Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Vintage Village - Sunshine & Scooters


What a glorious day it was on Sunday for our return to Stockport's Vintage Village. This month's theme was Mod and the scooter clubs turned up in their droves.









How amazing do this couple look? Like Mim, she's the proud owner of the British-made Mod Shoes. So impressed was Paul Weller by their incredibly cool vintage Lambretta that he signed it for them. We kitted a few of the Mods out with 1960s Crimplene shifts, boating blazers and Tootal scarves and cravats in readiness for Brighton.


Talking of cool couples, here's our Lynn and Philip, resplendent in their vintage finery.


We hadn't seen them in absolute ages so it was a joy to catch up.


...And here's Teddy, the official mascot of Suzy Loves Milo Boutique, last seen at the Classic Car Boot Sale in that London a couple of weeks ago.


Here's Paula (aka Mrs Morton Vintage) and very cute dog.


I know I'm always banging on about the range of stuff you can find at Vintage Village but it really is amazing. Even a vintage sceptic would find it hard to leave empty handed.


We sold stuff, we posed for photos and caught up with friends old and new and we had so much fun we're going to do it all over again next month.




They day ended, as it often does with an impromptu pint in the company of some of our crazy vintage family (Suzy Loves Milo and Essentially Eagle Vintage).  Look at the size of that Yorkshire pudding.

Of course, it's impossible to visit Vintage Village without buying something...and I did. Well, how could I resist psychedelia, vintage Indian block print and 1970s Lundby?


I also came home with some fab freebies courtesy of our friends Lisa & Mark.


Right, I'm off to lie in the garden, it's glorious out there!

Wearing: Vintage Frank Usher balloon sleeve maxi and 1970s suede platform boots

Linking to Patti & the gang for Visible Monday.

66 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. They do a Mod/ scooter weekend in Weston supermare and it is always fun checking out all of the scooters. Shame that they don't also have a vintage fair! Great to see so many bright clothes and homeware, I need to go to a vintage fair soon.

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    1. Vintage fairs are the best place to shop - so much variety! Better find a fair soon, there's only another month before the vintage fair season finishes for the summer. x

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  2. Love the scooters they are fabulous and that sign , We used to have one of those lol , I wish people woould apriciate vintage more round here xxx

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    1. We all need one of those signs, don't we? If I had £1 every time I heard that I'd be a wealthy woman! xxx

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  3. I would have left that fair without a penny to my name-how you resisted buying everything I don't know! Enjoy your sunshine.

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    1. I try not to look around too much, I swear there's something I want on every single stall! xxx

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  4. You look incredible and I love those scooters!!! Your scores are soooooooo sweet!

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  5. That looks like so much fun! Sunshine, scooters, vintage - life does not get much better! Vix, you look stunning as always in your sunny frock! I wish I could just dive in there and browse all these stalls for hours (and join you for a pint!). Happy week to you! Enjoy the lovely weather.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I hadn't worn that dress in ages but the sun was just rising on Sunday morning and it felt so right! xxx

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  6. This looks like such a good event, I love all the well-dressed people! Yourself included in that fab Frank Usher dress. I would be diving into those rails. Xx

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    1. It's probably the best vintage fair out there such a huge variety of stuff to buy from £3 bargains to vintage Dior. xxx

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  7. looks like a total blast!!
    perfect weather and good friends and the job went well...... and you found some gorgeous stuff too. you look like a dream in that airy, citrus colored maxi - and purple boots - how cool!
    wish i was there.
    xxxxxx

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    1. It was fabulous, the weather couldn't have been better and there really were some super groovy outfits on show! xxx

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  8. You look so cool and very summery in that lovely green and yellow maxi - fabulous!

    The Vintage Fair looks like such fun. To my knowledge I've never seen a vintage fair advertised for my neck of the woods - Bedfordshire or even the nearby counties - Hertfordhsire, Buckinghamshire or Northampstonshire. Is that the case I wonder, or am I just not looking in the right places?

    What wonderful things the stall had and I loved your purchases. That bag is just brilliant. The little doll's house people are very sweet, too.

    I've been enjoying the warmth and sunshine; temperatures are my ideal!

