Sunday, 30 September 2012

Jumble Fever

If you're a blog, Facebook or Twitter follower of Lesley's Girls you can't fail to be aware of our first stall which we had yesterday (we were a tad excited and have not stopped banging on about it!), anyway the big day finally arrived yesterday and we had a blast!  Susannah is in the final stages of her pregnancy so sadly could not come along (although she was there in spirit), but friend of Lesley's Girls Mel came along to lend some much appreciated support.

Our rail of vintage dresses lined up and ready to go, with new homes found for lots of them.

Our vintage sewing machine we blogged last week took pride of place on the table to help display some of our vintage haberdashery stock.... lots of enquiries on it but it was certainly not for sale.

Likewise, this 1950s wedding dress roused a lot of attention, that special girl wasn't found for it just yet, but we know they will meet one day.   And one of my absolute favourite things in the shop are sewing patterns- I love the pretty images on the front. Shelley from Revive Revamp Remake (below) spotted a few gorgeous 1960s dress patterns as well as a 1950s skirt, we can't wait to see what she makes of them.  If you've not visited her blog you should as her last post was about this stunning dress she made from an original 1950s pattern.

Regular readers will know that it's not just vintage patterns that Lesley's Girls love but also vintage aprons, so it was fabulous to see them lined up on display at the stall.

A lot of people were surprised by the location being in a pub, but with music and drinks on offer throughout the day it made it all the more enjoyable for us!

I hope you enjoyed this small selection of our images from the day yesterday- they were taken with much thanks to my husband Simon of SJR Photography, who incidentally was our wheels for the day too- so another thank you in order!  If you missed the event but have spotted something you like here the chances are it is in our on-line shop.  Our next stall is at Culver Square Vintage Fair, Colchester on the 27th October.  It was a fantastic event last time when we attended as customers and we can't wait to attend as sellers, with some Halloween offers on our Little Black Dresses (of which we have many!)

Finally, a more personal update from Lesley's Girls- Susannah is fast approaching the arrival of baby number three and we will of course let you know when her beautiful bundle arrives, and in time Susannah will be back to her sewing and upcycling best when we shall be sharing some of her delights here and in our Upcycled shop.


  1. I think pubs and vintage markets are a perfect combination ;-)

    1. Totally agree I'm a huge fan of pub-shopping combo!! x

  2. I'm thrilled for you that this event went wonderfully! I so wish I could have been there. If you ever go international and land on Canadian shores, please be sure to let me know right away! :)

    Wishing you a gorgeous week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Thank you! My aunt and uncle (as well as several good friends) live in Canada so I'm sure its just a matter of time!! x

  3. Your first stall was great Janine! I can definitely see you there amongst the other vintage events. I love the patterns... will keep me occupied for a while yet! x

    1. You are a sweetie! It was great to see you there- let me know when you'e amde up those patetrns as I would love to share them here! x

  4. Oooooh! I LOVE you two gal's polka dot dresses. I'm out to find me a nice navy, 40-s looking dress like that (unfortunatly I can't wear black or white). :D Polka dots on a fitted dress scream '40s' to me! Love it!

    And did- did- did- did *cough* did I hear you say "Aprons"? I'm an apron fanatic! :D I wear them all the time, and can't get enough of them. Vintage? Even better, as long as it's not too precious of a piece for me to wear to rags. ;) I do make my poor aprons live a hard life. Hard. Oh well, that's what they're there for, isn't it?



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