Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Formerly Nostalgia at the Stone House

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

The Original Vintage and Handmade Christmas Fair

The 9th annual Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair in Chipping Sodbury on the 2nd December 2017 is fast approaching.
Firmly established as a Christmas favourite, this popular event is always full to bursting with delightful stalls brimming with wonderful ideas for Christmas. Why elbow your way around a busy shopping mall when you could find everything you need amongst our carefully selected vintage dealers, artists & creative designer-makers from the South-West & beyond who will be displaying their wares for your shopping pleasure. Friendly stallholders will have everything from the perfect vintage party frock to unique gifts for everyone on your Christmas list as well as decorations for the home & tree.
Entrance is just £1.00 (children free) & there will be free Christmassy gifts for the first visitors of the day. Doors are open from 10am until 4.00pm at:
The Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Chipping Sodbury
BS37 6AD
A popular tearoom will be back with lashings of tea & coffee & scrumptious festive treats served on vintage china by the hard working WI ladies raising funds for local charitable causes.
So, bring along your friends & family (children are warmly welcomed) and join us for a fun day out and an enjoyable start to the 2017 holiday season.
I shall shortly be posting a preview of some of the items coming with me...
Please come back soon! 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Christmas Shopping Ideas!

I have added a new collection of festive fairies to my online shop. They include: 
Miss Christmases Past 

Miss Icicle

Miss Golden Lamplight

Miss Festive Spirit

There are also some of my handmade flapper girl powder puffs - great  unique stocking filler gifts for the vintage girl's boudoir! 
I hope you will enjoy taking a look when you have a moment. 

Monday, 23 October 2017

On-line Shop Update - Festive Fairies

Sold - thank you
Each year I create a small collection of OOAK festive fairies for the Christmas season. 
Find these four ladies available in my on-line shop now! 
Sold - thank you
Sold - thank you
Sold - thank you

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Vintage Bazaar, Frome

The Vintage Bazaar
Saturday 21st October 2017
9:00AM to 3:00PM
The Cheese and Grain
BA11 1BE

Admission £2

Here is the collection of handmade fairies that I have created for this event.
Miss Ruby Port.
Miss Snowflake

Miss Ever Green

Miss Festive Cheer

Miss Snowball

Miss Christmases Past
I shall be bringing along lots more handmade items and plenty of vintage treasures - Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Festive Fairs for 2017

Find me at the following fairs: 
The Vintage Bazaar, at The Cheese and Grain, Frome BA11 1BE. 
Saturday 21st October 9am to 3pm. Admission £2
The South Molton Flea Market - Details as above. 

2nd December 2017
Original Vintage & Handmade Christmas Fair
Chipping Sodbury Town Hall
Chipping Sodbury
South Glos. BS37 6AD
10am – 4pm. £1.00 Admission.
A new date has been added to the line up for this year - A Festive Family Flea Market at South Molton - Details as above. 

Friday, 6 October 2017


I'm having a little sale over in my on-line shop before I refill the shelves with Christmas stock. I hope you will enjoy taking a look if you have a moment. 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Christmas 2017

I am starting work on my Christmas crafting, ready for the festive fairs this year.
I regularly update my Instagram page with news and fair updates. 
Looking forward to creating lots of new pieces for the most wonderful time of the year! 

Monday, 31 July 2017


At 10am this morning, the Executive of the North Devon Agricultural Society met to consider whether to proceed with this years show.

Recent wet weather and predicted heavy rainfall on Wednesday means that we had to consider the safety of our Exhibitors and Visitors, given the current state of the show site.

Therefore, with regret, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years Show.

Gutted, as I've been working for weeks towards this, making things that I wouldn't normally create, in order to fit with the theme of the show. Sad for those who run small businesses and farms, who rely heavily on this type of event for their sole income. Such a let down for all those involved. Heyho, moving on... 

Sunday, 30 July 2017

North Devon Show - Aug 2nd

I have been creating a large collection of cushions in preparation for the North Devon Show, which takes place this Wednesday - August 2nd. 
I have used vintage tapestries and embroideries of country themed images, combined with beautiful vintage floral fabrics, making each one a unique piece.
I shall also be taking other hand crafted items, as well as vintage goods that follow in the theme of country living. 

Come and find me in the Craft and Gift marquee!
The North Devon Show
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Umberleigh Barton Farm
EX37 9DX 

Admission £14 (Access to entire show)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Fore Street Flea - Exeter

I've just added an extra date to my fairs calendar and shall be offering some of my wares for sale at the upcoming Fore Street Flea in Exeter on July 23rd.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

North Devon Show

The next fair I shall be attending is:
The North Devon Show
Wednesday 2nd August 2017
8:30AM to 6:00PM
Craft and Gift Marquee
Umberleigh Barton Farm
EX37 9DX 

Admission £14 (Access to entire show)
I shall be in the craft and gift marquee and will be bringing along a large collection of handmade cushions, all with a look of rural North Devon - Lots of thatched cottage designs, flowers, farm animals, sea and scenery. Tickets to the show can be bought in advance via the website.