Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Vintage Bazaar's Holiday Jubilee in ModCloth

I discovered a new antique/vintage extravaganza in my area recently - The Vintage Bazaar! Like the Brimfield Show you've heard me babble about, the Vintage Bazaar happens three times a year and their last event, taking place in early November, is their Holiday Jubilee.

Vintage decorations, antiques, and Christmas??

It really was an event made for me. How did they know?

Unlike Brimfield, there is a $10 admission fee but it's totally worth it! The event takes place on a farm and vendors fill their multiple tents and heated greenhouses with holiday goodies, vintage, and antique items. Among the vendors there are food trucks selling yummy delights and stands serving hot cocoa and cider.

My pal, Christina, came over early a few Saturdays ago and we ventured up to Salisbury (about an hour away) for a day of holiday cheer. I had just received this incredible new Christmas dress from ModCloth the day before the Jubilee and I knew I had to wear it.

I was surprised to find no one else in holiday garb (not one Santa hat or holiday sweater in sight!) but did receive a tremendous amounts of compliments on my dress throughout the day. It didn't surprise me - look at this beauty! I am so in love with the little ladies getting ready for Christmas.

This dress is part of the ModCloth brand and runs a bit big, in my opinion. I ordered my usual medium (expecting it to be a snug fit as most dresses are these days due to being in-between sizes) but it actually fits me so comfortably and well.

The waist according to the size chart is 28"-29" but it's definitely more of a 29"-30" since my waist is just that and this fits as if it were made for me. I was extremely pleased with the fit. I wouldn't say it is enough to size down, but it's definitely worth mentioning!

The Holiday Jubilee was a sight to see! They had Christmas music playing outside the tents and cheer was everywhere. Nearly every booth was so full, it was hard to make it through it all! It was great to see the place so full! Everyone was in a happy mood, smiling, and enjoying the unique and vintage decorations.

I grabbed a few items including some Christmas tree mason jar snow globes and a string of vintage tree garland made out of plastic cookies from the 60s. I even found a gift or two for some lucky friends!

If you're debating getting this dress (I know it's a splurge at $99 - even I don't usually spend that much if I can help it!), treat yourself and make it your Christmas gift to yourself.

It's just a beautiful piece. The fabric is good quality, it's lined, the back zips up to the nape of your neck, it's flattering and has a lovely neckline, and the print is simply to die for!

I can't praise this beauty enough. ModCloth, you knocked it out of the park with this one!


  1. That dress is SO adorable! It makes me really want to get on sewing my Christmas skirt -- you will LOVE it. It has vintage ice skating families all over it, and I think I'm going to go work on it RIGHT NOW. And that bazaar sounds so fun! I really need to search for more flea markets and vintage bazaars in my area. I want to go to more!
    You look beautiful in red, by the way!

    1. Thanks, girl! But OMG! That skirt sounds amazing. The more holiday themed attire I accumulate, the more I want to wear them all year round! Haha

  2. LOVE the dress & love it on you! I haven't ordered (and kept) anything from Modcloth in quite awhile. I just haven't seen much I had to have. But, I definitely am thinking about this dress. I can't believe no one else was dressed in holiday clothing! What a missed opportunity for the, haha.
    Love the Christmas tree mason jar snow globes you got!

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  4. CUTE!! Thank you for mentioning this post in your most recent book post, because I don't know how I missed this beautiful blog post! This dress looks so fabulous on you, I was debating getting this dress (and I also found the fabric and debated getting it too) But I am a little late now! Or maybe I can get it and save it for next definitely sold me!