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February 8, 2018 / dorothystiven

The Occasional Home Store


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

Flyer Reclaimed Home

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 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


September 7, 2017 / dorothystiven

September Fairs


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

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



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 or Instagram @salvoweb


Hope you can make it!

Love Dorothy

February 22, 2017 / dorothystiven

Spring is in the air


American Quilt

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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November 11, 2016 / dorothystiven

Christmas is coming…

img_4198Yes, it is almost impossible to think it is now November and Christmas is only a few weeks away.I have some lovely things in stock and just about to go to America again where I will, for sure, find some wonderful patchwork quilts and other interesting bits and bobs.



My stand at Station Mill, Chipping Norton, is crammed full of lovely things for these wintry days…blankets, eiderdowns as well as pretty Christmas stockings, sweet Christmas decorations and handy small pieces of furniture

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I only have one fair before the year’s end, but it’s a beauty! It’s Chris Myer’s Cozy Club  on Friday 2 December at The Warren, 14 Oval Way, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8QD. Find more details on Facebook @thecozyclub. Try to come if you can, it really is worth visiting Chris’ home which is always full of delightful festive fun at this beautiful fair.

Hope to see you soon!

Love Dorothy