Melton Mobray Christmas Tree Festival and Victorian Market

by - 10:30

This weekend I popped over to Melton Mobray for the Christmas Tree Festival and Victorian market with my mum and dad. The stalls on the market aren't necessarily Victorian in an of themselves, but many of the market traders dress up for the occasion. I went last year as well, and this is my parents' third year of visiting. It makes a lovely day out as it's a bit different every year, and I've discovered it makes a nice introduction to the Christmas period as well as a bit of a break from all the uni work I've been bombarded with that's due in during the next couple of weeks. As well as enjoying the market and Christmas trees, we also went to the museum for a little look around and I had enormous fun playing with an old telephone kiosk.

melton mobray victorian market

melton mobray victorian market

melton mobray victorian market

melton mobray

The beautiful cinema in the town... 

melton mobray victorian market

Queen Victoria said that I looked lovely, even if I was showing my ankles. Because showing your ankles is none too classy by Victorian standards! Isn't her outfit fantastic though? I can't imagine what it must have cost. I would love to have a Victorian costume to wear myself one year but gosh, so pricey. 

melton mobray victorian market

melton mobray victorian market

melton mobray victorian market

melton mobray christmas tree festival

Each of the Christmas trees at the Christmas tree festival is provided by someone different (either an organisation, business or individual), and most are themed.

melton mobray christmas tree festival

melton mobray christmas tree festival

melton mobray christmas tree festival

melton mobray christmas tree festival

melton mobray christmas tree festival

melton mobray christmas tree festival

melton mobray christmas tree festival

This Christmas tree was provided by a hair dressers. Doesn't it look just like Cousin Itt?

vintage 1940s girl phone box via lovebirds vintage

Did I spend a long time pretending I was in a detective film? Yes. Yes I did. 
"Darling, I think they're on to us" 

vintage 1940s girl phone box via lovebirds vintage

vintage 1940s girl via lovebirds vintage

Hat - 40s vintage | Scarf - High street (Primark?) | Coat - High street |  Gloves - gifted
Bag - vintage | Shoes - Deichmann | Stockings - Hold ups from Primark, held up with my What Katie Did girdle 

tapestry bag via lovebirds vintage







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8 comments

  1. Wow! This looked like a lot of fun! I definitely would have spent a lot of time in the phone box too!
    Lovely blog have enjoyed reading it! Will be back for some inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. This is the best thing! You look adorable, and I can't get over Queen Victoria. QUEEN VICTORIA! What a fantastic outfit, she looks spot on.

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    1. She did look fantastic, we really enjoyed seeing her.

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  3. Wonderful pictures! And what a mixture with a cozy Christmas Market and a film noir style lady detective – your are the detective, aren' you? – in one and the same post.

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    1. Yes that is me, playing with the telephone at the museum!

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  4. My word, she really does make for a rather convincing Queen Victoria. What a marvelous, fun filled event. Outside of historical reenactment parks/forts, I've not seen any Victorian Christmas events here in Canada where people dressed up like this. Goodness, do I love how much more apt folks are in the UK to don period attire.

    You look beautiful in your elegant winter ensemble. That purse is strikingly lovely!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. How marvelous! I would love to visit this each year!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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