The only good thing about the long winter months is that we can go out foraging for things for our upcoming fairs. In anticipation of some good weather ahead we have lots of stock for outside… including garden chairs and tables, plant pots and garden urns. For inside we have some lovely American quilts, some very useful pieces of painted furniture and lots of pretty pictures. You can, of course, see a good selection at our stand at the Station Mill Antiques Centre in Chipping Norton. It’s open seven days a week and a great place for a good browse followed by coffee and cake.
Love Dorothy x
Happy new year to you all! I hope 2014 is treating you well so far. Already this month we’ve found some great things at various (rather chilly and wet!) fairs some of which are already on the stand at Station Mill. We have lots to keep you warm, my favourites being some very treasured handsewn quilts. I particulary love this one, a Welsh one cloth quilt c 1910. The fabric is just stunning and it’s in excellent condition. Of course I can hardly bear to part with it…
We moved our stand at Station Mill late last year and I’m really pleased with the position, if you’re visiting we are now upstairs, turn left and then into the section on the right. You will see my http://www.dorothystiven.com labels on the stock if you aren’t sure exactly where we are, or ask a member of staff and they will be sure to direct you. Hope you can make it along, stock is always changing and we’ve some gorgeous things at very good prices.
For now wishing you a very fruitful year ahead! Love Dorothy
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