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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Milford House - Oxford

A recent business relocation to Oxford is Vonnie’s wonderful luxury linen business “Milford House”   After 10 years in Matakana, Vonnie moved down to Oxford, lock, stock and barrel.  Milford House is a delightful country cottage type of building full of linens, embroidered items, children’s clothing, and all sorts of interesting textile items.  Fragrant white roses frame the path into the shop, and I wandered around the rooms the rooms full of interesting stock.   This friendly owner welcomed us into her pretty shop, and I noticed she was busy doing wool embroidery on a blanket.
DSCF9040 Milford House in Oxford
Many of the items for sale feature hand embroidery.  Pretty smocked dresses and embroidered kiddies clothes would make any besotted grand-mother reach into her purses to buy a little something for her darlings.  Little knitted jumpers and hand embroidered woollen cot blankets also line this room of the shop, and I noticed a couple of cot quilts here too.
DSCF9036 Pretty kiddies clothes
DSCF9037Babies knitting and woollen blankets
Vonnie loves fine linen and has a wonderful range of both Egyptian cotton and Irish bed linen for sale.  This gorgeous bed was set with crisp white linen, pretty white cushions, and a lovely crocheted bed cover.
DSCF9039  All set for a good night’s sleep
DSCF9038An assortment of hand stitched cushions
It was a shame we were moving on as Vonnie also teaches embroidery – I could do with some tuition myself but I’m sure the local ladies appreciate her talents.  Check out her website on www.milfordhouselinen.co.nz

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