Wednesday, 3 October 2012

vintage blue dress and brand new chickens

blue vintage chickens d A few weekends ago I got to meet some new chickens. I went to see my mother-in-law and her new chooks. The chicken yard has been empty for several months and it is very good news to have some little golden fluffy friends clucking around again. And not just for the eggs! They represent so much more. I am very happy to see them!

blue vintage chickens f I was obviously dressed for the farm in a vintage dress and cardigan and shoes from Gorman. (Ok, so it's not actually a farm, but we were in the chicken yard.) blue vintage chickens a I don't think they were as happy to see me. I had visions of us holding the chickens, giving them pats and generally being bestest friends with nature, but they had other ideas. In spite of my best calling, cooing, and making of that kissing noise we all (yes, you do it too) make for cats that actually almost always works, they wouldn't come near. They didn't want to know! blue vintage chickens c blue vintage chickens g blue vintage chickens b So instead we amused ourselves taking photos with the kind of nature that can't run away. I saw Joanna Lumley on Graham Norton a while ago, talking about her modeling days. She explained some of the poses she did, which included "laughing with fruit" and, sometimes, "surprise at fruit". Here is my best laughing with blossoms. Thank you, Ms. Lumley! blue vintage chickens e


Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Oohh... you have girls - congrats. You need to name them - grandma names please. Ours are names after our grandmothers and great grandmothers. :)

Now, start getting them used to being handled on the perch at night. Give them all a nice pat and chat to them. Soon enough you will be able to pat them in the yard and then you ill be able to pick the up and carry them around.

If you need any chook advice, pleae ask. I have had them for years and years.

Q's Daydream said...

you are so cute! :)

irene wibowo said...

love ur shoes.. :)
Irene Wibowo

Jess said...

I had chickens growing up and since they were always handled by us they were more likely to socialize. However, I also remember terrorizing them by chasing them around and pouncing on them! Oh to be 5 again.

Kitsune-kun said...

how fun! cute chickens:)

Kristian said...

I like the "Surprise at fruit" look on you! Cute.

stevia indrawan said...

the skirt is so cute
and I love your shoes!!
the chickens are looking fine too! LOL

The Sweetest Escape 

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

So so so so gorgeous. And wonderful. The cardi and dress were destined for one another. A few months ago I went to a debating tournament in mildura. On the way home we stopped at an orange and almond farm and took some "surprised by the flowers" shots too :)

esme and the laneway said...

Miss Tallulah Porkchop: oh, how nice you have choockies! I'm jelly! I wish I could have my own, but these are MiL's far away. Probably a good thin, considering Babycat's considerable appetite for ANYTHING! :D

Jess: haha I think sometimes I am still five now! The chickens in the past were a lot happier around humans. These ones are teenagers, not used to living here, sleeping all day and only deciding to leave the hut when the sun goes down, and then they have to be chased back in again..! Joys!

Kristian: I think I'll strike that pose more often! :D

Meg Eileen Carroll : haha they are the best!

Jessica Cangiano said...

That hands-on-your-hips pose paired with your slightly quizzical expression is absolutely priceless. :)

Love how beautifully that turquoise cardi compliments your pastel locks.

♥ Jessica

Lynelle said...

This has almost nothing to do with this post, except your lipstick... I bought Lime Crime's Retrofuturist and it is lovely. But I wore it out one night and realised it bleeds pretty badly if you don't wear a lipliner. Which one would you recommend? :)
Love your blog! Keep the great posts coming!

Vintagesuburbia said...

That was such a good post. You look so happy. I love your comments about the chooks. I am so glad you are eco-friendly, that is one of the things I love about your blog. Good luck with the chookies!

Sleekit said...

Oh I'd love to have my own chickens, my sister has some so I nab her eggs when I can and they are soo delicious! I saw that episode too re JL, you work the blossom very well lady!

Sleekit x

Lynn Dylan said...

Marianne, you are gorgeous as ever! Love the chickie photos! Isn't farm life just the best? :D Glad you have some chickies you can visit.


Bronny said...

I have the same problem with my boyfriend's parents chickens! I thought they would be cute little friends but instead they just run away from me :(

LandGirl1980 said...

Pesky chooks! I could never keep chickens - they flap too much. Flapping + claws + confined space such as a pen = me running in the other direction.

Eccentric Owl said...

This post is so cute! Ah, chickens. I remember having chickens; the roosters were SO scary. I never liked going near them, because they tried to protect their hens and would chase me away.
Haha, I love the "laughing with blossoms" picture. So funny!
And you look lovely. That dress is gorgeous!

Teresa said...

You are adorable!

Frances said...

I love your frustrated expression with wayward chicken in the foreground... You are too adorable!
I love the surprised at blossoms pictures... now I want to see the original inspiration.

Mabel said...

I live in a pretty metro area and someone SOMEWHERE nearby has a rooster and I cannot locate it! Very annoying that I cannot find it.

I love Joanna Lumley!

You look adorable :)

Mona (Mabel)

Mona's Guide to Pin-Up Style & Makeup

Becky said...

Haha I love the "surprise at fruit" tip!

Your jumper is so pretty!


esme and the laneway said...

Lynelle: I love that shade too! I wear either Illamasqua's bright pink shade (not the fluro one though) called, I think, Titillation, or my MAC liner in Cherry. Except I have lost it??!! I always wear liners with bright lipsticks, as I find it's the only way to have a really neat, crisp line! x

Vintagesuburbia: thank you :) Yes, very, very happy! Trying to be eco friendly and eat good clean food... trying! :)

Sleekit: isn't JL hilarious?! x

Lynn Dylan: me too! And they should get a bit friendlier and more relaxed as they get used to people. The old ones always did. In fact they sometimes learned to fly into trees so maybe the new chickens shouldn't learn that! :D

Bronny: they are such nervous little beasties! ;) Maybe they'll get more used to people over time?

LandGirl1980: haha oh no, totally understand. Those claws, and those beaks, are a bit scary!

Eccentric Owl: ah, roosters! I've never had to deal with them but the ones at the local children's farm look pretty tough!

Frances: it was a candid moment! I didn't think the shutter was gonna get clicked at that point. Google Joanna Lumley Graham Norton and the clip from the show comes up :)

Mabel: Haha yes I totally feel your pain! We have one somewhere near-ish us but it likes a sleep in so only crows mid morning, or in the evening (?!) hope yours isn't crowing at dawn!

Becky: thanks! Yes, surprise at fruit and laughing with fruit are my new portrait mantras.

esme and the laneway said...

Miss Tallulah Porkchop: I thought about this. I kinda wanna name them unsuitable names, like Steve and Dave.

look see said...

Surprise at fruit and laughing with fruit. Loves it. :)

Talking Trash & Wasting Time said...

cutest outfit ever!!

Brooke x

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