I can´t beleive it´s been twenty days...

Hellooo ! How I´ve missed you all !

I can´t believe its been twenty days since my last post ... I´ve been meaning (and wanting!) to write for the past two weeks! If you only knew how many dog walks I´ve been "chatting" to all of you in my head - ha ha! Its a bit strange to miss people I don't really know ... But I have! :)

So much has happened... My best friend got sick ( she´s better, but still not quite well), I´ve sold my little summer place and I´ve been to visit the next place where I´m to work. This time I´m going to direct a British comedy, which should be fun!

I have to say I´m having a blast with my new iPhone! Its just so convenient to have everything at ones command ; text messages, emails, phone, ipod and enough apps to keep me one happy girl! By the way did you know there´s this really cool Burlesque app ?

My favorite new "toy" is otherwise the Omnifocus app, it just lets me keep track of all my "to do things". However today just translating and adapting 8 pages of British comedy to Swedish took ... 9 hours ... Which meant I ended up having a lot of things left on that list still to do... Ah well, anything for a laugh, eh?

Image is from here.

Omnifocus lets you keep track of all your goals, as well as what ever dreams and aspirations one might have. One of my dreams is to have a little vintage tea "show" - music, literature, tea and cakes by appointment only.

So on my "to do" list there is "buy vintage tea set". This is what I bought a month ago, its not a complete set, but isn´t it cute!

Having gone to an English school when I was a little girl I tend to love many a British things like ; Dickens, Christmas carols and Anglican church hymns, great BBC series and ... the ancient, but oh so stylish way of socializing - tea time. Not that I´ve had much opportunity to serve or even have High Noon Tea myself lately ...

Image from here.

Soon June is here and then July and I fly to Paris !

And I find myself very much in need of some new clothes... Some new vintage clothes I might add. I really would like to go to Paris and celebrate "la vie française" in vintage style! I´ve already started with my new - "one new lingerie per month" commitment. Mays lingerie was this beautiful set from Twilfit for 48 €.

However I could need some things to go on top - like new summer clothes! Paris in July is bound to be hot! But ... instead of me buying stuff, I thought it would be more fun to have a sort of on-line swap party!

That is : I post some pictures of things I want to swap and on the "swapping day" who ever is interested shows me what they have. If we like what we see, we ...swap! Of course I´m having some fabulous tea or perhaps even champagne that day! ;) So ...

You are hereby cordially invited to :

A VINTAGE ON-LINE SWAP PARTY! Saturday 6th June @ 7 o´clock Swedish time

Los Angeles - 10 am
New York City - 1 pm
London - 6 pm

These are the items I am swapping (gloves, shoes, hat, purse or jewellery NOT included) :

1. This 1950ish dress in a wool like material. Colour orange/brown. In the back there is a row of buttons to the waist.

2. An authentic 1950s - 1960s dress in cotton. ( it is a summer dress, but not really what I want)

I don´t know if you can tell, but the pattern is small leaves. Colour - warm mustard. Ita really two-in-one, since its a sleeveless dress and a little jacket too.

3. This beautiful satin evening coat ( at least that´s what me and my friend thinks it is and how I´ve worn it! ).

But the colour is not quite right, its more a deep rich burgundy. In the back there´s a little cute bow.

4. Last, but by no means least - this fab authentic 1950s - 1960s evening cocktail dress. Colour - a purple-blue nuance. Material - crepe? Its dressed with satin underneath.

I´m quite small up, but my waist is about 88 - 89 cm that´s 34 - 35 inches. Still, the dresses are a bit tight on me, so a slimmer person would do even better wearing these. Needless to say they are sold as they are. They´re in pretty good shape, but may need a stitch or two and the last dress has a few faint spots.


I´m looking for these 1940s authentic or retro looking items :


Till next we meet ( in a much shorter post ...) I remain yours truly! Diva

ps. It will take some time to catch up with you all, but I will !


Frollein von Sofa said...

Welcome back !!! You look so extremely lovely on those pictures ! You shouldn't swap the orange dress with the buttons in the back - it's gorgeous !!! But anyway, good luck for the swapping event !

BaronessVonVintage said...

Welcome back!! Lovely to read this update! The swap is an interesting idea...!

Diva said...

Thank you sweet ladies !


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