And you finally get to see a photo of me in the outfit I made! I love it!!
My favourite bit is always the markets! I buy most of my vintage online because there really isn't much available in my area, so being able to handle things before I buy them is nice. Stalls range from nicely organised ones:
To ones that are a free for all rummage where there is so much stuff for sale its hard to see anything!
And there is all kinds of things for sale - fabrics, patterns, homewares, furniture, gorgeous clothing and accessories:
This dress was amazing, and if it fit me it would be hanging in my wardrobe right now, but it didn't. Sigh! The most amusing thing mum and I found all day was this:
Its a Spanking Stick!!! Hilarious!!!
But I just know you want to see what I purchased!
This sweet little hat - lovely lolly pink with white flowers on the sides and a bow on the back
These lovely lilac earrings - they need a bit of a clean...
4.5 metres of this vintage border print cotton... I see a full skirted dress in its future!
And 4 metres of this fabulous vintage border print cotton by John Wolf Textiles in the palest of pinks. Here is a close-up of the 'scene':
This seller had heaps of other fabrics, and I could have bought A LOT more (for a start there was a pink roses length the same as the blue roses), but unfortunately I did have a budget - sad face!
The gorgeous old house (which is a museum) is also open to view... but there are so many people that its really difficult to relax and take it in!
But how fabulous is this mural on the verandah!
In case you are wondering, when you go in the house you have to take your shoes off. This may well be the only photo you will ever see with me in stockinged feet and no shoes.
On the road out the front of the house there are also lovely vintage cars!
Now, I did enter the best dressed competition, but I didn't make the cut. This is no doubt due to the fact that my outfit wasn't all vintage (ie, I made my dress and bolero the week before, so its 'new'). But never mind! Whilst it would have been a lovely fairytale to blog about if I won, it didn't happen. I loved my outfit, I felt fabulous, and I received many compliments.
But that wasn't all I did on Sunday. Mum and I left the fair at around lunch time and headed to a bar for a glass of champagne each and a lovely lunch, and then we headed in the direction of home, but stopped in at a race track to watch my husbands horse race in the last race of the day!
If you're wondering why the air is so dirty, they were doing a hazard burn in the area so this is smoke from a controlled bush fire.
The horse (Battle Street) drew an outside barrier and had a massive run up the outside to come fourth - but it was a great run and if there was 100 metres more he would have had them.
Anyway - Mum and I had a fabulous day. I hope you had a wonderful weekend too!