Well today was a funny day, weather-wise I mean! Thick mist and quite chilly.
So this afternoon we headed West, where things were supposed to be better.
That was an understatement! It was a different world!
Hot, sunny and perfect!
We had to go to nearby Middleton-in-Teesdale to collect a new dog coat for Jet, as he misplaced his in the park one morning Tut Tut!
We buy the poodles wormer’s and flea treatment’s as well, from a place called Hyperdrug.co.uk so afterwards we headed up to the beautiful Bowlees Picnic area.
The poodles adore it up there, and ran straight into the river, which luckily wasn’t to deep after last nights massive thunderstorms!
Yes my dress got a little wet from them, but I didn’t mind, my vintage dresses are meant to be worn and enjoyed!
I wore a dress I put together last year, after seeing this amazing print on a skirt for sale at Twinwood festival. It was on my friend Suzie’s stall (It’s deco darling), and was a skirt! A very short skirt at that! I decided that if I added a plain green edge, I could make it longer, and if I utilised some of the width for a bodice I could manage to turn it into a lovely dress!
I’m pretty happy with the result, and this is just the second time I have worn it! It’s so cheerful! The Mariachis are serenading the moon, how dreamy!
I made the dress up from a 1950’s fiesta dress pattern, I love the little puffed sleeves and inserted what was left out of the skirt waistband down them, so i didn’t waste any of the skirt fabric.
My gorgeous green shoes are from Rocket Originals who make the most accurate reproduction 1940’s and 1950’s shoes, in-fact they buy the original pairs and have them made exactly the same, apart from sneaking a little extra comfort into the ladies styles!
My amazing sombrero necklace is from Loretta Lou Jewels from Germany, who makes fabulous vintage inspired jewellery. My bakelite bangles have been collected from various sources.
My prescription sunglasses were from Dead Mens Spex and are original sparkly confetti frames.
Next stop was across the road, over a couple of fields to Low Force.
Frankie relaxing with the poodles
We crossed the little suspension bridge that has stood on this spot since 1830. The original bridge that was built in 1741 was the first suspension bridge in Europe! We found these lovely sheep sculptures on the other side!
We then headed through the gap in the wall to stop the sheep escaping!
More amazing fungus on a tree stumpBack across the sheep fields and towards the road, where there’s some nice old buildings.
On our journey home, as we climbed up out of the Tees valley, we noticed the car headlights were all on,on the traffic that passed us, and we passed back through the twilight zone into the fog we had encountered on our way over! The sun was now somehow a very distant memory!