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.
Wow! What a find, I love it, but what does everyone else think?
I think here I have saved a potentially fabulous, mostly Elm corner cabinet from, the 1760’s (ish), from the fire! Why? Well, simply because I like it! Is it worth the effort? No most likely not! But……. I like wood, and this is great! When finished, if it was in a posh antiques shop it would be a stunning price, but still wouldn’t sell in a rush, so I get the pleasure of tidying it up, and enjoying it, please follow me on the journey (should enough people want me to, we can have a “Cabinet Meeting!” just send me an email and I’ll do one for this project!).
We can then see what can be done. I hope to use this as an advertising item, as it’s bigger than I thought when I saw it, and a good weight, also heavier than I thought! (So not that keen on taking out everywhere!). Here it is today, and I have just bombed it with woodworm killer, he signs were old, but just in case! The interior was covered in fabric, maybe added in the 80’s, as underneath was the original paint! In the current market, I could spend a month working on it and raise the value to nearly £70! (AUCTION?). Only true country furniture folk would buy this! The labour involved is huge, and so I am gambling on a possibility I may be asked to work for someone to repair something for them, by appreciating the work and materials that go into this!
Please ask about my restoration business or pop along to Bibury Antiques Fair (April 7th!), in Gloucestershire to discuss anything you may wish me to do for you! I do try to please!
Thanks for looking, and here’s the cabinet!
Here is a Rogation mug for Rogation Sunday.
Never heard of it? Well, as a kid in the village choir we used to carry an old plough, painted and cleaned every year, into the church where it would be left in the aisle during the service and then get blessed by the vicar.
This is symbolic of blessing the land and the farmers, workers and the potential crops that all come from the land.
Quite appropriate as I now keep bees, and they are a massively important part of farming, helping to pollinate the crops. Not just honey bees, Bumble bees too!
So, here is a Rogation Mug. They vary massively, but this is one of at least two that will be for sale at Bibury Antiques Fair on May 6th!
Hope you like it! Regards, Andy.
Just to say that Bibury Antiques Fair is this Sunday, May 6th.
We are full and will have a fabulous display for all to see.
If anyone can offer a helping hand to the buyer of this please feel free, it’s heavy and for sale this Sunday, first day out too! Georgian Bureau with a fabulous interior and excellent presence to it, just stands so proud and solid. Looks great but also very useful, many offices would be improved by something like this, here it is just been loaded into the car!
This weekend is “Fireworks weekend” and on Sunday when the smoke hangs in the early morning misty air, we will be on show at Bibury Antiques Fair in the Village Hall.
We open at 10am and close at 4pm, this is our last event this year, we return in the spring, on March 4th. This website will remain active with a few items for sale so please keep in touch, I hope you will enjoy what I can offer.
Bit late for breakfast tea for many, but I thought some people would like to see a small Caddy which will be on show on Sunday in Bibury, so here it is!
We open at 10am and close at 4pm, and after packing up, may well feel like sitting by the river in the shade for a while and watching for a kingfisher.
See you there?
Well, what am I on about you may well ask!
This storage label was found a few months ago on the back of something, and I can’t remember what it was, maybe I’ll find it again, or maybe it has gone back to the client!
It made me laugh as it made me think of the films of Indiana Jones, but I can’t recall what his dad was called!
See you soon with more news!
Have a good week, Andy.
Just getting ready for our next Antiques Fair in Bibury Village Hall.
Sunday May 7th, opening at 10am!
Light refreshments for public include cake, scones, tea, coffee……
Here is something that may well be seen, lovely little stool, or candlestand, and a sweet thimble for spirits!
Have a good weekend. Andy.
Are you sitting comfortably? Well, here is a small chaise which may be on show at the next Bibury Antiques Fair on May 7th.
If you have time, and like The Cotswolds, then Bibury is one of the many places to visit, and can be quite a gem.
Pop into see us from 10am to 4pm at The Village Hall and find a gem to take home, or buy the little chaise to store a few gems in!
Bye for now, Andy.
Wow! There’s a word I don’t use much!
But I took this photograph of a corner stand at Bibury (was the December fair!) and thought that it should be shared as I think it looks good!
Why not pop along this Sunday to see what we have on offer, as there should be 2 new dealers with us!
I’ll be there, as ever, with a few of my bits and bobs too, including an oak longcase clock if I can fit it in the car!
Whatever you do, have a good weekend, and don’t forget “The Boat Race!”