Forgive us readers, for we have sinned…

 

Forgive us blog readers, for we have sinned; caught up in the madness and maelstrom of everyday life (and watching WAY too much ‘Game of Thrones’), we’ve ignored this little blog of late, putting it on a back burner so far away that said back burner is simply a blip in the distance. Well, ‘NO MORE’ we cry! But where to begin?? With life moving a mile a minute at the moment, we figured let’s play on that classic TV show trait and have a quick catch-up. Cue opening credits (bonus points if you comment below with a suggested tune that we should have as our ‘Judy’s Vintage Fair’ theme song…) and a booming voice as we give you ‘previously at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair…’

We saw taxidermy at Chester…

…as well as some rather yummy cakes.

Coasters caught our eyes…

…and the Vintage Furniture Flea came to town.

We brought retro travel to Old Spitalfields…

…and got literary in Leeds!

We fell into red dress heaven at the Corn Exchange…

…and found some excellent specs to match!

And end scene! A lovely little visual treat, we hope that’s caught you up (and expect more from us this week!)

Retro Regards (and sorry once more!)

The scribes at Judy HQ x

1950s Vintage: A Betty Draper take on Chester & Cambridge

Greetings Vintage Fans,

From the soundtrack to the scotch and the costumes and one liners, it goes without saying that we are still [and always will be] totally infatuated with Mad Men. That said, this weekend at both our Chester and Cambridge vintage fairs, one was all but inundated with a plethora of 1950s vintage pieces, all of which wouldn’t look out of place draped on a Draper. Selecting just three, here are our picks…

 Trader: Magnifique

 Trader: Divine InterVintage

 Trader: Rebecca-Jade’s Vintage

If THAT wasn’t enough, fair founder [and outright vintage junky] Judy picked up what can only be describes as the mother of all hauls from Chester, including some very fifties bits…

Tea tray? Check. Owl bottle opener? Check. Sewing box? Check. Judy annual? Check. The ultimate showstopper of the set, Judy couldn’t resist this stunning 1950s vintage dress, complete with one of the sweetest prints we’ve ever seen…

Darling indeed! And so with a full heart [and an empty wallet] we say thank you to all who came to Chester and Cambridge [and all of our other events for that matter!] We’re off to kick back with Don, Betty, Peggy and Joan and indulge in a little ’50s reverie.

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x