Friday, 13 November 2015

Throw it on Frock Friday

Frock Friday's consist of little planning at the moment. I attempt to get ready very quickly these days, as it takes so much longer to get out the door now I have a wee one to wrangle. I haven't been out much as my chronic illness has reared it's ugly head & all my energy is going to the daily needs of our little boy. It's not unexpected as the illness is known to get worse about 2 to 3 months after giving birth. I've just got to hope I come out the other end again in due time.

Outfit Details.....

Vintage frock - Shop on Carroll in Dunedin NZ
Blue bling brooch, silver bracelet & vintage bag - Op shopped
Ring & shoes - Retail

Here are some pics of our Tobias...he's 9 weeks old already! Smiling & utterly delightful.
Time is flying by so fast.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Treasure Catch Ups

Here are some more op shopped treasures from ages ago.

A sweet owl tea set, and a double macrame hanger below

A new to me crochet cushion

I've had some crafty moments with a pile of granny square crochet pieces I picked up at Salvos.
Above are some handmade brooches, and below some bunting.

Red, white and blue beads, and some comfy red suede shoes.

Another set of old scales, which I couldn't leave behind at $1.50
Below is one of my favourite brooch scrums.

Friday, 16 October 2015

My first post pregnancy Frock Friday! Now that's an achievement!

Like most mums wrangling a newborn, getting frocked up is a bit more of a challenge then I'm used to. I wear daggy gear when I'm at home (I seem to be covered in breastmilk lately!), but I do frock up even if I'm popping to the pharmacy or grocery store. But since the Captain went back to work a week ago I haven't been out much, because I'm finding it more challenging to have the time or energy to go out, let alone take pics of my outfit. It's hard for me to imagine that leaving the house will become second nature again, it feels like such a huge effort, & hard to fit in among feeding, nappies & nap times.
These pics were taken a week ago, so our wee boy is 4 weeks old here. He's such a sweetie, & we are enjoying the journey so far, although he's been a bit more demanding this past week thanks to some wind pain, & him finally becoming much more alert & more reluctant to drop off to sleep.
I dropped all my pregnancy weight plus about 5 extra kilos within one week of giving birth, so I'm fitting into frocks that haven't fit for a while. This green vintage cotton dress is an Australian brand,  David Jones. It has button straps which are perfect for breastfeeding. I made the cotton bolero last summer out of a sheet I slept on as a kid. The brooch is made by me too so this is a typical combo of vintage & handmade items. Tobias's outfit is a Bonds suit gifted by one of my closest friends. I think green suits him too! Anyway I hope I'll be back to posting more soon. I miss reading your blogs & blogging! But it's a higher priority to look after Tobias & myself at this crazy, exhausting, challenging, yet wonderful time. 

Our boy! At 4 weeks old

Outfit Details.....

Vintage David Jones cotton frock - From a Brisbane vintage fair about 4 years ago
Vintage sheet bolero - Handmade by me without a pattern & all
Handmade brooch - Made by me from vintage fabric & an embroidery hoop & a tin brooch
Assortment of vintage bangles including some bakelite - Etsy, Ebay & op shopped
Wooden ring - Finders Keepers market
Plastic beaded bag - Another Brisbane vintage fair
Yellow sandals - Kids shoes on sale

I'm linking up to my fellow vintage loving gal pal Trudie's new Friday link up party called Shine Unique. You can find out more about it on the amazing blog My Vintage Childhood.

"Shine Unique is a weekly fashion and style link up, which is a fun, supportive link up for those who:
                  Wear vintage, thrifted, upcycled, handmade fashion and bargain/sale (retail) fashion.
Or.....Are wanting to breakout and find their inner unique fashion and style through a combination of the above sources. Here you will find a supportive community ready to encourage and support you, so you can let yourself SHINE UNIQUE."

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

My Finds

I have quite the backlog of finds to show you that have been sitting unpublished on the blog. I've almost forgotten where and when I found these treasures.

I have a love affair with old clocks, and this one is quite different to anything else we have. It's a gorgeous mint green porcelain kitchen wall clock that cost me $5 at a market

I'm not sure what drew me to this metal flower thing, perhaps it's my love of flower brooches? 

Some placemats that belonged to my Nana, and now me

I found another abbicus to brighten up my courtyard area

A Damascene necklace

I bought this lovely old lantern when Katherine of The Old Boathouse finished trading at the WAC

A 1930's Wade Heath bird jug from Lifeline

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Deer Me and some kitchy koo

These are some finds from AGES ago. I figured I should post the pics while I'm on a treasure hunting fast, thanks to this new mummy gig keeping me away from the op shops!
All of these kitsch finds were from various op shops....I do love an old deer, and a donkey burro!