This photograph features Yvonne who is a volunteer and model for Vintage Vision looking absolutely stunning in an outfit she bought from the shop. It is a 1940's dress and was worn for a Diamond Jubilee dinner.
24 May 2012
June 1st to June 10th, we will be opening a pop-up shop in Hay for the third year running. This is always a great opportunity to meet lots of new customers and fill our Famous Visitors Photo Album. So far Jenni Murray and Anne Robinson are in it and this year we are holding out for Mary Portas and Mariella Frostrup.
21 May 2012
Jubillee Window, a set on Flickr.
Vintage Vision are now ready for the Queen's Jubillee with a wonderful window display in red, white and blue. There is traditional bunting, a 1953 china Coronation cup and saucer and a Queen Elizabeth vintage toffee tin as well as vintage clothing.
18 May 2012
Stunning Ballgown, a set on Flickr.
One minute this stunning ballgown was displayed in Vintage Vision window and the next this lovely lady was trying it on and doesn't she look amazing. Unfortunately she was bitterly disappointed as it was a little too small.
17 May 2012
Telephone Operator's Outfit , a set on Flickr.
My most unusual and quirky find whilst 'sorting' yesterday was this telephone outfit which I remember buying around 20 years ago. The outfit is in a box which reads from Milan to a lady in Edinburgh in 1958 and I think it must have been made for a stage production at that time. The hat is telephone shaped and there are several 'cue cards' reading 'Hold the line caller' etc. Maybe one of our models will be wearing this at our Jubillee celebrations.
I had a great day yesterday rumaging through some long-forgotton vintage garments that had been lovingly stored and completely forgotton about, One of my treasures is this 1950s 'Gone With The Wind' style dress which I simply adore. Unfortunately my mannequin does not lend herself very well to tiny waistlines so its a good job you can't see the back of the photo !
10 May 2012
After the roaring success of our event last year Vintage Vision are holding another fun evening at Danceblast, Penypound, Abergavenny this coming Saturday from 8 pm. There will be a fashion show and live music by Beatworks who have entertained us so well in the past. Tickets (which are selling fast) are £10 to include the first glass of wine. Hope to see you there !
I spent last Sunday morning in our vintage shop in Blaenavon and although it was pouring with rain outside, I had a lovely time and was surprised at just how many gorgeous vintage items we have in this shop. It's cetainly worth a visit !