A New Year – A New Blog Post

Here we are & another year is upon us;  another grand gesture of resolutions made for 2012 – some will be broken before the end of the month I am sure (maybe it will just be too difficult to avoid Rioja & surely life is made sweeter by discount shopping on The Outnet), but there are a couple of Darby & Joan related promises I have made to myself that I am excited about keeping.

One of them is to try & write a blog post every couple of weeks.  This may be too frequent for some of you to bear reading & may click on “hide post” or hit the delete button as soon as you see our name pop up, but others amongst you may have a spare few minutes to catch up with what has been happening with D&J, & for those of you I hope you enjoy looking at images of shoots we have styled & photos of events we have been involved with & maybe getting some ideas & inspiration for your event.  Lastly I will always be name dropping fabulous photographers, stylists, event organisers, cake makers, venues, designers, suppliers & florists that you really can’t live without.

We have been so lucky over the past few months to have worked with such inspiring, helpful, talented & fun people & have been featured in quite a few wedding blogs which is something that we are really proud of for such a young company.

Rather than write a piece for each shoot, here are a few pics from some of them.

Happy New Year everyone.  x







Stationery – Sweet Words,  styling – Adore by Chloe, vintage china, glassware, accessories  hire Darby & Joan Ltd, Dresses – Timeless Couture, Hair accessories & Jewellery – Tattered Rose

Darby & Joan vintage english china for hire, vintage wedding styling






 Darby & Joan vintage styled wedding table






Photography – Lucy Stendall, vintage wedding dresses & accessories – Unforgettable Vintage Bridal Gowns, styling, china, glassware, accessories Darby & Joan Ltd, Make up, hair & model styling – Miss Sanni

 Add some chic vintage glamour to your wedding, tea party, garden party or any kind of party where we can help! Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Leicestershire






Add some vintage glamour to your vintage wedding with Darby & Joan;s english vintage china and accessories 








 Darby & Joan can help you with your vintage styling ideas for yourr vintage wedding. Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Leicestershire






   Darby & Joan hire vintage china, vintage crockery for vintage weddings, vintage tea parties, vintage event styling






Photography – Butterworth Photography,  Styling – Adore by Chloe, Wedding cakes – Yummy Little Cakes, Paper bouquets – Paper me Happy, vintage china & accessories Darby & Joan Ltd
























Photography – Amie Parsons,  Dresses and men’s hire – Gracie Bleu Bridal, Flowers – Tineke Floral Designs, Stationery & styling – Sweet Words, Cakes, chair covers – Cakey Wakey , Vintage china & glassware Darby & Joan Ltd, venue – Shottle Hall, Hair pieces, jewellery – Tattered Rose, event co-ordination – Emma Bespoke Events














Photography – Butterworth photography , Cakes – Yummy Little Cakes, Event Co-Odination – Adore by Chloe, styling, vintage china & glassware hire Darby & Joan Ltd , venue – Eastbridgford Hill, Stationery – Pocket Typewriter,  

















19:31 5 January 2012

Festive shopping with bells on!

Love Christmas? You’ll adore the Southwell Vintage & Handmade Fair – Magic of Christmas Fair!  Friday 11th and Saturday 12th – get your skates on!!

We’ve brought an exquisite and eclectic mix of all things festive to East Bridgford Hill, a beautiful Georgian country house in the heart of Nottinghamshire. So you can tick off your ‘To Do’ list, while enjoying an irresistibly Christmassy day out.

As well as selling our vintage wares, vintage tea sets, vintage styled candles & vintage china cake stands, Darby & Joan Ltd will be styling the Orangery & the festive demo programme too. We are also supplying around 200 of our vintage tea cups, saucers & cake plates for your use, together with masses of our vintage cake stands & other christmassy bits. Phew!

wedding favours



There will be a ridiculous abundance of fame & talent … meet our lovely designer Joanne Harratt of ELF, who came 3rd recently in a competition judged by Kirstie Allsopp in her new Handmade Britain programme. Jo is going to decorate the fireplace in the Morning Room of East Bridgford Hill at our fair … can’t wait to see what she’s going to do with her Christmas stockings, plum puddings & other scrumptious goodies.

There will be some gorgeous pieces from the talented Alys Power,  Love u moreMrs madden makes, Mollyś MumLily Be Funky, Rebel Rose, . Atelier Crafts, Hello Sunshine by Jo Want & many more.

Pretty stocking fillers, handmade jewellery, exquisite knits, vintage collectables … find unique gifts for men & the perfect presents for your loved ones, favourite friends &  hard-to-buy-for relatives from our gorgeous array of original, unusual & affordable gifts. Kimberley from Fabulous Fairs has travelled the length & breadth of Nottinghamshire & indeed the country to find the most talented designer makers & vintage dealers – so you don’t have to.  Ladies Day on the friday is to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Indulge in mouth-watering festive food & gourmet tastings. Enjoy spiced mulled wine, steaming cups of hot chocolate, roasting chestnuts & other traditional treats, all in the enchantingly traditional setting of East
Bridgford Hill & with a generous sprinkling of Christmas music and magic.
Christmas Markets Nottinghamshire, Unique Christmas Presents Nottinghamshire, Handmade Gifts Nottinghamshire

We haven’t forgotten the guys…

Forget the last minute dash down the high street on Christmas Eve ─ or the online purchase that doesn’t arrive on time. One trip to the Magic of Christmas Fair is all you need to win your partner’s heart with a truly gorgeous gift. You’ll also find some great speciality beers, sloe gins and seasonal liquors, pungent cheeses and more, to help Christmas Day go with a swing!

This event is supporting Cancer Research UK. Proceeds from Ladies Day is going to the charity & collections will also be made on Saturday 12th.

So many lovely things – I have a feeling I might not be able to curb my spending…

17:38 22 October 2011

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