plenty of time to mess around:


Making spicy pumpkin and apple soup,


Re purposing a broken mirror (a casualty from a friend's stall at the weekend) into a trellis,


And hopefully getting creative with a stash of donated fabric scraps and some broken jewellery in front of The Young Montalbano this afternoon.

1960s floral maxi (courtesy of Heather in California) 

That's if the cat ever decides to leave me alone!
(The other two are fine, Stephen Squirrel is still meow-less and Polly Piglet's camping under the bed cover).

See you soon.

Linking to Patti and the gang over at Visible Monday.

79 comments:

  1. Love the trellis, and such an adorable cat too

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  2. Maybe you just should call her kinky melon ;)

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  3. My knees go weak at the sight of your dress, my queen.
    I am not surprise they bring you flowers, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    What about all those clothes hangging ther, ahhhhhhhhhhh and me soooooooo far.
    Sending you love and PLENTY sunshine (cannot remember last time it rained)
    Mil besos!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  4. You look wonderful in that dress.
    The cat is a beauty, such fantastic green eyes and a big fella. I hope he stays.

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  5. You know, she's a perfect fit for you. Orange female cats are as rare as 60's loving vintage shopping original fashion females like you!

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  6. Looking stunning here Vix, in this floral delight and loving your up 'do'. Most ginger cats are toms but my friend has a female who is a very vocal and affectionate puss, yours seems like she loves a cuddle too. The pumpkin soup looks divine, just the thing to warm your cockles on a miserable October day. Jugs are perfect for flowers, I'm always shoving a few garden blooms in mine. Fantastic upcycling with the mirror frame, how resourceful. Enjoy your craft session in front of the box.xxxxxxxxx

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  7. That green-eyed vixen of a kitty knows a kindred spirit when she sees one! If I could fit into that dress, I be flying over there to snatch it from you - the cut, the pattern! Totally my dream dress! That said, it does look fabulous on you, sigh...

    Perhaps you should call her kinky melon -that was a good suggestion.

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  8. vix your new kitty's eyes! holy cow, so beautiful. i love seeing your fabrics from the 60's. i swear i owned some of them! you of course are looking gorgeous as usual!

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  9. I forgot to mention - I think I used to have the twin of your green pottery fishy vase! Not sure what happened to it...

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  10. How clever with that mirror!X

    and what are you gonna make with the fabrics they look gorgeous!

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  11. Oh i love the last Picture of you and the Cat , you are so pretty!
    Xxx

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  12. You sure make being crazy busy look hella fun. Stay bright, stay beautiful, Vix.

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  13. Sounds like you had a great (even if busy) weekend.

    Loving the sound of your pumpkin soup. Going to have to try that one as we have loads if them.

    X x

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  14. Don't know which I'm more jealous of, that dress or the kitty cuddles you are getting. Both adorable. That is so sweet that she has found you and decided she wants to be with you. Have the other two accepted her yet?

    Your house is looking so lovely and full of colour. Those flowers are perfect in that vase and I am still in love with Gail. Well done for the fair on Saturday, hope you do as well this weekend. You'll be booking those tickets any day now. xxxxxxx

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  15. How I wish I lived closer so I could come and see all of the lovely vintage for sale.

    You look great in the green...now you match the cat's eyes ; )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  16. Those flowers look lovely in the glug jug.
    You my dear look ravishing in that dress !! The green tones bring out the glowing goddess in you and the cats meow ... mean eyes , lovely green glow of the cats eyes. Glad to hear kitty has become a keeper !

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  17. Your flower dress is so pretty Vix and i love your fluffy furry orange cat! Hope you get a bit time to relax before your next fair starts! xx Tani

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  18. I like how your pretty dress matches the glassware in the first pic. And I notice your glug jug is actually near the floor, conjuring up mental images of you or Jon lying on the floor to take the close-up :)

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  19. Lucky kitty to have found such a loving home.
    That dress is a show-stopper.
    I not only drooling over that pumpkin-apple soup but the tin trays in the background.

