Good Luck Charm As We Return!

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.

Hallmarked Silver Good Luck Charm.

Walking Cane

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?

“Bowled Over!”

Well, Bibury Antiques Fair is having a break until the spring…….. BUT…….. Should people have time over the weekend of 23rd and 24th November, there’s an antiques fair on at The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire. I’m bowled over, and going to be there again! Oh yes, and I’ll have this Sycamore Dairy Bowl with me, and I think it’s got a good colour and patina, but I’ll have to let you decide if you agree! This bowl is about 12″ in diameter, and 3 1/2″ high. Here it is….. The link for the Holt event is http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk/ Maybe see you there, and if I remember rightly, the steak sandwiches are very nice there too!

Our Trilogy begins this Sunday September 1st!

Hello again! Just to say that our last three fairs for this year in Bibury start on September 1st, yes, this Sunday! We are open from 10am to 4pm, and are easily found in one of The Cotswolds most visited small villages. Maybe see you there, here are a few images taken at our last event, hope you like them.

An early visitor to Bibury before we opened!
One of Julie’s Newlyn trays!
Some of the jewellery which is for sale at our fair.

Wedding Ceremony Plaque?

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

All “Ship-Shape” for Bibury on Sunday.

Hello again!

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.

All ship-shape for Bibury!!

Sunshine by the river!

We’re back on Sunday!

Amongst the dealers, there will be jewellery, glass, mirrors, pictures, rugs,and some furniture. Here’s something that should be for sale at Bibury, please ask for a viewing. As ever there’s great food available in the local pub and hotel, and places to wander and find ice creams!

A painted pine chest of drawers. The sizes of the height and width are the same, being 37″ or 94cm. The depth is 17 1/2″, or 44.5cm. Having just been photographed here after being waxed, the remedial scuffing of a paint finish has been left alone, after all someone may want to have them re-painted! Can deliver if required, call for viewing on 07977 936 882 or email me on echoantiquesrestoration@gmail.com thanks, Andy.

Sitting Comfortably!

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.

Wee Brassy!
Small brass Windsor chair. No 56.

Summer Calls!

Hello again folks!

The sound of summer in parts of Britain can be heard by certain birds, well, here is a vintage, (most likely Victorian), bird call. Made to be used in one hand, holding steady, whilst twisting the round wheel with the ratchet to mimic a Corncrake.

This is an interesting item and was photographed by myself a couple of years ago, but the birds will be around again soon, I hope to hear them again, and I say that in hope as today I saw the first grass-snake of the year for me, the summer is looking better!

Ah yes, talking of better, our fair in Bibury returns this Sunday June 2nd. Pop in and see how we all are. Our dealers who were away in May are back. We open at 10 am and I look forward to seeing you! Bye for now. Andy.

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.