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2016 Christmas opening times

Christmas Bazaar at the Somerset Souk with fabulous new collections

Welcome to the Somerset Souk - dedicated to the beauty of eastern artisan textiles, along with small objects and items of furniture, created to compliment the English country house. The Souk will be launched from Carolineʼs home, Old Rectory, Lovington and there will be open house weekends and exhibitions throughout the year.

Our specialist collection will present the finest home and fashion accessories from Jaipur, Delhi, Istanbul and beyond; with some exclusive hand made pieces by chosen craft practitioners. These include:

  • Barcelona trained furniture restorer and specialist painter, Beatrice Mae, who will be supplying re-upholstered furniture with unique vintage fabrics, which she collects from around the world;
  • London-based garden designer Jane Fairclough, of Plantworks will be adding a decorative and colourful element to the Souk with her gorgeous painted pots and jardinieres, planted in her own unique style;
  • Gorgeous hand-knitted pouffes and fringed shawls and scarves in painterly, hand spun and dyed art wools and ribbons, sourced from California.

Along with the ever-changing stock there will be regular surprises in store at Somerset Souk, to add to the pleasure of discovering something rare and beautiful that truly represents a modern global design
aesthetic.