Wednesday, 7 October 2015

What's on my workdesk today ....

When our craft group met up last week one of the ladies
showed us how to make brooches with wire and beads. 

As usual I ended up making something different
 but using the same technique.

Time to pop over and see what everyone else is working on this week

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Flat caps and the 60's

Rocking the 1960's look this week in the cap I got on Saturday 
from the charity shop
The boots I paid £8 for a couple of years ago and are 
a staple part of my wardrobe.  
Jacket from a lovely man on Brick Lane market 
who I got this waistcoat from on another visit
I wonder what Sunday will bring at this month's 
Vintage Village at Stockport Market
Looking forward to seeing all our trader friends again then popping over to The Vintage Emporium at Pear Mill for tea and cakes 

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Vintage Habit hits Manchester

 Yesterday I caught these two dapper chaps (Harry & Duncan) 
admiring Philip's red suede shoes.
Turned out they were local to us in Rossendale.  We chatted about the interest we all have in vintage clothes and Duncan (without the hat) told us everything he had on was from the charity shops.
 Doesn't Harry look smart and what a nice man. 
 Philip looks quite good to in his red jumper and dicky bow.
 It was our first time at a Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair and it was mega busy with young and old snapping up fabulous one off pieces like my raspberry day dress. Couldn't wait to try it on with my maroon leather boots and tights.  
It was a bargain £10 from trader Beyond Boheme.
My luck was really in when I came across this Welsh Wool tapestry suit 
for £25 from trader Jane Hamilton along with this 
beautiful lined English made dress
The traders work so hard sourcing their stock, preparing it for sale and travelling around the country to the different fairs.  Many of them are attending another today and had to go back home restock their vans then travel onto another part of the country early morning to set up again. Two girls we see often are from Birmingham and are in Bethnal Green, London today.  I don't know how they do it. 
This little number came from Cow Vintage (£16) on Oldham Street, Manchester. Again it was packed with young people looking for recycled pieces.  No Primark stuff for these kids.
These are from the Oxfam Vintage shop on Oldham Street
Hat £4  Scarf £1

Vintage traders and buyers are a happy bunch of people and its a great day out.
Thrown into the mix is also the pop up tearooms at these events that serve gorgeous homemade cakes.
If that isn't enough for you there is always fantastic music playing and at some events you are entertained with fabulous dance troupes and a look round the vintage cars and bikes.