The OK Corral and Random Retail (run respectively by photographer with excellent taste in vintage things, Holly Jolliffe and her mum, the textile designer/maker Joy Jolliffe, who does a nice line in screen-printed textiles) are doing an open house Christmas sale this weekend at 14 Chaucer Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0NU. Dates: 5 & 6 Nov, 10am-6pm and 11am-4pm.
Lucky me, as this is on my dog-walk route to my lovely local Brockwell Park – but it's also worth travelling for, there are several great pubs nearby serving good food (The Prince Regent and the Half Moon, which does excellent pizzas, are my favourites), and there's also the Brockwell Lido Cafe, which overlooks the pool in a rather civilised fashion. They do great coffees (though not often very quickly, though they are worth the wait). I'll be there, or chasing a lively Jack Russell in the park, so do give me a wave if you're there.
Meanwhile... down south, Winter's Moon are holding the first of their Christmas fairs.
They will be opening the doors of their studio to sell everything you see online, as well as some exclusive extras that you'll only get if you go in person. The event happens on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November, from 10am-4pm both days. Check out their blog for more details.
They're also at three further Christmas events in the same part of the world over the next few weeks: Goodwood, Petworth House and Farnham Maltings. It really is a stunning bit of England (I posted about it a while back) and well worth a day-trip if you're not a zillion miles away. Pallant House alone is worth the excursion; it's a pretty special gallery with a vast collection of beautiful and impressive art.