Saturday, March 23, 2013

I have no fear, I have only love












Just when I thought the chilly Autumn air had set in for good, a blissfully warm Saturday was bestowed upon us. We made an early start to stock up on terracotta pots, gardening supplies and snacks, then got to work repotting orphaned succulents. I've never had a garden to tend to before and am taking this newly acquired responsibility very seriously. Having said that, I did almost kill one of our beloved house plants today with an overwatering catastrophe... lesson learnt.

I've spent the past few days painstakingly mending a plethora of vintage which I gathered during our time in America. Some just need an odd button or a thorough ironing but other pieces like this beautiful Edwardian blouse require countless hours of tedious hand sewing, accompanied by copious cups of tea and cadbury creme eggs. It was well worth the mammoth mending effort. Made of the softest cotton I've ever felt, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this century year old blouse has a few more decades of wear left in her.

Next up in the mending queue is a ratty 1920s silk gown, I cannot wait to bring this baby back to life!

11 comments:

  1. This blouse is just beautiful and the embroidery is incredible!!
    (Love the title of the post!)
    Happy sunny day:)
    Sandra

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  2. Gorgeous blouse! I wonder what you had to repair on it? It looks pristine now~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  3. Could you look more perfect than this? Your photos are always so inspiring and beautiful.

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  4. This blouse is a pure dream

    see U !

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  5. We're waiting for the summer at this part of the world,
    and you'll have autumn soon, weird!

    Enjoy the mountain air :)

    http://photostorms.blogspot.com

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  6. Stunning photos, I can't get over how beautiful our Australian landscape looks in your photos - such a perfect back drop to this outfit!

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  7. Mending old things and making them last is so very satisfying. Good luck with your plant friends, exciting!! :D

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  8. Wonderful - both you and the landscape! Such idyllic setting, seriously. I am happy to know you've been into your gardening skills ^^ Also, that lipstick you're wearing contrasts beautifully with your eyes, very flattering.

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  9. Your blouse is beyond gorgeous (as are all your shots here) so it is definitely worth making the effort to bring it back to life. A while back I invested in a dress that I believe comes from that era so it's also gonna need some tlc. I admire your sewing skill though since I can't sew which means for me it's going to be an investment. But they don't make clothes like this anymore so what are you going to do? Glad you had fun gardening too.

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  10. A beautiful blouse, and what beautiful surroundings! I think I have been in that territory of Australia, (is it Blue Mountain territory?!) and your pictures make me remember the warmth! One night my friends took me on a tree top walk to watch the sun set and hear the koala's shout, it was so magical! Our snow swept hills in Scotland make for an unhappy start to spring! Oh how I crave the warmth! Have a lovely week you pretty thing you! :) Zoë x

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  11. I absolutely love the Modest dresses for women, and you look amazing!

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