Monday, 25 April 2016

Festival Of Vintage

I have been looking forward to my first time at The Festival of Vintage and admit to having high expectations. I am very happy to say I was not disappointed by any of it!

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'Discover Vintage' run by the formidable vintage guru Keeley Harris has a reputation for organising fantastic vintage events and this was no exception. From a stall holders point of view it was very well organised and was a pleasure to be part of the whole weekend. It was extremely busy especially on the Saturday which is always a bonus for traders but to see so many people of all generations get so dressed up was a delight. Here are some of my highlights.

Saturdays outfits, all set up and ready to go.

I love my job and seeing my customers wearing clothes they have bought from me is always a real joy. This lady looks great in the 1970's shift dress and jacket.
These two lovely ladies looked stunning in their Green outfits and share my love of Peggy French couture. I want one in Green now too.

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Don't these couples look fantastic in their 1940's clothes. It's all in the details and the men were very patient shoppers. It was a pleasure to sell a coat to them,

 I kept losing Mr.Peru to the draw of all those lovely vintage cars and bikes outside! One day!.....

 When I was younger my dad had an old White Triumph Herald, when you're 14 years old sadly this didn't seem very cool. I would absolutely love one now though.
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I could have spent all my takings with so many fabulous dresses and pieces for home but I managed to restrain myself. There are as always a few items which I now wish I'd bought.

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It was a pleasure to meet the beautiful Harriet Ball who is currently in the running for Miss.Vintage UK, Twinwood Festival. She looked so pretty in her dress and isn't it reassuring to see younger people continuing the love for the vintage lifestyle.
You can vote for Harriet at

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Sadly I didn't have the time to take part in any activities but I would have enjoyed a bit of hula hooping with Jen Parry from High Hoops and getting creative with The Button Tin craft workshops. Mental note for next year.. be more organised and make the time.

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I completely missed the fashion shows, Harry & Edna and the M & S archive talks. I can see why you need to come for the whole weekend as a customer as their is so much going on to choose from and fit in with your shopping.

"Knees up Mother Brown!" There was something for everybody, from a bit of Cockney sing a long, to Lindy Hop lessons, 50's rock n roll and jive. I did sneak a peak at some of these dance lessons and they were clearly very popular. We could all do with a bit more music and dancing in our lives, don't you think?

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Whose looking forward to next years Festival Of Vintage already? I know I am.
Well done to all involved it was a great weekend.
Thanks for dropping by. x

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