Monday, 15 September 2014

Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat......



Where does the time go? One minute its mid-week and next thing you know its Monday. A weekend of back-to-back vintage fairs along with five and a half hours in A&E after my poor Dad got bashed on the head with a Thermos flask by a fellow resident in the dementia unit (at least it was a retro weapon). 


There was a bit of time for leisure. Here's me and the Lizs ready for action on Friday night.

Kitted out Kinky Melon style: Adrian (in a 1970s chores jacket) and Sean (in a vintage Hardy Amies blazer)
Adrian (aka Dr Teeth), his long-time mate, Sean, along with Q on the bongos, played to a packed house at the Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton. 

Back in the day. Adrian's on the far left, Sean's behind him.

Give them a listen HERE


It seems strange not to see a band without the obligatory skinful of ale but we had to be up bright-eyed and bushy tailed for work. Here's us at Stockport yesterday. My floaty 1970s maxi came from a fellow seller at Saturday's fair in Stourbridge. As soon as I got home on Saturday evening it was chucked in the washer and, being 100% synthetic, was ready to wear by 5.30am the following day.

1970s Susan Barry maxi skirt (Darling Curtise), fringed bodysuit & beaded velvet choker (both charity shopped), Showgirl's waistcoat (Skye who used to blog), Vintage Pakistani tote (Jumble sale), 1970s filigree coin pendant (the gorgeous Em)

Kinky is pretty much fully booked with fairs from now until mid-December and, after a phenomenal day of sales at Stockport, the rails are starting to look a bit empty. We're already on the hunt for fresh stock, combining a visit to Dad's nursing home with a scout around the chazzas first thing this morning. We've only got a couple of days free as we're off camping and selling at the V Dubs in the Valley this weekend (so please don't get wishing for Autumn just yet).

See you soon!

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60 comments:

  1. Your poor dad, a thermos flask is nothing if not original as a weapon of choice.

    Looks like fine weather for the V Dubs, here's hoping it's right!

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  2. Glad to be able to see.this first thing thus morning :). Started a entry on my blog last night about the weather in Savannah, Ga. My city tends to be a looney when it comes to the seasons. It wants to bring the heat early Spring (April/May) and doesn't want to let go till mid-October (maybe).

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  3. Dear V: Hope you dear dad is feeling better today.

    I took a listen and I like what I heard- you know me, I love musicians! ;)

    Enjoy your week and I hope your weather isn't as chilly as it is here (60 degrees F). x

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  4. Your poor dad! Get well soon wishes to him. Sounds a very busy weekend.
    Looking fab, love that waistcoat.
    xx

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  5. That fringed bodysuit is just fabulous!

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  6. Poor Dad - hope that flask wasn't full of hot tea :0
    Glad to see you're doing so well doing the fairs and festies - its been a glorious summer! Looking fab as always xx

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  7. Hope your poor dad is recovering OK. Love that fringing, and the rest of your Monday ensemble.

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  8. Hello Vix,

    Well, who would have thought that a thermos flask (vintage, of course) could be a weapon of skull destruction or that a nursing home could be a place of such violence. Oh dear. Such a sad and sorry state of affairs, it must be a strain visiting, never knowing what to expect when you arrive.

    Still, you are nothing if not resourceful and lesser people would have gone under long before now. It is good that you are so busy with Kinky Melon but enormously hard work. We are in awe of your ability to keep smiling and looking so wonderfully good through it all.

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  9. The floaty is exquisite, Vix. What a wonderful working wardrobe you enjoy!

    I do empathize with your concerns as an adult child of a parent in nursing care. "Those calls" never come on a nothing-planned weekend.

    Once upon a time/an emergency gallop to hospital I arrived at my mother's bedside after a very full day in a television studio. Tiny mum peered at me over sheets tucked up to her nose and frowned. "You appear bedraggled," she grumbled. "Go do something about your hair. And lipstick." I cherish the memory.

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  10. Sorry to hear about Dad! Hope he's recovering well. You and Jon are your usual fabulous couple, in vintage treasures. Congrats on all the sales, too. xox

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  11. Oh your poor old dad, the whole sorry incident sounds like some bonkers version of Cluedo - fellow patient, in the nursing home, with a Thermos. Hope he's doing OK and recovering.
    Love that Her Come The Girls photo of you and the Lizes, ready to rock! You're such a friend to the stars, Vix, loving the old pic of the band.
    And wow, the floaty maxi is a dream of a frock, I love it! Good to know that while the back-to-back fairs may have dented your stock, your enthusiasm and your work ethic are hardy enough to take it. So pleased the skirt is already in use, it looks fabulous on you. And that fringed body is brilliant - is that why Stephen Squirrel is rolling around in front of you? Is he waiting to chase that fringing? As always your Pakistani tote bag makes me drool a little bit... Love you! xxxxxx

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  12. The fringed bodysuit and the waistcoat are a perfect match! love the waistcoat <3

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  13. Poor Dad...five and a half hours in A&E is no joke although your comment about the thermos flask did make me smile. I remember when my nan was in a similar place, there were often punch ups. Loving the new floaty frock and the skirt. You and the Liz's look a picture.
    I for one am not wishing on autumn...bastard spiders!
    xxx

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  14. Love the stuff that you can dip and dry. Especially if you come out looking as gorgeous as you do! Poor Dad. What is going on out there??

