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Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

ton-Decorative-Antiques-Fair.png” alt=”Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair” width=”350″ height=”209″ />Here at The Antiques Diva & Co it’s been a busy few months! We’re getting ready to launch our new Asia Tours, I’m currently traveling in the USA working on a few new projects—watch this space!— and our Diva Guides in Europe have been keeping things running smoothly in our 8 European Tour Countries! Our UK Diva Agent Gail McCleod always has the scoop on what’s happening with antiques in the UK. In fact, her website, Antiques News & Fairs is a fantastic resource for anyone in the antiques industry. Gail has led many tours of the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair, and we are excited to announce a sister fair, tondecorativeantiquesfair.co.uk/exhibitors-bruton.php” target=”_blank”>The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair is coming up on October 14-16.

The Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair welcomes a number of Bath exhibitors together with a large group of new exhibitors both regional and national dealing in decorative antiques from France, Scandinavia and Great Britain; featuring Folk Art, Mid Century design, Modern and Contemporary Art, Architectural Salvage, Country House furniture, and antiques and vintage for the garden and conservatory.

The 1st Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair

  • When: 14-16 October 2016
  • Where: The Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Somerset, UK
  • Special Details: Trade Preview 12pm-2pm Friday 14 October

For Trade Preview tickets and to book a private tour with an Antiques Diva Guide, email us at to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com. We’d love to take you to this new fair and maximize your time by taking you to our secret sources in the countryside as well!

Cheers,

Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva®

Gail’s Garden Tips

Dear Diva Readers,

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After staying with Gail on a recent Antiques Diva buying tour in the UK and seeing her garden in all its summer glory, I’ve asked her to share a bit about gardening and using garden antiques in particular on the blog.

The Antiques Diva:
What got you started in gardening? Have you always loved it?

Antiques Diva English Agent – Gail:
It has always been in my DNA – I cannot remember a time when I was not aware of what was going on in the garden.  I have bought 4 houses in my life and each time have asked to see the garden before the house!  In the summer I can usually be found at 6 am in my dressing gown tying in sweet peas, watering tomatoes, and cutting flowers for the house in the cutting garden.

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The Antiques Diva:
If someone’s not a seasoned gardener but wants to create a beautiful garden, what’s the first step? How do you get started?

 

Antiques Diva English Agent – Gail:
It really helps to follow a good garden blog or magazine for a full year. I read every day when I got my first proper garden.  In England the seasons dictate everything – people often say England has 4 seasons in one day with the unpredictable weather but in truth we have clearly defined seasons and the gardens reflect those seasons.  Good advice to any would-be gardener coming to a new garden – watch carefully for a full year if possible!  See which way the wind blows, where the sun falls or does not fall, see what comes up in the Spring – there may be 100s of bulbs under the ground to delight you so wait to see what happens!

A brown field site is a whole different story!  Aspect, soil, exposure to wind and sun are all vital but inspiration is all around us with wonderful garden shows, online blogs and luscious magazine articles.  Time is important, do not invest in a hugely complex scheme if you have a busy career (note to self here!). Be prepared to spend some time on the planning and make sure you attend to the details of soil preparation and planting schemes – and some fun embellishments to anchor the scheme and say something about you!  Above all, enjoy!

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The Antiques Diva:
How do garden antiques help enhance and anchor a garden? How do you use them?

 

Antiques Diva English Agent – Gail:
Texture and colour is key in a garden and to have stone and terracotta to offset the luxuriant colours of the plants is a real must.  Antiques in the garden can also give form and structure which is particularly useful in a rampant cottage garden like mine – adding a touch of formality.  Planters, jardinières, troughs and urns of all styles – antique, industrial, vintage, all lend character to both traditional and contemporary schemes and fulfil the essential role of planting opportunities.  Not everyone is lucky enough to have a large outdoor space, many people lead crazy busy lives in cities and have a balcony or veranda – wonderful planting vessels offer a chance to be creative in a small space.

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The Antiques Diva:
How have you achieved “garden rooms” in your own garden?

