iacf are pleased to report that development of the new building at Newbury Showground is progressing well. With our first event scheduled for Friday 13th May and Saturday 14thMay we have already began taking bookings for outside pitches so don’t hesitate to book now to ensure a prime pitch.
Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennantshares another of her vintage passions…
Sturdy wooden fruit and vegetable crates – known as ‘Bushel boxes’ – were used (pre-plastic) by growers to pack up fresh produce safely for the journey from the countryside to market. Continue reading →
Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant shares another of her vintage passions… Inspired by the glorious weather we’ve been having, I dusted off the garden furniture and spent a decent chunk of the weekend reading and lazing in … Continue reading →
Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant shares another of her vintage passions… As somebody who spends their days writing and styling for magazines, I’m always fascinated to flick through the pages of vintage issues and have a growing … Continue reading →
Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant shares another of her vintage passions… ‘Baldwin’s Herbal Blood Pills’, proclaims the 1880 advertising poster on my living room wall. ‘…Cures blackheads, pimples, blotches, boils, scurvy, irritation of the skin, bad legs.’ … Continue reading →
Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Largest Antiques Fair in Europe Thursday 5th & Friday 6th February Newark and Notts Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire SAT NAV: NG24 2NY
Antiques & Collectables Expert ~ Author & Publisher Mark Hill
There he was, in a tent in a park at London’s top decorative antiques fair. Standing in funky trainers, Tom Ford glasses, designer jeans and a Prada jacket. A successful City banker friend of my boyfriend, trying to look at least ten years younger. A mid-life crisis and an attempt to stay relevant maybe? It doesn’t matter, it’s what’s in his wallet that the mercenary are interested in. And isn’t every dealer and fair organiser (rightly and fairly) looking for exactly this sort of buyer, who they may be able to turn into a regular client and even, dare I say it, a collector?