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  15. Aw, sorry to hear about the thermos flask incident and I hope your poor dad is none the worse for wear.
    Speaking or wear(ing)[see what I did there?] your new maxi is divine. I also love Liz's orange dress.
    I'm glad the selling is going well. Empty rails only means one thing - more shopping sprees! xxx

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  16. happy to hear you´r booked until december!
    you and the liz´s look look fab in front of the girls school! and your new flowy dress looks like something a fairy would wear - ah wait - you are a fairy!!!!!
    good wishes for your dad!
    xxxxx

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  17. Hope your pops recovers quickly! How lovely to see Kinky Melon THRIVE!! And you and Jon look so great rocking your vintage finds, including your dear old friends who look pretty smart in vintage too. Sending you a virtual hug from this far off land. Frock on, gorgeous.

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  18. Hope your dad is ok now. We have spent a lot of time visiting John's mum in hospital recently and know how difficult it can be.
    Good luck with all your upcoming fairs ...
    M x

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  19. Hope your dad is all right!!
    Loving that fringe top with the vest and maxi skirt.
    #eatsleepraverepeat4evah #mylife

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  20. Good luck with all those bookings Vix and hope your dad's ok. I listened to the music - new to me style - love your outfit as always. Betty

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  21. oh my, you just can make those things up, head bashing with a thermos in the dementia unit. Hoping the head basher was a weak old thing and no great harm was done. Nevertheless, it's no treat to get surprises like that require your going from hospital to nursing home with your loved ones. Meanwhile you look smashing as always, seems nothing can get you off track. Congrats on selling so well and being booked til the end of the year already. woo-hoo.

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  22. You and Jon are so good to your dad, and it was nice to hear how he was hardly bothered by it. You my dear look hotter than any señorita in your collection I adore this outfit and the jacket with the ring is yummy! You rocking your sexy tummy and the Liz's looking lush, and my god GO ADRIAN!!! This rules!

    Here's to bare rails that need replenishing and to my two favorite vintage sellers in the entire world.
    I loves you guys!
    XXOOOOO

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  23. Oh no, poor Dad! Hope he's ok.

    Hope that you had enough rest as well as funky partying!!!
    Pretty maxi Vix x

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  24. I hope your dad is on the mend! x

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  25. Love the pictures with the beautiful blazing Virginia creeper , the colourful one with the three of you ~ nice background ~ and , of course , your gorgeous floral maxi skirt ...
    Hope your father's recovered ...
    ~Poetic kisses~

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  26. Oh poor dad! Did the incident upset him? I suppose it's good it wasn't a heavier object but it probably still left a mark.

    You are so busy but it all sounds like fun and your friends are so cool and groovy. You and the Lizes are so gorgeous. The fringed outfit/floral maxi is to die for but the floaty green dress is rather dreamy too! It looks like something for wearing while lying on a velvet divan and eating bon bons. It needs fluffy mule slippers too.

    Go forth and get more stock and sell up a storm! Hooray for Kinky's success.
    xoxo

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  27. TOTALLY loving your fringed bodysuit! <3

    Hope your dad gets well soon!

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  28. What a busy weekend you had Vix, hope your Dad is ok , love all your outfits ! have a good week Vix xxx

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  29. O, fark, how bloody brutal are old folk's homes?! Indeed, a thermos being a retro weapon takes the sting out a little bit! Poor bugger.
    But that skirt! That skirt is just gorgeous! Nice one, Curtise! Loving the showgirl waistcoat too, AND the fringing! WOOF!
    Kerist, what a wild and exciting weekend! I think I would have collapsed in a heap! Just can't keep up like I used to. (What am I saying?! I've NEVER been able to keep up!)
    Gird yer loins for the upcoming weekend, baby!
    Love Helga XXX

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  30. I love your skirt from the first picture - anything floral is a winner with me :)

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  31. Hope your dad is feeling better today. How do you manage to be so busy and still look so stunning.

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  32. So sorry about your Dad! :( Sending him best wishes!!

    You and the Lizs look smashing! You are in such a gorgeous company with each other. And the backdrop is perfect!

    Love your maxy skirt outfit - you look so sexy! And the cloud dress is sooo dreamy! Jon looks as smart as always too. Have great sales - it's the harvest time before Xmas. :)

    Love xxxxx

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  33. glad you're enjoying a fabulous festivals & fairs season! it sounds funny (and exhausting!). You and the Lizs look gorgeous, so cool styled ladies!!
    and love that fabulous maxi and John's great outfit!
    sorry for your dad, wish he was not seriously injured!
    besos

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  34. sorry to hear about your Dad,
    my gosh you are busy busy busy!!!!
    You keep spreading the "beautiful " around the country, never stop!

