Friday, 22 February 2013

retro perfect......

 What a day we had last Sunday!  First the Hammersmith Vintage Clothes, Textiles and Accessories Fair and then, in the afternoon, another vintage fair near Sadlers Wells.  Apparently there is also a regular vintage textiles fair at Borough Market so that is top of places to visit next time we hit the Big Smoke.  I'll post any information regarding the above so if you happen to be in London you might pencil events in your diary.

A 1920s sheer black chiffon silk dress

A cotton mix 50s frock

A to-die-for 1920s fringed shawl

Hand embroidered vintage table cloth

Buttons on original card

Sublime lace and silk lingerie

Dorothy would be proud to wear these flawless red 1940s shoes

Gorgeous hand-quilted throw in perfect condition

Child's hand-smocked silk dress

Probably my favourite - a 1950's bikini. Doesn't get any better....

Unused 1950s fabric length

Beuatiful detail from the back of a 1930's tennis dress

Silver card case with hand-embroidered leather inside pocket

Red gloves and emeralds - every girl should have them

1970s gold sling-backs - I would have crawled over hot coals for these when I was a teen.

Yes, this is indeed a hat.  My mother wore one just like this to a family wedding in the 60s

Beautiful 1950s cotton sleeved work overall - way too pretty for housework

More fabulous 1920s underwear.  May not do much but boy, these looked gorgeous.

Pretty checked full-length house coat with raglan sleeves.

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