Vintage Lawn Party (Salem, MA)

Date Of Event: September 9, 2018

Location: Salem Common, Washington Square, Salem, MA

Highlights: people (and dogs) dressed in vintage clothing, dance floor, lawn games

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Flappers, parasols and the Charleston may seem like things of a bygone era.  But, they were all the rage earlier this month at Salem Common (Salem, MA).

The first and hopefully annual free Vintage Lawn Party had family friendly events and entertainment from an earlier day.

People came dressed in their best vintage clothing and vendors sold their wares, mostly from the olden days.

I thought these two visitors had a cool steampunk look.

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Leeann of Making Faces With Leann, looked smashing in her vintage attire.  If you’re in need of a face for your Halloween haunts stop by her page.

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In keeping with the theme of the party, I thought it was only appropriate to process some of these photos in black and white.

 

There was a dance floor for people to test their skills and learn a how to swing dance with some help from the instructors at Northshore Swing Dance.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, a conga line began.

If dancing or shopping for vintage items, there were vintage lawn games such as croquet, badminton and hand bag toss.

Dogs were also welcome to the vintage party.  The two visitors were dressed in their Sunday bests.

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From left to right are Bjorn, a 4 and a half year old Aussie Lab mix (or Aussiedor). Ellie is a 14 and a half year old Westie.

While I was strolling around Salem before the party began I met two dogs and their parents.

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This fluffy cutie is Cinco, a 4 month old Eurasier.

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Russell is an 8 month old Treeing Tennessee.  I love his coat.  He reminded me of my mom’s dog.  So, of course I had to take his photo!

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Maisy is an 8 year old half Shih-Tzu and half Pug.  Look at that cute smile!

Below is a video of some of the dance instructors teaching the guests some vintage dance moves at the lawn party.

 

 

About New England Nomad

Hi I'm Wayne. Welcome to my blog. I am a true New Englander through and through. I love everything about New England. I especially love discovering new places in New England and sharing my experiences with everyone. I tend to focus on the more unique and lesser known places and things in New England on my blog. Oh yeah, and I love dogs. I always try to include at least one dog in each of my blog posts. I discovered my love of photography a couple of years ago. I know, I got a late start. Now, I photograph anything that seems out of the ordinary, interesting, beautiful and/or unique. And I have noticed how every person, place or thing I photograph has a story behind it or him or her. I don't just photograph things or people or animals. I try to get their background, history or as much information as possible to give the subject more context and meaning. It's interesting how one simple photograph can evoke so much. I am currently using a Nikon D3200 "beginner's camera." Even though there are better cameras on the market, and I will upgrade some time, I love how it functions (usually) and it has served me well. The great thing about my blog is you don't have to be from New England, or even like New England to like my blog (although I've never met anyone who doesn't). All you have to like is to see and read about new or interesting places and things. Hopefully, you'll join me on my many adventures in New England! View all posts by New England Nomad

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