Friday 12 July 2013

It was a sunny day, not a cloud was in the sky

It was a day of summer dresses...

Like Vix, I had a choice of two colours when I bought this. I'd already picked this red and white one out when I spotted the exact same dress in turquoise and white. I asked the seller what the story was and he told me it was deadstock from a shop in Manchester which closed in the 1970s.

And a day for a parcel of joy which could have been put in the post box 40 years ago...courtesy of the very lovely Lady Curtise of Sheffield!

Great excitement. I picked it up from the PO sorting place then sat in the car and ripped it open! Such lovely treasures.

A Little Miss Muffet mug..
A folksy serviette...

An Arabian Nights tea towel
And a cute as anything book featuring an OBD*!!!!!
*Obligatory blogging deer.

I love everything, thank you so much Curtise.

It's just after half past nine at night and we're currently sitting outside drinking wine and listening to some tuuuunes. Every now and again I am moved to get up and do a bit of patio dancing. Does it get any better than this?

What kind of a day have you had?


Connie said...

OBD, O Bla Da, Life Goes on La. La la how the life goes on. it's hot and humid here. Lolling around waiting for the sun to set so we can get a little relief. So pretty in your breezy summer dress!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh my that red dress is exquisite!!! Imagine having two of them. It looks amazing on you. I do love a bit of faux patchwork! Xx

Ofelia said...

Wine, outside, tunes and some patio dancing is the way to spend Friday evening!
By the way the red 70's dress is fabulous on you and I also love your pony tails.

two squirrels said...

That is one truly gorgeous summer look just fabulous in her.......oh oh I love she has a twin too.
Yay to patio dances.........have a wonderful weekend.
Love V

Melanie said...

What a pretty dress, you look lovely!

mispapelicos said...

Sooooooooooooo good to see your post, my always lovely friend.
That dress is perfectttttttttt.
love, love, love.

Kylie said...

Lovely pressies from Curtise. The Miss Muffet mug is so sweet, as are you Miss F.F. in your new frock and plaits.

Hannapat said...

I can just see that dancing going on and what a wonderful way to spend a Friday evening. Yes life doesn't get much better than that. Loving the frock, oh my and you look GORGEOUS!! You got some fabulous treasures there, the mugs are so sweet as it the little OBD, very sweet. Enjoy your weekend sweet Freckleface, hope there is lots more dancing and tuuunes xoxo

Curtise said...

Ha, I missed the OBD, what sort of a blogger am I?!
Oh yes, a bit of alfresco wine drinking and patio dancing and a 1970s frock of great loveliness - that does indeed sound like the perfect day. Can we see the turquoise dress too please? You look as though you should feature in your own illustrations, Tania, all big eyes and cute plaits and patchwork and flowers!
I have had a good day so far - hair cut and colour, wandered about in town sans kiddies (always a bonus), now home for a cup of tea, and out for Chinese later. Life is good! xxxx

Krista said...

Beautiful summery frock for sure, I'm rather smitten with it! Such lovely pressies from Curtise they all do look like your taste, I love that lil mug, reminds me of your adorable art! It must have been in the air last night I found myself rocking out and dancing until my hubby came out of his office and caught me being silly. Dancing and singing are such a joy!
I hope your weekend is just as glourious!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOVE these colors!! You look absolutely lovely!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Vix said...

That dress is absolute perfection - the print, the shape , the fit! I don't see you in red often and it looks stunning.
Show us the turquoise one, please!!!
Isn't the weather just perfect? We were in the beer garden until the early hours yesterday and the temperature didn't drop.
Lady Curtise has sent a cracker of a parcel. I discovered the plate to that cup over at my parents, I don't remember it at all but I probably had a dizzy fit when I saw the spider and insisted on it being hidden away!
Hoorah for OBDs, blogland would be a duller place without them! xxxxxx

joyatri said...

I adore the butterfly sleeves, patchwork print, empire waist and A-line skirt of this dress. It looks great on you, too. Curtise has bestowed you with some real treasures. Love Arabian Nights tea towel.

Helga said...

There's really nothing better than a languid Summer evening drinking wine outside and bopping about!!! How splendid!
That frock is DIVOON!! How DID you resist the turquoise as well?! I love it, and I would happily prance about in both colours, thank you very much.
YAY for Parcels of Joy, go Curtise!!!

BellaBean Vintage said...

Lovely frock! and in turquoise too!! How fabulous

Anonymous said...

How kind of Curtise to send you such a lovely parcel with perfect Tania bits. Look forward to seeing them all when I am next down.

miasmode said...

You look adorable. Love the dress.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

what a dress!

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Vintage Coconut said...

I am really loving that dress. It is SOOOO cute. You look absolutely lovely.
Mrs. Muffet mug is so sweet. Perect for a spot of tea with a spider? *heheh*

mispapelicos said...

I hope it cools down when I go to England, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Sick of the heat.
Love, love, love

his_girl_friday said...

I feel so much envy! That Miss Muffet Mug! That red dress!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Squeal, that dress is divine. I love me a bit of patchwork and yours is glorious. Lovely gifts from Curtise. Oh yes al fresco wine. I'm camping this weekend and will be doing copious amounts of that! xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Patio dancing!! Yes please!! What a pretty dress, it's so perfect for you - folksy with a bit of edge. I love it! I hope you're having another lovely evening. Curtise just finds the best presents. I love the mug, it's very familiar, I might have something similar and if I do I'm sending it your way! xxxx

me said...

Patio dancing in that lovely dress? Bliss! Wonderful finds!