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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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October 07, 2005

ms*louisa's wedding

catastrophe dear readers !!
we arrived in Sydney in plenty of time
and toddled off to the bridal boutique.
When we arrived, the owner was in a tizz
and had absolutely no idea that we were there to pick the dress up
her alteration lady had walked out a month or so ago
and all alterations were forgotten.
ms*louisa's dress had not been taken in
and the shoulder straps had not been made and attached.
The wedding is two weeks away !!!!
the bridal boutique has employed a dress maker
who is going to finish the dress in a week
and we can go pick it up next Friday -
one week from the wedding.
Needless to say, we were all a little upset & stressed.
Sydney is an hour and a half drive in traffic for me
and not fun at all -
however beautiful in might be.
However I did get my shoes and they are gorgeous...will take a picture of them later.

so - to a preview of the dress while she was having her final fitting


Blogger Peggy said...

There has to be a few problems thrown in to make that special day even more special... am sure things will work out beautifully. Glad you got your shoes and had a day with the girls.

10:48 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Wouldn't it rot your socks!!! How absolutely SLACK of that dressmaker not to follow up on unfinished orders before now. Imagine if you had gone all the way there a few days before, to pick up the wedding dress...grrr. Anyway, it sounds like you will get it on time, so I just hope and pray the weather will be fine again for your next trip into The Big Smoke!

12:31 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had to threaten to sue the bridal shoppe before my daughter got her dress. It arrived just a couple of days before we had to leave to take 2 flights across Canada, from BC to Ontario. When the dress arrived it still wasn't cleaned to our satisfaction and reeked of smoke. The bride is asthmatic. What a nightmare that was! I sewed her older sister's dress and OS's brindesmaid's dress and thought I'd take it easier with this wedding.

Oh, and the bridal shoppe was a 4-hour drive from us. We were promised the dress would be ready, drove the 4 hours (yet again) and the befuddled owner tried to blame the seamstress (who was professional and wonderful). OK, letting the anger go now... ;)

Your daughter, Louisa, makes a lovely bride! I hope all goes smoothly from now on.

1:40 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh the dress is simply gorgeous, she will look stunning, how exciting!

I went for a fitting for my 'vintage' dress 8 weeks before the wedding and then decided I hated it and we had to go and choose a new one, it was stressful, but we got it in the end and it's those funny things you remember and make it all the more special.

countdown now then, sending you calming thoughts!


3:35 am  
Blogger Amy said...

Oooh hope you finally get the wedding dress, that's a wee bit unprofessional of them isn't it?

6:15 am  
Blogger Alice said...

How frustrating and stressful but it sounds like the new dressmaker will come up trumps and have the dress ready on time. I certainly look forward to seeing the actual wedding photos (maybe even a photo of Ms Robyn???), and I'm sure the bride will look beautiful.

I made my own wedding dress and had several dreams beforehand that I would still be doing the finishing touches as I was getting dressed on the day. I took the dreams as a warning and made sure the dress was all finished well before.

7:10 am  
Blogger Sharon said...

Having had a wedding - my eldest daughter - at the beginning of this year I can only make the right noises in sympathy miss robyn... We were fortunate in having 'family' make the dress... BUT there were times when things got 'a little stressful' - phew!!!!! We could have fuelled a power stattion whith the energy... Now I understand why 'mother's of the bride' tend to have THAT look on the day... No - all jokes? aside the day will be wonderful and I agree with dolly its these things that make memories...

7:45 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Oh I especially love the train...what a beauty! You must have felt sick that they hadn't done the alterations. Too bad you have to drive the whole way back in to get it when done. Glad to hear your shoes are just what you wanted!

1:17 pm  

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