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  20. Beautiful dresses, beautiful cat, beautiful you!

    The first dress is stunning and with your hair up, it's fabulous!

    Apple and pumpkin soup,miam, miam!
    I cooked Asian all weekend, this is one of the good thing about Fall, the cooking!

    Have a great day Vix!

    Arianexo

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  21. That dress is a stunner! You look far too elegant to be schlepping about in the kitchen making soup, love, although to be fair, it does look delicious, and it matches the cat! She's almost as beautiful as you, and how wonderful that she likes a cuddle.
    Of course your customers bring you flowers, I bet you are the most helpful and friendliest seller ever! They look gorgeous in the glug jug next to Gail. The mirror repurposing was inspired, hope your crafting afternoon went well.
    Poor Stephen, where's his meow gone? And Polly's under the bed? Is she jealous of the newcomer? Oh cat politics - it's more complex that blogger dynamics!
    Love you! xxxxx

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  22. As, what a lovely kitty. So glad you're taking care of him. I'm making squash soup tonight - so very fall-like! Your green frock is lovely. Xo

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  23. looking good madam! The rug you're standing on that last photo is fantastic and I love the re-purposed mirror frame. Dang fine job.

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  24. love your ginger pussy , who'd have guessed...lol

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  25. You know as lovely as this post is, I was just absolutely focused on that gorgeous dress you are wearing. Love dresses with black backgrounds and eye popping colour on top!

    It sounds like you have had a really good weekend. Love the repurposed mirror what a cracking (no pun intended) idea.

    Aww cute puss. We found a stray on Friday well judging by his/her scrawny frame and no collar I assumed it was a stray. I was on my way to the shops and hoped to find the kitty on my way back so I could lure them back to our house and could of fed them. But no sign of the poor thing.

    P x

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  26. You look absolutely gorgeous (to say nothing of the cat, of course) :)

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  27. Nameless puss has definitely made himself at home. He knows what's good for him. Love the dress.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  28. What an absolutely gorgeous Puss! Amazing green eyes. You must give her a name, she has clearly decided (very sensibly) to stay.

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  29. In keeping with your other cats names the new lady could be called Lucile Lioness. Gorgeous green eyes she has. Love what you have done with the redundant mirror!

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  30. In keeping with your other cats names the new lady could be called Lucile Lioness. Gorgeous green eyes she has. Love what you have done with the redundant mirror!

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  31. You are glorious in that maxi, I adore it. I saw your recipe for the soup on FB and have never thought to use apples in such soup. I think I'll have to try it and perhaps even roast it all before making it into soup.

    What I wouldn't do to go through those racks of clothes.

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  32. Aww, hehe, maybe name your new friend something 'monkey'-ish as she's 'clinging' onto you like baby monkeys and Capuchin's do! :-)
    Love the dress, very elegant and you did a fantastic job with the trellis! A true artist!
    and more hugs to Stephen Squirrel, hope his meow comes back soon! xx

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  33. God I flippin' love that maxi...you look stunning. So does the new puss. She could give my little witch a lesson or two in how to be friendly.
    I love the trellis/mirror frame. Genius. Love the soup n'all, made some on the weekend and it's proper autumny.
    Have fun and many sales at the fair.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxxx

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  34. I love the way the cat's eyes match your dress.

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  35. Feck me, you look a treat!!! Loving that frock, and loving the glug jug full of pretties!!! It's hilarious when a brillant idea like that evades ones poor brain....never minbd, your brain was taken up with other things, and now you have conquered all!
    O, I do love pookie cuddles!!! Are Stephen and Polly starting to accept their new housemate??
    Gawd, that mirror was gorgeous, and it's also gorgeous repurposed as trellis! We've just finally popped my trip of similar mirrors on the wall...not fully sure about the positioning, gotta live with it for a while before I know for certain.
    I'm glad you were frantically busy at the fair, I reckon that means you did well! Go for it, killer!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  36. Love your dress, beautifully enhanced by the cat
    Twiggy x

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  37. She's a beautiful accessory, that's for sure.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you rustle up with those vintage fabrics! xxx

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  38. What a gorgeous ginger cat!!!! I had a huge one named Marlowe and he was the sweetest, most affectionate cat EVER. He even let me rub between his toes, purring the whole time.

