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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wellington Winter Vintage Festival 2014

On Saturday, Salem and I put on our 1930's/40's gear on and went into Wellington to spend a couple of hours at the Glory Days Winter Vintage Festival which was held at the James Cabaret.

When we arrived we bought our tickets at an old fashioned ticket box and then went inside where there were lots of very interesting stalls set up and by the stage area, it was all set up for the circus with hay bales and tigers and lions.
Heaps of people got into the vintage spirit and dressed to impress, some fabulous dresses, hairstyles and of course, men in suits and hats and even dressed as strong men and circus folk.

Before we encountered the rather creepy wolfman/creature in a cage, we were given our goodie bags which had a copy of the "Glory Days" magazine which we read later on and it really is a great read, and a very cool pack of Hendricks Gin playing cards.
Salem and I then got some skincare samples from the ladies in white lab coats from Tailor Skin Care.
It's really great stuff.

Salem with Kent Lambert from Lambert's Luscious Beard Oil.
Looking very dapper guys!!!!
It will be a few years yet before Salem can get to use these wonderful products of Kent's.

Nothing beats real fresh candy floss and even better when it made by a bearded lady.

We had a great time having a look at all the wonderful stalls, wishing we had heaps of money to spend.
So many things we would have liked to treat ourselves to.
We will have to save up for next year.

The circus performers were from the Wellington Circus Trust.
Salem was very tempted to run off and join the circus!!!!!

The lovely Constance Craving was the Ring Mistress for the day.
Salem just loved her greeting of "Ladies and Jelly Spoons....."

Salem tested his strength a few times to get prizes of chocolate and lollies.

The youngest circus performer was very cute.
Can't wait to see her perform in a few years time.

Another great performer.
A very talented lot these circus folk.

Waiting by the very cool looking vintage campervan/coffee shop for his turn at the coconut shy.
Salem surprised himself, and me, by having a pretty good aim and won himself even more lollies.

There were more circus acts throughout the morning, this young lady was fantastic with the hula hoops.

Salem with Constance Craving in between giving his own acrobatic show to the circus folk and a bit of dancing here and there.
Can't beat doing the Charleston.  He's pretty good at that.

It was a pity we couldn't stay for long, just two hours, as we had to make our way out to Tawa for a dance class.
We had to miss the rest of the entertainment and the wonderful atmosphere.
The folks from Glory Days magazine had done a fantastic job, we can't wait until next year!!!!

Had to grab a caramel apple before we left.
We should have bought another or two as they were absolutely delicious.
I only got to have a very small bit of it while Salem scoffed the lot!!!!

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