The first Penny Dreadful Vintage open day of 2012 was held this past Saturday, and my goodness, we were unlucky with the weather! My friend Charly of Land Girl 1980 very kindly came around to help me set up and calm my nerves, and we woke on Saturday morning to find wind, rain, greyness and cold battering at the windows. It truly was miserable weather, so a HUGE thank you is in order to those of you who battled through the elements to make it here.
The living room was transformed into a vintage boutique; with a rail of rarer pieces from the 20s to the 40s, vintage swimwear, bags and accessories, as well as rummage bags priced at £2, £5, £10, £15 and £20. The stockroom had been tidied from its usual state of chaos to show off plenty of 50s-70s dresses, designer jackets, silk blouses, sequinned evening gowns, a range of hats, and a vast amount of shoes. And let us not forget the mountains of cake in the kitchen.
With all of this excitement, my vintage assistant Elsa wisely retreated under the bed for most of the day. This was shown to be a particularly sensible decision when a gorgeous little Yorkshire Terrier named Rosie came up to look at the vintage with her owner. And by ‘look at vintage’ I mean that Rosie played tug of war with a sock, sniffed at Elsa’s food, woofed at our door buzzer, and trotted happily around with a wagging tail asking for pats from everyone. I loved her but am sure Elsa would not have been impressed.
If you missed out this Saturday, don’t forget that you can book private vintage appointments with me at any time. There might not be as much cake, but there will always be a huge selection of vintage to choose from!