Stafford Fair News.
Sunday September 7th 2014
Sadly regular exhibitors Romney Miniatures won't be there - they will be off in warm climes celebrating a very special Wedding Anniversary. We'll forgive them under the circumstances and look forward to seeing them again in January 2015!!!
Due to work commitments, Dee Daw Designs will be absent too.
However, in addition to our fantastic regular exhibitors, we do have some brilliant NEW ones for this show:
Elite Petite Interiors- Curtains, soft furnishings and matching wallpapers. They will be launching a new line in adjustable 'swags and tails' curtains at the show.
Petite Chic - Shabby chic style furniture and accessories, Sadly Sarah has had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances
Miniature Scene UK - Quality lit fireplaces and pot belly stoves
Showcase Miniatures - beautifully dressed dolls, mannequins, furnishings. Also houses
Fiona Brookes - miniatures in picture frames and empty frames
Janet's Miniatures- range of furnishings and accessories including Reutter
Cyril Fletcher - Hand made Tudor style houses
Redcleggs Dolls House foods - Diane has been making her mini foods for a number of years
but has only recently started attending Dolls House fairs
Stafford Dolls House Club Display
This thriving local dolls house club always bring an interesting display to the show. Their theme this time is the very topical First World War.
Returning this time after a break are:
Check out the full list of exhibitors here
SPECIAL HOUSE DISPLAY
Les & Sue Watmough of 'Showcase' are bringing a very special house to display at the show. Bought for a lucky child in about 1914/15 from the famous Hamley's Toyshop in London, and made by G & J Lines it is believed to be one of the first dolls houses to be sold from that shop, similar items previously having been sold around the streets by pedlars. It now belongs to the great grand daughter of the original owner, and after successive generations of children's play was in a very sorry state when it came to Les over a year ago for a sympathetic restoration. In addition to repair and redecoration, Les has managed to get the plumbing system and taps working again and even got the tiny key to work the front door lock again!
Les was asked to 'sympathetically restore' the house.
The first photo shows how the house was when it arrived in Les's workshop. The fantastic restored building (second photo) will be on show at Stafford for us all to share and enjoy!
FREE PRIZE DRAW
We had a 4th prize donated for the draw on the day of the show.
Lucky Winners were: Julie Everill, Lawson Savery, Allyson Dudley & Hilda Williams. All Prizes are now with their new owners.