First of all, Véronique and I visited various thrift stores and antique shops. I found a late 1950's or 1960's tweed jacket which unfortuately was too big for me, but I brought it back home anyway. I might sell it on Etsy. When I saw the union label on the jacket, I had to have it!
The said jacketOne of the shops that I like to stop by when I visit Montreal is La Baronne de l'Insolite. The seller is a charming lady who sells nice things. Of course, this is an antique shop and the Baronne knows that Véronique and I love old 78 rpm records and vintage clothes. We left with a pile of records and Véronique bought a lovely vintage hat with a veil and a feather. In my case, I left with a 'penguin suit' which dates probably from the 1920s according to a friend. It is not it the best condition (it has several holes and needs mending) but I was very pleased with it.
Poor picture taken whilst travelling of the 'penguin jacket'
Véronique wearing the lovely hat and me
After that, I found some film rolls for my vintage camera, so that I could meet a new vintage friend: Jill from Tea with the Vintage Baroness. I seem to be able to find baronesses easily in Montreal! We had a trememdous time! We first ate at the most wonderful Dominion Square Tavern which is now a restaurant. It is said that the restaurant did not change much since the 1920's. You can understand how satisfied I was with it. The menu was also very nice and tasty. Their sticky toffee pudding was pure bliss!
Véronique and Jill at the 1920's restaurant. Jill is wearing an original 1930's dress
A few snaps of the restaurant
The following day, Jill, Véronique and I went vintage shopping. We stopped a at wonderful shop which Véronique likes to call 'Le Monsieur's'. The place is specialised in vintage hats and women's clothes. Seeing my style and knowing that I would not buy anything on display, Le Monsieur kindly showed me vintage gentlemen's items. I bought a tie pin and a pair of cufflinks, whilst Véronique left with a wonderful late 1930's/early 1940's hat and a 1950's or 1960's one. Of course, the first one is my favourite. Jill gave herself a little treat: a wonderful vintage ring. I guess we were all very happy. Le Monsieur said that I have to come back, because next time he'll show me men's hats and vintage watches!
I really enjoyed this little trip and I hope to see the Vintage Baroness again,
That's all folks!