Thursday, 2 December 2010

The Coat!

I promised pictures in my previous post, of my new curly top and snow outfit……

Again I used the trusty self timer which can produce some shockers of expressions, especially if you set it to the two second mode, which in turn, gives little time to get from the camera to the stairs, gather composure and look relatively nice (HA!)- It’s all rather manic if you ask me! With an abundance of pictures missing heads, the actual subject (old Tickety herself) here are the snaps I chose, that show none of the above mentioned…. As if I would let those loose on the interweb! Any-hoo here they be….

Showing off the the back of my coat and me hair!

I think my coat has a very military air -not in the colour and pattern of cloth way, but in the style of the coat top- very Battle dress like…….
So that’s why I added the two of me in a man’s battle dress blouse. A little big I grant you, but I think it would be as equally warm, if a little itchier. I think, with the right slacks and so forth it could look quite dashing and be nice and toasty!
Mind you I don’t think I would wear it that often as I did have some trouble trying to get in and out of it. You see, it was the buttoning, being a Mr. Man jacket and all, it’s all the wrong way round….. Silly way, if you ask me!

*Hat- 1940's  and has a red bobble on top!

I think I need a pipe in this picture!

*Knitted Glengarry from a 1940's pattern.*
Not that you can see it very well, but if you are wondering about the insignia on the BD Jacket, then it belonged to a man in the Royal Tank Regiment (not sure which)- even has his name inside the jacket- (sniff, sniff.)

Off I must pop as I have Christmas cards and decorations to make…..
There’s a lot of little o’s in Cheerio’s (What?)
Tickety x


  1. The last picture is fab, and both coats are wonderful in quite different ways :)

  2. I love that first coat, the moment I saw it I was wondering what size you are and where you live!
    No photos of the flowerpot hat?
    I applaud you for using a self timer, whenever I've tried, it looks like I've just run a marathon!

  3. Oh my giddy aunt!!! The hair is PERFECT! Very envious! And for m, it makes the coat. On someone without the hair and makeup it might look a little odd - but on you, my deary, tis perfect! Also love the last pic! You look like an Atta Girl!

  4. Just found your lovely blog via Lady Cherry. The coat is just perfect, I love the colours, the cut and the brilliant centring of the checks - must have used a lot of fabric to get such a big pattern spot on. You look beautiful!

  5. In all of these photos you look like you are from the wartime era. Just amazing!

  6. Gorgeous pictures! Love the coat!

  7. You look like a model from a 1940's advert for a department store! Gorgeous.

  8. Do you know when I saw the thumbnail pic I thought it was a forties model in your coat so I got a bit confuzzled :-? doesnt take much sometimes!! You have a very genuine look!

  9. Me again! Still after your coat...
    I'd like to pass on the "I Love Your Blog" award to you:

  10. Egads lady, you look to be straight from the 40's! This is my first visit to your blog and I thought the first photograph was legitimately vintage. Your hair is divine and I adore that first coat, AMAZING!

  11. Looking very warm indeed m'dear. I have almost those exact same Morland boots, jolly cosy aren't they? xxx

  12. Oh gosh I love the coat!
    I have to laugh when I see your photos, because you never look at the camera, which reminds me of a QI episode where they say to never look a gorilla in the eye... Is your photographer a gorilla, or are you implying that your readers are big, hairy primates? x

  13. Wow, thank you for all the lovely comments- It’s made my day!
    Haha, Kate, I’m the photographer! I’m taking the photos on a self timer- so does that mean I’m the big hairy gorilla?(btw,I love QI!)I don’t like looking straight at the camera because I can’t keep a straight face -even when I’m taking the pics… so when I next post me snaps, I shall look into the camera just for you! Tups xxx

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Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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