Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Vintage Flavoured Weekend

I hitched my wagon to Pia Anderson's star today and joined her at her regular Rozelle Markets stall. I was selling vintage and recycled clothing, fashion magazines (of which I have many) and books (of which I have even more).
Pia sells vintage clothing too, but she specialises in vintage costume jewellery which is all gorgeous, unique and fairly priced. I had to restrain myself from spending the cash I pocketed at the very same stall!

Jane, visiting from Las Vegas, kept us company for the day. She was a suitably stunning mascot.
Pia's stall will be at Rozelle next week too, so if you are in the area and you like all things sparkly, it is worth a bit of a wander.

Somewhere else Pia is going to be, judging the Best Dressed prize no less, is the annual Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House, happening tomorrow. Unfortunately I'm going to have to give it a miss this year because of work commitments (I don't think I'm allowed much of a life between now and December. I will be travelling a lot, but will try and keep the blog going as much as possible).
The Fifties Fair can't really be anywhere else other than the Rose Seidler House; the Historic Houses Trust runs it after all, and it is such a beautiful fit. But the fact remains that it is pandemonium on the day and the property is packed to the rafters. There is no way that everyone who attends will get around to checking out the Harry Seidler designed house. I would seriously recommend fans of mid-century design to visit outside of the Fair, to appreciate the serenity of its setting, and the gorgeous simplicity of its design.
It is a house I could very happily live in today.

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