Sunday, 13 December 2015

THAME 2016

The stand holder list for Thame is almost complete and it is now time to sit down with the floor plan and work out if we have any space. Christmas preparations seem to get in the way a bit and table space to work on is limited, but we will get there.

Trigger Pond will not be at Thame in 2016. James Hemsley has been advised to slow down and rest, so he has withdrawn from all fairs. We wish him all the best and will miss him at the fair.

If we do not get time to blog before Christmas, Felicity and Ron wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair

After the dust has settled and the Haddenham event has been put safely to bed, it is now time to raise the profile of Thame Dollshouse and Miniatures Fair. Watch out for advertisements in the various dollshouse magazines and events pages locally. 

Thank you to all the stand holders who put us on their blogs and websites.

The exhibitors list is starting to look very good, and there are some new exhibitors adding to an already excellent line up of exhibitors.

Donations to the charity table can be made on the day or by contacting us direct. Email or on 07738 009795

Jane Harrop in 2014

Friday, 20 November 2015

Money Raised

A big thank you to all those people who contributed, helped and came to the Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition last Saturday. We have had some very positive feedback about the friendly atmosphere and the willingness of stand holders and exhibitors to talk about their crafts and exhibits. Hopefully you have made some converts.

The total money raised was £543.40. This is split between the two charities, so Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Thames Valley Air Ambulance get £271.70 each. For a relatively small event we think this is a brilliant amount, so thank you for all your contributions. 

The Hearing Dogs for Deaf People stand also made money from their tombola and sales, which is separate from the total.

We are now thinking about whether to run the event again next year and make it an annual instead of a bi-annual event. However, our priority for the moment is Christmas and then the Thame Fair.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Haddenham Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition

Thank you to all those people who attended, contributed and helped at Haddenham yesterday. The fair had a very nice atmosphere, and that is a reflection of the people who were there and their commitment to their hobby.

Once we have some firm totals we will let you know via the blog how much was raised for both charities.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

List of exhibitors at Haddenham

Unfortunately Shepherd Miniatures have had to withdraw, but we still have an excellent list of exhibitors.for Saturday The final list is below.
 The Hearing Dogs charity have also confirmed today that they will have a sales table with their Christmas cards, wrapping paper, and other items. 
There will also be a raffle with some splendid prizes including a voucher for 'Afternoon Tea for two'  kindly donated by Haddenham Garden Centre.

We're looking forward to the day, and hope to see you there.

 Cottage Courtyard

Aylesbury Dollshouse Club: Long and short term projects in 1/12th and 1/24th scale, showing imagination and creativity.
Felicity Holland: display of work in different scales
Kennett Miniaturists: A railway station platform, with vignettes from the 1890s to the present day. From  one side a steam train approaches, at the other side an intercity Express departs through another tunnel.
 Lego train: a working model made entirely of lego
 MTM Club of Thame: ‘Halloween and all things spooky!’
 Minis Home Makers (formerly Halton Miniatures Club): ‘The Little Big Ones’
 Nostalgia in Miniature Workshops: Examples of projects from these workshops
 Wycombe Dolls House Group: display of dollshouses and vignettes

Aylesbury Club sales
Coombe Crafts: Handcrafted character dolls in 1/48th, 1/24th/ and 1/12th scales. Tiny 1/48th dwellings – accessories in all scales
Dateman Books: 100% handmade books, magazines, & newspapers
Jan & June: handmade items
Karen Puddephat: houses, furniture and accessories looking for new homes
KT Miniatures: Miniatures with an emphasis on nostalgia and realism, including handmade creations just that little bit different, plus antique and vintage dollshouses.
Little House at the Priory: Handmade itemsfor dollshouses, shops and gardens such as beds, furniture,shop furniture& items, food and accessories.Scales – 1/12th, 1/16th, 1/24th, and 1/48th. Also a small selection of non-handmade accessories.
Magpie’s Miniatures: A selection of 1/12th quality handmade items, DIY components, electric and LED lighting and accessories.
MTM club sales
Penny’s Whitewood Furniture: whitewood furniture for decorating and finishing
Ronfel Miniatures: A variety of handmade items, including embroidered carpets and cushions. DIY materials and haberdashery, plus a variety of non-handmade furniture and accessories.
Sally’s Little People: Handmade dolls and other accessories

Seemah: A range of dollshouse items, some brand new, plus books.

