Sunday, 3 February 2013

Future events...

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Friday, 2 November 2012

Don't forget the date...Thursday 15th November

The Vintage Christmas Boutique at Woburn Abbey!

Gathered together with 36 other talented sellers, we will be creating a vintage winter wonderland of beautifully displayed, original vintage & antique goods and artisan wares.  We are all like-minded souls who love vintage style, many of us creating our own original designs that cannot be found on the high street.   There will be a mixture of sellers travelling from around the country and local businesses too, all selected not only for their amazing products but for their skill and creativity in setting up magical ‘pop up shops’.  

We will have an amazing array of authentic vintage and antique goods, including fashion pieces (that can be tried on before buying) linens and textiles, furniture, homewares, accessories and jewellery.  For the vintage addict who loves to make, find haberdashery, trims and ephemera ~ vintage Christmas heaven!  Designer/makers will be showcasing their original creations, including festive decorations and gifts that are made with and inspired by vintage materials.   

Betty & Violet’s Tea Salon will be serving hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, homemade cakes and fancies, all served on elegant, pretty vintage china of course!  Flowers on the tables,  silver gilt chairs and white table linen ~ hope you get the picture!  We are also delighted to have Fiona Harrison, a costume artist and vintage style singer entertaining us with music from the 1920’s ~ 50’s.

We will be running a free prize draw consisting of a vintage themed Christmas giveaway too…

The event will be a perfect girls’ vintage style day out, shopping, music, lunch and afternoon tea ~ what more could you ask for under one roof?!

The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey is an old orangery and the building provides the most stunning backdrop; a twinkling, festive emporium for the day!

The Vintage Christmas Boutique opens at 10.00am (gate & ticket office will open at 9.30am) until 4.00pm, entrance is £5.00 on the door or £4.50 if booked in advance online via the website. 

The Sculpture Gallery
Woburn Abbey
MK17 9WA

More information can be found at

I do hope that you can come!

Ali x

Sunday, 5 August 2012

A vintage fair that stands out from the crowd...

The Vintage Christmas Boutique at Woburn Abbey is a new and unique event taking place inside the stunning Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire; one of the most treasured and historic privately owned country houses in England.

There will be over 35 carefully selected purveyors creating a vintage winter wonderland of beautiful, original goods and artisan wares with their original, textiles, fashion, furniture, jewellery, kitchen and gardenalia, decorative accessories and much more…

If you love vintage…and you love Christmas, this is the event to find one~off gifts that cannot be found on the high street.  There will be a vintage fashion boutique with dressing room to try on pieces before buying and ideas for unusual festive decorations for the home.   For the vintage addict who loves to make, find haberdashery, fabrics, trims & ephemera ~ vintage Christmas heaven!  A vintage style tea room will be serving home~made refreshments to complete the vintage experience. 

The Vintage Christmas Boutique takes place on Thursday 15th November 2012 at Woburn Abbey, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA.   Opening times are 10.00 am ~ 4.00pm  (gate & ticket office will open at 9.30am).  Entry £5.00. 

Full details of the event can be found at

The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey

Friday, 20 January 2012

Capturing the day...

It has taken me all this time to edit the photos from last year's event at home...a snapshot of how some of the rooms looked when almost finished setting up before visitors arrived.

The house is just about back to normal!

Huge thanks go to all the lovely customers who visited and purchased and made it all worthwhile. Let's see if I am brave enough to do it again this year....

Ali x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Sneak Preview...

Amost finished dressing the house and transforming it into my pop up shop for the weekend ~ here are some 'preview' photos ~ still more stock to put out!

I shall be 'open' from 10.00am ~ 4.00pm on Friday and Saturday. All are welcome, please email me using the contact link on the sidebar of this page for all the details!

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening.....?

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Looking forward to... next Vintage Christmas Boutique, a petite festive event held in my own home where I can welcome customers old and new ~ a chance to talk 'vintage' with like minded souls over a cup of hot chocolate.

I have created some gorgeous (though I say it myself) new designs for Christmas, one~off special pieces, plus an array of carefully selected gifts and decorations from those whose work I admire and definitely not available on the high street!

Our cottage will be decorated for Christmas ~ my favourite time of the year; the fires will be lit, fairy lights on, cookies baking in the Aga, surrounded by vintage loveliness....

I do hope that you can come along ~ all are welcome! Please email me via the link at the side of the blog with your address details for an invitation.

Ali x

Monday, 14 March 2011

The very first 'Vintage Summer Boutique'...

I am pleased to announce that following the success of my first open house sale last December I shall be hosting 'The Vintage Summer Boutique' In June.

A petite summer garden party style affair (weather permitting!) in a country cottage setting.   Again, I shall be offering a selection of original vintage, antique and retro goods, alongside handmade treasures and carefully selected items with a vintage theme.  Textiles, linens, haberdashery, fashion, furniture and more...

I shall also be joined by a small gathering of like~minded souls selling their gorgeous this space for more details.

I hope to make the occasion just a little bit different from the usual larger fairs ~  a bit like an old fashioned village fete where you can stroll around my cottage garden (hopefully the roses will be at their best) enjoy tea and cake and talk 'vintage' to your heart's content.

All are welcome ~ to receive an invitation please use the link on the sidebar to email me with your address details.

Hope to see you there!

Ali x