Whoops, just noticed my washing line - you don't think I'm becoming obsessed do you ?
27 Jul 2011
Can you spot the deliberate mistake in this photo ? You will need to learn about vintage clothing if you are thinking of coming to our Vintage Quiz which is being held over the Food Festival weekend at Vintage Vision.
PS. The top has a 1970s 'flying saucer' design and the skirt is a 1950s 'Rockabilly' type garment.
12 Jul 2011
Just to remind you of the great fun we all had at our last Vintage Fayre which, I am sure, will be surpassed on Sunday, 7th August, when we will repeat the experience. We have more stalls than ever this year so bring plenty of cash because you are going to need it.
This lady and her two friends bought several items of vintage clothing on Saturday and looked fantastic in all of them. I believe that some of the clothes were worn at the vintage dance on Saturday evening which was organised by Blaenavon Heritage Committee.
Lunchtime was great fun when we went in the hall for a wartime treat. We had spam sandwiches and marmite on plain white bread - not very healthy but certainly filling. I have lipstick on my paper cup and sandwich due to the thick layers I wore to try and attract a passing soldier but no luck !However the day was saved when we later ate Rabbit Stew and fried Jam sandwiches cooked by Franco of The Walnut Tree fame.
Elizabeth, one of Vintage Visions volunteers, looked amazing at the Blaenavon Heritage weekend and, although looking very pensive on this photo, had a fantastic time as we all did.
8 Jul 2011
How about this wonderful polyester coat labelled Ascot Model. It is a very vibrant colour of dark turquoise, has double buttons on the front and two pockets. At £45 in Vintage Vision it is a great buy.
Unfortunately, even though it is officially summer, we still get quite cold spells and it is always prudent to have at least one warm coat to hand. This Rodene tweed coat is especially adaptable to all weathers and cost £50 at Vintage Vision.
It isn't very often that you see a mac in such condition as this one and considering it is from the 60s this one is a prime example. It is in a coffee and cream colour with a detachable tie belt and button front. It is a small garment and is available for £40 at Vintage Vision.
PS. More rain is forecast !
7 Jul 2011
This an original 1970s dress which I bought recently but most of all I love these original Mary Quant snakeskin shoes. You would feel groovy in this outfit when parading at a disco wouldn't you ?
No folks, it's not halloween. As part of our re-cycling effort at Vintage Vision, I was asked to knit some 'boobs' for the National Childbirth Trust and had great fun in doing so. They are made from entirely re-cycled materials and are used to show pregnant mothers how to breast feed their babies. Apparently the more colourful the better which is just as well. If anyone would like the pattern to help your local Childbirth Trust please let us know and I will forward you a copy. Happy knitting !
6 Jul 2011
Remember this photograph from last year's Blaenavon Heritage Weekend, well its all happening again this weekend and Vintage Vision will be selling some of their vast array of vintage wares. We look forward to seeing you there as we pose in our vintage clothes - that alone has got to make it worth coming !
Don't forget our amazing Vintage Fayre on 7th August between 10am and 4 pm when we will again have loads of fantastic stalls selling vintage clothing, crockery etc. There will also be kid's workshops and a children's dressing-up area so hurry along and bring the family for a great day out !