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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tempus fugit

Sadly I have had little time for blogging or even anything 18th century or vintage related lately. Sometimes life does indeed have other plans for us.
However I did go to the "Love Vintage Show" today at the Convention Centre.  It was a bit disappointing, VERY expensive and not as much fun as the "Way we wear" fair or the "Vintage Fashion Fair".
Yes there were lovely dresses there and one or two vendors had actually bothered to separate the larger sizes for those of us blessed.  But gosh the prices were ouchy!  But then the Convention Centre fees would be more expensive.
I did buy a new hat which I can wear every day, made in the 80s but very reminiscent of the Downton Abbey era.  
And once again the lady who has the vintage jewellery components was there and I went a little beserk...
And you'd think I'd have been able to find some ostrich feathers at a vintage fair wouldn't you! Well I did find some but no, the vendor couldn't sell them to me (they were for decor only apparently) but she could source them for me.  For goodness sake I can source them online myself. In fact, have a 20% off sale on today until tomorrow night so if you need feathers check them out.
And speaking of feathers brings me to a wonderful post on twonerdyhistorygirls blog about debutantes with a link to a great video. If you watch it you'll get the feathers connection. It contains some fascinating interviews with women who were in that last season of debs before WWII.  Well worth the time to watch!

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