We’re a busy vintage shop – especially in July! It all happens at the same time for us, here at Stardust Years.
We opened 3 years ago on 12 July so not only do we have the celebrations to enjoy but we also have the annual admin details like music licence renewals to deal with. We don’t think our visitors to the Winchester shop would feel Stardust Years Vintage was the same if they couldn’t browse – and sing along to – Doris Day, Harry Roy or Ella Fitzgerald!
But let’s talk about the fun aspect of reaching our 3rd Birthday! On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July, we will be asking our friends, supporters and customers to join us in our celebrations.
We will be giving away some vintage trimmings to anyone who can use them so if you love sewing or recycling materials, come along and help yourself. I just can’t bear to throw away items that might have survived two World Wars!
We’re hoping the weather will be nice, again, so that we can also have a rail outside in Walcote Place. We’re ideally placed next to a lovely cafe so ladies can browse for bargains while their coffee doesn’t get too cold…and it’s always nice to park the gentleman somewhere he can be fed and watered. We do have a newspaper for the boys on a Saturday but when it gets busy, they often take refuge next door in “Eat, Meet, Be”!
Of course, we will be serving our free cocktails, again, so maybe the gentlemen won’t want to go too far! Gary will be making his (very popular!) signature “Stardust Years” Cocktail so, if you’re in Winchester, do, please, pop in and raise a glass to Vintage and to You! If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t still be here!
On Sunday, professional dress designer and seamstress, Virginia Hannan will be in the shop to help with any vintage alterations ideas or you can simply pick her brains! I’m thinking of asking her if my idea of transforming this lovely 1930/40s overall into a dress is just completely bonkers?! Actually, for the right lady, would it need altering? Question for Virginia, I imagine – lucky she’s popping in!