Saturday, December 31

Frock On 2012

Yes, do...please. Because I've had enough of 2011 :)

Some long-held ambitions have come to fruition, such as opening a shop with Sue, having my own house again, and being self-sufficient.
Lots of lovely bloggers have been met, both virtually and in person, like-minded vintage obsessives both customers, co-sellers & friends have been bonded with, fairs and buying trips have been done and dusted.

And I lost weight this year! Definitely a highlight :) Being able to fit into a fair amount of our stock for the first time since becoming a vintage seller several years ago still thrills me.

Oh, and did I mention how much fabulous vintage stuff we found and bought?

Do you love this hand-printed 40s silk lounging suit...or do you love it?!

It's one of the totally fab outfits we bought a couple of weeks ago, I've been dying to show it to you. It won't be for sale, it's going into Sues' and my joint personal collection. We do have rather a special plan for said collection (which is practically growing by the minute!), but it has to remain secret for the time being.

2012 promises to be an even bigger year for me, and for us.

We'll have a far better idea of what to expect business-wise, and thanks to 2011, can plan accordingly in 2012. Trust me when I say that literally crying with exhaustion, which Sue and I have both experienced this year, is no fun whatsoever.

We have plans for expansion (exciting plans!) for 2012 and beyond, only time and hard work can make them happen but so far we are on track. All will be revealed when the time comes...I can't wait!

I know that many of you reading this have had some hard times and big upsets in 2011.....does it feel like Mercury has been in retrograde all year, or am I imagining things?

I sincerely hope all is on the up next year, for all of us, in all ways.

Here's to a fabulous, and very vintage, 2012!!!


Straight Talking Mama! said...

Hope you have a fabulous 2012! I've also had a crappy one, seems so many of us have, here's to a stupendous 2012!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I'm with you on the 2011 not being a jolly year but I'm crossing my fingers 2012 will be an awesome year for all! That suit is freaking devine. Happy New Year.

sacramento said...

Fabulous, stunning and inspiring, my dear Kitty.
Have a wonderful New Year 2012!!!

DearHelenHartman said...

Have an amazing 2012 - you look Fabulous btw.

pastcaring said...

I'm looking forward to sharing your exciting journey in 2012 - sounds like you have big plans!
Kitty, you look so beautiful in these photos - that silk outfit is exquisite, just look at those fabulous sleeves! But it's your lovely face which makes the pictures extra special. You look stunning.
A happy new year to you, and many thanks for following my blog and being so kind and supportive.xxxxxxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your going places in 2012 like you never have before blessings all around in every aspect of your life...I can feel it Momma and with a great wardrobe and hair like that look out......Have a truly wonderful day!

Lady Cherry said...

What an amazeballs dress! Love your victory rolls too. I think you already have the 2012?? Happy New Year :) x

Vintage Coconut said...

You look amazing in that silk lounging suit!
Happy 2012 I hope it is a fantastic year for you and your family.

P.S. Love your hair like that, you look gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

May 2012 be an amazing year for you. I can't wait to see what glorious surprises you and Sue have up your sleeves. X

Nelly said...

Of course I love that outfit lok at theoe sleeves and you look beautiful in it I also love how you have done your hair that colour is so vibrant.
Happy new year bet its going to be great for you xxx

Sabina said...

Beautiful photos--they have a painting-like quality, which I always like.

And actually, your 2011 sounds pretty great, though of course I hope you have an even more successful and happy 2012!


Kat said...

Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for you.

La Dama said...

Feliz nuevo year amor!
I am loving you in this slinky number,love your your bedroom kitten look.
Your rolls and curls look magnific, totally eyeing you up and down. You covering your breastest with peacock feather?
Hope all your beautiful plans flourish.
It did seem we were very retrogade this year, but not for me my year was full of surprises, just worrying times with family.
Love and wishes

Vix said...

Happy New Year, my gorgeous friend!
I adore that lounge suit and your hair, it looks utterly fabulous, one of the best outfits yet!
Yeah, crappy things happen but I suppose it's all part and parcel of getting older. I'm sure 2012 will be brilliant. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Aminta Paiz said...

Woow this is artistic and beautiful !! I loove the hair.. you did an amazing job here :D .... All my best wishes for this new year

Sarsaparilla said...

You look absolutely fabulous, Kitty! Happy New Year to you - Susan

fabriquefantastique said...

now you have me wondering what you will get up to

Helga! said...

Looking TOTALLY amazing in that stunning lounging suit with that amaaaazeballs hair!
Yeah,bring it on,2012!2011 was a hell of a year!

vintage_kitten said...

Happy New Year.I really enjoy your blog and can't wait for this year.I think alot of us had a somewhat crappy or stressful 2011.I tried to be very positve from head to toe New Years Eve and hope It 40's frock is just beautiful.The print and fabric are amazing.And I just love your hair.xx

Mimi and Tilly said...

Wishing you a magical and wonderful 2012. Sending glitter and smiles, Em xxx

the Citizen Rosebud said...

All I know is that YOU are fabulous.

2011 was a ROUGHHHH year for me too. My bones, my guts tell me that 2012 will bring to fruition all the hard work set in 2011. I know you've worked hard, so here's to the blossoming of all your efforts! xo.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Hoping 2012 is better for you - you're certainly dressed for a year of glamour and excitement!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Feck me if 2012 isn't going to just blow you out of the water!! You are utterly, utterly amazing and I adore the fecking lounging suit off you, you gorgeous, strutting peacock-woman!!! Here's to a fantastic year ahead love!! xoxoxoxxo