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March 26, 2018 / dorothystiven

The Reclaimed Home Fair

If any of you follow me on Instagram @dorothystiven you may have noticed that I am involved with a new venture which I am really excited about. The Reclaimed Home Fair @thereclaimedhomefair, which I am organising with the super stylish Heather Lawson @hellish44 , will have its first outing at the Town Hall, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5NJ 10-4pm on Saturday 14 April. Admission is just £1, coffee and cake is available and we hope you will be bowled over by the range of wonderful stallholders who will be exhibiting. Heather and I decided to launch the Fair in Chipping Norton as we both have stands in the excellent Station Mill Antiques Centre in the town and love the vibe of the town centre. It’s always busy and has such interesting independent shops and regular markets. Chippy, as it is affectionately called, is, of course, in the Cotswolds, much loved by tourists,  but we have noticed that it has also become a fantastic hub for antiques, interiors and general style.

We would love you to come along and see what we are offering at our inaugural Fair which promises to help you to reclaim your home from the mass market. We have stalls offering antiques, vintage, textiles, hand sewn gifts, decorative pieces, Spring flowers to name but a few.

Also to tempt you we are running what I think is a really interesting workshop, featuring Rebecca Lawson @malmo_and_moss, the hugely popular Instagrammer whose take on family life and interiors style is really worth following (just ask her current following of over 50,000!) and the Antiques/homes/interiors journalist Alice Roberton @alice_roberton who writes for a range of publications including Reclaim magazine. Both will be offering advice on how to Capture Your Style thorough Instagram, Blogs and Print. It will be an interactive event so there will be plenty of time to ask Rebecca and Alice for tips about using Instagram as well as where they find their interiors inspiration.

Cost is £15 and includes entry to the Fair, a glass of fizz and a goodie bag. Places are limited so if you would like to book a place then email thereclaimedhomefair@gmail.com  to get details of how to pay to secure your place.

Hope to see you there!

Love Dorothy x

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February 8, 2018 / dorothystiven

The Occasional Home Store

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Looking forward to taking part again in this really inspirational Fair in London on 3 March. It is not only a feast for the eyes but also gets the juices flowing when you see such a range of stallholders with shedloads of amazing style. Everyone is different, but all passionate about what they do. Please come along and say hello.

I will post pics of some of the stock I will be taking along before the Fair, so keep looking out. You can also see images on my Instagram site @dorothystiven

Love Dorothy x

 

January 10, 2018 / dorothystiven

Exciting plans for 2018

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It may just be me but I do love a year which ends in an even number! So I am very excited that it is now 2018… and already it is shaping up to be a great year. That’s partly because I have a new venture in the shape of The Reclaimed Home Fair, which I am organising with fellow Antique dealer, Heather Lawson, in the Chipping Norton Town Hall, Oxfordshire on Saturday 14 April from 10am until 4pm. You can see more details on Instagram @thereclaimedhomefair and on FB The Reclaimed Home Fair. We will have a great selection of stands including vintage furniture, decorative homewares, textiles, up cycled designs and Spring flowers. Please put the date in your diaries and keep checking on Social Media for more details! It’s going to be a lovely day out for all lovers of vintage, interiors and design. Cake too will be on offer.

I will also be selling at a number of Fairs around the country this year…first up will be The Occasional Home Store in the Stoke Newington West Reservoir Centre, Green Lanes London N4 2HA from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 3 March. This is the second Occasional Home Store Fair and, if the first is anything to go by,  it will be a fabulous event. Please pop by to say hello and see all the wonderful stock on offer.

In the meantime, as ever, if you are looking for anything in particular please email me and I will do my best to source it…whether it’s a piece of furniture…a one off Antique quilt or that bolt of vintage fabric for a design project. I will do my best to find it.

Wishing you a very healthy and happy 2018!

Love Dorothy x

 

December 6, 2017 / dorothystiven

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

Is it just me or are people putting up their trees and decorations early this year? Walking around our village it’s a treat to peak in through the windows to see such different festive decorating styles…some minimalist, some a testament to bling and some which I can see are old favourites making their annual appearance. I have also been at some wonderful Christmas Fairs where I’ve found lovely hand made decorations as well as some unique vintage gifts. Aren’t church hall Fairs a much more pleasurable shopping experience than battling your way along Oxford Street? Especially as mulled wine is usually involved.

I still have some pretty bits and bobs for Christmas in my stand at Station Mill Antiques in Chipping Norton Oxfordshire if you find yourself in that neck of the woods. I also have a few quilts left over from the haul I brought back from the USA recently. Some are good to go, others are a bit more careworn..but would be perfect for you crafty people out there. Email me at dorothystiven@aol.com if you are keen to see what I have left in stock, or keep looking at my Insta feed @dorothystiven as I will post some pics soon.

More Christmas chat to follow in the weeks ahead…for now it’s time to get those Christmas Carols playing.

Love Dorothy x

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September 7, 2017 / dorothystiven

September Fairs

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Lots going on this September and I hope you will manage along to at least one of the lovely fairs I am doing this month. First up is the brand new Occasional Home Store in North London on Saturday 9th. Run by three extremely successful Instagram Interiors Bloggers, this promises to be a real treat. A mixture of vintage, rustic chic and general gorgeousness it will certainly be worth a visit. It’s at St Peter’s Church, 10 Langham Gardens, London N21 2DN 10am until 4pm.

Then on Sunday 17th it’s the fabulous Queens Park Day in North West London. Lorna and I have done this Fair for a number of years now and it is always one of the highlights of late summer. Great fun for all the family and a wonderful mix of stalls, food and entertainment. Nearest tube is Queens Park on the Bakerloo Line and postcode is NW6 6HA. Open from 12.

Then it’s up to the super cool Daylesford in Kingham, Gloucestershire for the beautiful Country Brocante on Saturday 23rd. Enjoy all the delights of the Daylesford Harvest Festival (food, workshops, entertainment) and then pop next door to see the fantastic array of vintage and artisan sellers. I will be outside in one of the garden galleries.

More details at http://www.thecountrybrocante.co.uk

Well with all these fairs to get ready for I must get going!! I have some beautiful new stock and can’t wait for you all to see it all!

Love Dorothy x

June 14, 2017 / dorothystiven

SALVO

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I am busy getting ready for SALVO which takes place near Henley from 23-25 June. It’s the first time I’ve done this fair and I am really looking forward to it as it sounds fabulous! I have a great selection of interesting stock, country furniture, gorgeous quilts and textiles, paintings, lighting and much more! Find us on the Antiques Avenue. Details of opening times and directions at salvo.com or Instagram @salvoweb

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Hope you can make it!

Love Dorothy

February 22, 2017 / dorothystiven

Spring is in the air

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Hello everyone and thanks for dropping by! Even though I have been quiet on my blog here over the last couple of months please don’t think I haven’t been busy accumulating stock ready for our upcoming Spring fairs! I have been ferreting around and found some delightful things including furniture, textiles and other treats for you and your vintage inspired home.

I will post details of which fairs I will be selling at soon, but in the meantime I thought I would post some pictures of the kind of things I will be selling in the months ahead.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Love Dorothy

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