Sharing dates of Fairs

If you click on one of the months above it will show a list of fairs usually held that month.PLEASE, PLEASE let me know of any fair you know about and I'll add it to the list.
I apologise for not making any attempt to keep it current this is just an attempt to have a list of as many dolls house shows that I can find. Even if you see a show with an old date you can just google the name of the show to find out the date of the next one.

It would be great if you'd let me know of any I can add to the list.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Shows in December

Here are some UK shows being held in December - 

Saturday 3rd -- Kensington Dolls House Festival, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NX  (KDF)
Sunday 4th -- Marriot Hotel, Southampton Road, Portsmouth 10.30am 4.00pm (Dolly's Daydreams)
Sunday 4th -- The Town Hall, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (MM Fairs)
Saturday 10th -- The Shoreham Centre, 2 Pond Street, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU. (MGM Fairs)
 Sunday 11th -- Leisure Centre, Sea Front, Felixstowe 10.30am 4.00pm (Dolly's Daydreams)

Thank you Miniature Scene for this list

Sunday, 27 November 2016

York Dolls House Fair, 20th November 2016

As this blog records the shows I visit it seems right to write a post to at least acknowledge that I went to the York Show on 20th November.

There isn't a review here as there is nothing I can add to the one I wrote for the Spring Show back in June (see York Dolls House Fair, 5th June 2016).  Same venue and same 'arrangements'.  I didn't take any photos at the show and seemed to wander around in a daze achieving very little.  This is no criticism of the show but does demonstrate that what you take away from these events is very subjective and is as much to do with your attitude on the day as it is to do with the show.

There were 81 vendors and I only managed to pick up a few very ordinary things for my project so I came away feeling very flat.  Others have got a bounty of lovely things from exactly the same day in the same place.

If you want to see what I bought they are posted over in my project blog  Dalton House

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Scottish Dolls House Fair

This is a bit eleventh hour, but worth a punt in hopes it reaches some of you who can get there.  There is a show in Edinburgh tomorrow:

for full details,click here:  Scottish Fairs

In brief:

Scottish Dolls House Autumn Fair
Next Fair .. 6th November 2016
Fair is Open from (10:30am to 4:00pm)
Royal Highland Centre
Strathmore Restaurant - Lowland Hall
EH28 8NB
Adults £ 3.50 Children under 12 FREE (Please pay at Door)
Cafeteria Available - Free Parking - Disabled Access

It is showing 23 traders, so not a massive show BUT everyone of those is a gem for one reason or another.  I'll let you check them out for yourself as we all need/like different things.  There are at least six in that list that I would be making a bee-line for.

I always think however small a show is it is a great chance to go feely-touchy shopping instead of  the internet throw of the dice. 

Think of it this way if you had a local dolls house wouldn't you be in that shop every five minutes; well, in Edinburgh, this weekend there are 23 shops all in one place.

The organiser is Dream Home Miniatures - the JiaYi retailer where I bought a few things at the NEC - this vendor on its own is worth a trip.