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.
Hello again. Our event in Bibury is a small antiques fair, however, like many places we do also sell collectables. Here is one picture, which could well be collectable. Exhibited at the Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy in 1992, and still sporting the original frame, and label from that time. This is a woodcut, one of twenty which were for sale, although there were 25 made by Mrs Fyne Marianne Fox Ockinga. Measures approx 24 1/2″ by 17″. Pop in and see if it’s still available on Sunday June 2nd. Woodcuts are amazing, and I often like the way they work, if you are the same, then have a look at her website, which is, http://www.mariannefoxockinga.co.uk/index.html
What a difference a year makes indeed. This photo was taken around a year ago, just as some areas of the locality were cold and windy with a little snow, just a few hundred yards further on the snow had drifted quite deep, causing a few areas of chaos! As a result we cancelled our 2018 March event, and were hesitant about it this year too!
We return to Bibury with renewed vigour, on April 7th 2019. See you there?
Here is Arlington Row in the snow, a frozen carp at the bottom of a garden, and a gnome off to ski school! 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 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.
Hello and Happy New Year folks!
Here is a little photo of a New Years Day bus trip, as seen in Winchester, hope you like it, it seems they also run vintage bus trips on other Bank Holidays too. Maybe I’ll have time to enjoy one soon.
Please follow the link to find out more about them…….https://www.kingalfredbuses.org.uk/
Our Bibury Antiques Fair doesn’t have an event until April, so I hope to see you then! Think it may be a while before we can offer a free bus service to our fair, sorry folks!
I’m hoping that the weather today will be kind on us and the autumn tourists around Bibury. Many will know we have a visitors book, and it’s great when people sign it, really I’m interested in their town where they live or consider their home. Bibury really proves to be a destination for many from all over.
Here we have, taken part way through setting up, a rack, sometimes called a Delft Rack, Board Rack, or Delft Shelf, my favourite as said quickly it can be difficult.
Here on show for sale are a few items, duplicate reference books, tools, and of course the rack itself, recent arrival, but I’m sure I will make good use of this for years as I think it will be a benefit to display items on. Let me know if you like how it all looks, and why not pop along and enjoy the fair, we do have some excellent items, I’ll take a few extra photos to encourage visitors for our last fair of the year, on November 4th, obviously that’s after our fair on October 7th!
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.
Our next event will be this Sunday, September 2nd, and we will be on show from 10am, pop in and see us. One new standholder tomus will be bringing a selection of Staffordshire Pottery, also, as often is the case, we have a selection of items for sale, including jewellery, glass, ceramics, smaller furniture,and items made from brass, including these “Lion Dogs” or “Dogs of Fo”.
Maybe see you there, refreshments are served too.
I am pleased to say that we have Lawrence Bunn joining us for our September 2nd Bibury Antiques Fair. Lawrence is a dealer and collector of Staffordshire, and this will be his first fair with us in Bibury.
Here are a few photographs of some of his stock which he will be bringing with him, there will be more. Pop along and see, he is bringing a rather nice manor house with him too, I’ll add that next week, but if you fancy a new home, they will be one for sale!