After just two days to recover from Glasto, Thursday saw us back on the road, this time taking some of our vintage wares to the VW lovers of Camperjam at Weston Park in Shropshire.
Despite having a dummy run in the garden a fortnight ago, the new pop-up shop took an absolute age to set up. After spending a couple of hours puzzling it out we had to build our rails, hang up the stock and then pitch Gilbert's awning and get our own space in order.
|Wearing: Vintage St Michael cheesecloth shirt (Salvation Army) and Levis 1950s Pantella shorts (Flea market, India)|
After a quick catch- up with some of our fellow traders, we managed a few beers and a vegeburger before collapsing into bed knackered.
|Wearing: 1970s House of Lavinia maxi (Salvation Army), House of Harrie Hattie floral crown|
Kinky Melon opened for business on Friday. The rain lashed down & the skies were grey but I threw on a backless vintage maxi, donned my floral crown, kicked off my shoes, cracked open the cider and danced until late into the night drawing in the sodden festival goers.
At 9am on Saturday the rain had all gone and the sun was beating down.
|Wearing: Clash tee (PDSA , years ago) with Levis shorts and 1960s hessian pumps|
We were so busy we didn't crack open the cider until well after 2pm.
|Wearing: 1970s Hawaiian maxi (eBay, 2011)|
We were visited by repeat customers from last year's festival, still delighted with their 2013 Kinky purchases; a couple of friends from our schooldays and even a chap who remembered me from a local nightclub which closed down in 1989 - talk about once seen never forgotten!
Loving the AstroTurf makeover!
We've been going to Camperjam since the very beginning and have seen it grow from a row of VW campers in a field with a beer tent and an autojumble to a proper festival with bands, hundreds of traders, 5000 punters and tickets that sell out months in advance.
Seeing our air cooled vintage campervan, Gilbert, peeking out behind our pitch works in our favour when it comes to capturing the attention of prospective customers - we're part of the gang.
|Wearing: 1960s safari shirt, hessian pumps and skinny shorts (cut down from jeans)|
The awning doubled as an extra changing room when the queue for our shop one grew too long.
I treated us to a new old 1950s flask from this fab stall, a much sought after replacement to the one Jon smashed last year and a bargain at £3.50. (Its the pink one on the top shelf.)
|Wearing: 1970s Swedish-made patchwork maxi skirt (eBay, 2012), charity shopped denim waistcoat, fringed 1960s go-go top (Psychotic Monkey)|
See you soon!
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