OK, so today we were at Hartley Wintney for
Lizzie-&-Clare's-venture-into-Hampshire fair which was good;
a tad slow to start then a nice steady build-up of
interesting and interested customers who were happy to spend
once they were certain they were buying "the right thing".
The atmosphere was great, with SUCH lovely sellers on the surrounding stalls
and the Arts & Crafts hall itself was a joy to behold.
all of this pales into insignificance
I bought the most
pair of vintage velvet Matador Pants
and I'm hopelessly
IN VINTAGE LOVE!!
I admit the velvet is worn,
and the colour faded to a very gentle (dusty) blue
but happily I like wearing vintage that LOOKS vintage
and the shape of them is divine, with a real high waist and back zipper
and exquisite embroidery down each leg
finishing with a tiny gold tassel at each cropped, split cuff.
(At this point I have to mention that Ted actually hates them
but hey, sometimes that's a good thing- men do have rather a
stereotyped image of what they like to see us in. . .)
The original label still stitched to the waistband. . .
Pants by Malbe- how 50s is that!
paired with a fitted top, I have my Christmas Party Outfit neatly sorted.
The only thing to decide is flat pumps or ankle boots?????????
And before I forget-
a really big thankyou to Lizzie and Jack, Clare & Mr Clare-
I know organising fairs isn't an easy task, but your concern
for the stallholders is always very much appreciated
and I can't wait for the next one at Trull (just outside Taunton)
on October 27th
xxx from a Happy Bunny!!