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 all. We’re back in Bibury this coming Sunday, May 5th. Opening as usual at 10am. This month however there are a few new stands, as some of our regular dealers are off to watch an equestrian event not far away. One of our new dealers is Graham, and here is a small selection of his silver he may well be bringing with him. Call in and see us to find out who else is new this month! There will also be pictures form a new dealer to us, as well as many of our regulars, so it does look like a good show again! Regards, Andy.
Here’s a watch one of the dealers may well have for sale when the glass has been refitted and just checked for reasonable timekeeping. Many will know already, but for those that don’t, there’s a complicated history! Briefly, Wittnauer was a Swiss gent who emigrated to America, to work for a relative, and eventually made his own watches so good that they were in partnership with Longines. Sadly they closed in the 1990’s when they were bought by Swatch! A better link may be followed here….
If you’re nearby, call in and see us, we will be in The Village Hall, Bibury, between 10am and 4pm Sunday, May 5th. See you there? Regards, Andy.
What a difference a year makes indeed. This photo was taken around a year ago, just as some areas of the locality were cold and windy with a little snow, just a few hundred yards further on the snow had drifted quite deep, causing a few areas of chaos! As a result we cancelled our 2018 March event, and were hesitant about it this year too!
We return to Bibury with renewed vigour, on April 7th 2019. See you there?
Here is Arlington Row in the snow, a frozen carp at the bottom of a garden, and a gnome off to ski school! Regards, Andy.
On display soon will be this Elm and Oak Corner Cabinet.
The item undergoing a little restoration, basically tidying up, and replacing the modern plywood bottom, with old timber from an Elm Coffer, of about the same period.
Here are a few photographs, hope you like them. The sizes will be added over this weekend, and the first day out should be over the weekend of 16th and 17th March at The Holt Hotel, here’s the link, http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk maybe I’ll see you there?
Here it is as I got it, and now there has been some work on it. I may show those improved photo’s over the weekend. Please ask should you wish to see this item, as it is rather nice, and although had a replacement base, is mostly original. The interior paint shows that it was a piece used for display with the doors open as well as closed. This seems to have been protected by someone applying fabric to the interior, rather than re-painting, excellent!
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!
Just a quick photograph of an oak longcase dial taken as I was adjusting the time, so an hours extra time as many people say, however as its sunny, I’m off to have a short walk in the sunshine, kicking leaves off the paths, just like schooldays!
It’s quite likely that I’ll be taking this clock to Bibury, so if you’re interested just nudge me and I’ll make sure it’s there. The dial signed Geo Jackson, Gainsbro. A nice 30 hour movement with good sounding bell!
Our last fair this year in Bibury is on November 4th, between 10am and 4pm. Maybe see you there?
We’re back this Sunday, October 7th, opening at 10am, closing at 4pm.
Refreshments served from around 1130.
Stalls selling lots of goodies! Here is a clock which was for sale last month, will it still be for sale?
See you there, we’re at Bibury Village Hall.
The title was a saying of a dealer many of us used to know, and it’s still around, when I remember! My post today is to remind, or inform about our next event, this Sunday on October 6th in Bibury Village Hall.
Refreshments served by Angela will include panini as the weather gets cooler, and hot sandwich and soup may just well be ideal!
Here is a photograph of a stand a couple of months ago, and who hopes to return to us in the spring. It shows an example of the variety of items we do get. Hope you like it.
The weather is getting cooler in the evenings, and the nights are drawing in sooner, the solar lights switching themselves on earlier. So I’m thinking of moving inside more, although tonight the sky is rather good already.
Wonder if I could live in here, this manor house will be for sale at Bibury this Sunday, 2nd September. Pop along and see if it suits maybe it’s a miniature of where you live already?
Maybe see you soon?