Oh, season of mists and manic leaf sweeping. With twenty-seven trees in our garden raking has become a full-time job of late but it keeps us fit and warm so I can't complain. Relentless it may be, there's no excuse to schlep around in scruffs, my boots may be vintage Biba but they're comfy and waterproof and always make me feel fabulous no matter how mundane the task.
On Sunday we were trading at Moseley, our penultimate fair of the year. As the last two had clashed with Glastonbury & End of The Road, it felt like an age since we'd last set up our pitch on the stage, our regular spot.
|Kinky Melon's pitch - Courtesy of Moseley Vintage Fair|
We had a fantastic day both with sales and catching up with friends we hadn't seen for months. Organisers Graziella and Steve are taking a well-earned break from running fairs next year to concentrate on their Digbeth-based shop Moseley Vintage Hub which specialises in quality vintage, industrial, mid-century furniture and vinyl records. Find them HERE.
The details: Vintage label, Indian brass earrings bought in Tamil Nadu in 2010, Vintage Egyptian Revival pendant in Lapis Lazuli & 9ct gold by Thomas Fattorini of Birmingham (part of a set, 50th birthday present from Jon)
I treated myself to this quilted, Indian block print waistcoat from Second To None - Walsall's legendary Walsall vintage shop - who also trade at the fair.
The next day I wore it with a Dollyrockers maxi which I bought from Second to None in 2009....
...and spent the day in Wetherspoons.
|Details: Dollyrockers label, this week's nail paint, 1970s Sheffield steel choker.|
We haven't been out hunting this week as Frank's not been well. At first the vet thought he'd been in a fight (which wouldn't be the first time) and had prescribed antibiotics for an abscess on his face but here's no improvement so he's got to undergo a biopsy tomorrow. It's somewhat fortuitous me finding the Droopy and Browns dress and Marni jewellery last week as the vet's bill is going to be astronomical.
Talking of Marni, here's the rest of it.
My Indian gauze Mayur dress served me well through Spring and Summer...
And today it's getting an Autumnal outing.
|Close-ups: Dress details, Rajasthani earrings, my right hand!|
Thank goodness for blogging. My head's all over the place this week, I'm so grateful to be able to focus my thoughts on pretty vintage clothes and distract myself by reading about my virtual friends' lives.
See you soon.