Saturday, 7 November 2015


Well as you already know, refreshments will be available on the day. Tea, coffee, squash, cake, biscuits and mince pies. Sorry we are not doing three course lunches.

We can now confirm that Little House at the Priory and Magpie Miniatures will also be having stands at the exhibition. Seemah is also coming to sell her wares, so there will now be an interesting selection of things to buy at the exhibition.

The exhibition will feature exhibits from local clubs and these include: Aylesbury, Halton MTM, Wycombe and Kennet. The LEGO train will also be working.

There will also be a raffle.

All this is in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Thames Valley Air Ambulance, two great charities that need help to deliver their services.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 14th November.

Doors open at 10.30.  Adults £2.50,  children £1.50.

Sally's Little People

Friday, 6 November 2015

Refreshments at Haddenham

We are delighted to say that  refreshments will, after all, be on sale at Haddenham Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair on Saturday 14th November. Freda Dorrell has very kindly agreed to organise a team of volunteers selling tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits,etc during the day. Hopefully there will be some delicious home made cakes!
So you will, after all, be able to take a break and have a cuppa without leaving the hall.
Christmas table

Monday, 2 November 2015

Haddenham Exhibition

One thing is for certain in this life, you can't slow down the relentless march of time, it just keeps moving on. Haddenham Dollshouse & Miniatures Exhibition is a week on Saturday so put the date in your diary.

If you are coming into Haddenham for the exhibition, another place worth stopping by is the Tythe Barn. They always have wonderful Christmas bits to look at and buy there.

Penny's Furniture will be there on the day selling his wide range of white wood furniture, and Karen Puddephat selling stuff from her dolls house attic. 

K T Miniatures, Combe Crafts and Dateman Books all have websites, so you can look before you come on the 14th November. K T Miniatures and Combe Crafts run workshops, and some examples of these will be on display between their stalls.

Necklace of Raindrops by Felicity Holland

Almost every craft can be done in miniature, so come and be inspired by the work on display.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Haddenham Dollshouse and Miniatures Exhibition

This event is a chance to look at the variety of work on display made by some very talented miniaturists from clubs around the area. You can chat to club members about their work, and marvel at the working model lego train!
Coombe Crafts

KT Miniatures
Shop at the stands of well known artisans such as Coombe Crafts, Dateman Books, Sally's Little People, KT Miniatures and others.

This is a rare opportunity to see the work of some of these talented crafts people who rarely exhibit their work.

It is also an opportunity to buy DIY materials to make your own miniatures.

The event is fundraising for charities Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and The Thames Valley Air Ambulance, both of which will have tables at the event. So please buy raffle tickets.

If you want a break from miniatures, visit the nearby shops, have lunch in the  coffee shop just two minutes walk away,or make a day of it by visiting the nearby Haddenham Garden Centre.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Haddenham Dollshouse Exhibition

Just over three weeks to go before the exhibition opens to the public and we hope many of you will come along.

Doors open at 10.30.

In support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Adults £2.50, children £1.50

For information contact Ron Holland 07738 009795

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Thame Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair 2016

After some minor hiccoughs, Thame exhibitors list is now live. 

As you may notice the logo for the charity page and the name of the charity has changed this year. The Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer have merged under the banner breast cancer now and have become a single registered charity. We are pleased to continue with our support for this area of research.

Shepherd Miniatures

Friday, 21 August 2015


 Life, the garden and diving with the seals in the Farne Islands has been the priority since the last post. Where does the time go?

Haddenham Exhibition and Thame Fair are all starting to come together after some minor set backs. The charity websites are including Haddenham on their events pages and we shall advertise locally nearer the event. The dolls house magazines are also running some information about the exhibition.

Keep reading the blog to keep up to date.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


After a slow start, we are starting to make progress with the organisation of this exhibition and getting the planning done and other necessary things in place. Posters are ready to be printed, and a number of clubs and standholders have already signed up for the event.

Air Ambulance and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are going to be supporting the event through their websites and are pleased we are raising money for their respective charities.

All publicity is very welcome so please spread the word.

