Tuesday, November 20, 2012

~* ::Old Photo of the Day:: Lady in Red *~

Here are a couple of old photos from 2010 when I attended a friend’s semi-casual afternoon wedding. It also displays a bit of the home decor of the place we used to live in (this is the way it looked before we repainted the walls pewter cup grey with shiny black borders and skirting boards etc).

I decided to wear a red and black outfit. As usual, I'm wearing a vintage outfit: a red pillbox hat from a thrift store (or opportunity shop as they are known in Australia); black beaded choker; red rose brooches; vintage cameo; red fishnet top under black top with red-and-black singlet over it; with a tiny red handbag. I'm also wearing one of my all-time favourite velvety skirts (you can slightly see the black and red striped legwarmers underneath).

We still have these antique Victorian chairs - they are ebonised wood from the 1800's with red velvet. I love them but they aren't very practical, especially with a toddler running around the house. We plan on getting another dining room setting very soon as well as other furniture we need. I will write future blog posts about our gothy home decor and renovation plans for our current abode.


We still have this rug also - it took us a long time to find it and decide on it - it has an ornate Victorian-style border and plain black in the centre.

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  1. The chairs are so pretty! But I understand why their arent practical when having children around :<

    Your outfit is amazing!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words! I was a few weeks pregnant here so I wasn't feeling great that day!

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  2. Those ebonized dining chairs are beautiful! We have something similar but not very practical even without a toddler. As soon as you push away from the table, they tip over! Still, too pretty to part with - hope you're going to keep yours, even if you do get a new dining set! :o)

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    1. Thanks, we will definitely keep them, we love these chairs too much! But we will just use them as display items, not for everyday use.

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  3. You look gorgeous! The red pill box hat suits you! I love those chairs! My mother have a set of similar ones and I always telling her that she will give them to me when she's tired of them. The carpet is amazing, perfect for your dinner table.

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    1. Oh, thanks for the lovely compliments! I was actually a few weeks pregnant here so wasn't feeling well. Yes, antique style furniture is the best!

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  4. 'Opportunity shop' - I love it! :D

    Those chairs are amazing, I would never have the heart to swap them, but I guess, you're right about them not being practical.

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    1. Yeah, opportunity shops are the best! I love them! I won't be getting rid of the chairs, just moving them elsewhere in the house!

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    1. Thanx! I love the way you have decorated your apartment (saw them on FB)

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