Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Decorative Fair 23rd April 2011

A day at the Fair!

The day of the fair finally arrived last weekend and what a great day it was...

We arrived early at the Town Hall to set up and prepare for a busy day ahead. The Town Hall is beautifully decorated inside and really set of all of the lovely stands on the day.

All of the stands looked really fantastic, the shoppers on the day were lucky to have such a lovely mixture of things to buy on the day. The weather also held out for us and we had a fantastic day of sunshine.

Heather from Hellish Designs set up her stand beautifully with painted ladders showing off lovely handmade cushions, shades etc many of which were snapped up early in the day!

Belle and Thistle had a lovely stand with some beautiful items. As a massive dog lover I couldn't resist their small cushion with a dog print which is now on my bed.

Amy's stand from Blightly Boutique looked great and was beautifully set out with all sorts of vintage items.

Catherine Shinn had some real treasures on her stand as did Dot Barton selling beautiful vintage jewellery including some really cute old dog brooches (I told you I was dog mad!).

Stephen and Judy from All Things Vintage and Beautiful were selling lots of unusual vintage pieces, perfect for something a bit different on the day.

Looking lovely amongst the stallholders was Isobel's stand from Squash Bespoke Cushions.

Hope from D'arcy Gallery had some really unusual Burmese and Thai lacquerware which was well worth a look.

Really standing out in the hall was Jan and Louise's stand from The Decorative Course Company. They set up a beautiful umbrella with all of their handmade items and had a busy day talking to everyone about the courses they offer.

Offering something a bit different was Nicki from DesRes Design. I would really recommend looking at her website for some really different items including some stunning lighting.

Kate from Blass Jewellery tempted lots of people with her lovely unusual jewellery.

Adding a great rustic touch to the room was Mandy from Decorative Antiques Country and Decorative Bygones including a much admired lovely old dovecote.

Of course Mum was there with her much admired painted furniture, decorative pieces and cushions.

Parcel and Tie also had a really lovely stand with some great gift ideas.

The Thomas Etty stand looked great amongst the furniture and giftware. There's lots of info on Ray's website for all of you garden lovers.

Chris from Phoenix Trading had some really great and unusual cards and had a steady stream of happy customers. 

Chloe's stand from Chloe Antiques really did look stunning with handmade cushions, fabric files and other goodies.

A big thanks to Amy and team as well for serving tea, coffee and cakes on the day. They set out tables with lovely tablecloths and daffodils and made very yummy cakes, including the best carrot cake I think I've ever had!!

A massive thank you to all of the stallholders for setting up your stands so beautifully and all of our customer who came along on the day. 

We're currently in the process of booking dates for the next fair so I'll keep you posted with more details : )

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Sneak Preview!!

With the Decorative Fair coming up very soon I thought I'd give you all a sneak preview of the kind of goodies you will be able to buy on the day and to introduce some of our lovely stall holders!

Stephen and Judy from All Things Vintage and Beautiful will be bringing along some of their lovely vintage items for us all the admire and buy!

 If you're looking for something special to take pride of place in your home I'm sure you'll find it on the All Things Vintage and Beautiful stand.

With lovely one off items you will be sure of purchasing a real treasure.


Also joining us will be Jan and Louise from The Creative Course Company who specialise in offering a variety of courses to bring out the creative flair in all of us.

Ranging from courses teaching you how to make beautiful lampshades to showing you how to carefully restore decorative frames there is something for anyone who loves all things vintage and creative.

Come along and speak to Jan and Louise to find out more about their variety of courses and to see examples of their work on their stand.


Of course my Mum will be there with all of her usual lovely goodies!

Mum has been sourcing and painting all sorts of decorative items and furniture so you can be sure to find some beautiful items at the fair.

Mum will have a range of gorgeous painted pieces of small furniture, lovely frames with toile inserts, cushions and lots more on the day!


If you're looking for something a little bit different on the day then be sure to visit Nicki's stand from DesResDesigns. With unusual and unique items I'm personally really looking forward to seeing the DesResDesigns stand!

From beautiful lighting to quirky gifts and accessories anything you buy really will be a talking point in your home. 

 Nicki will be able to show you all of her lovely items on her website so be sure not to miss this one.

I'll be adding some details in a few days so watch this space....have a good week everyone!! xx

Monday, 21 March 2011

Decorative Fair leaflets!

We now have lots of leaflets for our very exciting Decorative Fair in April......

If anyone would like some to tell all their lovely friends where they will be exhibiting please drop me an email to tedevents@live.com

Sunday, 20 March 2011

I thought you might like...

Evening all! I hope you've enjoyed the beautiful sunshine this weekend, roll on warmer weather and spring flowers!

Just a quick post as I thought you might like to see a few photos of my Mum Liz's house which is in The English Home magazine this month. Mum's house always looks lovely and the photos inspired me to have a bit of a spring clean at home and gave me some good ideas and I so thought everyone else might like to have a little look.....

Front cover of the magazine..

A couple more of the inside pages, I still can't believe one of Mum's dogs didn't manage to sneak into one of the photos!

This is one of my favourite things in the house, it's an old French sofa covered in a dusty blue velvet, beautiful!

If anyone wants to see more photos they're in the April edition of The English Home magazine x 

Monday, 28 February 2011

Decorative Fair 23rd April 2011

We're very excited to announce that we will be holding a Decorative Fair on Saturday 23rd April 2011. 

The fair is going to be held at the beautiful Stratford Upon Avon Town Hall. The rooms are stunning and are going to set off all the lovely stands perfectly!

The Town Hall is in a prime location in the centre Stratford so we're expecting a busy day for all. There will be a great mixture of vintage textiles, furniture, collectables and lots of other decorative goodies!

Stratford Upon Avon is a great place to visit and enjoy a day out. The historic buildings, lovely river and brand new Shakespeare theatre are all lovely to stroll around and see. And there are of course lots of shops (and coffee shops for when your feet need a rest!) around the town.

We look forward to seeing you there! : )

We still have some stands available so if you'd be interested in joining all the lovely other exhibitors contact Lucy.

The Town Hall

Stratford Upon Avon Town Hall
Sheep Street
Stratford Upon Avon
CV37 6EF

For directions to get to the Town Hall click here

For more information about what's on, what to do and where to stay in Stratford click here


Welcome to the new Decorative Fair blog! We're currently organising a very exciting Decorative Fair and we'd love you all to come along!

As a lover of all things decorative and vintage, I thought what better way to get to meet lots of great exhibitors than to organise a decorative fair! Me and my mum Liz love going to lots of different fairs but there seemed to be a lack of any such event in the Stratford area. 

In fact I'm more used to seeing the selling side especially with my Mum selling beautiful decorative furniture, cushions and other vintage goodies. Having grown up being surronded by armoires and tiole cushions I don't think there's anyway I couldn't like all things french and vintage!

Check our blog regularly to find out news of future events, info on past events or just for an update on all things decorative!  

P.S you can also see lots of lovely furniture on  my Mum's stand at the Barn Antiques or she's in the April edition of The English Home magazine (very exciting!).