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The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell

By Desiree68 @pullyoursocksup
No don't look at the hair, I had no idea the wind had blown the bejesus out of it.
But I must say it was a welcome cool breeze, so I wore the delicious 1970s nylon frock Mrs D of Hello the Mushroom sent me last week.
A perfect fit.
And gosh, a bit of tan-action going on there with all the swimming we've been doing this summer.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell Summertime also means mosquitoes come a'flocking and I end up a'scratching, resulting in delightful join-the-dots scabs and scars.
Hmmmmm.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell Evidence of lots of sea and sand: peeling toenail polish.
Meh!
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell Frock - gifted by Mrs D of Hello the Mushroom Crochet bangle - art gallery bargain Anklets - gifted by reader, Tra-la-la All other jewelry - thrifted Bag - craft market VW Melissa wedges - Melissa sale Well that was a few days ago.
Today I found this gorgeous print in the Salvos for $10, it's called The Ice Cream Vendor, by Huldah Cherry Jeffe (1901-2001).
I did a wee search on Huldah and many of her beautiful paintings depict exquisite red-cheeked Parisian lassies with huge sparkly eyes and bright red lips.
So charming.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell I even love the crumbling frame.
I have a "thing" for imperfections, they convey warmth and a life well-lived.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell The latest treasure joined my wall of portraits of women.
I've been collecting pictures of interesting female faces for about a decade now, I ran out of wall space long ago, yet I can't give it up.
I'm not interested in landscapes.
I love faces or paintings of furnished rooms: evidence of humanity.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell My two Madonna's chat, debate and bicker constantly.
I bought the Vogue single from Nelly of Vintage Wishes.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell This rather old and faded patchwork quilt covers up the sofa cushions that are getting tatty - just three bucks from Vinnies.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell There seems to be an abundance of lovely old aprons in the op shops and I love this one of Australian wildflowers.
I picked up both the apron and gingham tablecloth for a couple of bucks from Vinnies.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell No time for make-up today.
Not a scrap.
Only time to slide on this glorious 1960s slip I snapped up for a song from The Slipperie's Boxing Day sale.
It has embroidered flowers on the bodice and frill **faints**.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell Another Etsy bargain, this time from Niddiebone; a 1930s fine silk bed jacket for just five bucks!
Yes I did scream with joy when I unwrapped it.
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell 1960s rayon slip - Etsy, The Slipperie 1930s silk bed jacket - Etsy, Niddie's Rag and Bone Shop Green skull necklace - craft market 1950s tapestry bag - gifted by my dear sister Anklets - gifted by Tra-la-la All other jewelry - thrifted Shoes - as before The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell
The Pretty Things are Going to Hell I hope you're hanging in there, you can do it, yes you can!
Love Desiree xo

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