Saturday, 12 August 2017

Vintage Fair & when your daughter starts to grow up!

We went, as a family, to a local Vintage Fair this weekend where there were lots of antique and second hand stalls and well over 100 classic cars, tractors and steam engines on display. We also had a fly-past by a World War II Spitfire. It was difficult to get  good photo as it was flying very fast but Hannah did manage to get one  somewhat distant shot. You can just see it.
Hannah took a lot of pictures of the classic cars for her course work portfolio and a selection follow.
A 1930s Morris 8 and a 1930s Austin 10
It was this Triumph's 50th Birthday!
Some Morris Minors from the 1950s
An historic London Cab new in 1933
A Royal Mail delivery van from the 1940s
One for my American friends - a Ford Mustang and a Cadillac.
Henry enjoyed this steam roller which later was in full steam
Hannah is growing up fast and, being a teenager, is getting very fashion conscious. As you all know I do not mind whether or not my clothes have designer labels as long as they are comfortable and fit properly. Hannah now has to have certain trainers - usually with an expensive price tag, and a few days ago she needed new jeans and, you are right, they had to be a certain label and style the same as worn by her friends.

I don't wear jeans (even though Hannah is trying to persuade me to buy some) as I am not keen on the image so I was completely out of my comfort zone in a store which catered for the younger generation. Hannah quickly found a rail of Levi jeans (which seems to be the current favourite of her year group) and eventually settled on some Demi Curve skinnies.
 They cost £39.99 (and that was with the benefit of a price reduction). I could almost buy a whole new wardrobe in a charity shop for that money but I don't think Hannah will be satisfied with second hand clothes now.
They do seem to fit well and she couldn't wait to show them off to her friends.


  1. Sounds and looks like a fun fair! :)

    It's sweet you were able to take your daughter and buy her the jeans she wanted. I still remember my excitement when I was in highschool getting the shoes I wanted. I was over the moon, as I knew they weren't something we could normally afford. But we had some vouchers and there was a sale on and so I got them. I remember being so sad when I outgrew them. I never asked for anything so expensive from my parents again, I knew I was lucky to have got them, and treasured them!

    They might only be a pair of jeans to you but it's likely to be a wonderful memory for your daughter! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  2. Thank you Mica - we all enjoyed the vintage fair.

    I think the jeans event made me realise that Hannah is no longer my little girl but quickly becoming a young woman!

  3. What a fun fair! Love the classic cars.

  4. Love my Levis! Hubby wears only Levis, and your daughters are super stylish - great dark denim too. x Jacqui

  5. How fun! I love jeans and Levis are a great brand! Thanks for joining in on the Style File Link Up today!


  6. The fair looks like so much fun! I used to wear jeans all the time when I was younger, right now I mostly wear skirts and trousers.

    Thank you for joining the Thursday Moda link up!


  7. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party with your post. These are awesome vintage cars. Thanks for sharing them.

  8. Well, all these cars are right up my husband's street! He loves classic cars!

    Almost Stylish