Three events, all on the same day, and I was there - without kids, hurrah!
First up was this one, where I bumped into several folk I know, including the lovely Elodie.
I know Elodie as she has gorgeous twin girls in the same year as Smallest Child. But I did NOT know she is an artist who produces amazing quirky illustrations with a wry humour. AND she is the epitome of French chic, in addition to her talent.
All manner of retro loveliness. And a wall of misery pic there for Vix's collection.
Next was Judy's Affordable Vintage fair, which has events all over the country. I did most of my shopping at this one.
Wondrous vintage frockery as far as the eye can see.
How I adored these maxis, but I couldn't do the zip up on any of them. Damn those bosoms!
That's the joy of vintage linens - they always fit! Tablecloths, pinnies, tea towels and crocheted blankets galore.
Oh look, it's that kid with her puppy again, and a fiery Spanish senorita. This stall was brilliant. And look there, who is that titian-haired minx in the middle?
Remind you of anyone? But of course, it's Her Royal Hotness, Helga!
Sarah would love the poncho. This stall had gorgeous things.
The third and final fair, with this lovely young lady helpfully pointing the way.
More more and yet more. I think even I was flagging by this point.
So what on earth did I buy?
1960s homemade maxi dress, 1970s dolly dress, and 1960s button-through shift dress
1960s floral dress, 1970s lurex wrap blouse
Everything fits but not sure they are all keepers. I will style 'em up and you can let me know what you think.
And what did I wear for this vintage marathon?
1970s angel sleeve maxi (Ebay), blue beaded necklace (mum's), 1970s beaded peacock bag (flea market).
I do look tired, don't I? I was. The dress drew quite a few compliments, despite the tomato and basil soup I managed to drip on it at lunch. Grubby bugger. Didn't even notice till I got home.
And I have next door's waste pipe coming out of my head (nice) due to Eldest Child's poor photography skills. She needs lessons from Desiree's Stylist.
Just for all you cleavage whores out there... And who among us isn't?
Or as Middle Boy likes to call it - Boob Crack. Charmed, I'm sure.
Don't tell the PTA. I'll be kicked off for indecency. Hahahahaha!