Well... no, I'm more of a pinkish colour. But today I awoke feeling rather green under the gills and subsequently a trifle blue. To make matters worse my skin is being at it's most annoying and sensitive so I couldn't even give myself a lick of warpaint to lift the spirits and fool people I have a rosy glow.
All I wanted to do was curl up in my nightie and watch old films, but I had to go to work. So I had a small tantrum... I slammed doors, stomped about and made small whining noises. This accumulated with my dramatically throwing myself upon the bed, where his Lorship removed the risk of a repeat performance by thrusting a cup of tea into my hands... thank you, your Lordship!
Instead or a flash of rougue, I daubed my face in E45 and had a wardrobe experiment, which was fun!
I also took some snaps of some things I saw in my house that lifted my mood as I hurriedly prepared myself for the commute, which was not great today due to student demonstrations causing long queues.
I've been unsure what to team with this delicious skirt since I bought it, as I felt pattern with checks may be overkill. I had a great yellow cardi but it shrunk in the wash... boo! I also feared that a brown top may make me look like an rather big Brownie? I gave this a shot, what do you think?
Ms. King is modelling:
Early '20s hand embroidered blouse
30's skirt: Addelines Attic
Pallor and poorly coiffed hair: Models own
Things that make me smile....
Galle vase (fake). It looks so lovely against the light... coloured glass when the light shines through it is so pretty.
Mabel Lucie Attwell. I love her drawings and use of colour. This postcard has a cute picture of a girl with a big old powder puff in her face, the tag line says "Taking After Mother!"
Liberty Print knot watch. This was Christmas present to myself . The print is called Wiltshire Rose... it makes me smile when I look at it.
Chrissie White postcards. Chrissie was a British silent movie star who acted in silent films made by Cecil Hepworth. The studios were in Walton on Thames, a stones throw away from where I grew up. She did her own stunts, had impeccable comic timing and got into films at 12 years old by cheekily offering her acting services whilst she was delivering a message to Hepwoth to say her actress sister couldn't make filming that day! In the 20's Chrissie married her long standing leading man and director Henry Edwards (known as Tedwards) who was responsible for the expansion of Teddington studios (he was also quite a dish!) Here's a great link to a little Pathe film about the two of them in the '40s: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=48323
TRIOS! I don't know what it is about tea cups, but I really love them. especially trios. Here is a picture of a few of my favourites and my beloved teapot too!
Old dolls. I'm not a doll fanatic, but having found these at home last week I'm very fond of them and want to find out more about when they were made. The one in mauve is called Eliza I think she's made of celluloid and is a Rexard Costume doll. The middle one in green is called Greta has a fabric face and is in one of the Swiss national dresses (from Vaud). The little one sitting down is called Heidi and I presume she's in Germanic costume?!
I hope you're not suffering from a touch of the January blues and are having lovely weekends :)