Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some of my Christmas Goodies

I just thought I'd share some of my lovely Christmas gifts with you all. I had a lovely day. It was, as usual, a small family affair. Breakfast was at my sister's, then my brother came over for lunch and then my sister and her partner came over for dinner. I made dinner this year, for the first time: lasagne and tiramisu, which is our very own tradition. As usual, more food than needed was made and I was eating lasagne and tiramisu for days after!

I purchased a couple of hats on etsy earlier in the year - I paid for one and the other was paid for by my mother, who saved it as a Christmas gift. I can't wait to wear it.

These babydoll pyjamas are also from my mum. I actually mentioned them in a blog post, earlier in the year, too.

On the left is a vintage newspaper from my sister and her partner; on the right is the box for the pyjamas.

This was also a gift from my sister and her partner.

And I got a few vintage-themed books, too. The Dirk Bogarde biography is quite intimidating at over 700 pages! But it will be a very interesting read, I'm sure.

Did anyone else get any lovely vintage goodies over the holiday season?

And I almost forgot, but here's a look at my Christmas outfit:

Candy Cane Sugary Plum

Outfit details: veiled hat - Salvo's; dress - made by mum; belt - gift; shoes - Big W.

Candy Cane Sugary Plum

Andi B. Goode


  1. I love the dress!!!
    p.s. - your portrait is next on my crazy to do list. I'm so sorry it's taking so long! (being a photographer, I'm sure you know how easy it seems to tackle many projects and then they all successfully overwhelm you).

  2. Amanda: Thanks. =D And no worries! I do completely understand. =]

  3. Those are great gifts!

    I have the purple Vintage book and it's a great inspiration source.

  4. Angel: Thanks. =D Yes! I've already felt very inspired by some of the images in that book.

  5. DOPE gifts. Love the babydoll pajamas.



  6. Your Christmas outfit is gorgeous! Very nice hair especially.

  7. The christmasy fabric of your dress is lovely!
    The pj's are super cute! and such a sweet colour.
    I would love to look in the old newspaper, its amazing to see how things have changed.


  8. the dirk bogarde book will be well worth the read , his own auto biographies are really good too

  9. Adorable dress :)
    Glad you had a fab Christmas.
    Your pressies look great too!

  10. Wow, those are great gifts! And your tiramisu sounds lovely. :)

    I like your outfit a lot, although it would only be worn in July and August over here! :P

  11. You got some wonderful presents!! The hat is my favorite! :D I didn't get any vintage gifts for Christmas, but for my birthday, my mom got me a 1960s dress! It was so exciting!

  12. You mama is smart! such a cute set.

  13. Hey, Andrea!
    I love your style and I have programed a post about you for January 2sd.
    Come and check if you want!
    Your presents are very nice!



  14. Andi, you've inspired my new year's resolution - I need to get more glamour into my life! (Or at least stop leaving the house with no makeup on!)

  15. What immensely wonderful gifts, you're very lucky to have a family who knows you're tastes so well!

    I'm head-over-heals in love with that dress! I really mean it when I say your mom should quite literally go into business, for her frocks are true works of beautiful art!

    Wishing you a serene & splendid Sunday, honey!
    ♥ Jessica


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