Our news this month is that we have moved our stand at Station Mill to a lovely new spot. We are still upstairs, but now to the left. You’ll see us two stands in, and if you’re not sure which one is us, just look at the labels and you’ll see www.dorothystiven.com
We’re starting to think about Christmas and stocking up on vintage gifts for you to give to all the family and friends so please pop in for a much more pleasant shopping experience than you’ll find in the shopping mall. We’ll be buying in the US later this month so hope to come back with feedsack quilts and quirky bits you won’t see elsewhere which we’re sure will be well worth a look!
I think it’s fairly safe to say now that the Indian Summer has left us and we are well and truly into autumn so we are stocking up on warm tartan rugs, cosy quilts and yes, just beginning to start putting things aside for Christmas!
This month we have a new venture coming up, on the 29th and 30th we will be at Ardingly (South of England Showground) for the icaf fair- full details at www.iacf.co.uk. We will be in the Robyn’s building (ie the Pig and Sheep shed!) which is near the Green Pay Gate, with lots of textiles from the UK, the US and France, gorgeous pictures, pretty but useful Christmas gifts for adults and children alike and some small furniture bits to titivate your homes for the festive season ahead.
We’ve always loved visiting this fair as there is always a huge range of wonderful stands and are really looking forward to joining them. Do come and see us if you’re visiting.
We have been busy buying here and in France in August (with US trips lined up for the winter to stock up for our Christmas Fairs) so have an abundance of gorgeous finds. You can see some of it, as usual, at our stand in Station Mill in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire www.stationmill.com. But if you’d prefer to see us in person, then come along to Queens Park Day in North West London on Sunday 15 September, Stand D8 12-1730. It’s always a fun day out with lots to do for both adults and children alike.
In the meantime, to keep those memories of the seaside firmly in your mind, here’s a picture that might just bring them flooding back. Bought from a shop closing down in the South of France, I still have a few left if you want to grab that last bit of the summer!
Hope to see you soon.
Love Dorothy x
Just a quick update to say that we will, of course, be at Barnes Fair on Saturday 13 July. The weather looks gorgeous so we’re sure it is going to be a fantastic day. You’ll find us in our usual spot, Stall No 233.
We have some great new stock, lots of stuff for outdoors including deckchairs, windbreaks and planters. Children’s things galore, pretty pictures, piles of textiles and the odd quirky thing to bring back some memories of your own childhood!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Remember you can see some of our stock at Station Mill Antiques Centre in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire if you can’t wait that long!
Love Dorothy x
This month we have two fabulous fairs coming up. The first is the Vintage and Handmade Fair at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Saturday 25 May. More details at www.vintageandhandmade.co.uk. And I wanted to share the flyer for Village Vintage which promises to be a perfect day out at Plumpton racecourse in Sussex at the end of the month (31st May and 1st June). There are some fantastic stalls, cream teas and Lorna and I will be there with some great new stock for summer.Hope to see you at both! Love Dorothy
Finally the sun is trying to peak through and our thoughts are turning to Spring, although the weather doesn’t seem to know this quite yet! Already this month however we have been sourcing in France for our upcoming fairs and have some gorgeous finds, particularly a great selection of some very pretty fabrics, wonderful monogrammed linens and enamelware.
This month we will be at Kempton on the 30th, but don’t forget you can always see a selection of our stock at Station Mill in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. And remember if there is anything in particular you are looking for do email and we’ll try to help.