    I love a floral print with a black background. Yours is particularly stunning. You also look especially elegant today, hair up and all.

    Glug jug? Never heard the term! :-) Very cool piece. Wish I could look through all the goodies you have assembled to sell. With your eye, I'm sure there's lots of good stuff!!

    Love you!!! XXXOOO

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  39. oh how the new kitty loves you! you two make a gorgeous pair - your dress is jaw dropping! so so fab - am chuffed you had a good sales weekend and lovely flowers, those racks are beckoning me though - hope Stephen gets his meow back soon x x

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  40. How about Minge, Ginge Minge! :D Too rude? Imagine standing on yer front door step calling for her! Baahaha!

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  41. You look gorgeous holding this beautiful beast of a cat! I am so happy to hear that this gal loved ya so much you got dahlias, you are a real beauty and she saw it! I'm even happier that you had a great day selling! Why just look at that rack waiting to be mauled! Cristi and I went to our first vintage trading market and could not stop thinking of you and Jon. I found some great vintage stuff at a real fair price so happy we went!

    I would die to have a pile of stash like that to play with! Can't wait to see what you make next.
    LOVEYOUBUNCHES!
    XXOOXXOO

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  42. amazing dress , and that cat is really cute !
    maybe you want to follow each other?
    let me know :)
    xoxo

    www.mychoicebysorana.blogspot.ro

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  43. Your dress is stunning ... it looks fabulous on you.
    I just love your decorating too ... in every photo there is something interesting ang gorgeous somewhere in the background. I'd just love to come to your place and have a good sticky beak :0)
    xx

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  44. oh that kitty has stolen my heart from afar! Likewise that darling pink dress : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xoxo

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  45. lovely dress, you have the most amazing wardrobe. I like the sound of your soup very much! x

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  46. That cat is HAUGE!!!!!!! And I didn't know you could get female gings!?!?!!! I thought they were tortoiseshells!x

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  47. You look so adorable! And that dress is terrific!

    Good to hear that you did well at the show. Brilliant save on that frame-to-trellis number!


    xxx

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  48. Oh, thank you for linking to me! Don't flowers look *great* in glug jugs?

    Did you see that it was back to the original Montalbano this week! ('Old' Montalbano??). I will miss the whippersnapper Montalbano but this week was a goodie.

    Your dress is a fantastico colour mix on you, just sings with your eyeshadow.

    Glad the cat came back xxx

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  49. The trellis is awesome!! you look fabulous in your floral maxi...and it's even more stunning accessorized with a gorgeous cat!!!

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  50. Your 1960s floral maxi looks lovely styled with that enormous fluffy cat! She looks very clean for a stray and super friendly. Your pink dress, the flowers, the rails of frocks, and home decor are all beautiful. That Kinky Melon pitch must have looked fantastic.

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  51. No surprise I think that frock is an absolute stunner!!! It looks so good on you, I adore that fabric. And how good does that jug/vase look with the sweet flowers. Xx

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  52. I was surprised to see the fish vase as my mom has same but in red colour. Beautiful green dress and the cat's colour makes such a nice contrast with it.

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  53. Oh Vix you look so stunning in green and I love your kitty friend. I love seeing photos of your home, you basically have my dream home;)

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  54. of course I love theese pictures, green eyes, green eyeshadow, two cool cats and pumpkinsoup (love it!)

