For those not in the know, it's a 3-day rockabilly, swing and pyschobilly music fest, car show and markets event. We only went for the (Sunday) market day, and it was HUGE!!!
I don't know how many thousands of people attended...but it would have been a few! Let's just say the cars alone filled up both ovals. Our stall was located near the entry, so we were treated to an constant procession of hot rods, beautiful bods, vintage caravans, vintage-attired children...all sorts of sights!
We took a mixture of photos to try and give you a taste of the whole event as we saw it (except for the bands, no time for that unfortunately), so here goes!
|50s style metal art|
I want the flamingoes!!! This is the lady who makes them, here she's showing the larger of the 2 sizes she makes, Sue wants a set for outside our shop but I want a set at home as well!
|I don't need to say anything about these, do I?|
This lovely space was set up for vintage makeovers
How unbelievably adorable is this little girl with her 50s pram?! (yes, I have permission to use this photo, in case you're wondering!) Her mother made her dress to a 50s pattern, if you look closely you can see 'McCalls' printed on it. Too cute for words. When I went over to speak to her I was told in no uncertain terms to BE QUIET because her baby was asleep in the pram.
Ooh and here's me with Ms Vicki of Hi-Fallutin, showing off our bangles. Sue and I forgot to take pictures of both ourselves and our stall this time, we're so intent on seeing what else is out there we forget about ourselves sometimes!
An attempt to show how big this event was, but nope, can't do it it one shot
Marilyn McSweetie of Miss Rockabilly also had a stall, here she is striking a cute pose for Sue...yep, the bloggers were out in force!!
So many cute vintage caravans came along for the outing- there is now a magazine called 'Vintage Caravan', a quarterly publication which is rapidly growing in popularity, see the website here.
This is Lisa, who started and runs the magazine, getting her pink flamingoes set up in front of her own van while I unceremoniously took a snap of her...sorry about that chick!
You'd be forgiven for thinking I'm right into cars from looking at this lot, but I'm not really...it was just really something to see soooo many all in one place at once, and to appreciate how much work must have gone into some of these vehicles. Sue and I were 'wowed' by this 'Munster car'.
Of course there were lots of retro wares on offer-wait til you see what I bought! Not a lot, but awesome stuff!
Repro swimwear, it might be winter here but of course it's warm enough to swim....derr!
And lots of cute shoes too. It might have been a showground with churned-up grass underfoot, but I can assure you the high heels were out in force!
|Uber-kitsch lustre fish|
|One of our latest kitsch collection that we took along|
All in all it was a super-fun, busy day, with lots of laughter, meeting old and new friends and customers, and the weather was perfect too.
...although I like the idea that one day I might be chauffered home in one of these!