It was with a bubbling mix of excitement and nervousness that we set out to our very first Twinwood festival last week. Two jam-packed cars full of 40s and 50s fashion and china were soon unpacked to create our vintage stall for the weekend. And boy did we have a great time. We can't wait to come back next year with even more vintage temptation!
One of the best things about the festival was how many people dressed in 40s and 50s style. The attention to detail and effort that people had taken with their outfits really made it feel like you had gone back in time.
I just loved helping our customers find vintage clothes and accessories that were just right for them. One girl turned up to our stall wearing a dress she bought from us the day before and it was a delight to see just how great she looked in it.
These are some of the vintage beauties we said goodbye to, but I'm delighted they went to very good homes. One is off to a very special occasion, another is going to a 40s ball. One was bought by a very nice man for his partner, and another by a very good friend that came back to get it as a present after her friend couldn't stop talking about it! Aren't people wonderful.
There were so many other fabulous vintage traders I had to seriously fight the temptation to buy as much vintage for myself as we'd sold! But there were a couple of thing I couldn't resist - a falling apart late 40s silk dress which I am going to bring back to life, a 50s beach outfit, and this fabulous midcentury apron to add to my pinny collection.
So that's how we got on at our vintage stall. Tomorrow I'll share part two of my posts about the festival, which will be all about the fascinating museums at the Twinwood site.