Roll on September 5th!

Hello all, and just like many people, I’m finding this year has gone so quick in some ways, and so slow in others! However, my good news is that Bibury Antiques Fair is back on Sunday September 5th, from 10am until 4pm. We can be found easily close to the river and near The Church, at the opposite end of The Village from The Swan Hotel, and The Trout Farm. Here’s a few photographs of our recent events. Regards, Andy.

August 1st! Don’t miss us, we are early!

Hello all! Just a quick note to say that we are on show on Sunday August 1st! yes, we are early in the month, so don’t miss us! It does look like we will have another good fair this month, and if we can keep dry, all the better! Pop in and see us, there may be a little trinket or treasure you really want! Here are a few photo’s from last month. We open at 10am and close at 4pm. Regards, Andy.

Good Luck Charm As We Return!

Hello all! Well, we are returning to Bibury Village Hall this coming Sunday, June 6th. Maybe we will see you there? It seems like a while, so I’ll remind you, we open at 10am and close at 4pm. On offer by our dealers, there will be silver, jewellery, pictures, brass and copper items, and even a few items of furniture, and no doubt more! Here’s a photo of a Good Luck Charm, and I think the whole Country could do with some Good Luck, maybe it’s arriving slowly! Best Wishes. Andy.

Hallmarked Silver Good Luck Charm.

Proud to say we return on June 6th 2021!

Hi folks! I am so pleased to say we return to Bibury Village Hall on Sunday June 6th! Hope to see you there, we open at 10am, and close at 4pm. It’s looking like we have dusted our stock off and will have a great display! Hope you can join us! I can recommend the munchies from The Trout Farm, The Catherine Wheel, and The Swan Hotel. Clearly it’s a responsibility of mine to test these places every now and then, but that’s an upside of the job! I wanted to share this so quickly, so I’ll add a photo or two soon! Regards, Andy.

Sadly Not May!

Hello all. Just a quick catch up today to confirm that we are not allowed to open our Bibury Antiques Fair in May. Government guidelines are keeping village halls and community halls closed to events like ours in small halls. The official guidelines can be seen by following this link, https://acre.org.uk/cms/resources/press-releases//coronavirus-update-for-village-community-halls-8.3.21-1.pdf We hope to be able to return in June! Keep an eye open, but you will probably hear me shout Yipee! Best wishes folks! Andy.

Nearly Time, and Catching Up!

Hello all! As many of you will know, we are hoping to return to our fabulous Bibury Village Hall venue to present our Bibury Antiques Fair this summer. Although a date hasn’t been set, there are dealers who want to return, and a few questions being asked from potential visitors too. I have noticed a few fairs returning, and although ours is quite small, we can easily be flexible and make visitors relaxed as they soak up the atmosphere in and around Bibury. Meanwhile, in the restoration field, I have been busy tidying up a painted longcase clock to present on my first outing. What an amazing piece of wood at the back, a single slab of Elm! The case is made from what looks like to be Alder, or Aspen, or similar, and has been painted, and later, probably in the Victorian time, or even later, has had some glaze painted over it too, this has been heavily waxed and buffed, and not is gleaming quite well. I look forward to popping the movement in there and listening to the sound of the tick. Oh, I almost forgot to say, it’s a Gloucestershire clock too! Shown here part way through improving the polish, the loose plinth on the trunk now re-affixed, and a loose moulding on the hood straightened and made firm. Whilst there is a key to the trunk door, the turnbutton at the top is needed as the door is slightly bowed, so doesn’t lock easily. Come and see what it looks like when it’s finished and ready for sale! Hope you like it! Regards, Andy.

May we begin?

Hello all, here’s a little catch up to say that yes, like many businesses, we hope to return to opening and greeting visitors and clients, old and new soon! Well, at the moment, I am thinking May, or June could well be our initial day at Bibury Antiques Fair, however, this will need to be confirmed by The Hall Trustees and we look forward to greeting you there!

I know there have been a few changes since we last met, and a local tea room has now changed ownership, and the sandwiches at The Trout Farm seem to be getting more famous when I mention Bibury to people! I am guessing by the time we return, The Catherine Wheel Pub, and Swan Hotel should also be open, so maybe I’ll treat myself to a bit of pop after a day at the fair, wonder if anyone can join in then? Cheers! Oh yes, here’s a couple of firescreens just incase they are still needed for “Distancing!” they could be on sale, so please ask if you would like any further information about them, then there’s an armchair to sit on in the sun by the river, happy day! Bye for now, Andy.

Got the keys!

Well, just like someone moving home, here’s a set of new (oldish) keys, clearly two of them are later! They belong to an old walnut desk, and I think the ticket relates to the 1960’s or 70’s, but will research the telephone codes another day. Interestingly, the desk was sold in Bath, and went to Manchester. I am now working on the item, and pleased to have the keys, even though some of the locks appear to have been replaced. The label forms a fun bit of provenance I think! Keys are used to open doors as you know, and we are hoping to be able to open our doors this year. We are due to return to Bibury Village Hall in April, but we will be confirming this as soon as possible, so keep an eye open! Regards, Andy.

New Year Greetings!

Hello all! I don’t feel comfortable saying Happy New Year, but I think Best Wishes is more needed now than in a long time. With the start of 2021 being a little unusual, to say the least, this year will struggle to get back to normal at all. However we do hope to get back in Bibury Village Hall selling antiques and greeting visitors from all over the world, like we have done in the past! Behind the scenes, I have been tidying up a few items of furniture, and yesterday I waxed and buffed a little oak side table, so I thought I’d add a few pictures of it. Other items are being done, so I am catching up on some older projects. Good news there! Bye for now, and here’s the table! Regards, Andy.

Best Wishes for The Season.

Hello All! Christmas Greetings to you! Best Wishes for the season, and hope for a better future and New Year. The photo is of an old card I have had for over 20 years now, and was obtained from a shed clearance I did to salvage tools and a few bits and bobs from a client called Millie. Her late husband was Horace Hunt, whose name features in this Home Guard Christmas Card. I thought it was about time I shared it, there will be more about Horace and Millie soon. Best Wishes and Cheers! Andy.

Horace’s Home Guard Christmas Card.