The Washerwoman

Friday 12 April 2024

The Toys and Textiles Decorative Brocante


Here is the date for our next event in Oake Village Hall. Saturday 28th September, 9 am to 2 pm. Free admission and parking. There will be a packed hall, including some new stall holders bringing vintage and antique toys, doll's house and miniatures (as well as a healthy mix of textiles and fabrics). More details to follow....

Event address is Oake Village Hall, near Taunton, TA4 1JA

Thursday 14 March 2024

Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collector's Fair


This coming weekend at The Bath and West Showground. We will be bring antique and vintage textiles as well as toys and decorative items. Our stall is in The Edmund Rack Building near the main entrance. For opening times etc, see the IACF website. 

Monday 19 February 2024

The Textiles and Fabrics Brocante and Spring Attic Sale


Happy New Year! We are looking forward to our next event and are now fully booked for The Textiles and Fabrics Brocante and Spring Attic Sale on Saturday 2nd March. Doors open at 9 am and the event will close at 2 pm. The stall holders include Niki Fretwell  Donna Flower  Penny Baker Vintage  Tara Franklin Antiques Vintage Sewing Girl Dolly Daydream Vintage and plenty of others!

Thursday 30 November 2023

Our Next Event....


The date for our textile event is Saturday 2nd March 2024 At Oake Village Hall, near Taunton TA4 1JA. I will update stall holder news here and on our facebook page very soon, The West Country Textile Markets.

Thursday 24 August 2023

The Textiles and Fabrics Brocante & Autumn Attic Sale


We will be back at Oake Village Hall, near Taunton TA4 1JA on Saturday 30th September for The Textiles & Fabrics Brocante & Autumn Attic Sale. 9 am to 2 pm. Free admission, but sorry no dogs in the hall and area outside. Expect to find the hall piled high with wonderful vintage and antique textiles as well as costume, haberdashery and similar items. Stall holders joining us are..

Jenny Hirst

Emma Hasell


Tara Franklin

Sue Coe

Niki Fretwell

Sue Meager

Donna Flower

Caroline Bushell

Debs Simmins

Jennifer Allen

Dolly Daydream Vintage

Penny Baker Vintage

Ailsa Green

The Fabric Whisperer

Suitably Vintage

Saturday 25 March 2023

Textiles and Fabrics Brocante and Spring Attic Sale


Our next event will be The Textiles and Fabrics Brocante and Attic Sale on Saturday 25th March 2023. Oake Village Hall, Near Taunton. TA4 1JA. 9 am to 2 pm. Free entry, but sorry no dogs in the hall please. Next date to be announced.....

A Grand Rummage and Spring Clearance of Antique and Vintage Textiles....

Keep the date...

Stall holders include

Donna Flower

Sue Meager

Dolly Daydream Vintage

Caroline Bushell

Tara Franklin

Vintage Sewing Bee

Marina Wrixon Vintage

Niki Fretwell

Debbie Simmins


Peter Westcott

Becky Shelton Agar

Sue Coe

Gwen Rogers

Jenny Hirst

Ailsa Green

Jennifer Allen

The washerwoman

Monday 21 November 2022

The iacf Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors Fair


We are delighted to announce that we will be selling at the iacf Antiques and Collectors fair at The Bath and West showground on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March 2023. The stand is in the Edmund Rack building where we have traded from for many years. As always we will have a selection of textiles, trimmings and other treasures from France. As well as vintage costume, antique toys and dolls house items. Please visit the iacf website for details of opening hours. looking forward to seeing you there, Lizzie and Jack

Monday 14 November 2022

The Potting Shed Winter Brocante


Our next event is the fabulous Potting Shed Winter Brocante. Saturday 19th November. 9.30 to 4.30 at....

 King John's Nursery. Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex. TN19 7AZ

Thursday 30 June 2022

The Somerset Textiles and Fabrics Brocante

 The Somerset Textiles and Fabrics Brocante. Saturday 2nd July 2022. 9 am to 2 pm. 
                                             Horton Village Hall, Ilminster. TA19 9QR.

