What's this, two posts in less than a week at the height of the British festival season? After four years I must finally be getting the hang of this festival trading malarkey. Gilbert's mended, fully loaded and ready to hit the road in the morning and I've got time to blog.
Earlier this year I'd made a concerted effort to photograph and share our finds but recently, by the time I'd washed, mended, ironed & priced the latest vintage buys I'd packed it away and they'd sold before I'd had the chance to show you. So, with a few days off to sort myself out, here's some of the vintage womenswear we found at last week's car boot sale & from the town's chazzas which will be adorning our rails this weekend.
Of course I do occasionally get to keep some of our finds. If you follow us on Facebook you'll have seen this 1970s Silhouette number I spotted in a charity shop window whilst shopping for essentials (duct tape & wet wipes) in between festivals.
I can't believe it had been on display in the shop window for well over a week. What woman doesn't need a turquoise cutaway crimplene catsuit in their lives?
I was the only eBay bidder on this gauzy cotton maxi I'm wearing.
Admittedly the photo was poor but having admired them on a few fellow vintage-loving hippy chicks I knew London label Earlybird made some gorgeous dresses and the lady selling it had mentioned in the listing that she'd worn it once - for her engagement party 39 years ago - so I reckoned the condition would be okay and it was. Not bad for £5. Oxfam has an Earlybird on their website for an eye watering £75 - and in my humble opinion isn't half as pretty.
We're trading at the wonderful Indietracks this weekend, situated at the Midland Railway Museum in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. It'll be the sixth time we've been (twice as festival goers and four times as traders). We're right opposite the main stage, the perfect spot for watching Saturday night headliners St Etienne play. Their 1991 cover of Neil Young's Only Love Will Break Your Heart is our song.
Hopefully Summer will come back (it's been AWOL since Tuesday) and I'll be able to wear the Thomas The Tank Engine dress I made especially for Indietracks again this year.
See you soon.