23 Feb 2011
22 Feb 2011
Hope you have cleared some space in your wardrobe for our first
Vintage Fayre on 13th March, 2011. There are going to be so many fantastic vintage clothes for sale that you might actually be wiser to buy another wardrobe. Don't say you weren't warned.
21 Feb 2011
These very collectible slippers and fan were donated to Vintage Vision by a lady who had travelled to the far east several years ago. The airline company which later became known as BOAC was originally the British Overseas Airways Corporation which was the British state airline from 1939 to 1946 and the long-haul British state airline from 1946 to 1974. Previous to becoming BOAC the company was Imperial Airways and in addition to training pilots in the UK, BOAC operated a tropical training school in Soroti, north east Uganda.
20 Feb 2011
This beautiful 1950s Rembrant Original day dress has a tightly pleated skirt and is in a gorgeous shade of orange. It is size 8/10, has three buttons on the front and a neat little belt. The skirt flares out amazingly when worn and it is available at Vintage Vision for £65.
Just a few of the contrasting fashions on display at Bath Fashion Museum. The displays were in glass cases so unfortunately there is a small amount of reflection but if they tempt you to visit the museum it will be worth it and you will have a thoroughly enjoyable day !
We all had a fantastic day last Wednesday when we took
Mrs Bluett to Bath Museum because she wanted to dontate the amazing dress shown in the photograph to the Fashion Museum. We were met by a lovely young lady named Elle who adored Mrs Bluett's dress and promised to try and display it in the museum at a later date. Mrs Bluett was given a book about the museum and a voucher for one year's free entry to the museum and by way of a small celebration we had tea and cake in the museum restaurant.
15 Feb 2011
I spotted this fantastic Style sewing pattern in a charity shop in London and just had to have it. It shows Dougal, Florence and Brian from the
BBC TV series The Magic Roundabout which was broadcast in 1974. I'm happy to say that all the pieces are in the packet although I doubt I will ever get around to making them.
13 Feb 2011
12 Feb 2011
Today these enchanting young girls came in to Vintage Vision hoping to find some 50's clothes for an event that is being held at Crickhowell High School soon. They look gorgeous in these dresses but one of them decided to buy a different 50's dress in a green floral material in which she looked stunning.
This pretty dress in blue and cerise 100% Acetate material is available in Vintage Vision for £35. It is by Simon Jeffrey and a size 8/10. It has ruffles down both sides of the bodice and looks even more attractive with a net petticoat under the full skirt.
This very unusual gold and green velvet bag was brought into the shop yesterday. The base of the bag is solid and the green velvet upper has a drawstring tie. It is available at Vintage Vision for £6.
10 Feb 2011
Never go to bed mad, stay up and fight.
3 rings of marriage, engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering.
Home cooking - where a man thinks his wife is.
Never marry for money - you'll borrow it cheaper.
Marriage is like a bank account, you put in, you take out and you lose interest.
Apologies to all you romantics out there
3 Feb 2011
2 Feb 2011
Why not crochet a pair of blankets to fit in with the colour scheme of your bedroom?
It will take a long time, but it is not difficult work, and can be done at any spare moment. First of all make a stitch chain of the required length. Do not make this too slack and double the row to give a firmer edge. Keep the crochet as even as possible. When the blanket has been crocheted to the required size, one or two rows of chain stitch at the sides gives firm edges in keeping with the ends. Next comes the binding and upon this depends the beauty of the blanket. Strong washing satin is ideal being good-wearing and decorative at the same time. As an alternative satin ribbons may be used.
1 Feb 2011
, originally uploaded by Vintage Vision.
This skirt is made from several serviettes or tray-cloths and is very attractive and unusual. Skirts made from men's ties are also very eye-catching although the serviette one would be much more useful when out to dinner.