Outfit for Vintage Picnic at Salem Common


Last month I attended a lovely end of summer event in Salem, Ma. Yes, the town with the witches.  The Salem Common Neighborhood Association hosted a Vintage Lawn Party for the second year in a row. And this was my third vintage themed lawn party this year!

I decided to wear a dress I had made a couple of years ago for the Crane Estate 1920s Lawn Party, because a fringed kimono I recently thrifted was begging to have an outing! I figured the teal background and peachy/rust color in the print of the dress would go nicely with the brick red color of the kimono.  I do love kimonos and wear one every chance I get.

In the late afternoon a kind gentleman made tea using his vintage copper tea kettle and Coleman burner and served it up in his collection of vintage tea cups. What a treat. I made sure to pick a cup that matched my outfit, of course!

Found these pretty lacey striped patterned ivory tights on Amazon. They’re perfect for a 1920s style outfit as patterned hosiery was very popular in the art deco era. Not fishnets, like many people think.  These are Hanes Silk Reflections and come in black as well.

There were vendors there selling vintage wares and clothing, a swing band playing hot jazz tunes from the 20s, swing dancing, lawn games and everyone picnicking and enjoying the beautiful weather.

Oh, and did I mention? I won an award for best dressed! How cool is that?

More photos from the event.


Till next time…..






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By | 2019-10-04T11:32:59-04:00 October 3rd, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|16 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.


  1. Theresa Campbell
    Theresa Campbell October 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Well, many, many thanks Nancy. I really appreciate that and am very flattered. I don’t have an email sign up on my blog, if that is what you are referring to. Otherwise all I have is a sign up for follow up comments.

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    Theresa Campbell October 8, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Hey Shelbee, believe it or not, I thought of you when I first saw this kimono, knowing how much you love them. This color would look good on you! Thanks for the kind words.

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    Nancy October 7, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Wow, what a amazing look! I knew straight away who will become my Fancy Friday Favorite this Friday! Can’t I sign up on your blog?

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    Shelbee on the Edge October 6, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I am not surprised that you won a best dressed award in this gorgeous outfit! I do love my kimonos, too. And this lacy one in this beautiful shade of rust is screaming my name. Every detail is perfection right down to your lovely patterned tights! Thanks for linking up with up me!


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    Theresa Campbell October 5, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Isn’t that cardigan gorgeous? The woman wearing it is Eileen Forster Keck and she actually knitted it herself. Amazingly talented lady!

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    Theresa Campbell October 5, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Thanks, Suzanne. It never ceases to amaze me what cool stuff I see vintage event goers bring with them. Many have large carts for wheeling all their picnic accessories to these venues. The tea pot, burner and cups is definitely one of my favs.

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    Theresa Campbell October 5, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Many thanks, Vix.

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    Theresa Campbell October 5, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Thank you Jess! That brick red color would look really nice on you. I was so smitten with the gentlemen’s tea cup collection, that now I’m thinking I need to start my own!

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    Theresa Campbell October 5, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Thank you, Ann. I do love these type of events.

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    Theresa Campbell October 5, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Donna, thank you for stopping by and for your kind words!

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    Donna Walmsley October 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Oh my!! That dress and the way you’ve styled it is utterly divine!! I would love to go to such a soirée!! The tights are so gorgeous, and even though we only have a fairly small window to wear them here in Australia, I can see myself getting wear out of these ones!! Thank you for sharing, Theresa – your posts are an absolute pleasure to explore!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏

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    Ann October 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Your outfit is just perfect, Theresa, so no wonder you won an award for best dressed! I’m loving everything about it, from your magnificent hat to those darling shoes. The tights are simply divine. What a wonderful event, too! xxx

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    jess jannenga October 4, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Hi Theresa!
    I can see why you won Best Dressed! I love love your dress, the navy dark floral background and your gorgeous deep red kimono! My favorite shade of red! You do wear such fabulous vintage clothes and these events sound so fun! I love the tea cup and tea, as I am more of a tea drinker than coffee.
    My kind of stockings too, i love special designs or details.
    have a great weekend!
    jess xx

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    Vix October 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I’m not surprised you won best dressed, you look wonderful! xxx

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    Suzanne Carillo October 3, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    How cool that you won the award for best dressed! Your outfit was spot on as usual.

    I love that the gentleman brought his tea pot and cups.

    These events alway look like such fun.


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    Lisa October 3, 2019 at 11:31 am

    It looks like you had a splendid time. I want to know more about the cardigan with the graphic triangles.

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