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September 14, 2021 / dorothystiven

Autumn 2021

Oh my goodness how on earth can it be Autumn? After 18 months of nothing much happening it now seems that everything is taking off! This Saturday (18th September) I will be selling at the utterly gorgeous Country Brocante at the Daylesford Harvest Festival in Kingham, Gloucestershire. Thankfully this year we have managed a recent trip to France and I have some wonderful things squirreled away for Saturday…antique fabrics, quilts, samplers, ironware all sourced from my regular French dealers and at Brocantes. I also have a few American quilts in stock although sadly we haven’t been able to get there this year. 2022 hopefully will see us being able to return to the American Antique Shows.

On the furniture side I have some beauties coming along. A pair of stunning upholstered French chairs, a very useful long footstool, small tables and a couple of pretty mirrors to name but a few must haves for your home.

And as the air is getting a little chillier I will be bringing some beautiful eiderdowns too and maybe a couple of things that just give the merest hint of Christmas.

Thankfully that it still some time away and I am delighted to tell you that I will be back with our Reclaimed Home Fair which I organise with Heather from @hellish44. Yes our Autumn Fair will take place on Saturday 23 October 10 am – 4pm in the Town Hall in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. We are so excited to be back with our regular band of the most wonderful stallholders, and of course, our cafe selling refreshments and delicious cakes. I will have some new stock in for that, so please keep looking at my own Instagram @dorothystiven to get a glimpse of what I will be bringing, and for regular updates on the Fair as a whole, follow us on Instagram @thereclaimedhomefair

But for now I hope you are keeping well and life is returning to normal. Please do come and say hello if you are at any of my upcoming Fairs, it will be so lovely to see you in person!

Love Dorothy x

April 27, 2020 / dorothystiven

Spring 2020

FA12C72F-5B23-4177-8D1B-27605F6EC7F4_1_201_aWell I certainly didn’t imagine I would be sitting here at my kitchen table selling online this Spring! By this time of year I would have been awash with gorgeous new stock from France, planning my trip to the amazing Brimfield Show in America in May and working out my plans for all the wonderful Fairs I sell at in the Spring and Summer months. We would have had our Spring Reclaimed Home Fair in Chipping Norton and my stand at Station Mill would be brimming with lovely pieces. But life does sometimes take an unexpected turn and I am just trying to focus on the positives…enjoying our lovely garden here in Oxfordshire, walks with the dog and connecting with some many friends and customers online. I am so grateful for your enquiries and purchases.

I am currently selling mainly fabrics, usually via my Insta page @dorothystiven but if there is anything you are looking for in particular please contact me directly by DM or by email at

I also have a number of bigger items of stock which I will try to photograph over the next week and show you here. Do get in touch if there is anything that catches your eye!

In the meantime stay safe, keep well and hope that it won’t be too long until we see each other again in the flesh.

Love Dorothy x

November 5, 2019 / dorothystiven

A Little Country Christmas

IMG_5972Thanks so much to all of you who braved the rain and came to our first A Little Country Christmas on Saturday in Bloxham. We were so pleased with the reaction from customers and stallholders alike and hope this will be an annual event. All the stands look beautiful and crammed with gorgeous things…Christmas gifts, cards, decorations, handmade gifts and unique vintage finds for the home. The tea bar did a roaring trade and it was great to chat with Insta friends, lots of locals as well as some new faces. I really hope you like our Reclaimed Home style and that we will see you all again at our Spring Fair at Chipping Norton on Saturday March 28th.

So that means that although my Fairs are over for this year I still have some lovely new stock in my unit at Station Mill Antiques in Chipping Norton. Hope you can pop in there and have a browse and find some great things for your home at Christmas.

Love Dorothy x

October 10, 2019 / dorothystiven

The Reclaimed Home Fair

79CFBBE5-9692-4366-B0FF-30E3EEDFB72DAt last our Autumn fair is almost here! We are so excited to see you all this Saturday 12th October at The Town Hall in Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ. Open 10-4pm entry £1. We have 23 wonderful stands and I hope you will love all the fabulous things all our dealers have been seeking out for you over the last few months.

And of course we have lovely cakes at our tea bar at the back of the hall so be sure to visit and enter our raffle in aid of our local Katharine House Hospice.

Please pop in and see what gorgeous things we have for you!

Love Dorothy



September 14, 2019 / dorothystiven

Autumn Fairs

IMG_5367It doesn’t exactly feel like Autumn as I write this as the forecast is for a sunny 25 degrees at tomorrow’s Queens Park Day in London (Sunday 15 September)! Hope you can make it along as it is such a fun day…great stalls, fab food and loads of entertainment awaits! I will be with Lorna in spot A3 so if you are in the area please pop in and say hello.