    Have a fab week,
    xxxx

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    1. I know Loulou's do a vintage fair in Northampton a few times a year but that's about it. i think you need to email both Judy's Affordable Vintage & Loulou's Fairs with some suggestions. They're always asking for ideas!
      Hasn't it been gorgeous again? Wednesday was a bit chilly but other than that it's been perfect, I've hardly been inside at all. xxx

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  9. Look at you on that amazing scooter! And that dress you are wearing is utterly divine! I'm always amazed at the quality and quantity of vintage goodies on offer at Stockport Vintage Village. I really need to go there one day! So lovely to see Lynn and Philip too. Can't wait to meet you all! Love the psychedelic frock and you found Lundby people too. I wonder which of your houses they'll move into ;-) xxx

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    1. Isn't it a cool scooter? No wonder Paul Weller signed it!
      VV is just incredible, I don't think it would be possible not to buy something there, even if it was just a cake and a cuppa! xxx

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  10. That looks like soooo much fun. Now I have to add Stockport Vintage Village to my bucket list! Am drooling over all the cool colorful mod stuff and those scooters are amazing, as is your Frank Usher maxi. So perfect for spring.

    Theresa

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    1. Thanks, Theresa! I've got two of these Frank Usher dresses in different colour ways. It's a shame his designs went a bit middle-aged woman on a cruise ship in later years, his 1960s and early 1970s designs were fab!
      Stockport VV should be your first stop if you ever come to the UK, your mind will be blown! xxx

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  11. This looks like such a great vintage fair! Will see if I can make it down one day xx

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    1. It is an amazing event. I like that it's unpretentious, down-to-earth and more like a market than a fair. xxx

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  12. What a blast! Those couples looked smashing and you two looked brilliant as usual.

    That little bag you bought is super cute.

    I would have had a hard time controlling myself there. Everything you photographed has me drooling.

    Suzanne

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    1. You would be in your element, there's so much good vintage, there really is.
      Mod style is wonderful and suits everyone, doesn't it? Lots of colour and well cut clothing! xxx

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  13. It looks amazing, I love all your photos and I love that bag you bought.You look as fab as ever, by now I never expect less!
    It's great when people take along their pooches. It looks like a very friendly event.
    The Bridge started with a bit if a shocker didn't it? Bah it's the last series. xxx

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    1. It's definitely dog friendly especially in the winter months when the underfloor heating is on, there's pooches basking all over the place!
      Can't wait for 9pm tonight! xxx

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  14. What an utterly fantastic looking day. Such fabulously dressed people and all those amazing scooters. You look divine in that beautiful dress. I really do wish that there was something like that round here. I would love to snag some of those lovely psychedelic dresses. This is why I sew. Talking of sewing I LOVE that pattern. Vintage Simplicity patterns are the mutts. :) Xx

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    1. All towns need a Vintage Village. It's great being held monthly, too. You've got a few weeks to save your pennies for the next one.
      Isn't that pattern gorgeous? It might need a little adjusting - the bust is a 29.5" - but I've got a girls' sewing day planned for next week so perhaps we can work it out then! xxx

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  15. those scooters are insane, so many lights!

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    1. I'm surprised they don't tip up! xxx

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  16. Such a fun day- all that wonderful vintage, good friends , scooters and bright sunshine. You folk certainly know how to have a vintage fair. The stalls are all so varied in their wares , as you say something for everyone. Some great finds too, enjoy that sunshine.xx

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    1. It's such a fun day both for buyers and traders, we love it! xxx

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  17. Wow! What a show! What on earth are those gator heads about?
    Great finds, xox

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    1. Aren't those heads strange? I had to take a picture even if they did freak me out a bit. Must be a hipster thing! xxx

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  18. That must be the best-dressed event you've been to yet - a real shopper's show, one for people who love wearing and using vintage. Lynn looks fantastic.

    I am so pleased with my Modshoes. Yes, they're pricy, but they're British-made and the quality is excellent. (ARGH ARGH ARGH you evil woman, talking to you about them made me look at the website and they've brought out the Marianne style in a whole bunch of colours and I don't get paid for a fortnight. ARGH.)

    Are you ever interested in books about making things for dolls' houses? My local Oxfam bookshop has a couple, so I could keep an eye out for retro ones.

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    1. I thought you'd approve of some of those colourful 1960s looks! That lady and her partner were saying how it's impossible just to have one pair of Mod Shoes- looks like you've just proved them right!
      Very interested in doll's house books if you spot any going cheap. I've just got a couple, Scandinavian Design in the Doll's House and Making Miniatures. xxx

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  19. What a fun day of selling, buying and catching up with friends. By the way, what are Modshoes? Xxx

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    1. Jess, Mim's comment should tell you all you need to know about Mod Shoes. Google them but don't blame me if you end up spending loads of money! x

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  20. woww, love this picture of you with the scooter, so gorgeous!
    What a fabulous fair, and everything looks so appealing to me!, and those lovely people looking fantastic in their 'vintage finery', so cool. And lots of cute dogs!
    I totally agree with you: even a vintage sceptic would find it hard to leave empty handed!
    besos

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    1. Thank, Monica! It's such a great event, so much to see, buy and absorb yourself in. I daren't walk round too much in case I bankrupt myself! xxx

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  21. Wait, in that seventh pic, is that Paul Weller???? I love this post, but I can't get past that!!! The Mod Father was there???

