Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

Just moving into the 22nd December. Lots to do before the family arrive, although one turned up two days early. Had to get another trout so he could have dinner too.

It is funny how miniatures manaqge to fill such a vast space. I seem to be filling the attic with things Felicity wants to move out of the other rooms in the house to make space for our visitors.

After Christmas we will reveal another exciting development to this years fair. But, do not forget to look at Celia's and Robins's contribution to the Breat Cancer Campaign.

Some spaces are still available for the workshops. Check them out after Christmas.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a big miniature New Year. All the Best for 2012. Felicity and Ron

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

The list of standholders is now complete. Unless there are unforseen changes needed, the fair for February is finalised. However, last year due to health issues we were making changes up to a week before the fair.

We have a great line up of artisans for you, a veritable feast of expertise and skill for you to enjoy. Two weeks from now Christmas will be over and you can start to think about the real meaning of life and miniatures.

Do not forget to book your workshop place. How about giving a workshop to yourself for Christmas? Make sure you get something you really wanted.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

On the Thame Dollshouse website is a link to the sealed bid auction site for  "On A Cold And Frosty Morning After The Night Before".  A beautiful scene created and donated to The Breast Cancer Campaign by Celia Thomas of KT Miniatures and Robin Britton of Coombe Crafts. More information about how you can bid for this unique scene can be found on their website: Just click and enjoy what they have made.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Chateau Impney

 We went to the dollshouse and miniatures fair at Impney today. Lots of the standholders who will be at Thame in February were there, and it was good to talk to them and catch up. Chateau Impney is a very nice venue and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Distance and travel time were almost the same as Miniatura.

Sunday, 13 November 2011


Well done to Freda and George Dorrell for putting on the exhibition yesterday in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Local Dolls House Clubs exhibited some superb work, and lots of ideas were exchanged about how this or that was achieved and what materials were used. A good day for checking out what is going on locally in the miniaturists world, and possibly even spreading the word  and encouraging some non miniaturists to have a go.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Thame Sunday Workshops

The workshops are generating a lot of interest and quite a few places have already been booked. If you are thinking about doing a workshop on Sunday 19th February then you need to book your place soon to avoid disappointment.

All the details are on the website:

All the workshops are achievable in the day. They cater for complete beginners as well as those who just enjoy doing a workshop and making something. This is a way of learning about or developing the different techniques used by the professionals.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Three new standholders for the 2012 fair. George Chapman Miniatures, David Provan and KastleKelm Miniatures.

There is a brilliant line up of Artisans for February 2012, so have a look at the website and book the date in your diary.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Haddenham Dollshouse Exhibition

We are at the Haddenmam Dollshouse Exhibition on the 12th November 2011. Supporting Leukemia Research and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Open from 10am - 4pm.

Come along to see the exhibition, buy some things for your dollshouse and support George and Freda Dorrell.

We will be selling a mixture of hand made goods, carpets, cushions furniture and lots of DIY materials and dollshouses.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair Sunday Workshops

The workshops are generating a lot of interest and we have had quite a few bookings and enquiries. To ensure your place go to the website and book your place for Sunday 19th February 2012. You can also see what the workshops are offering.

We have some new standholders this year so keep checking the website for details.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair Sunday Workshops

Details of the workshops, pictures and booking forms are on the website. Any questions please either email us or ring 07738 009795.

Places for the workshops are already beginning to be taken, so if you want to be included download a booking form and send it to us.

After spending some time at Kensington and Miniatura this year, we believe we have some quality Artisans at the fair in February. Book the date in your diary as they will not disappoint you and you will have a splendid miniature day out.

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair   18th February 2012
Workshops   19th February 2012

Saturday, 20 August 2011


We now have three confirmed workshops for Sunday19th February.

Mags Cassidy, Jane Harrop and Malcolm Smith (Malcoms Miniatures). These workshops will be one day workshops and details will be on the website shortly. Booking forms are downloadable from the website.

All those who came last year really enjoyed the workshops.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


It has been a month of starts and stops, and it looks like this situation may continue for a while yet, as we deal with family matters.

I am pleased to report that details of workshops for the Sunday 19th February are almost finalised and ready to put on the website. We hope you will enjoy them. A good day was had by all last year and everyone enjoyed the day, as well as the lunch provided. The high standard set in 2011 looks set to contiue in 2012 so check out the details on the website. Parking is free and very convenient, and the venue has a disabled access if needed.

