Bibury’s magical mermaid!

Many of you will know that Bibury has a little river running along the roadside, but few will have imagined there would be a mermaid in Bibury.

It’s just possible that she will be seen this summer there, but for those who can’t wait, here she is!

Made by Gertrude Baker in 1913, a few photos’ for you to enjoy. Regards, Andy.

A little bit of Staffordshire comes to Gloucestershire!

Hello again!

I am pleased to say that we have Lawrence Bunn joining us for our September 2nd Bibury Antiques Fair. Lawrence is a dealer and collector of Staffordshire, and this will be his first fair with us in Bibury.

Here are a  few photographs of some of his stock which he will be bringing with him, there will be more. Pop along and see, he is bringing a rather nice manor house with him too, I’ll add that next week, but if you fancy a new home, they will be one for sale!

Regards, Andy.

A Shropshire Lad!

Hello all!

It was over 120 years ago that a book of poetry entitled “A Shropshire Lad” was printed, and yet here on offer at Bibury there was photographed last month a charming snuff or baccy box. More unusual than many, this example being named, with the location too. 

Pop along to see if it can be added to your collection, or maybe start from here!

See you soon perhaps, our next vent is July 1st 2018.

Regards, Andy.

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May Day Sunshine!

Hello! It’s May Day and there is sunshine, what a lovely surprise!

This weekend is Bibury Antiques Fair so if nearby, and yes, there is a lot going on, being a Bank Holiday, please find a space t park and pop in to peruse our treasures for sale.

We open at 10am and close at 4pm, and refreshments will be available from noon, here is a cabinet of jewellery that you may like a few items from?

Thanks, Andy.

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Curling for Bibury!

Wow, with all the Olympic excitement about Curling, and I must admit, I do fancy having a go, it somehow is, I think, slowly exciting, addictive perhaps, and a mixture of lots, the target and actions a cross between archery, bowls, and more, or is that just how I see it?

Well, here is a miniature curling stone, which once held a wee dram, sadly been empty for a long time, but I guess it could be refilled! Call in and see us at Bibury Village Hall on March 4th to see if it’s still for sale!

Sliante Mhath!, Andy.Curling Stone

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.

 

 

What’s next?

Hello again!

This coming Sunday there are two new stallholders with us and I rarely know what people will bring, but I do know that after an hour or so of setting up, Bibury Village Hall becomes a place of people displaying their stalls, chatting, drinking tea and coffee and seeing what everyone has brought.

Why not call in during the day to see what we have on offer. I can say that there will be some great cakes, teas and coffee and sandwiches available from noon, so for all those people whom have had great suppers on Saturday, we are an ideal place for a break and a munch! Cyclists and walkers have bought cake to take away before too! Just a thought.

Here’s a fish that may be able to be taken home, and used, not eaten!

Have a good day, Andy.

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What a gem!

Hello again!

Well, some time has gone by since our last Bibury Antiques Fair, our next one being on September 3rd.

The fair is already looking like it should be a busy one, judging by the amount of stalls already booked!

Should you be nearby and fancy a look into one of “Englands Vintage Village Halls”, this really is a gem, and here are a few items of jewellery which were photographed in August, and similar items may well be displayed in September.

Hope to see you soon. Regards, Andy.

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