Vintage Tents

Life on the Holme Front – 1940s Weekend

Friday, October 7th, 2011
Events, Tents, Vintage.

I wandered around in the glorious 30’c heat and enjoyed this event very much.  Learnt a lot about Holme’s part in WWII, reading the display and looking at the extensive photos in Holmewood Hall. It was very evocative and easy to be transported back to those days.  The Hall itself was great to see , a lovely building and one not generally open to the public.

There was one rather tatty looking military tent serving as the newsreel cinema, and it was providing sterling service keeping the hot October sun off people.

This was a nice event with a good range of stalls, displays, vehicles and it was nice that it was integrated into the village of Holme.  The sun really helped add a lovey golden late summer feel.

London Vintage Wedding Fair

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
Fashion, Vintage, Weddings.

Under the glorious sunshine England has been basking in of late I headed down to the Royal Geographic Society’s headquarters. Located in the impressive neighbourhood of Hyde Park and Kensington, the site is flanked by the Royal Albert Hall and the Victoria & Albert Museum.  The tourists were out en masse as were many Londoners, taking advantage of the heat.

I headed along to gauge the Vintage Wedding market, see what suppliers are out there and to see what the event was like. The building’s shape meant that the fair meandered through a number of rooms and corridors around a central courtyard, at which one could enjoy the sunshine with a coffee.  It had a crowded feel as the public and the suppliers mingled in the confined space.

The atmosphere seemed jolly and excitable as the mainly female attendees tried on shoes, dressesm hats and jewellery.  This fair was much more based around wedding dresses than last week’s event at Leamington Spa.  It seemed that 80% of the suppliers were wedding dress purveyors, with a couple of Vintage Crockery suppliers, a photographer, Band and a few caterers and jewellery suppliers.

I chatted to the crockery suppliers both of whom were nice and friendly and had some nice crockery.  I will be posting some of the suppliers information on this blog as it grows.