Sunday 6 January 2013

And relax...

We've had a wonderful time with our guests. A few young people came to visit and everyone knows that leaves you with one simple choice; walkies or trouble.

We chose walkies!

But now we've finished visiting and being visited and today all I feel like doing is lounging around.

My 1940's house coat, which I bought here. I have just altered the sleeves a bit so I can get my arms in without having a panic attack. 

The dress has such lovely detailing. These are the tassles which are on the zipper down the front of the dress. I bought these shoes in Bath many years ago. They are called Nite-Aires Leisure Lovelies. I feel like Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind whenever I put them on. 

The dress is handmade and by a complete coincidence I found almost the exact pattern on ebay this morning in this shop.

Here's a gratuitous shot of Vivien Leigh just lounging around. I think I might rather like my boudoir like that.
Amazingly, I have found time over the break to do a bit of this as well. The first (book) is set in Alaska and, the second (film) India. Couldn't be more different. I love to read, but only do it when I have time because I know that once I start, I can't stop. Everything else goes by the wayside.

I bought this Eastern European folk plate in a charity shop and promptly broke it. There was a bit of a kerfuffle in Asda ladies and this was the result. Sigh. I also acquired a rather lovely linen tablecloth with a map of Australia plus various animals and plants. I'm a bit of a sucker for a nice tablecloth.


olivia said...

You can't beat a good loungeabout, and you certainly add a touch of glamour in your lovely gown and slippers! Enjoy! xx

freckleface said...

Olivia, you are not wrong! You can't beat a good loungeabout! :) xxx

Curtise said...

What extremely glamorous lounging-about wear! And fluffy slippers too - the sign of a real Lounging Lady, I always think!
Oh what a shame about the plate... I hope the charity shop gods gift you with another. xxx

freckleface said...

I had the exact same thought myself! Another one will come soon. xxx

ric-rac said...

You look gorgeous missus. LOVE the house coat. I can just see you in your kitchen with those slippers on. HAPPY NEW YEAR x

Helga said...

Isn't The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel just the most wonderful film?!
I'm totally in love with your housecoat, it's just heavenly.Fancy finding the pattern! That has happened to me a couple of times, not that I ever get around to using them...well, maybe!
O, and Happy New Year if I haven't already said it! Not sure where I am or where I've been lately!! ha!

freckleface said...

Thanks Steph! Happy New Year to you too mi dear!! xxx

freckleface said...

Oh yes, it was wonderful, all that colour and life and crumbling splendour, just so atmospheric. I used to do so much sewing but it's gone by the by, must get back into it. Happy New Year to you too Helga! xxx

Tami said...

I just love it all! And you look very sophisticated in your loungeabout! Are those your lovely swans?
XO Tami

freckleface said...

Hi Tami, they were such a beautiful pair of swans, it reminded me of a Vernon Ward scene. They were at a nature reserve not far from here. Technically the Queen owns them as she does all 'mute' swans in the UK. Apparently it's a tradition which dates back to the 12th century. xx

lucy joy said...

Well, doesn't this post make pace and relaxation look like the new 'going out'?

Fluffy slippers - I've wanted a pair for years, but nearly had a hart attack when I saw how much they go for on ebay.

That gold pouffe is exquisite - where did you get it?

Thank-you for the lovely comment today, it's so exciting to have a new follower who actually comments!

Lucy x

freckleface said...

That's funny :) I spend quite a lot of time away from home so staying in with no commitments is a major treat.
The pouffe came from here when she had a sale on but there's one on ebay at the moment which is cheaper:
It's my pleasure, your blog is great! :) xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oooh I do like an old pouffe! Sorry, can't help myself. I adore your housecoat and slippers! I had some pink ones, but my dog ATE them. The bitch. Anyway, you look fab in it, lovely colours too. I love the folk plate too. And your walkies photos, looks wonderful!

Kylie said...

Your house dress is beautiful, and those slippers are a childhood dream, slippers like that in the mind of a dreamy kid meant one thing, GLAMOUR!
Nice to see you've got some kitschy Australiana in your house too - sorry about the plate x

freckleface said...

Miss Simmonds, your pooch is so naughty! Can't believe she ate your pink slippers!! xx

Kylie, yes, for me they would have been too. I had to settle for a pair of those plastic ones with elastic across the front, but I did ADORE them. xx