Sunday, 15 July 2012

winter, vintage furniture and all the little things

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Woah, Sunday again! I am having a great weekend and I hope you are too. I have been out for dinner, ice skating, on a road trip, had a long, fancy and delicious lunch – all before Sunday! I will blog about some of this soon. First, here is more of my first month of winter as seen with my instagram, laneway_esme. It's been amazing so far and I don't want it to fly by too quickly. There are so many things I want to do still. Soon!

First we have – appropriately – the first of our winter weather proper. Lots of cold, rainy, dark days. I liked how the rain looked like blossoms on this bare tree. A week or so before, we got a new dinner table and chair set, a 1950's one, but round, which I've never seen before. The chairs are a deep sea blue-green and I love them. Babycat loves her vantage point on the new shelves and does her monorail pose.

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Going out on a beautiful day wearing this vintage dress. And some nice flowers for the table, which is looking a little lonely in its spot. We want a great print to put on the wall there, and maybe a coffee set for the table itself... although Mrs Bebecat would knock it over every day. So maybe not. She was surprisingly non-nommy with these flowers, though. Progress.
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I love having dinner on the new table. I'm still craving raw spinach (no, I don't know why either) and, for the sake of balance, followed this up with a homemade apple crumble and yogurt. I love these little vintage bowls. I found them at an opshop, and the doily is another op shopped vintage find.
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I was having a phase of wanting to wear pastel nail colours, especially a pastel yellow. I don't have the perfect soft sunshine shade, so chose from these instead. I think the pale lilac is my favourite. It goes well with my vintage pale yellow dress, which has the most amazing beading detail. It has some amazing shoulder buttoning detail, too, which makes it really hard to put on by myself!
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I walk past some really pretty houses on my way to work. I love ivy! I'd love to have it everywhere, indoors and out. Hot Toddys are good when you have a cold, as is some light reading. I collect (well, I have three) vintage beauty books, and this one is the oldest. I must share some of it with you sometime – just promise not to follow all of it! Arsenic gets a mention..! And I seem to have had yellow on my mind, as this last outfit shows. I was in a very good mood as you can see! I really like wearing my hair up and think some more height might have to happen soon. And that's it for now. Happy Sunday!
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Betty2Tone (Laura) said...

You could be craving spinach if you have low iron in your blood. Or just be because it's delicious :D

Sarah Dee said...

Beautiful photos! I'd love to hear some of those beauty tips!

Xoxo Sarah

Esz said...

That new table is most fab! And Babycat looks just like an ornament :-D

The yellow dress is AMAZING. Where did you find that one from? I need to start incorporating details like that in my sewing.

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

oh so gorgeous! that dinner looks scrumptious and so does the pie, perfect for the winter-y weather. in fact, my sister is making a lemon pie right now, so I'm definitely looking forward to dessert. Loving the paste nails. Being holidays, I've been embracing a multitude of different nail colours, especially mint green and lavender.

Vickie said...

love the first photo & your crumble looks delish :)

Camilla said...

Love the details and your photos of the dinner are really great! :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...


Lovely post. You look gorgeous and the pics are delightful.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such there is a sense of poetic beauty that weaves its way so elegantly through this series of Instagram photos.

♥ Jessica

Mara said...

I love these posts! I can't wait to see what's in your vintage beauty book! I have an antique cook book from 1908 that has all sorts of great (odd) advice, and recipes for squirrel pie and... who knows what else! But it covers everything from recipes to house decor to dressing yourself to etiquette to childcare to healing ailments... it's such a great book!

Meg said...

I'm loving your blog and your style!! Xo

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