Tuesday, November 8

I've Been.....

I've been hiding from you rather a bit, haven't I?

Indeed I have, but I'm sure you'll understand, as it's our busiest month of the year, not only in the shop but outside of it too.

I have lots of new vintage pretties to show you, and plenty of tutorials in mind, but for today here are a few random day-to-day shots from the past couple of weeks.

Spending so much time in the van I'm getting drivers arm. Le sigh. Unavoidable.

Hair in rollers without makeup, and yes, this was in public, while setting up at the Brisbane Vintage Fashion Fair. Don't worry, my glamour astounds me too, but we all know it's for show later on so it's okay, right??

Yes, that IS a lineup of cars as far as you can see. 6.50am Sunday morning, I'm already an hour away from home, and for once in my life, am on time for the markets (selling today). Apparently everyone else is too :(

Sharing temporary custody of my niece. Note the matching coolie chairs and poses!

Wearing a fabulous 40s crepe dress that I never imagined I would fit in to. Joy! You'll see it soon.

A certain little someone turned 4.....

And didn't take her birthday-gift princess dress off for several days, lol! Ah well, they're not young for long and you never get that time back, I refuse to stifle her little personality and let her wear what she wants when she wants. Who knows what kind of fashionista she may turn out to be?

Having Desiree drive me back down the Mountain after the parade.


Not to mention, heaps of fun, I seriously nearly wet myself laughing a couple of times.

I've also written a big article on fashion and social history for The Lindy Charm School For Girls blog, which you can read here if you have a few spare minutes.

Blogging will hopefully be back to normal soon!


the old boathouse said...

I was wondering what you have been up to. Happy birthday to your fabulous girl, I so agree they are only little for such a short time, indulge and spoil I say! I think she needs her own segment on frockon Friday. Xx Katherine

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Happy birthday to VB. She is just like a mini you - minus the fairy dress of course!

Misfits Vintage said...

Happy Birthday VB! She's such a cutie - do you cut her hair?

Love that last pic of Desiree - I can just imagine you two laughing your heads off!

Sarah xxx

Vix said...

Happy Birthday, VB! Doesn't she look cool?
Love that frock you're wearing, it's lurex and maxi, two of my favourite things!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

pastcaring said...

Ooh, I want to see more of that gorgeous frock you're wearing - don't hide! (By the way, you have very elegant hands. Is that a strange thing to say? Maybe, but it's true!)
Bet you and Desiree had a fabulous time together!
Happy Birthday to VB - being 4 is great! Such a stylish girl, like her mama! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your the best and your chauffeur home, I'm in love with her cardigan.
I would have had to snag that right off her!

Anonymous said...

Ohh I love the pink party dress! I wouldnt take that off for days either!! You look just as stunning with make up as without! I love the detail on your dress and the bangles are GREAT!

Lady Cherry said...

What a lovely little princess she makes! x

delia hornbook said...

You have been having a ball at the present even though its been hard work i know i would rather have been doing that than sat on the computer ;-)) Happy birthday to your little princess. dee xx

Coedith said...

I love your daughter in her princess dress. She inherited your glamour!
Looks like a lot of fun even though you are busy busy! I'm on my way to read your article now..

Vintage Coconut said...

lol Very cute pic of your Niece and VB sitting the same.
That crepe dress looks like it is going to be a beauty. Looking forward to getting to see it.

*Happy Birthday to a gorgeous little Princess*
"Omg she looks so cute all fancied up"

Krista said...

VB is the cutest princess EVER!!!!! I agree let em' wear it for criss sake :) Glad the shop is busy can't wait to see the new goodies.
take care~

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Happy birthday beautiful VB!!! With a wonderful mother like you, there's no way her personality will be stifled - she's one very lucky little girl:))). Oooooh I can't wait to see the crepe dress on you - isn't it just so incredibly exciting to be able to fit into something you completely adore? Holy feck the lurex with the bangles - amazing and I think the pic of no make up and curlers is the best ever - you are beautiful:)))). No I haven't got my fecking hot sticks yet - missed a set on eBay yesterday and now I'm completely obsessed and annoying in search of them. She'll be comin' round the mountain!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

La Dama said...

Happy belated birthday to princessa VB!
Crepe dress looks fab, cant wait to see it on you amor.
You two look like you had lots of laughs down that mountain.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Kisses to you pretty lady- curlers and all!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Can I just say how beautiful you look without makeup on? You do. I scare my cats when I go au naturelle! Em x