Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Time to Grow ...

It's now 3 years since Dairy House took on its new style - 3 years during which we have continued to grow - in the number of dealers, the amount of space and also sales. We know that we have been very lucky but it has not been purely down to luck. 

All our dealers have contributed time and energy to ensure that their stock is replenished regularly and looks its best; and they spread the word wherever they go. We continue to advertise both locally and in the glossies to keep the Dairy House name in people's minds. Our customers continue to support us, with new 'regulars' appearing almost daily! The 2 Vintage Textiles & Costume Days have brought in the crowds, many of whom have revisited and become Dairy House friends. We pride ourselves in offering stock at realistic prices and like to think we have something for everyone. You may have a tiny cottage or a mansion, an old property or a modern home needing a little character. Our furniture and decorative items range in size, thus promising the likelihood of the right item being found.

We like to think we have 'got things right' but, of course, are always open to suggestions from our private and trade customers.

This post has been edited as unexpected family illness has arisen preventing us from going ahead with the planned expansion at the present time. I'm sure all will be well in time, but it is obviously not the right time to be organising new premises.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Eight More Sleeps ...

Just eight more sleeps before the 2nd Annual Vintage Textiles & Costume Day @ Dairy House!

Sunday 10 April from 10 am to 4 pm

Do come if you can!

Not only have we spent the last few weeks planning for the Textile Day but we have also been playing "musical rooms" at Dairy House. A number of dealers have swapped rooms, thus confusing both our customers and ourselves, but the end result has been worth it. The main entrance has moved once again and is now via the double doors straight into the large main room. This has created a much better first impression and will also help considerably on the Textiles Day, hopefully avoiding some of the bottlenecks experienced last year.

The ten visiting dealers, in no particular order, are Loveday James, Donna Flower, Niki Fretwell, Helen Roskell, Chloe Cyphus, Caroline Bushell, Tamsyn Gregory, Tracey Hewlett, Justine Smith and Diana Marx. They will be joining 10-15 Dairy House dealers who will be 'in residence' on the day.

If last year is anything to go by there will be much fun and frivolity, laughter and merriment!

Do remember, though, that if you are thinking of visiting Dairy House to look for furniture or other antiques rather than textiles, these will be available for sale as normal.

We all look forward to seeing you.