Friday, January 08, 2016

Donna Flower Vintage 2015 - a year in review

Happy New Year and apologies for my silence.  As you can imagine, the shop has now taken over my life and I have less time to write a blog. 

The shop has been a HUGE success, beyond my wildest dreams.  We have had the loveliest response from the people of Barnstaple and the visitors to our town who are amazed to find us in North Devon.  We have been told that it is like walking into a London boutique, which is hugely flattering. 

For those of you who haven't yet visited here is a little slide show to whet your appetite.

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Donna Flower Vintage Launch Party - September 2014

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Donna Flower Vintage opens a new shop!

Hello My Lovely  Friends.  Long time no see.  My apologies for the long silence.
Just dropping in to let you know my exciting news.  I am opening a shop!!!  After years of being an online business, with the occasional textile fair and open house events, I am now opening my very own 'bricks and mortar' premises and will be running it with my daughter Jasmine.  This is the realisation of a long held dream for me.

Situated in Barnstaple, North Devon, Donna Flower Vintage will be selling vintage fashion, fabrics and textiles. The shop is a beautiful space. located at 10 Gammon Walk, just off of the High Street and will open on 27th September at 10am. 

The opening day will be a special event with cupcakes and goodie bags for the first 20 purchasers. Hairdressers Extraordinaire, Steven and Laurent will be on hand to do vintage hairstyling. 

We have some INCREDIBLE stock.   It will be a wonderful day and we would love to see you there.

Jasmine and I celebrate the sign going up.  This was an emotional moment

The front of the shop gets a lick of paint

Just some of the beautiful dresses we have in stock

We have some stunning vintage wedding dresses

Our new stock room is now organised

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Vintage Textile Fairs

I have taken time off from doing fairs during January and February to spend time reconnecting with my family and home but in March I am back with a vengeance.

Oh yeah baby, I have 7, yes count them, 7 fairs!!!

This is the list 

Textile Market - Trull, Taunton  Saturday 1st March

Nostalgia Vintage Fair - Cedars, Barnstaple Sunday 2nd March

Vintage Bazaar - Devizes  Saturday 8th March

Talent for Textiles - Ilminster Wednesday 19th March

Vintage and Makers Market - South Molton Saturday 22nd March

Vintage at the Village Hall - Blandford Forum Monday 24th March

Vintage Bazaar - Hartley Wintney Saturday 29th March

Lots of lovely dealers from all over the country will attend these prestigious fairs. I do hope you can come to one of them.  If you do, please be sure to pop by my stall and say Hi.

I have been busy stocking the website shelves with new and exciting textiles.  Some were sourced during a recent trip to France.  Here are a few that have been added.

I have also added some quilt bundles to the website

I have many more textiles to add over the next few weeks so do keep an eye on the website for changes.

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!  

I cannot believe that we are in 2014 already.  2013 went by in a bit of a blur for me, especially the last half, which was a difficult time for me.  I am glad to be here in this bright, shiny, NEW year.

I am starting this year with a big January sale on my website.  From today until 10th January there is 25% off all my fabrics on the website.  Just use code NEWYEAR (in capitals) in the coupon code box to benefit from this discount.

I have also added lots of fabrics to the clearance section so there are HUGE bargains to be had.  Do go and take a look but don't delay as these are one-off unique pieces and once they are gone they are gone.

My fair dates for 2014 have now been added to this blog for you to take note of. There will be more and I will add them nearer the time. 

In the meantime, here are some pretty fabrics that have been recently added to the website for you to look at.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

The Vintage Bazaar

I have had a slightly extended break since my last post.  This is due to a change in my life circumstances.

I am now back and here to let you know about the wonderful Christmas Vintage Bazaar at the Cheese and Grain, Frome, Somerset.  This is on tomorrow, 19th October, 9am until 3pm.  Entrance is £1

There are so many wonderful stall holders and of course you have the vintage shops of Frome to explore. A great day out for the vintage lover.

Here is a little preview of some of the stock I am bringing with me.

Really hope to see some of you there x Pin It