Tuesday, 26 June 2012

1940's Style

The weekend saw us making our now annual trip up to Bewdley to attend the 1940's event at the wonderful Severn Valley Railway. We love it here; it's a beautiful part of the world and a really good preserved steam railway. Add in the chance to step back to our favourite period in history and a super time is pretty much guaranteed. Even the sun shone!

This weekend has it all, including some fabulous vintage shopping.  I was really fortunate this weekend to find several 1940's dresses, a coat, hats, and so on.  I was rather like Mr Benn, I left our lodgings in cosy warm 1940's clothing as the forecast was not good and emerged from the changing room to blazing sunshine, so decided to keep on the pretty blue floral silk dress and gorgeous felt hat with pretty flowers.

The photos have uploaded in the wrong order and I lack the time to rearrange them so I'm just going to let them do their thing and hope you enjoy them, working out the story for yourselves.

The railway is hosting the same event this coming weekend so if you fancy it, get yourself to the Severn Valley for a wonderful time.  Toodle pip!


  1. Looks like you had the most wonderful time!
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. You all look fab! Especially The Munchkin in his shades, so cool! I love the dog in the coat. I wish my dog would wear a coat, he won't stand still enough for us to get one on him!
    Looks like you had great fun.

  3. talk about step back in time! I felt like i was watching some old movie!
    What a great weekend.

  4. Alas I shall have to wait until next year. This looks fab!! I am a little bit in loooove with your hat. And the Jack Russle in a fair isle knit!

  5. Hello Hen
    The 40s look certainly suits you!
    The last time I went to the Severn Valley was with the school and that was a few light years ago. There certainly wasn't all this fun. Impressive photo of that poppy meadow and I do love the fair isle doggy jumper.
    Been looking at some smashing quilts here.

    Amanda :-)

  6. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend. So many beautiful photographs - the patterns, your hat, the field full of poppies - all stunning. We've never made it to this event, it's on our "to do" list - one day :o)
    Another great 1940's weekend on a steam railway is the Poppy Line in North Norfolk, the event is in September. Well worth a visit - plenty of steam trains and 1940's shopping to boot! xx

  7. Looks like an amazing day out - love your frock!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  8. my hubbie,son and myself were there too,shame we didn't spot you!!loved the little dogs coat and trying to find a pattern to make one for our dogs ready for next year!!

  9. Oh you all do look fab! I actually did pass you not realising (probably at Bewdley) until now! Oh and isn't George the JR the cutest in his little knit :)
    Tupney x

  10. Really lovely photos. Like stepping back in time for real. :) I expect the people there appreciated how you were dressed didn't they? You all look amazing.
    Jess xx

  11. Wow, what a great weekend, you all look great, love the photo of The Munchkin in the car!!, and how cute is the dog in the jumper, in the suitcase!!, love it.
    The poppies are amazing, too.
    Love Linda O xxx

  12. great photos especially the dog in the knitted coat! Looks like you all had a fab day. Amanda z

  13. Looks like a wonderful time was had by one and all- decent weather? Blimey!That is one gorgeous hat.

  14. Absolutely spiffing! Love your dress hen!
    Victoria xx

  15. Hen, those photos do a magnificent job of showing what a marvelous day it was!

    How wonderful that so many folks continue to contribute so much to these vintage events.

    Might I also say that your "new" blue dress really looks smashing?


  16. Great pictures Hen! I especially love the little dog in the case and that field of poppies...WOW!
    A fab day out for the Henhouse gang! :0)

  17. Ooooooh wonderful photos!! What a fabulous time you must have had. Loved everyone of them, you were born to live in this era. I can always step back in time to my early childhood when I drop into your great blog, thank you.

    Peg x

  18. Great photos, love the dog in his jumper.
    Ann x

  19. What a great weekend.
    Wonderful photos!

  20. What a wonderful event. I love eat and every photograph here. Thank you for sharing!

  21. It looks like you had the most amazing time Hen!

    You all look wonderful, and your new dress is just beautiful, I love it! And your little felt hat :o)

    Where did you find such an amazing field of poppies? I would so love to see a field like that for real....I've only ever seen photos or paintings.... And it just looks like it would be such a spectactular sight!

    This is such a lovely post!

    Have a great week my dear. I do hope the sun shines for you :o)
    Love Donna xx

  22. Fabulous! I saw some vintage sewing patterns I would have liked to get my hands on. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.

  23. Hi Hen, from Oregon here.. loved your vintage RR trip! You really are gorgeous! We're going on a train trip this Thursday and I will post photos.. I hope you pop over and see them. We'll be taking a vintage trip on to the base of Mt. Hood! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  24. I look forward to seeing this post :) The little dog is so cute! Is that foxes on Munchkins tie? I wish I could go but Pops says it's too far :( x

  25. What a great weekend. We loved the puppie in the jumper.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  26. Dear Hen, it is always such a great pleasure to visit your Blog! I love it to go back with you in the 1940's.
    Lovely pictures. Have a nice wwek. Nicole

  27. You look lovely in your new blue dress, how lucky to find it as the weather changed for the better!


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