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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

Blitz Christmas – wartime festival

This Saturday and Sunday the Tank Museum at Bovington is hosting a wartime Christmas Festival and craft fair giving a flavour of how Christmas was celebrated during the two world wars.

wartime christmas festival posterThe museum has a fabulous 1940’s “home front” house where you can find out how families decorated their homes for Christmas and where you can make your own wartime Christmas decorations to take home

A wartime housewife provides cooking demonstrations and the Land Girls are also telling their own Christmas stories

For children there’s an American G.I Santa in the village hall, with treats (for good boys and girls!)

The museum also includes an exhibition of how soldiers celebrated Christmas in the trenches, and tells the story of the 1914 Truce

If you need to catch up on Christmas shopping then the Indoor Christmas Market has more than 70 traders selling local gifts, festive food, drink and lots more

As most of our vintage crockery is out at weddings this weekend we’re sadly not exhibiting – but Steve and I will be dropping by to check out this fabulous vintage event so if you spot us making our vintage decorations come over and say Hi!

Directions to the Tank Museum HERE

Published by annie, on 1st December 2010 at 9:05 pm. Filled under: Christmas,Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Blitz Christmas – wartime festival