Friday 26 March 2010

Vintage Textiles and Costume Day ... 11 April 2010 ...

The time has flown by since the first mention of our exciting new venture at Dairy House over 3 months ago.

Nearly all the postcards have been given out, advertisements have been placed in numerous publications, the bunting is made and  there appears to be quite a buzz in the world of vintage textiles. Customers are coming into Dairy House waving their cards, saying they'll be there on the day.
We have all fingers and toes crossed for a fine day so that all the visiting sellers will be happy under the veranda. If it rains the sellers will set up somewhere over the 3 floors of the building. Whatever the weather, several Dairy House dealers will be bringing in plenty of textiles and costume for you to browse through, which they'll be displaying within their areas. So, inside and out there will be plenty to see.

We 'kick off' at 10.00 am and will begin to flag at 4.00 pm. Normally all the other businesses on Semley Industrial Estate are closed, so there should be plenty of parking available. However, I would ask everyone to respect other business users (just in case) and park sensibly on both the Estate and Station Road - it's better to park on the opposide (railway) side of the road to avoid congestion. If the day is the success we feel it is going to be, we hope to make it a twice yearly event (provisional date for the next event is Sunday 26 September 2010), so obviously wish to keep all our neighbours happy!!

The above photos, taken from my files, are intended to give an indication of what will be available, and the items are not necessarily still available for sale.

For those in need of refreshment to aid the purchasing process, Guy and his Silver Coffee Machine will be on hand all day ... during the week he travels around the local business parks/industrial estates keeping us all amused and refreshed! He certainly sells the best cappuccino and hot chocolate ... and chocolate brownies ... and flapjacks ... and ... and ...

If lunch is required we will be happy to direct you to either The Beckford Arms or Pythouse Walled Garden. Both serve delicious food and are only a 10-15 minute drive away.

We're all getting very excited now and look forward to welcoming you all ...

Go here for details of who will be attending

If you're not sure where we are you can get directions from this Google map link, and should you need any further information please email me at I pick up my emails every evening.


Friday 12 March 2010

Mother's Day ...

I was hoping to offer plenty of Mother's Day gift ideas earlier this week, but sadly 90% of the photos were out of focus. Not my best efforts, obviously. However, I managed to salvage a few ...

There are, of course, plenty more gift ideas in the shop - I just haven't managed to show you them here!