Free admission. Assistance dogs only

Antique and Vintage Fabrics, Toile, Linen, Florals, Trim, Lace, Costume and Dress Fabrics

For regular updates visit the instagram page here

Here are some of the sellers coming to the event on July 2nd....

Niki Fretwell

The Washerwoman

Carole Wilson

Gwen Rogers

Sue Coe

Suitably Vintage

Debbie Simmins

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Triang Dollshouses from the 1930s to the 1960s

Triang dolls houses from the 1930s to the 1960s....

Over the next few weeks I will be listing a collection of dolls house furniture and tiny treasures for sale on my sister blog here

Including early Triang and Elgin dolls house furntiture, Pit a Pat, Dol toi, Barton. Also listing Caco and Grecon dolls and all the little accessories which suit an older dolls house.

Just email me at if you wish to buy anything from the listings. Many thanks, Lizzie

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Update from The washerwoman HQ

Just a quick update as I will be selling Christmas items from my other blog - just click on the link here and scroll down the page to view the latest items which will include textiles, haberdashery, vintage Christmas items,  toys and dolls house items.... I also sell via my instagram page here. Many thanks, Lizzie

Friday 1 October 2021

The Potting Shed Winter Brocante

 Saturday 6th November at King John's Nursery Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7AZ Entrance £2.50. More information here. Event is open from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Thursday 1 April 2021

Dolls House tiny treasures for sale

Antique and vintage dolls house items and tiny treasures being listed for sale on my sister blog this month. Just click on the link to and scroll down the page to see the listings.
Many thanks, Lizzie

Monday 1 March 2021

The Old French Pink Shop of tiny treasures.....

Love this image of an old closed down shop in France which I took years ago. It has inspired me to open my own little French "shop" on the blog this week. Visit for details, Many thanks, Lizzie

Monday 1 February 2021

The dolls house in the 1930s/1940s

I am having a grand clear out of antique and vintage dolls house items on my sister blog, so please click on the link here to view the items. Please remember to scroll down the page to see all the items listed. Many thanks, Lizzie x

Sunday 20 December 2020

Merry Christmas from the Dolls House

Seasons Greetings to all our followers. If collectable dolls house miniatures are your thing, feel free to check out the special Christmas listings on the Dolls House Destash blog - here

Tuesday 5 May 2020

The Honiton Textiles and Fabrics Brocante

This event has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation. If all goes to plan the next Honiton Textiles and Fabric Brocante will return in 2021

. You can also keep up to date with news on our dedicated Facebook page here.
Email Lizzie on for more information.

Sunday 2 February 2020

The Next Textile and Fabrics Brocante

The Textiles and Fabrics Brocante  has been cancelled due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus pandemic

Sunday 1 September 2019

The West Country Textiles and Fabrics Brocante

We are pleased to announce our next date for our next Fabric and Textiles Brocante in Lydeard St Lawrence Village Hall. The event will take place on Saturday 16th November, from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is free and there is disabled access and a car park in front of the hall, sadly we are unable to admit dogs into the hall.

Once again we are joined by Isobel Hague , who is well known on the textiles circuit for her wonderful range of stock, from haberdashery, lace and patchwork pieces to silk shawls and tea dresses....

 ..and of course her bargain baskets!

  The Washerwoman  will be exhibiting with a range of English and French textiles including florals  and vintage dress fabrics...

patchwork scraps....

...tassels, edgings and trimmings....

vintage toys....

tiny treasures...

vintage dolls house bits and bobs...

 antique wallpaper and edgings.....

 French toile.....

nursery fabrics....

 ..and vintage costume from France...

  La Camionnette Bleue  will be bringing European rustic linens and bolts of fabric ideal for projects and light upholstery....

We all look forward to welcoming you to our Fabric and Textiles Brocante, do feel free to contact us on should you have any specific requirements for textiles or for your projects.