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.
Carved Elm Pedestal Table
Hello again! For those people who are planning trips out to various places, our dates for 2020 have been released and can be found on this website on the “About & Dates” page. Our first fair this year in Bibury is on April 5th. In the meantime, I have been getting a few items ready, including tidying up this little Elm table, I was told it was unusual before I saw it, and I think you may agree, that it’s a “little different”. Still in need of a final couple of photo’s here are some for you to see now. I can’t recall ever seeing anything quite like this, could this be Welsh, or perhaps an “Oddfellows Table”? Have a look and see. Regards, Andy.
- Our May event was held yesterday, and we had a great start with a coach of visitors, and a few early trade clients, however our afternoon was not as busy at all! A few of our regular dealers were watching a local equestrian event, and so there was a little more space to display a few of my furniture curios awaiting restoration, one being a folding Victorian Bagatelle game, which caused interest, as did a mahogany longcase clock from Dublin! I think I would have sold a banjo barometer too, except I mentioned the problem of taking mercury onto planes as hand luggage, and option of professional shipping, but then something else caught their eye!
- I thought a photo of the stand infront of the stage would be appreciated, as there were a few items of interest to visitors still being mulled over late in the afternoon, so here’s a reminder. I can forward your number to the stallholder if you wish to buy anything! As I can to all the dealers too, many times sales are agreed after events. Regards, Andy.
May Bibury Visits!
Hello again! This Sunday May 5th sees us on show in Bibury from 10am, and our first coach of visitors is booked in for then too! Why not pop along and see what’s there for sale? I never know until the day! Exciting! See you there? Regards, Andy.
Change over time
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.
Dusters at the ready!
We’re all getting ready for our first fair of the year in Bibury Village Hall, we will be there on the 7th April 2019! Opening at 10am, and closing at 4pm.
I’m not telling what’s going to be on show by the dealers, but here are a couple of pieces of mine at a bi-annual fair at Hopcrofts Holt Hotel, near Banbury closed down last weekend. The top hat has gone to feature in a local play abut Dr. Doolittle, and indeed I was surprised to see a “push-me-pull-you” in someones kitchen today!
All the best, Andy!
Sorry, there’s a sticking handle which really annoys me, but in haste I missed seeing it through the lense, now sorted and I can sleep again!
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!
Just thought I’d slip a quick post in today, and remind people that the Bibury Antiques Fair returns on April 7th 2019.
I’m looking forward to getting back to the Village Hall and having an enjoyable day with people, and to get a few more places into the visitors book.
Meanwhile if anyone wants to learn about Gillows Furniture from Lancaster, my home City, then here is a set of good modern reference books, which are for sale shout if you are interested, as they are a keen price and these are for sale, at around half their official listing price!
Have a good weekend, won’t be long and I hope the sledge runners get polished if anyone happens to be near snow and have a sledge!
All the best for now, Andy.
There’s life in the old prop yet!
Aha! Well what can I say? Our fair at Bibury may well have finished for the winter, but things still happen!
This weekend the 23rd and 24th of November, there is a weekend antiques fair run by colleagues near Banbury.
Antiques at The Holt, is a weekend fair, held twice a year.
Follow the link and see if you can join us, free entry for anyone buying all my stock!
In the meantime, here’s a prop which will be for sale there!
We’re only a hop, skip and a jump away!
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!