With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee I felt as a British girl born and bred I should really do something to celebrate. So when I saw Naomi at Vintage Secret and of The Vintage Mafia advertising the Victorious Vintage at Portsmouth's Historic Docks, I jumped at the chance to take part.
|Gratuitous Boat Shot|
I shared my stall with the lovely Katie at Katie Vale Designs. Her skill is in Millinery and her hats were a perfect compliment to my loungewear; being around the same price point and a similar target customer. Here is Katie looking very patriotic in her own handmade red, white and blue hat.
(Later on in the weekend a young man tried this hat on and we all agreed that it actually suited him more than any lady that had tried it on haha). You can see a few of her lovely creations in this picture and some of my posters in the background :). Katie hand makes each and every one of her hats. Some of her hats take 5 whole days to craft, now that is dedication for you!
|A shot of my "poodle hair" for my twitter friend @splendidstitches :)|
What was lovely about this event is that it was a really family orientated event. There were lots of family's milling around and even my Mummy came down to help me out on the stall.
|Mama Blue's, Betty and Stylish Customer|
My mummy even brought this cake along which she made, to give out free to people to help celebrate for our Queenie. The cake originally had a Union Jack around the picture of our Queen in 1952, but it broke up whilst putting on the cake so we rescued it with gold glitter and gold balls!! (The glitter makes your poo glittery ;) teehee).
|Sneaky peek at the Tempest set ;-)|
The highlight of my weekend must have been the following pictures.
On my lunch break I went to the little tea house around the corner from my stall and saw this awesome display! The brown teapot at the back has a smaller decorative teapot on the lid!! This thing was HUUUGE and £315! I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!! If all my readers could please go to my website and order some items of beautiful loungewear it would be much appreciated, because then I would be able to buy this much needed item! Alternatively if someone would like to donate me some money so I can indeed buy this then please get in contact :) betty@bettybluesloungerie. I think you will all agree this is a bargain at £315 teehee.
The crinoline lady and racing car teapots were also some of my favourite, but not as much of a statement piece as the big brown one ;-). They were also a lot more affordable at around £35/£45.
Anyway back to Betty Blue's Loungerie! Details of the Tempest set will come soon, I am in talks with a new factory at the moment so will hopefully have more info on them very very soon for you all :). I will leave you all with a picture of another Jubilee themed item.
A quilted Union Jack cover for 'The Throne' ;-). I'm so proud my mummy won a competition at her quilting club for this. She won on the novelty/giggle factor, not necessarily her quilting skills teehee.
Lots of Love
P.S Hi to my blog followers who talked to me at the fair! Was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you are both enjoying my blog, and your lovely red Nell Robe ;-)