14 December 2007

Dairy Selection ...


I actually remembered to take my camera with me yesterday so was able to take some photos at Dairy House Antiques. I took them with a view to adding them on to the DHA website which is currently just a front page saying where we are. However, as there are a lot of you out there who are interested in antiques generally I thought I'd list them here, too. It will also give you an idea of where I spend my Thursdays!







A fuse blew when I turned on one of the lights yesterday morning, so for an hour or two we were in semi-darkness in what happens to be the darkest room of the building. The walls are painted a dark green and there is very little daylight coming in, so it was rather tomb-like for a while. But at least it was warm as that's the room with a huge woodburner which I soon had roaring away and giving out plenty of heat on a chilly day.

Currently, there are ten dealers renting space but more are anticipated in the spring and I've made a monumental decision which I'll post about after Christmas. Meantime, if you are in the region of the Dorset/Wiltshire border any time soon, do pop in and see us.

I'm taking Mum to the garden centre in Yeovil which Pauley and I found the other day. Their Christmas area has been set out beautifully, and P and I stood for ages grinning like children at the amazing train set with carriages not unlike the Pullman Express travelling round a snowy track. It all looked wonderful and I know Mum will love it. She'll probably remind me of the winter of 1947 when they had to dig their way along the A5/Watling Street in Northamptonshire (with photos to prove it!). But I shall laugh and say "I expected you'd say that!" They also have hundreds of large toy animals, presumably battery operated, that 'breathe', furry penguins which flap their wings, a dog lying in front of a hearth which lifts its head and rests it on one paw and then the other. Such fun. I don't think I've been so excited about a shop's Christmas display ... ever!

Time to get on ...

16 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

Dairy House Antiques looks like a place I could spend hours and hours just browsing around and looking at all the little details, super pictures! And then stop for a cuppa and a bun on the way home!

OhSoVintage said...

Brilliant photos and some lovely things making me wish I was nearer to visit. Are these all yours? I have that birdcage in the first photo.

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Sue
I will put Dairy House Antiques on my list of 'must visit' places for 2008.. I am hoping to recycle some of my 'brown' oak antique furniture for some French painted rustique pieces next year... maybe DHA is the place to find them!
Hope all is well with you.. thank you for your recent comments..
Michelex

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
DH certainly looks an interesting place to spend a few hours....
I love the look of the 'rustic' room with the apple crates and checked fabric.
Hope it goes from strength to strength in 2008 ;-))
Niki x

Clare said...

Hi Sue

Great to see the photos as it's been a while since our visit. Bet you love that woodburner!

Here's to a great 2008 for DHA!!

C xx

vintage twist said...

Wow wish I could go shopping there! Just popped by to wish you a merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

You've done a great jon with these photographs I'm sure they will make a great addition to the website.
cd&m
http://catondarlingandmoore.typepad.com

Nonnie said...

Nice to see so many views of Dairy House. It really does look lovely. Full of treasures!

kelly said...

There looks to be lots of things that I would like at Dairy house. I will have to venture out for a little shopping trip I think. I hope you had a nice time at the garden center, would love to see pics!

Donna said...

Oooh it looks lovely Sue. I could quite happily spend hours rummaging around there :-)

Curlew Country said...

Happy Christmas Sue. Wow I love the antiques centre, the ideal type place to win a trolley dash in! Hope you have a lovely festive season, wishing you and yours a peaceful and happy new year too. Look forward to more gorgeous things in 2008.
Stephx

Clare said...

Hi again Sue

I popped over hoping to see photos of your tree!! How are the Christmas preparations going?

C xx

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sue,
Isn't that funny about the toe-nails and I thought I was the only one! Maybe it's a vintage-gal peculiarity. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and many good things in 2008,
Lucy x

Rose Vintage said...

Just came by to wish you a Happy Christmas Sue! Love the photos of the Dairy House, looks like some interesting things there....

Jane
x

Chris said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Sue :-)

~*56dustbunny*~ said...

Hi thanks so much for stopping by my brand new blog, I worry that no one will read it. I wonder if I ever came to Dairy House. Before I emigrated, I used to be a delivery driver for Target Worldwide Express and Shaftsbury and Semley Ind. Estate were on my route. I'm from Ringwood in Hampshire and I used to love delivering to North Dorset, I know that area like the back of my hand. I was there last Febuary showing my boyfriend Gold Hill, so i'll stop by next time i'm over probably in the summer. We both love vintage items. Your blog is lovely, i've added it in my reader, i'll add pics of my chickens to mine soon and my fave vintage finds, although on a smaller scale than yours, thanks again for stopping by.