During the next few weeks we will be adding some more stand holders to the website. We have some new high quality standholders to support and add to the favourites you expect to see at the fair, so keep an eye on the website for more details. Once again it will be a fair that showcases some of the best artisans and miniaturists in the country.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Return to the Fair

We have been away to Spain to recharge our batteries. Now back to the fair and about to announce the workshops for next year Sunday 19th February.

We will have posters and address labels ready for September.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

Website now up and running. Some standholders have put some excellent photographs on the site. More to come. Have a look!

Monday, 30 May 2011


After a month of chasing our tails we are finally about to get the website up and running again. Standholders details are being put on and the links to their websites should be available in the next week.

Still working on the Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair weekend. We hope to have some details within the next couple of weeks. Plenty of time to book your place for the 18th (fair) and 19th (workshops) February 2012

Monday, 18 April 2011

Making time

After returning from holiday we have taken stock and discussed priorities. Standholders are still returning their booking forms for the Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair. There are still a few to come in before the website goes live again next month.

In the meantime we are making things and trying out some ideas. One project for a friends daughters wedding is very challenging, but we are learning as we go.

We still have to finalise the workshops for next February, but they will be quality. Watch this space for more details as they emerge.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair 2012

We have had a very positive response from the standholders who have been invited. Not quite full yet but very close. Next step is to look at the workshops and check out if there is a weekend deal out there. Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair Weekend seems to sound right. It has to be quality though as that is what makes the fair special.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

We have already had a good number of Artisans signing up for next years fair and we are expecting to have a very good mix for February.

We should have a final total of the money raised for Breast Cancer Campaign in the next few days. The total will be posted here as soon as it is available.

The process of archiving last years fair begins and the next few days will be finishing the  paper work and then boxing it up ready for the attic.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

The first stand holders have already signed up for the fair on the 18th February 2012. It is going to be another excellent Fair with the same high quality of Artisans.

Workshops will be available on the Sunday. Watch this space for details.

Once again we will be raising money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Saturday 18th February 2012

This is date of next years fair. If you have any ideas on how we might improve the fair please tell us. Better car parking is not an option although we would like it to be.

 We intend to maintain the quality of artisan/standholder that you all have become accustomed to. For Felicity and myself this is the key to the success of the fair and we have no intention of changing that. The Breast Cancer Campaign will again be the charity we support next year.

Put the date in your diary now. It is less than a year away.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Breast Cancer Campaign

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair supports Breast Cancer Campaign, and this year a grand total of £2175.17 was raised at the fair, with another £345.49 collected through the street collection in Thame High Street. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made this possible, as well as everyon e who donated.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

What a great show

Thank you to all the traders who came today. Thank you to all the visitors who gave us such fantastic feedback. What a really good day. Would you do it again next year? We are already thinking about next year, have you any great ideas to improve this fair. Please tell us.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Countdown Begins

Funny how all those little jobs still to do mount up. Now just a question of going down the list and ticking them off. Less than 48 hours to go to The Thame Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair.
 Saturday 19th February.  10 00 - 16.00
See you on the day.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Getting Closer

We are now crossing the Ts and dotting the Is. We think we have thought of everything, but who knows. Something different this year for big and little children who like a challenge - spot the pink breast cancer campaign teddies.Form available at the entrance. A bit of fun as you go round and some more money for the fairs charity.

It is going to be a great fair - so join us.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Thame miniatures workshops - February 20th

Jane Harrop and Mags Cassidy still have spaces at their Sunday workshops in Thame.
See the website for all the details
Another new standholder at the fair - DOLLY MIXTURES.
The fair is now full - over 40 standholders.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

The Thame Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair

By some feat of magic, or clever modern technology, the floorplan for the fair is now 'live' on the website . By clicking on stand numbers you can see which is exhibitor is where - so visitors you can plan your shopping route, and exhibitors you can see who your neighbours will be!

Lots of familiar standholders are attending again, but there are also quite a few newcomers including;
Mary Williams Dollshouse Dolls
Ironworks and Black Country Miniatures
Beith Miniatures
Al'Turn'ative Proportions

Its going to be a great day - hope you'll be there!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

The time seems to have flashed by. Here we are 10 days away and still things to do. It will be alright on the day and we have a fantastic line up of Artisans who are at the top of their miniaturist game.

A few of the original exhibitors have had to pull out for personal reasons, but their places have been taken by equally excellent exhibitors.

There are still a few places left on the workshops.

We look forward to the day with relish.