Thursday, 13 December 2012

The Little Christmas Fair

The Little Christmas Fair

Rebecca's Aix and Lois Kirsten held their first 'Little Christmas Fair' in 'The barn' at the end of November.  We were joined by some lovely local stall holders and together created a warm and friendly Christmas shopping event.  As well as Rebecca's handmade bags, cushions and accessories and Lois' decorative antiques for the house and garden, we sourced some beautiful Christmas decorations and gift wrapping, candles, birch wreaths and  some gorgeous wool scarves.

Our stall holders included Betty & Violet - vintage textiles, hand-made lovelies and treasures from the past, Sarah Peet - beautiful cushions and lampshades, Gilly Braby - hand-made cards and vintage, Jane Brooke - silver jewellery, and Dandelion Tree - hand printed paper, cards and stationery  

The barn

The cakes were a highlight - we asked each stall holder to provide 2 cakes and we were inundated with offers of cake from friends and family.  The tea, coffee and cakes raised an amazing £129.80 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Celia Cross Greyhound Trust.

The Cake Stall

Decorative Antique Finds by Lois Kirsten

These vintage Indian Kantha quilts are a new addition to my range, made from old saris carefully stitched together with a 'kantha' stitch (a running stitch).  They make wonderful bedspreads, tablecloths or throws and can be used for all manner of home furnishing projects - cushions, curtains and you could also use them to cover a headboard or a  footstool.

Vintage Indian Kantha Quilts

These little chaps proved very popular and were a complete sell-out.  They can be made to order, so do get in touch if you missed out.

Felt Puppies - Handmade in Britain

So, that's a round-up of our first event in The barn.  We are currently planning our events for 2013.  If you would like more information, then drop me an email at and I will put your name on our mailing list.

The barn By Appointment - if you are looking for a particular piece of furniture, a special gift or interior design advice and inspiration then  do make an appointment to come and discuss your requirements -email .  The barn is situated  near Reading, Berkshire. RG7 .

Finally, a big thank you to our customers for supporting us and best wishes to you all for Christmas and the New Year.

A bientôt, Rebecca.