Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nowhere Boy

I viewed the movie Nowhere Boy yesterday and found it quite moving. Sure, there have been a lot of documentaries, tv specials etc on the Beatles but this was more specifically about John Lennon's childhood life, the way he was brought up mainly by his aunt Mimi and his fascination for rock n roll music, sparked by his mother. I do enjoy a typical Hollywood chick flick every now and then with predictable humour, love and romance but of course usually they lack the depth of biographies, true stories and documentaries.... 
A particularly lovely way to spend a lazy Monday afternoon :) Hope you enjoy the pics!

Monday, December 7, 2009


One of my favourite blogs, Bloesem has alerted me to this fabulous website! These are some of the things I'm loving right now.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Recent Purchases

A pretty bluebird.. I have a real thing for bluebirds and actually have a tattoo of one on my hip. I saw these fantastic vintage ceramic bluebirds in a shop on the Gold Coast some time ago but didn't buy them and have been kicking myself ever since. I'm hoping I can find another couple somewhere to go with it as usually they come in sets of 2 or 3. This one was from Ebay.

Woven black and gold bracelet

This dress was $2.50. I love the scalloping and I've worn it already with the collar tucked in. Quite like that look too.

I think this actually might have been a nightie! Oh well. One person's nightie is another persons.... cocktail frock! 

This dress is so puzzling to me! Pleating, elastic, sheer fabric with the weird little panel at the bottom.. yet I couldn't bring myself to leave it at Vinnies. I'm planning to make it one shouldered and shorten it to thigh length. 

Cheapie little sportsgirl bag.. 

I go a bit nuts in the summer months purchasing vintage dresses.. well, more nuts than usual. My reasoning behind this is that there are so many summer soirees` to attend! Between xmas parties, more xmas parties, catch ups with friends, new years, birthdays (what is with these people that are born in December?!) and BBQs there needs to be lots of options! 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Typical Saturday

Markets for our fruit and veg....

And a couple of op shop goodies..

Black dress: Nicola Finetti
Beige dress: Vintage
Pack of miscellaneous pieces of lace

I was surprised with this little black dress, didn't look like much on the rack but thought I'd give it a whirl anyway... The tailoring and the cut are superb.... it actually looks quite modern. I collect vintage lace and fabrics to use to make gifts and gift wrapping and this lace was right up my alley. 

Had one of those great days where you have time to daydream but also get a lot of stuff done. Hope the rest of the weekend pans out the same! Hope you have a good one! :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dream Catch Me

A special gift for a close friends' baby shower... so her beautiful little one can have sweet dreams always.... :-)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Clip On Magic

These are my clip-on earrings which I have collected over the years from op-shops, ebay and vintage fairs.

I found the pearl cluster ones at an op shop yesterday. Was quite pleased!