The Classic Car Boot Sale
On Saturday I popped to the Classic Car Boot Sale in London. It's held at King's Cross and Vix had said it's very good, so I was keen to go along to do a spot of shopping, see other vintage lovers and of course say "Hi" to Vix and Jon. I tried to look nice for the occasion in an original vintage dress, plus a cardigan knitted to a 90s pattern, home-made socks and black brogues. (I believe from the way the fabric handles and nylon zip that the dress is 60s, though it's more of a 50s shape. Probably means it was intended for the frumpier end of the market...)
I was actually pretty impressed with the site. There were a few beautiful vintage cars about the place - not as many as you see at festivals, naturally, but more than you'd usually expect in central London - plus food stalls and the stalls selling goods. There were plenty of homewares stalls, and lots and lots of clothing ones, including one specialising in plus sizes. Everything in my size was from well-known repro brands, not original vintage, but I'm still going to applaud the fact that someone was catering to plus sizes! There was another stall with a stash of vintage sewing patterns that I had to tear myself away from.
Vix also gave me a beautiful 60s silk scarf in pink, blue and yellow, and a collection of Needlecraft magazines in perfect condition, with their original transfers still inside. The magazines will be put carefully in the special boxes I have for my vintage craft mags when I'm not browsing through them.
It was a lovely day.