At the risk of sounding like a smug old cow I really do have one of the best jobs in the world.
|Wearing: Vintage 1970s tee (vintage stall @ Glasto 2014), skinny jeans (charity shop), camo Birkenstocks (eBay, 2001)|
The endless pile of washing, mending & ironing, the hours spent travelling up and down the motorway, lugging huge bags of clothes around and the almost constant pitching & dismantling of tents. Having to smile and nod at people taking advantage of having a captive audience by telling you that they used to have one of those, proceeding to reel off every item they once owned and sent to the charity shop.
Its a small price to pay when you get to spend the weekend working in places like this, the magnificent Tudor mansion that is Speke Hall.
No wonder Alex loves her job, too. She works there.
Not only did we have to pleasure of camping in the grounds all weekend,
and having the entire estate almost to ourselves,
but we only had one day of rain (which wasn't too heavy and had all but gone by 3pm).
We got to spend time with our mates Steve, Lyndsey and Dexter from Boomerang Retro,
ate al fresco,
& went on long evening walks through the grounds and along the banks of the River Mersey,
...and got to tour Speke Hall.
Did I mention the classic car display?
Where's Kinky's pitch? Only the bastard massive one!
Inside there's a vintage rug, a me-made patchwork lampshade & yards of bunting, some strategically arranged mirrors, 1970s throws adorning the changing room walls along with a vast array of stock. No wonder poor Gilbert was groaning by the time we reached Liverpool on Friday afternoon!
|Wearing: Vintage 1970s maxi (eBay, 2004)|
A weekend spent in fabulous surroundings with great company & plenty of sunshine and the icing on the cake? We sold loads! The friendly folk of Liverpool really do love their vintage.
|Wearing: Car-booted Janis Joplin tee shirt I remade into a boob tube (tutorial HERE) , vintage 70s floral maxi skirt (jumble sale) and a ton of silver jewellery|
Which means that after popping into town to bank the takings it was straight back to washing, mending and ironing our vintage stock in readiness for trading at IndieTracks this coming weekend.
See you soon!