IMG_2584And if you are up in Oxfordshire/Gloucs next weekend (Saturday 21 September) then a visit to The Country Brocante at Daylesford Farm is a must as this is the most beautiful Fair…so many covetable things and all so well styled. It’s alongside the Daylesford Harvest Festival which offers lots of fab things to do for kids, so much fun for all the family. I will be in the Decorative Antiques Marquee and have some very pretty new things for your home. Again please say hi if you are there!

E3B99770-5F4E-47C6-9EF6-E069604F22E6Looking ahead to October we have our fourth Reclaimed Home Fair in Chipping Norton’s Town Hall, 10-4pm entry just £1. Pics above are by @patrickbphoto from last year’s Autumn Fair. Again we will have twenty three stands teeming with the unique, the stylish, the practical and the beautiful. We hope you will join us again if you have already been, and if you haven’t then please come along. Chipping Norton is a great little town with some great independent cafes and shops and well worth a day out.

06060E80-9F94-45D6-A566-5BBC6E4FE0AFI have a good selection of new stock from France and the UK and quilts from America, and, as ever, do get in touch if you are looking for something in particular.

Love Dorothy x

July 11, 2019 / dorothystiven

Barnes Fair

I just know that this coming Saturday’s Barnes Fair on Barnes Green in South West London is going to be another wonderful day. It is always such a fun one with lots of regular customers coming by as well as some vintage aficionados discovering us for the first time at spot 233 on Crocus Path. We have a whole load of gorgeous things to offer you so please get there early before they fly out the door (well out of the gazebo to be more precise!)

We will be set up by 9am and the Fair lasts all day until 5.30pm. There are masses of stalls- over 300 in total I think, great food and drink offerings and various entertainments for all the family. It is a truly terrific day out.

Don’t worry if you can’t find our stand number…when you see the black and white flooring that’s us…so please dive in and say hello!


June 12, 2019 / dorothystiven

Upcoming Fairs

vqCTDGenRI2msxips9YTagHi everyone…so looking forward to my upcoming Summer Fairs. Hoping you can make it along to the next one which is the Country Brocante Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June at Parham House in Pulborough, Sussex. More details on my Summer Fairs page.

I have some beautiful things in stock…hope you will love them as much as I do!

March 18, 2019 / dorothystiven

The Reclaimed Home Fair

PB_181027_0846A5.jpgIt’s hard to believe that Spring is just around the corner and our third Reclaimed Home Fair is coming up on Saturday 30 March 10-4pm entry £1 at the Town Hall Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5NJ. We are so excited to welcome our wonderful stallholders who, I know, are bringing some beautiful things truffled on their travels around the UK and abroad. You will find textiles galore, unique pieces of furniture for the home and garden, pretty Easter decorations, wonderful handmade gifts and so much more. There’s also home made cake and coffee and a fabulous workshop by Chris from the wonderful Cozy Club in the lower hall from 12.30 – 2pm (cost £25) where you will make an adorable decorated Spring tablepiece box to take home with you. Why not bring your Mum or daughter as a lovely Mother’s Day treat? Email for details and to book your place to

So please join us in Chipping Norton for a great day out. We promise it will be an absolute treat for all of you who love to have something that little bit different in your home.

Love Dorothy x

December 1, 2018 / dorothystiven


Just a quick reminder that the Homeworks Christmas Bazaar Sale is this Sunday 2 December at Salusbury School, Salusbury Road, Queens Park, London NW6 from 10am until 2pm. I have lots of lovely Christmas stock…for presents and for you and your home. Sheepskins, quilts, toys, champagne glasses, cutlery and lots more! All vintage one offs.

Please come along if you can and get in the Christmas spirit!

Love Dorothy x

November 6, 2018 / dorothystiven

Winter Fairs

Dorothy Stiven. Reclaimed Home Fair, Chipping Norton.

Now that Guy Fawkes Night is over I am feeling that we are in the run up to Christmas! My stand at Station Mill Antiques is full of treasures for your home for the winter…lovely quilts, old wooden tables for those festive meals you may be having come December, china and glass and lots of gift ideas including these sweet Russian dolls. No fairs this month but on Sunday the 2nd of December I will be at Homeworks, at the Salusbury School in Queens Park in North West London from 10- 2pm. This is a wonderful fair, teeming with designers and makers alongside some great vintage finds from Lorna ( Rosemont Vintage) and me. And, as it’s beside the Farmers Market, you can pick up some delicious artisan food products too.

Don’t forget if you are looking for something in particular just email me and I can tell you if I have it in stock.

And thanks to all of you who came to The Reclaimed Home Fair in Chipping Norton on Saturday 27th of October. It was a great day and we were so pleased that so many of you came along and bought from us. It really makes such a difference to shop small so we thank you so much for your support. Our next one is on Saturday 30 March where we will be welcoming Spring with our beautifully styled stands.

Hope to see some of you before Christmas…in the meantime enjoy the gorgeous Autumn weather.

Love Dorothy x