KT Miniatures & Friends
Vintage & Artisan Dolls House Fair
Saturday 12th October 2019
Thame Barns Centre.
Church Rd, Thame, Oxfordshire. OX9 3AJ
10.30 am – 4.30pm
Admission Fee: £3.00 Adult/£1.00 Child/Under Fives Free
KT Miniatures will donate 50% of all profit from proceeds of running the event to the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)
You are warmly invited to come along and meet us all at this wonderfully unique dolls house and miniatures event. This fair is rather special as it will bring together, not only highly talented professional artisans who make the most exquisite dolls houses and miniature related items, but also antique/vintage dolls house traders too, who will have some beautiful old dolls house treasures to purchase.
Many of the talented artisans attending this dolls house fair create miniatures that sit beautifully inside vintage and antique houses, just as they do in modern reproduction dolls houses. Similarly the antique and vintage dolls house traders attending this fair will of course appeal to the antique and vintage dolls house collectors, but carefully selected vintage pieces could sit perfectly at home in newly created ‘old’ dolls houses?
Where Is The Venue?
Thame Barns Centre is a beautiful environment, converted from old farm buildings, and is situated in the heart of the historic Oxfordshire market town of Thame. It is tucked between St. Mary’s Church, which dates back to the 13th century and the old Grammar School (now occupied by businesses) which dates back to the 1500s. Why not make a day of it, as the venue is just a couple of minutes walk away from the thriving town centre and main car parks, where you will find an array of award winning shops, restaurants and even a museum. You will find us in both the large and small barns within the Thame Barns Centre complex. There is wheelchair access and disabled toilet, plus a lovely outdoor seating area.
Who Are The Exhibitors?
There is room for up to 20 stand holders who will be housed within both the Large and Small Barns. Some of the stand holders I have known throughout my 23 years of trading, and some I know by reputation only, but I thank them all for agreeing to come and support this event. Booking has only just opened so names of stand holders will continue to be added as and when confirmation has been received.
Al’Turn’Ative Proportions – Distinctive 1/12th & 1/24th scale handcrafted miniatures made from local exotic woods, Trustone, Corian, acrylics, and resins. Standard/Table and Art Deco style lamps (specialty miniatures) and many other collectable items.
Ellie De Lacy – Quality hand bound miniature books, faux books, a wide range of artist’s prints from Tudor to Edwardian eras, artist supplies, desk fillers and other items including sheet music.
Flower Lady – A large range of flowers and plants, for house and garden. Mainly in 1/12th scale but some in 1/24th scale.
KT Miniatures – Seller of antique and vintage dolls houses plus related miniature items. Also maker of vintage style miniatures and miniature scenes. Organiser of this event.
Linda Bright – Artist Linda Bright hand paints vintage 50s/60s dolls houses. Also sells vintage dolls house furniture and cards of her paintings. Sketchbooks and source material will be available to view.
Liza Antrim – Cider House Books – Publisher of two books on antique dolls’ houses, and seller of some of my much too big collection.
Malcolm’s Miniatures – Maker of doors, windows, flooring, wall panels, moulds to create realistic brick & stone finishes, furniture and accessories in 1/12, 1/24 and 1/48 scales.
Nicola Mascall Miniatures – Exquisite needlepoint on 40-72 count silk gauze. Rugs, wall hangings, cushions, stools, samples, bell pulls, screen, etc. Kits and finished commissions welcome.
Stokesay Ware – Fine hand made plates and services in bone china decorated in traditional designs with fired 22ct gold and coloured enamels, plus Victorian style kitchen ware.
Victoria Fasken – Wide range of exquisite hand-painted accessories including tea sets and dinner services.
Lots more to be added shortly…
There will be a raffle of high quality donated miniature items, both handmade and vintage, all in aid of CRY. As donations arrive over the next few months, they will appear on the “click on” sliding pictorial box below .
Vintage Tea Room
Refreshments at this event will be provided by the wonderful Oxfordshire company Time For Tea.
Time For Tea provide vintage pop up tea rooms serving sandwiches, cakes, scones and plenty of tea!
Huge thanks to owner Charlotte Cavanagh, who has pledged to donate 10% of profits made on the day to the charity CRY!
What Is The Charity CRY?
It stands for…Cardiac Risk in the Young. The charity’s vision as a whole is “to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.” This is a wonderful charity that has become very personal to us as a family. To find out more about the charity, see their website: www.c-r-y.org.uk (CRY Registered Charity No. 1050845).
Why is KT Miniatures supporting C.R.Y.?
Without warning one November evening in 2017, my previously healthy daughter at the age of 22, suddenly collapsed from a cardiac arrest. But thanks to the help and skill of a lot of people, against all the odds she pulled through. Even now no definitive cause has been found.
Those weeks after my daughter left hospital were difficult, there seemed to be no support network geared up for young cardiac patients once they were out of hospital and back home. Then someone mentioned the charity CRY to us. Through CRY my daughter met other young people who had been through similar experiences, some of whom had also had a S-I.C.D fitted. This helped her greatly, and gradually she was able to get back into the routine of life, and back to full time work. Since then we have learned what an amazing charity CRY is, and how they can help young people, along with their families.
By Car: Junction 8a of M40 (from the Midlands) or junction 6 of M40 (from London direction), or A418 from Aylesbury, the A40 & A418 from Oxford. There will be a few places to park at the venue, some parking on the right side of Church Road, plus additional parking along Priest End, which is the road at the side of St.Mary’s Church. Plus there are several main car car parks in the town centre.
Train: Nearest train station is Haddenham & Thame Parkway, which is on the Chiltern Line which runs between London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor St/Snowshill. There is a taxi rank based at the local station and is a short 5 min. ride to town centre or catch the 280 bus to Thame which regularly stops at the station.
Bus: 280 bus runs between Oxford Railway Station and Aylesbury Bus Station, and comes right through Thame town centre. Alight at “Thame Museum” stop which is literally 100 yards from Church Road. Or Thame Town Hall stop which is approx. 4 minute walk. The entrance to Church Road is opposite the Six Bells Pub where you will find the Barns Centre.
So…why not come and join us for what should be a fantastic and very special day for dolls house enthusiasts, plus at the same time help us raise awareness and money for the charity CRY too. It should be quite a gathering!!
See you there!
Celia Thomas – KT Miniatures