Yesterday, I had one of the most enjoyable days I’ve had in a long time. I spent the day at the Vintage Festival 2011 on London’s South Bank with my dear friend Emma. As we both had a rare day without our children, we decided to cut to the chase and head to the 250 stall Vintage Village, rather than spend £60 on a ticket for the indoor activities at the Southbank Centre (a lot of which admittedly did sound fab).
I’m not joking when I say it took us the entire day to get round all the stalls (we take our vintage shopping seriously!) I’ve never seen such an array of amazing clothes, trinkets and people in one setting. We decided to dress up in vintage style gladrags: I wore my Oolong dress and Em wore a poppy print repro dress based on a vintage pattern). I’m glad we did, as lots of people had made the effort and it really added to the excitement of the day...
and the stall holders were all suitably attired...
So what did I buy? Well, I managed to find these two little gems at the back of a box on one stall and a couple of metres of lovely dress fabric.
A pretty green Deco dressing table set which I got for a song, according to Emma, who’s very knowledgeable about such things.
Look what I found hiding on a tableware stall!
Yes, a couple of pieces from the Midwinter Red Domino range, which I’ve been collecting for over 20 years. It doesn’t take a genius to work out what attracted me to this range! And finally a cherry brooch. I remember wearing a similar one when I was a little girl on my favourite outfit (cord pinafore, tights, polo neck jumper) so I was over the moon to find this.
All this scavenging was making us thirsty, so we stopped for tea at the beautiful vintage themed tea rooms.
|Emma and I taking tea|
Purses depleted and feet hurting, we decided to head home. On the way out we spotted Albert, the most stylish dog in the world…..
A perfect end to a perfect day. x