Hello all. Just as we get used to the adjustment of the clocks, and some car drivers have realised they have headlights for use in the misty mornings I have a little reminder that our next fair at Bibury Village Hall is to be on Sunday November 7th. As usual we open at 10am and close at 4pm. Pop in and join us, I noticed today a new coffee and sandwich shop where there has been for years a shop selling antiques, quite near to The Catherine Wheel pub, so if just a quick take away is needed, and the pub is full, let me know what it’s like! Here are a few photo’s of items which may be at the fair this year, or have been earlier. Thank you. Andy.
The Catherine Wheel
Seasons Greetings Folks!
Hello all, and best wishes for the Santa Season! Just don’t forget to wear wellies if coming close to here as it’s a bit soggy! I think sledging is out this year, but water skiing maybe in! Wassail, Sliante, Chin Chin, or whatever one’s toast, may be! Here are a few photo’s of Bibury from earlier this year when it was frosty, and also our grey mog Shadow relaxing on her favourite chair! Best wishesfor the season and New Year. See you soon!
De-lighted to be back soon!
Hello again! I’m pleased to say that we will be back on show in Bibury Village Hall on October 6th. We have a good looking fair lined up and here’s a little item to shed some light on what may be there! Pop in and say hi, there’s a visitors book if you’d like to sign it. This will be our penultimate fair for this year, our last is on November 3rd, and we expect to return to Bibury in the spring of 2020. See you soon. Here’s the candlestand, and a candle I made from some old beeswax foundation. Bye for now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Valentine’s Day Folks!
Some of you may not know that St. Valentine is one of Beekeepings patron Saints, there are several!
St. Ambrose, St. Benedict, St. Gregory, St. Bartolomew, St. Gobnait, St. Kharlamii, St. Dominic also called St. Modomnoc, and St Valentine. There are undoubtably others!
So whilst the bees around the country are stirring, responding signs that the weather is getting warmer, the days longer, so too are some of our dealers for Bibury Antiques Fair getting ready for our first event of the year on April 7th. See you there perhaps? Other antiques fairs are available, more news soon!
Just a quick photograph of an oak longcase dial taken as I was adjusting the time, so an hours extra time as many people say, however as its sunny, I’m off to have a short walk in the sunshine, kicking leaves off the paths, just like schooldays!
It’s quite likely that I’ll be taking this clock to Bibury, so if you’re interested just nudge me and I’ll make sure it’s there. The dial signed Geo Jackson, Gainsbro. A nice 30 hour movement with good sounding bell!
Our last fair this year in Bibury is on November 4th, between 10am and 4pm. Maybe see you there?