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    1. I'm sure that dapper chap would be most flattered that you confused him with his idol, Paul Weller. The Modfather is sporting the silver fox look these days, or at least he was when I last saw him! xxx

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  22. Awh it was so lovely to see you both again. I feel sad when it’s time to leave and I’m sorry we can’t make next month but hey ho not long before we all meet up with Ann and Jos xxxx

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    1. Of course, it's that time of year isn't it? We will miss you, it's never the same without you, Philip, Pat & Matthew! xxx

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  23. It looks like a great weekend of trading. Now your friends save you bits and pieces for your doll houses lol. You may need to become a dealer of those at some point strictly due to your popularity.

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    1. My lovely friend made me some of those bits - I've passed my obsession on to her now! xxx

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  24. I love reading your blogs, Vix, both for the pictures and because you are a wonderful story teller!! Love catching up on your adventures!!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really sweet of you to say! xxx

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  25. Your switch in weather is amazing -- and just in time for a wonderful weekend for shopping and riding scooters! Was there a Vespa amongst the pack? Yes, I know they resemble a laundry hamper on wheels, but one could zip about on them wearing a pencil skirt and flats and I've wanted one ever since I saw "Roman Holiday".

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    1. The weather really is mad at the moment! I'm loving these warm temperatures and the endless sunshine, I think it makes everyone feel better about themselves.
      There were a few Vespas in the line-up, they are so very cool, aren't they? xxx

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  26. My other half is a scooterist till the day he dies, despite the fact he cant ride at the moment , i showed him the pics only to set him chowing about Paul Weller lookalikes and bloody mirrors etc etc ...Thanks for the therapy for him , its the perkiest hes been all week !! I hasten to add that he belongs to the sub cult that wears only camo and two stroke oil ...lol

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    1. I'm so glad he liked his mod fix! A lot of the local scooter clubs are all men in camo. The Stoke On Trent gang really do dress to impress, don't they? I'm amazed that chap let me sit on his beloved Lambretta, I was honoured! x

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  27. You look like sunshine personified in that wonderful dress! The quality of products at Stockport really is impressive!
    All those scooters!!!! It seems a great event to be part of!!x

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    1. Thanks, Kezzie! The mod themed events are just amazing, people make such an effort and those scooters all fabulous! xxx

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  28. Absolutely awesome. I love scooters.....and I am a little bit in love with Teddy too...isn't he gorgeous.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! isn't Teddy a sweetie? I could easily stick him in my bag and bring him home - not sure what the cats would say! xxx

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  29. What a difference a few days of sunshine make, looks like a fab time was had by all. Those crocodile heads are grim, but the religious statues would look great on my mantelpiece. I love your groovy bag and block print waistcoat. I ought to go to Brighton one year, the photo opportunities would be amazing. Xxx

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    1. Hasn't it been glorious? The sunshine really does change everyone's mood, long may it continue to shine.
      You should go to Brighton and get snapping. The mods put so much effort into shopping for their outfits for the weekenders, the photo opportunities should be outstanding. xxx

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  30. Oooooo, look at all those fabulous scooters! When I was younger I used to think about having one of those in some lovely pastel colour. That looks like so much fun. That book "The Art of Dressing Up" looks like a very entertaining read - I would have grabbed that, and the flamenco doll.

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    1. Aren't they fab? I could happily whizz around on any of those beauties!
      I meant to ask the price of that book, it looked right up my street, too. xxx

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  31. It seems like a fantastic vintage fair...it sure looks like you had fun. Great vintage maxi dress you have one, love the statement sleeves.

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  32. What a happy, cheerful fair!!! You look amazing - as do all your friends! I adore the bag you purchased - the colors, the shape, everything! <3

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    1. It was such a lovely day, sunshine always makes things extra special - especially after our hideously long winter! xxx

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  33. Sounds like an utterly fab weekend!
    xx

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    1. It was! Lovely to be back, Stockport rocks! xxx

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