Hello all. Bibury Antiques Fair restarted in April, on the 3rd, and our second event of the year is on Sunday May 1st! Our first event was such a ;lovely welcome back, we had lots of visitors to the village, and friends to the fair. So many travel from different places across the world to view Bibury, a Gloucestershire gem, and some take home a little treat from the fair, giving an extra memory of the day they had there. This month, one of our stallholders cannot be with us, so we have someone else to fill the stall with treasures! Pop in to see what they have! Should you be nearby and have time and the interest to visit, we open at 10am, and close at 4pm. We do have a visitors book, our first signature from last month belonged to people from Utah! Here are a few photographs of our stalls from last month. Best wishes all!
Hello all. Just as we get used to the adjustment of the clocks, and some car drivers have realised they have headlights for use in the misty mornings I have a little reminder that our next fair at Bibury Village Hall is to be on Sunday November 7th. As usual we open at 10am and close at 4pm. Pop in and join us, I noticed today a new coffee and sandwich shop where there has been for years a shop selling antiques, quite near to The Catherine Wheel pub, so if just a quick take away is needed, and the pub is full, let me know what it’s like! Here are a few photo’s of items which may be at the fair this year, or have been earlier. Thank you. Andy.
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.
Hello all. I’d just like to confirm we will be on show on Sunday 6th September! We open at 10am and close at 4pm. A new one way system will be in place, and just to entice you there, here are a few photographs from last year! All the best. Andy.
Hello folks, hope you having a good day. Here I have a walking cane (or stick to most folks!), which I saw a similar one ion the television the other day featuring a well known Belgian detective. Here it is, and if you are worried about the ivory tusks, well I made a replacement from antler, which as you know falls off every year as it falls off naturally, and as such I have often used this over the 30 years I have been restoring furniture! Anyway, here are a few photographs, this cane will be on show this weekend at an antiques fair near Banbury, it’s called ” Antiques at the Holt”. Maybe I’ll see you there?
Well, last Sunday was our fair in Bibury and we did reasonably well, the weather was excellent despite the forecast and I believe that helped with some sales figures. Shown here are a few quick photo’s of stock that was exhibited there. If you like anything just ask and I’ll try to trace the dealer to see if they have it still, or why not visit us on our last event of the year in Bibury, on November 3rd. That’s most likely when there will be weekend bonfires, jacket spuds and the first of the sloe gin opened if I remember rightly from an event I went to a couple of years ago, see you soon!
Hello again! I’m pleased to say that we will be back on show in Bibury Village Hall on October 6th. We have a good looking fair lined up and here’s a little item to shed some light on what may be there! Pop in and say hi, there’s a visitors book if you’d like to sign it. This will be our penultimate fair for this year, our last is on November 3rd, and we expect to return to Bibury in the spring of 2020. See you soon. Here’s the candlestand, and a candle I made from some old beeswax foundation. Bye for now.
Aha! Here we are again. Well, this was photographed at our last event in Bibury, and we are returning there on September 1st. Won’t be long now!
So, just in case you don’t know, this was taken from a piano. Marshall and Rose were early 20th C piano people. There’s lots of info on the internet about them, so I need not redo it. Just thought if someone called Marshall was marrying Rose wouldn’t it be a great for the table plan!
Here it is…….
Hope it makes you smile. Maybe see you soon, perhaps in September, or October, or our final month for this year in Bibury, November!
All the best, Andy
We return to Bibury this Sunday, August 4th, from 10am untill 4pm. Easily found in Bibury, as it’s not a big place, but steer oneself towards the river, and we are at the opposite end of the village from The Trout Farm!
As ever, I rarely know what the dealers will bring, and I found this photo of an item which may well help steer you towards us! Have a good day! Regards, Andy.
Hello again, and on this weekend when fathers, grandfathers, sons and daughters are celebrating “Father’s Day” I thought there would be a lot of people in need of a rest! There’s also many folk who are having their first “Father’s Day” without their father being there, and I hope they can remember them well.
As a bit of fun, I have shown here a brass Windsor chair, and although a miniature, would be really comfortable if it was a full size one. Just shows we never know what can be found around the corner.
This has just come to me and I know it will be with me for a very long time as it’s small enough to keep and enjoy. Additionally, it has a makers label underneath and a date, 11.12.81 I have not decided yet whether it’s 1981, or 1881, but I’m pretty sure it’s the first. The label says No 56, but I wonder how many were made.
If you find another, let me know! Have a good weekend folks! We will be back on show in Bibury on July 7th. Maybe see you there? Regards, Andy.