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