This weeks Hugh’s Photography Challenge is ‘Vintage’ and, as I said to Hugh in the comments, he is speaking my language. I’ve collected vintage clothing and accessories since I was a teenager and, several years ago, a friend and I even had our own permanent vintage stall at an antique market. I’ve moved quite a lot over the past two decades, however, so my collection has grown and shrunk and grown again, pieces coming and going as my closet space allows.
One of the things I’ve always loved about vintage clothing is the detail, which you really don’t see in modern mass-produced clothing. Tiny hand stitches, delicate beadwork, fine embroidery, gathered pleats – I even had an embroidered cotton dress once that had been repaired, yet the repair work was so finely done it was part of the charm of the dress. So, for Hugh’s challenge, I’ve decided to focus on the details.
If you’d like to participate in Hugh’s Challenge, here’s what to do:
1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken which shows something that is Vintage.
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – ‘Vintage’
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Create a pingback to Hugh’s post or leave a link to your post in his comments section, so other participants can view the post.
Expecting to see you done up to the nines at the Bloggers’ Bash!
Hehe, no promises, Mick! 🙂
Wonderful items, Helen. I was hoping you would participate this week after your recent participation in my ‘hats’ challenge when you posted the photo of those vintage hats. How you choose which items to sell on so you can make way for new purchases, I’ve no idea. I’d not want to let any of it go.
Those gloves immediately reminded me of Downton Abbey. Now, if only we could find you a vintage car, you could dress up and drive down the entrance to Downton Abbey just as a coach load of sightseers arrives. Can I be your chauffeur, please? 😄
Oh, that sounds like a great plan, Hugh! I have a lovely 1920s beaded dress, all we need is the car 😀 Are you sure you want to be the chauffeur, though? I think you’d look quite swell in top hat and tails. x
lol, well now you mention it and as I don’t particularly enjoy driving, maybe that is a good idea, Helen. 😄
Congratulations, Helen, I have featured your entry to my recent photo challenge on my blog.
Thank you so much for participating.
Yay! Thanks, Hugh – I loved this challenge 🙂 Thanks for including me.
Gorgeous girly things!
Thanks, Ali 🙂 I do love a bit of dress up.
Heh, that topic is right up your alley! Such gorgeous stuff.
Thanks, Angelika, I know! When I saw the topic I knew exactly what I wanted to photograph. I can feel another collecting spree coming on… 🙂
These are wonderful Helen.
This is so cute! That bag!
Thank you! I love the bag too – nothing like vintage stuff 😀
Wow! That’s some collection. Good one for the challenge.
Thank you! I do love vintage, so this was a great challenge for me 🙂 Looking forward to seeing some of the others.
You were the first person I thought of when I saw the challenge. Knew it would suit you and your pictures haven’t disappointed.
Aw, thanks, Suzanne, that’s very kind of you 🙂 Glad you liked the photos – this was a fun challenge for me, definitely!
Gorgeous. I’m really enjoying this one of Hugh’s challenges.
Thanks, Allie, me too! I need to go and see what other people are posting 🙂
Wish I could remember the name of my friend who had a range of vintage cars, including 1 that was used in House of Elliott! Love this pics! Blessings Joy
Wow, they sound like fabulous cars! The only vintage car I’ve ever been in was a Porsche Spyder, so not quite as old as your friend’s collection. Glad you love the pics, happy weekend to you 🙂
We hired the House of Elliot car for my nieces wedding. It was fab! Have great weekend too. Hope next weekend’s blogbash is fantastic, will try and make it to next years. Blessings Joy
Ooh, that is fab – I bet that made for great photos, too 🙂 Yes, looking forward to next weekend, hope you can make it next year as it’s a great day out! xx Helen
As soon as the date is announced I will put it in the diary, and try and work round it. We ofter holiday thsi time of year as it’s timeshare weeks in Portugal. 🙂 If I had known about it earleir I might have flown back via Stansted on Friday lol Have fun x
Thank you, you have a great holiday too – I love Portugal! And look forward to meeting you at next year’s Bash 🙂
I agree about the detail, that purse is divine.
Thanks, Sacha 🙂 I feel the detail is part of the story of the garment – perhaps that’s why it appeals to me so much.
I loved all of these pieces. The white dress looks like something I recently bought, and I love the green gloves and beaded bag.
Thank you 🙂 And I’m intrigued by your white dress purchase, sounds like it’s pretty fabulous.
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Such intricate workmanship. Beautiful.
Thank you. It’s what I love the most about vintage clothing, all the lovely details. I also have quite a big collection of embroidered linens, again because I love the workmanship.
Just lovely! Thanks for sharing! Love vintage stuff! 😄
Thank you – me too! Every piece seems to have a story 🙂
I love your vintage items. The dress from Canada has me intrigued. I can just see Lady Mary wearing those green gloves. So elegant.
Thank you 🙂 I was really lucky to get the dress. It was years ago, I was attending a vintage fashion show, and I got talking to one of the ladies there. I mentioned I had a few pieces if they wanted to use them in the next show, and she got very excited and offered to give me a couple of dresses. I went over to her house and was absolutely amazed when she gave me the Edwardian dress plus a pink 1950s evening gown. I didn’t want to take them, but she was quite adamant. A real gift! 🙂
Lucky you, Helen! A great gift indeed.
Thanks, Darlene 🙂