In this instance I'm referring to the fact that it is almost 3 years since I took over Dairy House Antiques. I took over on 1 April 2008 and am truly amazed by how swiftly that time has passed. It has been an interesting and fascinating time with a couple of milestones along the way.
In September 2009 we opened what we now refer to as the Cheese Room - an extra 500 sq ft of sales space. Our dealer numbers increased and there are now 19 of us - some with large spaces, some with cabinet shelves. There is always plenty to see. We are thankfully very lucky compared to some - always busy, and the mix of stock changes constantly.
In April 2010 we held our first Vintage Costume and Textiles Day at Dairy House, and most of you were either there on the day or read about it on many blogs! And here we are again, just under 12 weeks away from the 2nd Annual Vintage Costume and Textiles Day!
Sunday 10 April from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
The day is a great opportunity for all enthusiasts to meet a number of costume and textile dealers from the West Country and beyond, and also meet many of the Dairy House dealers who are delighted to talk about the antiques, decorative pieces, vintage and collectable items on display in the shop. The mix of textiles and antiques works well as many of you already know. Today, many more of us like to mix old with new, and create our own individual styles. If you haven't been to a textile fair in an antiques shop before, now is your chance to do so!
Nearer the time I will be able to list the names of those who will be attending. Numbers are limited and there is already a waiting list, but you can rest assured that there will be plenty for everyone at prices to suit all pockets.
We had so many lovely visitors to last year's event, and many have now become regular Dairy House customers. We look forward to seeing all and more on Sunday 10 April.
In the meantime day-to-day life continues at Dairy House Antiques, with stock going out, coming in, regular customers popping in, new customers finding their way around and adding us to their list of places to visit, and all of us looking forward to Spring when the shop gets a little warmer!