Thursday, 12 August 2010

The Fabulous Forties

A couple of weekends ago I had a stall at WAVE's (Worcester Arts and Vintage Events) 1940s-themed vintage and craft fair at the Guildhall in Worcester.

I thought I'd share a few snapshots here, brought to you in glorious technicolor, that I took on the day!

Here's the rather impressive Guildhall, with it's railings all decked out in patriotic bunting.

There was a wonderful atmosphere inside the fair. The bunting, streamers, 1940's music and people dressed in forties attire really added to the overall effect!

Here's my stall, nestled amongst portraits of Worcester's former Mayors!

There were stalls bursting with everything from gorgeous homewares... fabulous vintage clothes.

Now, you just can't have a vintage fair without refreshments. Luckily rationing wasn't in operation and there were cakes aplenty!

There was even a homemade lemonade stall.

Mr Treasure, Mum and Dad spent the day at the fair too. They really were a fabulous support team and I couldn't have done it without them (I think they even secretly enjoyed themselves!) Here's mum (on the left) with Gill Bentley, another 1940's enthusiastic who we got chatting to. Mum and I were both very taken with Gill's fabulous hat!

I've always wanted to have my hair professionally styled into a 1940's do, so imagine my excitement when I discovered LeKeux Events were at the fair doing makeovers. Needless to say, I booked myself an appointment straight away!

The first stage was for my hair to be pin tucked... it had to be set. Time to catch up on a spot of reading!

Then, after about an hour manning my stall again, hairclips and all (!), I went back for the final twirls and pins to be added.

And here's the finished result. I was so pleased with it and certainly felt very glamorous!