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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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November 07, 2005

brown*paper*parcels ~ childhood dreams

from brown paper parcels on May 9th *2005:

as a teenager I was really 'out there' with my fashion! My nan encouraged me to make some of my own clothes and I sure had fun. I remember two tops that I made * the first one being a black and white striped pinny type creation ~ it was kind of like a big oval of fabric for the front with a huge frill right around the edge and it was tied on the back with ties ~ one around my neck and about 3 down the back. That was all that was holding it on ! I would wear this with a pair of flares and a pair of cork wedges about 8" tall. In these I would run up or down the railway steps at Central station in Sydney. Its a wonder I didn't break my neck! The other fashion item that I can recall was the most divine halter top ~ made from an old piece of vintage chintz that I found in my nan's linen cupboard *and that is a story in itself* the halter top had the most gorgeous shaped bodice with a huge diamante brooch in the centre and a black button on the back neck ~ so elegant ~ I would wear this with a maxi skirt * hair up and big dangly earrings~ tres chic ! And yes ~ I did want to be a fashion designer !!


Blogger Amy said...

I use to want to be a fashion designer too, pity I don't know how to sew clothes though lol that would've helped...

5:51 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Fabulous! But what's stopping you now?! If you want to do something, do it!

5:56 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Oh what fun! Both items sound like something I would want to wear today. I'm no fashionista mind you, I get around in some fairly bright get ups with no mind for what's in vogue. I think clothes are there to have fun with and it sounds like you did!

8:06 am  
Blogger dolly said...

can just imagine you in the heels -we'll have to go out together in Sydney in big old heels for a laugh!

8:39 am  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

I love it! I used to get my Mom to make me some pretty "far out" stuff....good memories.
I have a question that is probably answered somewhere in archives.......just who is your Nan? Is that another name for your Mom? Sorry I do not know this term. (I am also named Nancy so I think it is sweet....)

11:57 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

You were high fashion....I think I was surely the Anne of Green Gables type. Plain clothes and nose stuck in a book. (how-be-it..really good books = ))

5:53 am  

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