It’s the first Tuesday in November, and the race that stops a nation, The Melbourne Cup, is being run this afternoon (2.00pm QLD time).
The race was first run 151 years ago, in 1861, and probably the most famous runner ever was Pharlap, in the 1930s.
Phar Lap winning the Melbourne Cup from Second Wind and Shadow King on
5 November 1930
(State Library of Victoria, b52293, photograph by The Argus)
I do love men in hats!
Model Jean Shrimpton shocked Melbourne in 1965 when she turned up to the cup with mini-dress – the first seen in Australia! She also had no hat or gloves, and the dress was sleeveless – quite against the dress code at the time which was quite rigid.
Here a link to more information about the Melbourne Cup. I am going for Number 24 OLDER THAN TIME – has a nice vintage feel to it don’t you think (and nice black and red silks to match my hat)?
On to my thrifting (hat was last week by the way ($3), the pearls this week ($2) and the dress by me).
This week, I found my lounge suite!
A three seater and two chairs – a 1940s suite recovered fairly recently in velvet. The price? $200, including delivery. I love it! Now for some vintage pictures………..
My other lovelies, both with my favourite red colour – a coffee set, with 6 cups and a milk jug ($7 total) and a glass jug and 5 glasses ($10).
Have a great vintage day,
Cup Update – I didn’t win with ‘Older than time’,but hubby got the trifecta when the French-trained Dunaden beat Red Cadeaux in a photo finish and Lucas Cranach came third.
Dunaden (yellow) edges out Red Cadeaux (left) by the smallest margin to become the 2011 Melbourne Cup winner
Read more: http://www.races.com.au/2011/11/01/melbourne-cup-results-2011-winner-is-dunaden-in-photo-finish/#ixzz1cRLnnOFH