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  35. Oh, that peasant skirt and vest go so well together! And I adore that floaty maxi dress, what a beautiful print! :)

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  36. Your poor Dad! Nursing homes can be danger zones.

    That long skirt is all kinds of Little House on the Prairie fabulous and the fringed arms are so Cher.

    Best of luck on the sales! Although it sounds like you are doing very well without my input : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  37. You look great in those outfits and so does Jon. You and your friends look like you had some fun. The two dudes in the band are cute! Your big 'ole cat has photo bombed your last pic! lol

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  39. You seem to have created a lovely life for yourselves. The fringed sleeves on that jacket are fabulous!

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  40. Oh no ... your poor father :( Hope he's not in pain.

    So nice to see you out with your beautiful Lizs. Wonderful friends really do make the world go 'round!

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  41. Your radiant energy exudes from the screen! The stunningly colorful leaves frame you perfectly. What a schedule you maintain and always look beautiful and relaxed in the midst of it all.

    Sorry to hear that your Dad suffered head trauma and wish for his speedy recovery.

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  42. Perfect title for these ventures, and tales. Sorry to hear about your papa. I'm in awe of the Pakistani tote, and love the fringe+waistcoat combo! x

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  43. I hope your Dad had a hard head and is ok. My sister just fell in the bathroom, cracked a tile with her head and got 12 stitches!
    Your floaty dress is just the right colour for floating. Did you feel lighter?
    You guys are a great advert for your shop...I wanna look like you!
    Loving the fringed bodysuit! Yes! Xo JJ

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  44. Bless your dad hope is feeling better now. Sounds like your having a busy ball at present :-) Happy new stock hunting. You look gorgeous in the green maxi, dee xxx

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  45. I do hope your dad's okay, bless him.

    You must be worn out after all these fairs, but it's bloody brilliant that you have so much work on, and you guys clearly enjoy your job.

    Autumn is creeping in, but I hope it stays sunny for you to fit more adventures in xx

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  46. Hope your poor old dad is OK? Yep, it all happens on a dementia ward. Were they good with him at A&E? I had to take my mum recently and it was harrowing. I love the picture of you and the Lizs with the GIRLS sign. Is that at your old school? Blimey KM is BUSY. You must have had a phenomenal year. You seem to have worked every weekend! Must be good for you because you always look so lovely and happy. Another Q! Ha, that's funny. Xxxxxxxxxx

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  47. Hope your poor dad is ok. Getting old aint fun. I love your life, you do it so well.

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  48. Oh gosh, how terirble about your dad - I hope he is ok!

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  49. 'Inspirational' tends to be a bit of an overused word these days - but it's the only really appropriate one for the life that you and Jon have built and worked at. I love the combination of both your work and your play ethic.
    So sorry to hear about your dad. I do admire the cheerful way you approach the practical (and grim) stuff of being in the role of carer.

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  50. Oooh I just love that floaty maxi … I adore the colours … my faves.
    Your poor Dad … what a shock for him and you too I'm sure … hope he recovers well.
    xx

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  51. Poor dad !
    Yoy and Jon are so fab !
    xxx

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  52. You are so much fun, even in the worst of events, lol
    I know how busy you are, it means the world that you take the time to link up.
    I haven´t been to a proper flea market ,there is one decent one around, but it is too hot or we are baby sitting, so I more than COLD TURKEY
    Tons of love admiration
    I am so looking forward to meeting u one day
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    As I told you before, my daughter Rebecca is absolutely FASCINATED by you and your UNIQUENESS.

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  53. I hope your Dad is recovering Vix, it must have been blooming awful for you all - I'll have to get down (or up, haven't a clue) to Stockport, it's a blooming great fair there - I'm chuffed you having being going down a storm there (well, of course you would!) you are looking as gorgeous as ever, I'm swooning over the fringed top and everything! and the coolest kitty! reclining in a photo is the right thing to do! x x x

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  54. I could never pull that skirt off. You on the other hand look great in it!

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  55. Wow, camping in September - you two are hardcore! Mind you, I imagine the gallons of cider will keep out the chill! Sorry to hear about your Dad, hope he's feeling better now.
    You and Jon are certainly busy!

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  56. Love the crop top and skirt combo, and glad your dad's recovering :D

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  57. Good Lord, those seniors can get rather vicious, can't they. I hope your Dad didn't sustain any serious injuries. Apparently anything can be a weapon in the right hands!

    I'm glad that Kinky Melon is doing such a booming business.

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  58. poor pop! I hope his head is all better now. I love your floor sweeping skirt, they are always a perfect length on you!

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  59. I hope you Dad is better Vix! I love synesthetic fabrics and their magical drying powers. You and the Lizs look just fabulous. I had a night out last night and not a single photo was taken, I REALLY must take more photos!

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