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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



July 8, 2016 / dorothystiven

Summer sales

Fabrics galore

Fabrics galore

We have had some interesting months at Vintage Homewares which have meant that I have been very neglectful of my website lately! I am so sorry. I will remedy that soon and post some pictures of current stock after the wonderful Barnes Fair which takes place tomorrow 9 July, on Barnes Common from 0930 until 1730. We are in our usual spot, 233 on Crocus Path. Look out for our black and white chequerboard flooring and pop in and say hello. It’s always such a great day and the forecast is looking good.

Luckily in amongst the dramas of life I have had some time to get out and about and pick up some lovely bits. Currently I have piles of gorgeous textiles, some from America, others from France,  very sweet garden furniture bits and lots of bits and bobs for children.



November 17, 2015 / dorothystiven

Christmas Fairs


We are beavering away on these wet November days getting ready for the final Christmas fairs of the year. Next to come is the Winter Pop Up at Home Farm, Woodway Road, Sibford Ferris, Oxfordshire OX15 5RF  on Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st 10am until 4pm. £2 entrance will be donated to Katherine House Hospice. Worth popping into if you are in the area as there will be a lovely collection of makers, vintage  homewares and seasonal gifts.

Then we are off to Wiltshire for The Vintage Bazaar on Saturday 28th November at the Corn Exchange, Devizes SN10 1HS 9.30-3.30PM admission £2 more details at

And Sunday 6 December sees us back at the Homeworks Christmas Bazaar at the Queens Park Farmers Market, The Salusbury Rooms, Salusbury Primary School, Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG 10-2pm more details at

Please get in touch if there is something specific that you are looking for, otherwise please come along to one of these fabulous fairs and see what we have in stock for Christmas!

Love Dorothy x