Sweet Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day Folks!

Some of you may not know that St. Valentine is one of Beekeepings patron Saints, there are several!

St. Ambrose, St. Benedict, St. Gregory, St. Bartolomew, St. Gobnait, St. Kharlamii, St. Dominic also called St. Modomnoc,  and St Valentine. There are undoubtably others!

So whilst the bees around the country are stirring, responding signs that the weather is getting warmer, the days longer, so too are some of our dealers for Bibury Antiques Fair getting ready for our first event of the year on April 7th. See you there perhaps? Other antiques fairs are available, more news soon!

Regards, Andy.

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Ship Shape & Sporting Stuff!

Hello again!

On July 1st, which is this coming Sunday, we will be on show at Bibury Village Hall, a splendid village and venue. Although we are a small antiques fair, we do offer a fabulous mixture of items there’s usually something for most people to enjoy looking at, and quite often buying.

Jewellery is often a top seller, however this photo was taken last month, and I thought it looked good, what do you think?

See us there on Sunday from 10am till 4, and refreshments are served from around 1130, so one can have tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake in the sun on the tables outside the hall, or inside if too hot! All this whilst thinking what to buy, what a day it could be!

Regards, Andy.

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June is about to be! Time for tea?

I’m pleased to say our next Bibury Fair is this coming Sunday, 3rd June!

Why not splash about and pop by the River Coln, find us near the church, opposite end from The Trout Farm and Swan Hotel, but near Arlington Row. Inside the Village Hall will be a selection of antiques, and vintage items, including jewellery, silver, brass ware, glass, ceramics, and even a little furniture, and maybe a  few rugs too!

Refreshments will be served from just before noon, including some sandwiches and home made cakes, tea and coffee goes nicely with them in the sun outside, or on William Morris table cloths inside, depending on the weather!

Look out, we open form 10 am, close at 4pm too, as we may be seen sitting by the river looking for kingfisher or seeing how much the cygnets have grown since last month!

See you there?

Regards, Andy!

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Time for tea anyone?

One month to go!

Hello again!

Well, Bibury Antiques Fair opens on March 4th, and so this time next month, I’ll be emptying my car and sorting out all the bits of paper and blankets etc!

Pop into see us and see how many chairs are there, here is one which may well be, hope you like it. I’ll try to have  a nice small table to compliment it too!

Bye for now and have a good week!

Regards, Andy.

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Seasoned Greetings!

Hello All!

As many will be preparing for roasts, many turkey, for a big day coming up soon, I was pleased to photograph these at the November Bibury Antiques Fair, and not being true 100 year old, they are fun, very useable, and quite rare I guess, and so most likely highly collectable.

I remember the “Beefeater” chain of pubs, not sure they were often frequented by me, (just found out they still going!), but these plates were especially commissioned for the chain, I think they are ’70’s (?). Surely many were broken in use, and as such I wonder, and can’t believe are many left in this condition.

Whilst many are preparing other game meals, many are treating themselves to fabulous joints of beef for Santa’s Lunch. Wouldn’t these be fun to use?

Keep in touch and a “Happy Run up to Santa’s eve!”

Regards, Andy.

 

 

Tipping the balance?

Hello, I am just weighing things up, as some people say, and now that’s done the dates for next year can be released!

Our next fair at Bibury Village Hall, will be on November 5th, not long to go now. Let’s hope this one goes with a bang, seem to recall someone else said that a few years ago too!

Julie will be with us again and here is a spring balance that I photographed of hers.

Have a good week and I hope to see you soon, don’t forget our visitors book!

Regards, Andy.

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Just ticking over!

Hello again.

This week has been an interesting one so far, and one of the projects I have been working on is an oak longcase clock.

Here is the movement just ticking over in the background as the case gets some improvement to the very dirty and more than dusty surface! Sorry, should have mentioned, the movement is signed “Geo Jackson, Gainsbro” 

This will be on show at our next fair, October 1st. We open from 10am, and close at 4pm.

Refreshments are available from noon, and I (and several others) really enjoyed the coffee and walnut cake last month!

Call in and say hi, or sign our visitors book, it’s great to see where people travel from.

Regards, Andy.

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