I was so nervous about the Truly Vintage Day put on by Trish Hunter of Trish Hunter Finds and Marianne of Esme & The Laneway….but I ended up having such a great day. I was really worried I would either chicken out and not show up (which became a lot less easy once it was announced on their blogs I would be attending LOL) or not fit in at all and spend the time sitting alone in the corner. I am very pleased to say that neither happened.
I had to leave home at 8:30am (thanks to living in the middle of nowhere) and I knew it was going to be a long day as it was a rare day where both hubby & I needed to be somewhere…and we couldn’t leave the kids alone all day. So hubby dropped them off at my brothers (I had also forgotten it was his 20th birthday…whoops! But he didn’t mind) and I had to pick them up. I didn’t end up getting home til almost 7:30 and I had very tired and cranky kidlets on my hands by that point. BUT it was so worth it.
Our hosts – Trish & Marianne
I arrived at around 10:30 (it opened to the public at 11am) and I have to admit I felt a bit daft with my few bits and pieces to sell, compared to the racks and racks of stunning items out from the other lovely ladies….but everyone was just so nice. I was so thrilled to see Teresa (from Bess Georgette) when I got there as I hadn’t actually met any of the other ladies in person. Having her smile and say hi then give me a welcoming hug really helped calmed the raging anxiety that was going on inside me.
The lovely Teresa with Trish’s Dog Betty (who totally stole the show all day!)
After meeting everyone I was able to have a peek around at the goodies for sale. I really wish I had more money to spend. But I came home with a few goodies after selling some of my own things and making some money.
Everybody loves Betty – Jacinta from Betty & Ginger Boutique & Trish with Betty
I spent the rest of the day chatting with just about everyone. They were all so lovely. I also loved that the people who came chatted with us all. It wasn’t a shop experience so much as a whole bunch of friends hanging out and swapping and selling their goodies. I talked for quite some time with some gorgeous ladies who I hope find the blog and get in touch – I really loved meeting you.
How fabulous does Betty look in her Scarf?!?! So adorable…I just wanted to take her home
As well as chatting I got to eat some delicious things, play with Betty, chomp on a baby boys toes (I kid you not….mum was all “go for it” so I did! Babiessssssssssssssssssss NOMNOMNOM!!!!!), sell a few things and buy myself a few goodies.
Of all the people I met that day I think I was most excited to meet Clara Cupcakes (whose really name is Elly!) who is a burlesque performer. She was funny and adorable. I just loved her and I am a huge fan of burlesque…especially acts like hers who actually seem to understand what burlesque really is (I am a total snob aren’t I?). I also really want her shorts. Super high waisted plaid adorablness!
Just as I was about to leave the stunning Candice from Super Kawaii Mama arrived and I found myself deep in conversation (and ended up leaving an hour late….sorry little brother!). It seems we come from very similar families and I was so pleased to see how down to earth and lovely she was. She also recognised me and called me by name (my actual name…not “Sabrina”) which did kind of knock me for six. It’s like having some celebrity (I sat here for a good 5 minutes trying to name a celebrity before giving up) walk up and know you. It was awesome. While I am sure she was just being polite, she said she would love to see my vintage charm book collection some day which totally made my day. I mean I love my books…but I never actually expected this blog or my books to be someone elses thing.
Candice looking every bit the pin up and me looking stoned (which is better than the other shot which I managed to look stoned and like I was about to eat Candice!)
I really did have an amazing day and still can’t believe that not only was everyone so nice, but they acted as if I belonged there. It is not something I am used to at all. I am a bit of an oddball, have a tendency to talk really loud about inappropriate things and am incredibly socially awkward. I also have to say I also really appreciated no one talking down to me because I am fat. I know that probably sounds really weird…but I am used to either being abused for my size or coddled for it (“oh you’re not fat…your just curvy” that sort of stuff). I know fat is a dirty word to some but I just see it as a body size. Talking to Jacinta about some stockings and she said I would need to go a large and it was just her actually sizing me (which I appreciate ..I really don’t need anyone to pretend I am a waif and end up with clothes that don’t fit). Again it sounds weird…but it was just a delightful experience all round.
Adorable glasses brooch I purchased from Trish
In the end I offloaded a navy bag to Jacinta and some other bits and pieces which gave me enough money to buy an adorable chocolate coloured hat from Claire and a cute pink bedroom jacket from Teresa. I came home with even more resolve to clear out all the clothes I don’t love and while my ebay sale just finished up I am going to list some more pieces this week.
The next day I slept in til almost midday (after going incredibly loopy on my sleeping pills/empty stomach idiocy). When I finally woke up I was showered with awesome presents and tea and porridge in bed.
best card ever. It hangs on the door and inside it says…
I hung it on the door…but it was ignored. Yup, that’s life as a mum.
Heart Paper Chain, Bead/Ribbon Person, Lego Heart necklance, paper stuffed heart, stationary & a massage voucher
Close up of my awesome lego heart necklace made for me by Miss H
Miss 13 bought home macarons for me from her cooking class. So good!
A notebook made for me by Miss H…we don’t have a colour printer so she coloured in my hair and glasses…..but I find my blue eyes really creepy (especially as I don’t really have blue eyes)
As well as getting beautiful flowers (I adore a good bunch of white flowers, they just seem so chic) Miss 13 grabbed some of my last bunch of flowers and whipped me up a gorgeous teapot arrangement.
Floral Arrangement put together by Miss 13
After presents we got on to the more serious part of the day with the most awesome epic cake there ever was….
3 layers of awesomeness…but the real surprise was inside….
POLKA DOT CAKE!!!!!!!!!!
So yeah, my weekend was awesome. How was yours?
Miss Fairchild xoxo