Sunday, 4 March 2012

My first vintage fair and a 1940s dress

What a day! Heard on the grapevine that is facebook, that a vintage fair called "Granny would be proud" would be taking place in Glasgow at a place called "Hillhead book club" ...sounded intriguing.
So myself and my daughter headed off for the day to find out more. We were not disappointed. Hillhead book club was a huge building ( found out it was an old cinema) off Byres st in Glasgow in the middle of all the city's vintage shops. Its actually a bar and restaurant with such brilliant quirky style and a fab friendly atmosphere. Upstairs the fair was taking place with vintage sellers from Club Noir ( selling old costumes) to stalls selling period shoes and bags. After a  couple of cupcakes ( Oreo cookie flavour!) and lots of tea out of beautiful china cups, we decided to do a quick tour of the vintage shops in the area.

 We  popped across the road to "Starry Starry night" to see if any 1940s dresses had come in since our last visit.......and there it was, a beautiful grey silk 1940s dress - 1948 to be exact and actually a wedding dress. I tried it on and it fitted like a glove. Few stains , which is to be expected for a dress this old and some damage to the buttons on the back but this can be restored easily. I have tickets to a vintage "Victory ball" in April and this dress was perfect for such an occasion. £45 was the asking price and a steal if you ask me, photos below showing the detail as well.
HillHead Book club

my 1948 dress

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