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I am an established antique textile dealer in England's lovely West Country. I live in the centre of Dorchester Dorset's County Town and have a stand at nearby Dorchester Curiosity Centre, I also do a good number of specialist textile fairs and some international antique fairs , so check my diary page for dates when I may be near you.

I welcome visitors to my studio by appointment 01305 264914

Please call if you have any items you are looking for or interested in on my site

I like to buy so if you have items you think I may be interested in please call

Visit my Blog for my news www.lindaclift.blogspot.com

contact me for p&p charges to your address

Phone me +441305264914 for an appointment just in case I am away and I will put the coffee on !

Dorchester Dorset South Wst England

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"All ship shape in Bristol fashion" as the saying goes ! I love it when it's like this

More "Redwork" chickens coming up
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Sewing diligently after success of the first ones

One of our lates treasures , just back from Brittany and Normandy with a stash of lovely linens

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SOLD
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Latest Bundles A mix of French linens and Tickings , some hand dyed priced from £10.00 Limited edition

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One of our collection of Globe de Mariee £225.00 SOLD , ask about the others

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Reluctantly I am parting with this large pair of framed prints ( 66 cms x 49 cms ) I will never have room to hang them.

They came from the South of France at least 20 years ago from a friend's family house so I have no idea when they were framed

£100 the pair to a good home

Pair of Large Vincent Van Gough prints
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Altered Books from £18.00

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French Decorative book stacks
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Antique French paperbacks with hand cut paper and gesso coating , look wonderful on painted furniture

French Decorative book stacks
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French Decorative book stacks
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Dorchester Curiosity Centre Franglais stand. Open 7 days a week ask For Linda and Lizzie's unit

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New stock
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Large portable French sewing stand 48.00

We have a selection of gorgeous fine men's French collarless dress shirts, devine for girls too ! in several weaves ,

size 38 and some 39 in the collar but as they are antique not sure how accurate that is

£45.00

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A 'CONFECTION' OF HABERDASHERY DELIGHTS
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A 'CONFECTION' OF HABERDASHERY DELIGHTS
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Memory pin cushions & confiture jars

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These pin cushions are definitely "one-offs" and sort of developed on their own as lovely antique and vintage bits drifed through my hands from various sewing boxes and collected memorabilia,some of the items are indeed very collectable others slightly distressed but charming memories of another age £30.00 each

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Think Pink ! Large sweetie jar of goodies 20.00
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Franglais latest beautiful un worn antique fine linen chemises. In lovely pale natural linen colour with tucks and monogrames size 12/14 £30.00

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Rustic Bundles limited editions on antique fabrics
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20.00

Pair of gorgeous French linen sheets fairly fine 80 inches wide £100.00

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Lovely rustic French linens , great for cushions

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So smart ! Table cover to dress table over white Linen or on its own.French Ticking so very robust 66 inches x 64 inches £60.00

66 inches x 64 inches French Ticking backed
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66 inches x 64 inches French Ticking backed
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New stock

Monograms from 1.00 modern 5.00 antique
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French mother of pearl 15.00 a card
Trims and braids 50 pence a metre
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A small selection of our fabulous old French linen and cotton shifts and chemises Starting from £20.00

French shifts and chemises
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French shifts and chemises
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French shifts and chemises
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French shifts and chemises
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French shifts and chemises
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French shifts and chemises
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French shifts and chemises
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Antique French long tailed pleted men's dress shirts good on ladies too £25.00

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Pristine Antique French Linen shirt hand stitched
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38.00

Romantic 19th cent.French hemp men's shirts
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fabulous colour and condition 38.00 each

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Magnificent Antique Damask banqueting cloths

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The wow Factor!

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More old favourites in perfect condition £7.50 each

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Gorgeous rustic Linen and hemp bundles generous sized pieces £20.00 ( limited number available )

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Chateau quality fine linen in ivory SOLD
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others in stock
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Linen from 55.00

A Pastel frame of mind

Feedsack fabric
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These cushions backed in Durham quilt 20 each some wear

Just back from France with a great selection of rustic 19th century Dowry linens with gorgeous red initials, more to come.

Featuring some of our gorgeous chunky weaves in Hemp and Linen from £45.00

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French Fancies
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French Fancies
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French Fancies
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A great collection of Buttons and sewing aids . See Buttons and Trims page

Another collection of Haberdashery and buttons
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Amazing collection see " buttons and trims"
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Haberdashery
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Lizzy and I have been on a jaunt to Brittany to collect some goodies for our upcoming events so keep checking for latest listings.

These gorgeous printed bias fabrics for trimming are so pretty and just the thing for Spring.they are 1 inch wide. not sure of age or content feel like cotton but think there may be some manmade fibre in some

Breton beauties
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These would be wonderful as a present, something really unique.
Re-enactors these dye like a dream.
we have them dyed in wonderful French colours in many designs from £28.00

Great ecru French metis strong unused 40 each
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wonderful upholtery fabric

Quilts, linens, welsh blankets, eiderdowns; all the comforts of home and much more.
Paisley shawls, vintage, antique clothes and accessories.
Fabrics for soft furnishing, craft and decor, specialising in French designs.
You name it ...I probably have it!

The Studio
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I am enjoying doing a few decorative items , a hangover from my kitchenalia days!

There are lots of accessories too, baskets, bags, hatpins, hatboxes, vintage and antique lace items and more...
My Diary will give you information on the Antique Textile Fairs and Antique Fairs where I  will be selling in the months ahead.  To see these dates, please click on the My Diary icon.

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My stock is always changing so if you would like more information please email me by clicking on the address below.