Feeling Cornered? Shelve it in a Cabinet!

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!

Regards, Andy.

 

 

Afternoon Tea or Morning Coffee?

Hello again.

This year has started slowly on here, as we don’t have a fair in Bibury until 7th April. However there’s a small table just come in for sale, straight from the client, and I wanted to show you. A small Sutherland Table, perfect for afternoon tea or morning coffee, measuring 61cm high, and when open, 77cm by 60cm, closed it’s only 16cm wide, so sits neatly out of the way! Great colour, here it is!

Please let me know if you are interested as it’s quite a keen price! Regards, Andy.

We’re only a hop, skip and a jump away!

Hello all! 

Our last fair of the year in Bibury will be held on Sunday November 4th.

Here’s a photo of one of our stalls from last month, and there are similar areas offering jewellery, glass, brass, pictures, furniture and more once inside the hall. We open at 10am, and refreshments are available from about 1130 am until 330 pm.

Pop in and say hi, I’ll be there!

Regards, Andy.

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A Fuschia Sale?

Hello all!

Here I’m showing a photo taken a while ago, (the fuschia is the flower in the background),  but oddly enough all the items are still for sale, and thought it about time I showed them off!  Oak, Yew and Silver. I may bring them to Bibury on October 7th, pop in and find out if I do! The stool looks a bit better now as I have been waxing it occasionally!

We are at the Church end of the village, opposite end to The Swan Hotel, and refreshments are served from around noon, by  our friend, including eggs form her own hens!

See you there? Regards, Andy.

Joint Stool 2015

 

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

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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The Kitchen Cabinet!

Hello Folks!

Well, this little gem has been hiding in my kitchen for about 5 years or so, and prior to then was a workshop store for handy stuff, such as my part finished models of projects to be made full size, and all the delicate sketches and drawings of future work. When in the kitchen, was full of flour for bread and jars of honey, and some nice old steak knives which should be used more often, for any supper perhaps. Has a single interior shelf. Yes, I should have measured it, I’ll add sizes soon, unless it sells! Please call or email for info.

Well, here it is, an Oak Arched door cabinet with upper drawer. They keys are around somewhere as I had to remove them to wax and buff this prior to photography.

On show on Sunday October the first……..

Anyone remember the saying ” Pinch, Punch, First of the month, and no return!” Maybe I remember it as I was often on the receiving end, “Happy Days!?”.

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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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One week to go!

Morning All!

Just a quick catch up here, as we are in the week running up to us being on show again in Bibury Village Hall. We open at 10am as many of you know.

There are a couple of new stallholders this month, and one of them will be selling some of the chattels from their mothers estate. 

The Lady that used to be “Listen With Mother” and who wrote several books died in 2016, and one of her daughters will be with us.

Here is  a link to the obituary, https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/28/eugenie-summerfield-obituary .

Also here is a photo of one of last months items, created by Desmond Raynor.

Regards, Andy.

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