I didn't count on cooking for 6 taking so long – maybe the cocktails slowed me down a bit! – and we had a lovely late dinner, talking about everything and including the next morning, when we'd be up early to do a yoga class. Yoga! This is what the sportswear was for. Early morning outdoor yoga. Yep, I did it. And... more about that soon! First, we somehow managed to stay up far too late and eat far too much pasta... which has got to be the nicest introduction to a long weekend with friends.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
After brunch with a friend, John and I went for a drive in the hills and watched a storm blow in. It's amazing how quickly it turns dark here when that happens; the sky goes black in just a few short minutes and then the rain drops on the windscreen make the lights outside big and sparkly, disco snowflakes. We were soon home again with hot tea and the heater going – no wood fire for us, but one day! ONe day we will have one! – and watched Call The Midwife. The perfect cosy Sunday night in.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
It was a beautiful sunny morning. The sky was so blue, and it felt so nice to walk with bare arms in the sunshine, which is so much softer now at this time of year. Of course, it is meant to be late Autumn but I am pretty happy about this. It's lovely! And a one off – we now have the best crisp weather and I am loving it! Trish and I were soon set up, and finished blowing up our pink, mint and cream balloons. Betty was also ready for the Big Day, with her vintage silk polka dot red and white scarf. Doesn't she look smart! Piles of balloons and fresh vintage! A photo of us all together. I was kneeling down with Trish for the first few pics – there were a lot of cameras, as you can imagine! – but had to stretch my legs. And I am pretty short! Our lovely vintage ladies who were working with us. It is so nice to meet amazing people through blogging. And how cute are Claire and Teresa's glasses! Special shout-outs to Claire and Jacinta who did some baking. I can tell you that the anzacs, the rhubarb slices and the pumpkin wraps were all delicious – and, having had at least one of each, I know what I'm talking about. Amazing red hair and red vintage hat combo on Jess. Beautiful yellow shoes – hi, Kirsty! And lots of two-tone shoes. Aren't they all cute! Hi, Betty, hi! Love Trish's blue dress. It got really busy straight away. It was amazing so many of you came to see us! Thank you! It was so nice to meet so many readers. You are the best! We were all excited to check out each others' vintage. Candice had some gems! And I bought an amazing 1940's jacket from Teresa. I can't wait to wear it – I'll have to post about it very soon! I've been looking for vintage jackets (1940's and early 1950's ones) for a while and loved having the chance to try this one on first. Cute tote bag! I love Esz's sewing book. More about this soon..! These kept my sugar levels up. Phew. Yum. Phew! It was such a busy, brilliant, fun day. Thanks again to everyone! By the end we were all happily exhausted, and even though I had my super-comfy shoes on, I was looking forward to a good sit down. Betty took refuge under the table with out coffee cups, making sleepy faces. We knew how she felt! But it was so, so worth it. There will definitely be more Truly Vintage days ahead! We are planning already and we can't wait!
Monday, May 13, 2013
I have lots of photos from the day of course, and here is a quick outfit post from the morning, when I was on my way to set up. As you can see, it was a super sunny morning, and it was really warm too – brilliant summer weather, but in the final weeks of Autumn, um, ah, errr?! – and I wore a new pale blue vintage party dress with a chiffon skirt and lace bodice. And, to set up, dunlops! The intention was to add heels once ready but you know what they say about those intentions..! I love the pale blue-green ocean-like colour of this dress and hope to wear it again soon. With dressier heels, perhaps! Yes! Happy Monday!
Friday, May 10, 2013
I honestly cannot believe how fast the weeks have flown since Trish and I met in her vintage shop on a super hot summer day. Now it is here! We are so thrilled that everyone has been so amazing and keen to be involved. If you are in Melbourne it would be awesome to meet you, so do come and say hello!
Now I have to do some final preparations, get ready to say goodbye to a couple of vintage dresses that will be heading to new homes, and blow up some balloons! See you soon!