The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party


Whispers from the Past

Whispers from the Past (Claudia Swanson-Cain) Returning to London again with the finest of fanciful fairies, delightful gnomes, ravishing mermaids, delightful tree house abodes for fairies and hobbits alike, as well as unsavory trolls, pirates and rogues, and other ethereal creatures from the Emerald Isles.

Kits and Santas will soon be available on my Etsy shop, Cookies8487.


Dickens Fair Photo Parlour

Mrs. Piper's Photo Parlour (Alwyn L'hoir) What character would you choose to be in old London? Step into Mrs. Piper's Photo Parlour and find out. From the sublime to the saucy, our well-trained staff can outfit you in style, and you will carry home a delightful photographic memento of Victorian England. Photographer to the royal family for more than 35 years, Mrs. Piper continues to create unique portraiture.


Dickens Fair Bookshop

Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop (Gerald Webb) Like being invited into a treasured personal library... the beautiful collection of unique bindings, poetry and antique maps reflects the discriminating taste of the proprietor.

Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop


Fiddles N Such

Fiddles N' Such (Steve Joynes) Step back in time into an Old English Violinmaker's shop and music emporium. Witness up close the handcraftsmanship of making a fine instrument. Browse through an assortment of violins and bows, violas, cellos, concertinas, lutes and other stringed instruments.

Fiddles N' Such



The Curious Wonder Cabinet


The Curious Wonder Cabinet (Jonna Hayden) Staffed by a collective of eccentric artisans making crafts and keepsakes unique to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, The Curious Wonder Cabinet presents fine potions, odd small creatures, period capelets for your wardrobe, fancy cuffs, pretty pin cushions, and sundries to delight all.


Silhouette Portraits by Jordan Monsell

Silhouettes by Jordan (Jordan Monsell) Traditional and simple yet full of character, silhouettes recapture a piece of the past and remain the charming form of portraiture that has delighted generations. The process takes only 5 minutes and can be done from photos as well as by sitting for the artist in person at the event.

Silhouettes and Illustration art are available online in Jordan's Etsy shop at

Silhouettes by Jordan

Farthingales Supplies

Farthingale’s (O’Hare): Purveyor of fine fabrics, books, and notions. The shop for those who fancy themselves in a new ensemble made by hand. Peruse the patterns and touch the fabrics for your next creation.

Our products are available on our website at

Also look for special fabric yardage offerings posted on our Farthingale Enterprises Facebook page.

Dickens Fair Creature Caravan
Professor Prospero

Professor Prospero’s Creature Caravan (Amin Al-Jamal):

With London closed to visitors this winter season, Professor Prospero and his faithful Bodgers (fairy catchers) have been conducting field research in the countryside. Click the link below to peruse, and perhaps purchase, models of some of the creatures they have been studying. You will find some new discoveries, as well as old favorites.
Happy Christmas to your family from ours. ~ PP

New This Year!

Art by Nadya Geras-Carson

The Curious Wonder Caravan (Nadya Geras-Carson) exhibits sculptures and paintings, mostly of the animal kind, dressed to impress. Nadya's sculptures are hand-painted porcelain, and the paintings are done in oils and range in size from 4 x 4 inches to 9 x 12 inches. This year, Nadya will be introducing new pieces in both bronze and cast glass. Her peculiar sense of humor and theatrical sensibilities are apparent in all her work. You can find samples and ready-to-buy pieces on her website at:

She is also happy to consider commissions, and you can contact her at [email protected] We hope to see you in person at our booth this year at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair!

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