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You’ve heard of Haworth, right? It’s a little village in Yorkshire that’s famous for being the home of the Bronte sisters. It’s also home to the most wonderful festival of vintage. Every year this delightful village hosts a 1940s Vintage Weekend where the residents and shopkeepers dress up to celebrate the best of Britain.

I wasn’t able to attend the festival on the Saturday and Sunday, so me, Mr C and the girls popped down on the Friday and made a day of it. The weather was freezing cold – who’d have thought we’d still need our winter coats in May! – but it didn’t matter because there was lots of fun to be had…

Our first stop was the vintage fair, and as you can see from the pictures below, it truly was a thing of beauty. When I walked around I began to regret bringing Mr C with me as I knew I wouldn’t be able to justify buying the Elizabeth II plate (among other things…) Sigh…..

 

From there we went for a walk around the town. All I can say is, I’ve never seen so much bunting…

 

While the rest of the troops were taking a well deserved coffee break I stumbled upon what has to be one of the most beautiful shops in the world – Rose & Co Apothecary. I’ll use 3 words to describe it. Total – Vintage – Heaven. Enough said really.

 

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Haworth, I highly recommend you pay a visit here and to Oh la la Vintage…

 

I’ve been living in Yorkshire for 15 years now and I’m ashamed to say this was my first visit to Haworth. It definitely won’t be my last. Thanks Haworth!!

If you want to know more about the 1940s Weekend, click here.

If you want to know more of the wonderful stalls I saw at the fair, click on the links below:
–  Vintage and retro styled 40s/50s clothing shoes and accessories www.missbamboo.co.uk
– Vintage hair and make-up artist who can recreate glamorous looks for weddings and parties www.bethanyjanedavies.com
–  Vintage reproduction clothing from golden era (and trousers to DIE for!) www.20thcenturyfoxy.com
–  More vintage clothing www.purplerabbitvintage.co.uk

Hope you feel inspired to get your retro on after that little lot!

I did!

Bye for now

Michelle x

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