Admission £2.50, children £1.50.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Haddenhan Dollshouse Exhibition

After our month long trip around Scotland, never knew it could be so windy, it is all systems go for Haddenham. This is an established small exhibition that has been run every other year. We are thinking of trying to run it yearly, as this could be a way for dolls house clubs to show their work and encourage people to take up the miniature obsession. It always seems a little more than just a hobby, as the range of skills most miniaturists demonstrate are wide ranging and varied, crossing boundaries between one hobby and another, adapting and transferring skills to achieve what they want.

Saturday 14 November 2015 in Haddenham Village Hall, HP17 8EE.

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Thame Fair 2015

Well it has taken a little while to sort every thing out after the fair, but now all the left over sales table stuff, the signs and the electrical equipment is all in the attic. The money has all been counted, checked, banked and sent off to Breast Cancer Campaign. The grand total including the street collection was £2721.65. This is a brilliant amount and demonstrates how generous people are when something good is combined with a worthy charity. Thank you to every one who contributed.

The date for next year is 27 February 2016. Please put it in your diary. We already know this will be another excellent day out for miniaturists and their friends.

Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition is next on our agenda, so follow this blog for more details on how this develops. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015


As some of you may already know, Anthony Church the Town Crier has had to withdraw from supporting the fair for personal reasons. His support has been much appreciated in the past, and the street collection he does adds to the Breast Cancer Campaign total.

The weather seems to be on our side this year, and my phone has been noticeably quiet with regard to questions about flooding, snow and the elements trying to stop us opening.

We hope to see everyone on Saturday. 

Saturday, 14 February 2015

One week to go

It is 4.20 and by this time next Saturday, every one will be packing up and taking stock of the day. We hope it is going to be a good one for every body with lots of visitors and sales.

Felicity will be around for some of the day, although she gets tired very quickly, and I do not want her to overdo things and set herself back. 

I will try to get as much prepared as I can on Friday evening, and hope to have every thing ready for 07.30 on Saturday, so you can all get in and set up.

We are looking forward to seeing you next week at Thame.

Monday, 9 February 2015


The floor plan is now live. Click on the exhibitor button and a new tab drops down.  You can do a virtual tour. Just click on the table and it will take you to that stand holder's website.

Haddenham is on the 14th November.

Countdown for Thame has started so we hope you are all fired up and raring to go.

Monday, 2 February 2015


This November, we will be organising the Haddenham Dolls House Exhibition. This is an established two yearly event which was organised by George and Freda Dorrell in aid of Hearing Dogs and Leukaemia. 

We intend to keep to a similar format this year, and will be supporting Hearing Dogs and the Air Ambulance. Once Thame is over, we will begin to look at how we might develop the exhibition and bring in more visitors.

Any ideas on how to turn this small venue into a bigger event will be welcome.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Thame 2015

The list of stand holders is complete and the table plan will soon be up on the website.  Regulars will already be able to work out where every thing is.

I seem to have been able to advertise the fair more widely this year. Probably because I had to cancel skiing to be here for Felicity after her hysterectomy. She is doing well and should be able to be around for the fair on the 21st February. There also seems to be more sites with an events page looking for events to advertise, which makes it easier.

Hazel Dowd has had to pull out this year, as she is awaiting a knee operation. However, this has allowed us to bring in some artisans who were on our waiting list. We think we have a good and varied range of stall holders this year, with an excellent mix of regulars and new faces.

Well I keep checking to see what I have not done or missed, so if you notice any thing that needs doing, please let me know. Some potential visitors told me there were no entry prices on the web site, so I was able to correct that. 

Adults £3.50, Children £1.50, under fives free.

Monday, 5 January 2015

A Happy 2015

 Well we are already five days into 2015. We can look forward to the Thame Fair in February and a General Election in May. Is it going to be a year of surprises, a booming economy with miniatures stuff flying off the stands, or is everyone going to be cautious and waiting to see what happens?

It is difficult to read, but some good cheer would not go amiss. Politicians do not seem to do good cheer, so it is up to the rest of us to keep smiling and make the best of whatever the outcome may be.

From our perspective we are concentrating on making sure the fair is as successful as we can make it. Nearly all the arrangements are in place, tickets are on their way, and we are about to do some more local advertising. Something always get missed or rearranged, but it will be right on the day.

Lets hope the fair weekend is a good one.


Mouse House Minatures