Monday, 18 April 2011

Cars with picnic baskets...


Afternoon everyone,

What a lovely day we had yesterday, there was a vintage car rally on at the marina so we popped down for a browse,

let me introduce you to Erin...



Erin travelled to the event in her Hillman Imp and was dressed for the occasion in a gorgeous 60's outfit, doesn't she look elegant??



Of course she brought along a picnic in a wonderful hamper, and just look at that handbag....


Time for tea....




Guess what was inside the Beatle??



another lovely vintage  hamper in  green  to match the car!!




Not too sure if I'd be brave enough to travel in this car though as  it only had 3 wheels but it did have a wicker basket strapped to the back, so maybe.



Love the colour of this Wolsey, just look at those wheels


and this is an Austin A30, I know because I had one!!



When I passed my test at 17 my dad paid the man up the road £50 for it but I couldn't drive it looking like that so, my cousin who was an artist painted it for me. It had dice and flowers on the sides and a big union jack on the top and was a real show stopper!! (Must ask my mam if she has a photo)


As it was a lovely warm sunny afternoon we headed over to the "refreshment tent" for a drink or two and of course the police were on hand to see there was no unruly behaviour!!



Now this is what I'd call "travelling in style" not sure what the little boxes were for, maybe tools?

As you can see we had a lovely time, did you do anything nice yesterday?

Bye for now,

Lucey xx





13 comments:

delia hornbook said...

ooohhh looks like a perfect day to me. Erin looks amazing i have to say what a beautiful life style. dee x

Jennie said...

Oh I do love a car show - You had the weather for it! xx

Nana Go-Go said...

What a grand day out. I so admire folk like Erin who can successfully manage to combine living in the past in today`s world (if you see what I mean?!).

Florence and Mary said...

What a fabulous day you had and doesn't Erin look fabulous!

Victoria xx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

What a lovely day out, all those cars look fantastic and so does Erin.

Oh yes please, do ask your mum if she has a photo of your first car, sounds amazing x

Pea Green Kitty said...

WOW! Looks fab! what a great way to spend a sunny afternoon!...I have been on the lookout for on of those 50's picnic hampers for a while now..... Maybe I will find one at the York Vintage fair!
Thank You for the tip off Lucey ;) xxx

VintageVicki said...

That sort of event would have been perfect for my family - cars for the men and vintage picnic gear for me :)

jordiegirl said...

My first car was a blue Hilmman Imp - but that wasn't a HIllman Imp in the photo with Erin was it?

What a great post, Erin looks fabulous, the cars look fabulous and so do the picnic baskets.

simplyvintage said...

We ended up there yesterday too! OH wanted to go to see the Heugh Battery and as we drove past we spotted the crowds looking at the vehicles, so after our visit to the Battery, we returned. It was every bit as fabulous as your pictures show, unfortunately although we took our camera, on getting it out we discovered the battery needed charging, so it's great to see your pictures. xxx

Betty said...

What a fun lady Erin is - to 'live the look' takes some courage... would love to see inside her wardrobe! Betty

Saphy said...

whay a fantastic day and fantastic pic's. Love Erin.

Kelly said...

That looks like such a fun day!!! I love Erins outfit! She looks soooo elegant xx

Lady Cherry said...

I have beatle envy! I have a new one, would love an old one! x