Dairy House Antiques, Semley • New Discoveries
You know when you find somewhere that makes your heart race? And somewhere that before you even walk in, you know you are going to love? Well that was me the second I laid eyes on the handwritten Dairy House Antiques sign.
Debs and Trix have curated the most incredible collection of sellers, showcasing vintage treasures, antique finds and rolls of old maps and prints just waiting to be thumbed by excited fingertips. Fabrics, soft furnishings, quilts, pictures and everything in between, from a miniature figurine to a French armoire.
The Dairy House is somewhere to get lost in.
There are no less than 3 floors full to bursting with antiques from all periods, sports memorabilia, kitchenalia, crockery, furniture, you name it, you'll find it here. There are 23 different sellers, who each have their little corner of the Dairy House, which result in the most eclectic displays and variety for shoppers. From whole rooms to a shelf in a glass cabinet, there is a wonderful feeling of collaboration when you potter around.
With the festive season looming there is a feeling of romance at the Dairy House, twinkling fairy lights draped over dressers and jars and metal stars and vintage baubles hanging ready to go from the shop to your tree this Christmas.
Pop in for present ideas or for a piece of cake at their "Tea Shed". The only trouble is you'll want to buy the table and chairs whist you eat your cake!
Top of my Christmas wish list are a couple of these enormous glass jars for the ends of our console table. They look wonderful as vases or simply filled with leaves or baubles.
The Dairy House is a find so if you are ever near Shaftesbury, follow the signs to Semley! They are open Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sundays 11am - 4pm.
You can find them on Facebook too.