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  55. Gorgeous dress! I'm so loving green right now. You look wonderful. I absoultuely adore that print portrait too - how come there are NEVER anything remotely like that in my chazzas? xx

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  56. That dress is gorgeous and you look stunning in it, it fits like it was made for you. Bless the ginger cat he is so gorgeous I am glad he came to live with you he knows where he will have fun and be loved. That trellis is a fab idea :-) So glad kinky melon is doing well for you. dee xx

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  57. good luck with the upcoming vintage market. for sure you will be busy as a bee again.

    oh, yeah, your nameless little friend is a keeper. so cute ...

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  58. ohh - the cat´s eyes fit your dress and eyeshadow :-)
    the mirror frame recycling goes in the garden inspirations file, it´s a great idea.

    love this green roses, would like to have a sheetdress in this kind of fabric.........

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  59. Oh, the cat! She is so pretty and is such a good cuddler. It's good that the Stephen and Polly don't mind having a new friend stay with them. Our brute would refuse to allow it to happen.

    And how I love that dress on you. You look amazing.

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  60. You look lovely, that dress looks wicked on you, and your new friend is adorable.

    I'm admiring your patchwork and am tempted to make something similar for my bare kitchen windows.

    I hope you're having a wonderful week x

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  61. You look amazing in that dress Vix! You are so charming dear! Thank you for following back, let's stay in touch :-)
    Love
    Coco et La vie en rose
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    Coco et La vie en rose on Facebook

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  62. Fab maxi dress Vix, glad to hear you had a good weekend at the fair x

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  63. Hi there! sounds like you had a hectic and enjoyable weekend-the maxi dress is a gorgeous pattern, I love it!! xx

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  64. Bonito vestido!!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  65. ooh i love that dress! You've just got such a great collection!
    And what a great idea for a trelis! I have a jasmine vine that is currently being held together by blu-tak, ill have to look out for some frames at the op shop to hang to the garden wall!

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  66. So, Pussy Cat has deigned to come and live with you? She must have come to her senses when you gave her (in her imagination) the "I don't care, I'm out for the day" treatment. (Supposing a cat has an imagination that is!)

    She a pretty beast, no doubt about that.

    I'm glad Bridgnorth went so well. Great town. I'm looking forward to seeing you November 23.

    Cheers,
    Rosemary from
    www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

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  67. love your fabulously floral dress and your purrrfect pet stealing the show!
    And I'm looking forward to watch The Young Montalbano!
    Glad you have so many projects in mind, I'm very interested about what's the matter with that jewelry pieces!!
    besos

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  68. Well. looks like that cat has a new Mom.

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  69. I love your blog. You are such an inspiration and so much fun! I think you're fabulous!

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  70. I think the cat has made up her mind to stay. Any ideas for a name? Love your dress - absolutely gorgeous.
    Looks like I've missed a lot whilst I was away - loved the tour of your neighbourhood. xxx

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  71. You sure call tell that cat is loved now....what a difference since it wandered into your yard! Love the Rachel painting too.

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  72. I think this is my favorite dress I've seen you in. Gorgeous!

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  73. Haha, at the first picture with the kitten, I thought it was a fox fur scarf. ^_^ But this one is much better. Hihi. Sooo fluffy!

    The cut of the dress is just divine, and the colors as well. Really a great piece and it fits you perfectly!

    xoxo, Saperlotte

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  74. Pretty Kitty ... just like her new Mama! Rare, orange female. Lucky girl to get a loving, forever home! Excellent green eyes to go with your wonderful green roses ... you sure do know how to accessorize!
    Glad you had a fun and profitable weekend. So nice to get flowers!!!!!
    Slammin' pink frock, Vix.

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  75. What gorgeous eyes the cat has, and a perfect match for your dress!

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  76. I have just bumped into your blog on one of those long rambling internet sessions where you click on lots of links and get taken all over to new and exciting places...and so exciting you are. I love the dress you are wearing in this post, and the tour around your neighbourhood. I live in New Zealand where a house built in 1900=1910 is considered really old. Looks like I have lots of archival material to sift through when I'm supposed to be working (oops! that's when I'm finished working of course silly me

    rachael

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  77. I love that dress; the colors of the flowers are unexpected.

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