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Valentine’s Fayre – Dorchester

tiny fabric vintage heartSunday 13th February 10am til 3

a one-day event and a hundred old fashioned ways to say I love you

Victorian Hall Dorset County Museum

The beautiful Victorian Hall at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester is the perfect venue for this unusual and fun Valentine’s Fayre. An event celebrating old fashioned romance, sentimental music, dancing, gorgeous vintage teas and heaps of ideas and quality gifts including from local designers. A great vintage day out just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This FREE event is a collaboration between retro and vintage enthusiasts, craftspeople and hand-makers, musicians, singers and local artisans all living and working in and around Dorchester. The Fayre is kindly supported by the Co-operative Membership and Dorset County Museum

The Valentine’s Fayre includes:


Live music – Johanna Wolff and her talented musicians present nostalgic and romantic music from past decades

Vintage teas and cakes – from Vintage Dorset

Romantic and gorgeous gifts, homewares, cards, flowers & presents

Vintage wedding gowns, evening wear, vintage fashions & retro holidays

Beautiful jewellery, accessories and handbags

butterfly ring

Vintage Dancing – If  you’ve ever enjoyed a barn,dance, if you adore “Strictly” or you want to dazzle on the dance floor you’ll love Vintage Dancing.

dancingTry a cheeky galop, flirt through a quadrille or sample a tea-dance. Live music and a friendly caller will help you spin through some simple steps.

Dancing for singles and couples begins

11am and 1 oclock

Weddings, Engagements & Anniversaries – Photography, cakes, flowers and other services helping you bring magic to weddings and special occassions

Displays, trade stands, music and other goodies including:

ABJewellery, Dorset Dubbers, Every Cloud Boutique, Yummy Mummy Parties, AJ Photographic, Rubyrockcake, The Cherry Closet, Steve Atkins Photography, Vintage Dorset, Red Brick Glass, Johanna Wolff, Raggy Rat, Beau Frippery, The Design Collective, Violet Pearl plus handmade creations from Maria, Madeline, Doug and Sabine

Look out for our 100 vintage and shabby chic hearts in Dorchester and check out more on our Facebook Page

Prize Draw

Win a Romantic Hamper – including  a photo-shoot, a vintage tea for two, a stained glass and two beautiful fabric hearts, vintage jewellery, House of Dorchester chocolates and Dorset Cereals for the morning after!
Free tickets available on arrival

Valentines Fayre Poster

Download and share our poster here :
Poster (pdf file)

CONTACT us for more details

Published by annie, on 6th January 2011 at 4:43 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Homeware Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Valentine’s Fayre – Dorchester

Our Vintage Christmas – glass decorations

glass tree decorations

Its that time for getting out the decorations for the Christmas Tree. This is a major task in our house – mainly unpacking the glass ones to see the damage!

Whilst there is a bit of a temptation to haul out last year’s offerings, remove the broken bits and then top-up with a few new imported goods from the supermarket or hardware chain, this year we wanted to try a bit harder to find some locally-crafted tree decorations, hand-made and simply-elegant treats-for-trees that would be more in-keeping with a traditional Christmas.

We were very fortunate to find Angie at theArt Machine in Dorchester whose beautiful stained glass Christmas trees, hearts and angels are gorgeous.

Angie is still working on her website but you can email her here: