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Shows:

Spirit of Christmas

Nairn Mennonite Church.

Friday, November 17, 6:30-9:00

Saturday, November 18, 10:00-4:00

 

 

 

 

 


 

Stories

Wholesale Orders

We've been slowly downsizing our business with the plan to retire from metal work and have stopped doing craft shows. We can't purchase a lot of our supplies in the quantities we used to, to get the best prices, ie. metal, paint, and we see this as a sign that it's time to go on to other interests.

 
Vic and Motorcycles

I've exchanged one type of metal work for another. Just a hobby for now but it's something I've always wanted to do. I've been involved with motorcycles my whole life, both in fixing and riding but I've never had time to apply my metal working skills to it. I'm not sure if it's going to turn into a viable business but it's a fun hobby for now..

I put this bike together from 3 other bikes from the ground up. First I restored it to the original, then I took it all apart and redesigned and custom built everything but the gas tank which I modified and repainted. And YES for those who know about Cafe Racers...it can almost "do the ton!"

I still have bits of 8 or 9 other bikes (3 of them I've been saving in boxes since 1969!) so my hobby/work will continue...if Gayle let's me...

 
Good-bye oneofakind

It's the end of an era! After 37 consecutive One of a Kind shows, we've decided to rest our tools.The organizers are great, the customers are many and wonderful and the sales have always been good. But, 3 months of 20 hour workdays and then the 11 days of 12 hours sales is getting to be more than we can handle.We would like to spend a little more time in the sun and less time in the workshop.

We will still be doing smaller craft shows and our website will be active and updated during the year when we bring out new products.

 

Our 1st booth at the One of a Kind show back in 1978. Boy, has our product changed over the years...
Our penultimate booth......
We didn't make the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, but we did make it into the Owen Sound Visitor's Guide
Hall of Fame for Fairthorne Studios

We were presented with the 2011 Hall of Fame Award at the recent London Home County Folk Festival. This Award recognizes artists who show a consistently high quality of craftsmanship, workmanship and creativity and we are honoured to be the recipients this year.

Here we are on stage at the London Home County Folk Festival in July, accepting the prestigious 2011 Hall of Fame Award.

One of our Tulip Wallart pieces was chosen as a prop in the TV series, Human Target, appearing on the wall in the apartment of one of the stars of the show.
32 YEARS AT THE ONE OF A KIND CHRISTMAS SHOW

We were presented with a special plaque from the One Of A Kind organization, for our participation in the show for the past 32 years. We started back in 1978 when there were only about 80 exhibitors. Now there are over 800.

We've attracted a lot of attention at the shows by wearing flashing bowties, lighted vests, special "Fairthorne" outfits, but the one thing that everyone remembers, even though it's been a few years since we've worn them, is our tuxedos - some with top hats, some white, some very formal tails. We've even won 'Best Booth' awards a few times, too.

It's been a lot of hard work but we've had fun with, and enjoyed serving our customers over the years. Thank you for your continued support.

Hat Trick for Fairthornes at Cobourg

For the third year in a row, we won a booth award at this show and were presented with another beautiful blue ribbon which we proudly displayed in our booth. Thank you to all of the helpful and friendly Rotary Club members.

 
We won Best Booth at the London Home County Folk Festival

London July 2009

The new tent and all the new product forced us to redesign our outdoor booth. The tent really had a good workout with all the rain that weekend, but the London people just kept on coming, rain or shine. Thank you for the great sales and thanks to the organizers for putting on another terrific show. The music was good, too!

Gayle receiving the Best Booth award on stage from the Craft Organizer, Heather