Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Rose Seidler House 50s Fair 2013

Well what a gorgeous day it was on Sunday - the weather was unseasonably warm and the sun was shining.  The perfect day for a Fifties Fair!


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 pinksHere 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!

Beccie
xxx

21 comments:

  1. Gosh that little hat is very cute! Such a good score with the purchases :-D

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    1. Esz I must admit that I bought it AFTER the border print fabrics, and I was already imaginging the outfit for the scene border print!!!

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  2. You look gorgeous, and I love your dress! I also love your material, and can't wait to see what you do with them. It looks like such a fun event, makes me wish I were there ;)

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    1. It is a fabulous event, and best of all it happens every year - already looking forward to next year!!

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  3. You look fabulous! And what a great buys! Especially the fabrics!

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    1. Thanks Anthea... I know, I nearly died when I saw the fabrics! But I recovered quickly!

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  4. One day we will fly there for it! Your fabric finds are gorgeous.

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    1. You should come one year - the market part of the fair is brilliant!

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  5. Does the person you brought the fabric off have a website or online shop?

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  6. Your finds are amazing. I can imagine how lovely the rose dress is going to be! It must have been hard to say no to getting more fabric (and other goodies). I see posts like this and think, it would sure be great to have something like this where I live, then I realize that I would probably bankrupt myself.

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    1. It was hard Brandy...but when you've run out of money you've run out of money :)

      And yes, I've got some lovely inspiration for that dress... its going to be beautiful :)

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  7. I knew all the time you would look splendid! It's a pity you didn't win, to my humble opinion it's more of a challenge to create an authentic vintage look buy sewing than by "only" buying vintage pieces. But I'm glad you got a lot of compliments, you deserved them!
    I envy you, the treasures you found are wonderful! The hat is just a darling, and the fabrics, OMG, if I had the chance to buy such beauties, I would be the most happy person! Enjoy them, and we're all excited to see what you will make with these...

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    1. I agree with you Doris, but I felt like a winner and thats what counts :)

      And I'm so happy with my treasures too... I love vintage things!!!

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  8. OMG that pink dress!! Everything you got is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. I know - at it wasn't too small - 26" waist - but I just don't have a 26" waist...

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  9. You look wonderful! Your dress turned out so well. :)
    -Emily

    Emily's Vintage Visions
    vintagevisions27.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Emily... I'm already working on the next version :)

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  10. So cool to meet you at Seidler. You were a vision of fifties fabulousness. I think with so many gorgeous frocks there they could have a repro category in the best dressed comp. You would have won hands down. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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    1. Thank you Tippy! It was lovely to meet you too! And I agree, they could easily have a repro category - I saw so many people there in self made frocks.

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  11. love the paddle! lol
    that dress is gorgeous but i know there's one in your fairly near future as i'm playing catch up here and have already read a post where you mention making this up for yourself ;D
    well, i bequeath you best dressed anyhow ;D

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