Monday, 13 December 2010

IACF International Antique & Collectors Fair - Ardingly Jan 2011

It seems rediculous now to be organising stock for January 2011, but in reality it's less than 4 weeks or 28 days until I leave home to set up the first Antiques Fair of 2011.

Ardingly 11th & 12th January, West Sussex, RH17 6TL

Quite a few of the intervening days will be taken up with eating, drinking, socialising, oh and I'm best to get on now. The snow has thawed and we are now waiting for the next dump...Christmas Eve would be nice, as I have one more trip to London before.

The Shopping Arcade at Ardingly always has a fantastic range of stalls selling everything you have ever dreamt of, plus a few more for good measure.
By 11th January everyone will be desparate to go shopping and finally sort their homes out. The Christmas/New Year break usually makes you realise how much nicer your home would be if you found the missing items that tranform your house into a home. Ardingly can provide that, or at least provide you with much needed inspiration.

I'm not sure how many of my French dealer friends will be heading across in January to sell their wares, they may wait for the better weather in March? So my wide selection of French Vintage and Antique Decorative pieces should be popular.
I may pop over to Paris, to visit friends, to top up my stock in early January... Miss the feeling of my favourite Jazz Cafe...

Friday, 3 December 2010

Blizzards at Sunbury Antiques Market

Well, I am truely mad! The weather on Tuesday morning at just after 6am when we began to unload our vans could only be described as FREEZING. This got gradually worse, including several blizzards. Quite a few trade buyers bustled about the market buying, all wrapped up, many in wellies. By 10.30 we all began to pack up...too cold and wet to continue, and the threat that the roads could be getting icy. Winter is definatly here!
The French Vintage sledges sold well, with only two left...these may come in useful now as the weather has really turned now.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Sunbury Antiques Market 30th November 2010

Well the van's all loaded, ready to roll, just hoping the roads are clear and no snow! I've got a variety of fab items on board for Tuesday...French wine crates, perfect for filling with bottles/cinnamon sticks/lavender bunches and giving as a fab 'house' present.
French vintage sledges, well we might need these to get around the market? Also make a beautiful Christmas hall display.
Beech dining chairs, you never know how many extra guests will be descending on you this holiday!
Lloyd Loom linen boxes and chairs, the perfect way to 'vintage' your bathroom.
A couple of vintage trunks...somewhere attractive to hide away the 'pre-Christmas' tidying!

No doubt I will find room for a few more interesting items from my barn to bring along...

Only a few more weeks until I can return to France, to search out some more beautiful antiques.....

So, look foward to seeing you all at Kempton 6.30am Tuesday!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Antiques Fairs 2011

Well, the blog begins...with ten years specialising in French Decorative Antiques, the last six years in a prominant retail environment, I am now preparing to sell at the major antiques fairs around the UK.
Just waiting to hear if they have a space for me!