Saturday 25 October 2014

A Vintage A- Fair!

Last Saturday was the Lindsey Lodge Hospice's Vintage A-Fair.

My Mum, Sam and myself had been sorting through our vintage bits and bobs and Lottie had been making bracelets and key rings (she is a proper little entrepreneur!)

Here's the view from our little stall!
(You can tell this was my Mum's side of the table, it's all the posh stuff! Ha!)
It was temptation city!
There weren't just stalls though, oh no, there was a 1940's tea room, the UK 1940's Radio Station and singers.
And here I am with Frank Sinatra! Yes really!
(He was one of the singers and he really was fab!)
I've always wanted to learn how to jive and jitter bug...
This glamorous lady was the runner up in the Miss Vintage modelling competition!
Her outfit was amazing!
We also had visitors!
The ├╝ber glamorous Gwen ( one of our lovely ex students).
And Mr Burkitt, (a work colleague, friend, and, funnily enough, another ex student!)
Loving the vintage hat Michael!
We had to visit the sweet stall because that is the law of England.
We were neighbours with Pigeon Vintage (here's PV's Hayley, who've guessed it, another ex student!)
Just look at her beautiful baby boy in his vintage coat...sigh!
Pigeon Vintage had many tempting wares on offer...

In fact I spent so much time coo-ing (geddit!) over Pigeon Vintage, Lottie sketched me!
The lady who was selling these platform sandals told me that when she bought them in the 70's they cost her two week's wages!
That just shows how precious clothes were then, fashion was expensive,but at least they were appreciated and loved.

There were some seriously stylish folks there...
This military kilt originally belonged to Ltd. Douglas 1914, and then was worn by this fine fellow's father of the Border Regiment in 1941.
(I feel so rude but I never got to ask his name as we were chatting about his outfit for so long!)
It was so interesting to hear about the history behind the uniform and it is befitting to see it worn with such pride.
Needless to say I spent as much as I made, but who cares!
We had a fab vintage a- fair!


  1. Sounds fab. I want to get back to Vintage Village for a peruse round - thinking the December one maybe?! x

  2. Oh what a lovely event! So many treasures have caught my eye, and lots of gorgeous folk too, including your delicious self, Mrs B! Good to see those stonking 1970s platform in amongst the Forties fashions, aren't they amazing? xxx

    1. You would have loved that lady's stall, full of 60 s and 70 s goodies x

  3. Glad to hear you spent well, i was lusting (?!!?) after that apple mirror...and loving the small glimpse of your dress....
    bestest daisy xx
    Ps I have linked to you in my recent post....!!

    1. I very nearly bought that mirror!
      Thanks very much for the linky, will pop over now x

  4. Oh, how I wish I could have been there! I've watched quite a few British war movies this week. Such fortitude in the midst of things!

    1. Yes Patty, they are a generation that should never be forgotten. My Grandad fought in Monte Casino and I am very proud of him. It is something we can never fully comprehend.
      Would have been lovely to stroll around with you chuck x

  5. This looks absolutely brilliant! I love the theme and how everyone stuck to it and looked so stylish. Your stall looks fantastic too. x

    1. Thanks Kate, the whole day was totally brilliant x


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