Sunday, 31 July 2011

Vintage At The Southbank

On Friday my lovely girl and I took a little trip to london to visit the Vintage Village at the Southbank.

As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the sight of the vintage style seaside, themed river bank.

Brightly painted beach huts and vintage ice cream and fish and chip vans were dotted along the river bank.

Once inside the vintage village as well as all the lovely vintage clothes and home wares stalls there was a pop up vintage tea room.

On the vintage high street there were a range of shops including the beautifully decorated Horrockses shop.

The dresses on display were gorgeous and the prints were the inspiration for the lovely vintage style bed linen.

In the shadow of the London Eye the Chap Olympiad took place.

I arrived just as the cucumber sandwich discus throwing event was taking place.

Also on the high street was a hair salon courtesy of Batiste if you fancied a couple of Victory Rolls and right next door a beauty salon courtesy of Benefit to add the finishing touch.

A colourful vintage fun fair was also in full swing.

Of course Cath Kidston had set up shop and were launching their new Autumn range.

We had a great day, the sun shone and there was a fabulous outdoor food market at the front of The Royal Festival Hall. I managed to track down Vicky of Vicky Loves Vintage who was selling in one of the marquees. Vicky is a regular seller at our vintage fairs but this was a completely different league !

Of course I made a couple of purchases but I was quite restrained.

I found this gorgeous double eiderdown in the Oxfam pop up shop.It is in wonderful condition, lovely and plump with no stains. I gave it a quick wash and dried it on the line in the sunshine yesterday. This was a real bargain considering where I found it and certainly much cheaper than on ebay.

I also found this cute Chad Valley seaside pail on the lovely Acorn and Will stall.

This pretty vintage French 1930s fabric covered box was another bargain find.

All in all it was a wonderful day, I will certainly be back next year if it returns.


Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow Anne it looks amazing! Vickis stall cost her £ hundreds, very expensive indeed!

Your pictures are amazing, I really enjoyed looking at all the detail!

It was lovely to see you and your lovely daughter on saturday! See you next week! xx

Susan said...

What beautiful eye candy. I wish we still dressed in those dresses today. Life was so much more simpler.

Josie-Mary said...

Looks great, I wish I'd known about this sooner, only heard about it a few weeks ago! I would love to have gone.... hope they do it again next year :)

ted and bunny said...

wow- looked like the fabbest ever day out!

I had the feeling that his Vintage at Goodwood last year didn't quite live up to the very high expectations everyone had for it, and this new location looks a lot better.

Fancy finding things to buy that were affordable- you always assume that prices will be top TOP!

Have a lovely week and a lovely August

Liz said...

Looks like an amazing event! Love your finds!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

LissyLou said...

i was there on saturday. Did you pay to go inside? we did, but it was really difficult as i was in a wheelchair because of my broken foot - the centre was so hard to get around!

The free bits outside were great and the inside bit would have been so worth it if i could have danced and drank!!

Andi's English Attic said...

Wish I could have gone. I'm sure with a lot of organising I could have. Your post has made me determined to try next year. xx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Lovely pics, and would love to have been there!!
I was really surprised to see that beautiful eiderdown, it's lovely!! You wouldn't expect to see something affordable like that ; )

Sharon xx

Pennyblossoms said...

What great photos...I love the seagull! Can't believe you found such a great eidy-it was meant for you! I think it was great that it was held there this year on the 60th anniversary of the original Festival; but I bet it was lovely at Goodwood too, despite the rain! I'd love to go but really couldn't cope with the crowds!
See you at MH on Saturday!
Z xx