Antiques Diva English Agent – Gail:
Fifteen years ago when I first saw my current garden it was a 1/3 acre of tussocks of grass on a hillside site with no features and a few scruffy and determined plants.  However, it had a spectacular view of the valley below and I immediately knew what I would do with it.  I was influenced by Sissinghurst, the great Vita Sackville West garden which is divided into rooms by permanent planting with the famous “white garden” which I wanted to replicate to make the most of the outstanding moonlight in my open hillside site.  I was lucky to have a source for rustic timber poles and a talented local craftsman who went off to the woods to source the cross timbers for my rustic trellising which is a feature of the garden and was used to form the “rooms”.  A very large proportion of my income then went on plants and irresistible pieces I just had to have—  cast iron benches, stone pots by the dozen, wrought iron fretwork tables and pretty chairs to dot around in spots to sit and enjoy the view – the list goes on!  Working in the antiques trade is a constant battle with temptation.  The Antiques Diva & Co Ltd has so many wonderful vendors on our books who inspire us on a daily basis with their fabulous finds, it can be very hard to resist sometimes!

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The Antiques Diva:
What are clients most looking for when it comes to garden antiques?

Antiques Diva English Agent – Gail:
Currently there is one word on everyone’s lips: architectural reclamation!  75% of our tours in the past 12 months have been architectural salvage tours, private and professional clients looking for architectural fragments for the house and garden – decorative iron work to convert to table tops or wall art inside and out, gates, fencing, doors, shutters, arbours, arches, planters, trellising, summerhouses, chimney pots, all sourced from fabulous old European houses, industrial buildings, schools, churches and glorious gardens.

Thanks so much Gail for taking some time to share a bit about your passion for gardening with us! One thing is for sure—you’ve inspired us! For more information on taking an Antiques Diva Buying Tour, email us at to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com.

 

Cheers,

 

The Antiques Diva®  

Diva Does Masterpiece Fair

Dear Diva Readers,

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Before heading to the fair we checked out Antiques News & Fairs to find out what the must-see booths were. Discovering that the Empress Eugenie’s pearl earrings would be on display, we headed straight to Siegelson’s booth upon arrival at the fair.  This pair of natural grey pearl earrings appear on Empress Eugenie’s ears in a portrait of her which hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York so being able to see them first hand was quite a treat! The only disappointment? They wouldn’t let me try them on! And darling… I would have worn them well! 🙂

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After meandering the antique filled aisles and stopping by the bar for a glass of champagne to sip while we shopped, we spotted one of our favorite pieces at the fair. It was a George Hepplewhite gentleman’s social table from Apter-Fredericks LTD. This rare table, one of only two known to exist, was made for social drinking. Drinking in the 18th century was prevalent at all levels of society and was so socially acceptable that by the end of the century specialized furniture was being made especially for drinking. With space for multiple champagne bottles and glasses, it’s perfect for a Diva!

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Speaking of tables, we also came upon a stunning center table with a specimen marble top from tomassobrothers.co.uk/Tomasso-Brothers-Tomasso-Brothers-DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=1″ target=”_blank”>Tomasso Brothers Fine Art. The overall booth was stunning and really drew us in, but this special table – complete with its original documents – is a stand out piece.

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It was also fantastic to have a quick chat with Robert Young in his booth. Robert is one of the founders of Masterpiece – and is a leading folk art dealer in the UK.  What I loved about his booth – and inventory in general – is that it was entirely different from anyone else’s at the fair. Surrounded by dealers offering polished furniture and glitzy jewels, Robert’s inventory celebrated the unpretentious creations of artisans, adding a creative depth to the overall feel of the fair.   Because the fair is not segregated, it makes for an exciting experience to shop the fair – Russian jewels are in stalls next to English Folk Art opposite a stall filled with Neo-Classical busts.  Each turn of the neck gives an experience to another land, another time.

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All in all, the fair was a glamorous experience with museum quality pieces at every corner—net, net, Masterpiece is Diva-Worthy and if it’s not already on your social calendar consider it a Must Go on the London Antiques Scene!  My only regret (beyond not getting to try on those darn pearls from Eugenie) was that I wish we could have stayed longer, but a Diva’s work is never done. We had to jet off to the hotel to get some sleep as the following day we traveled to the country to attend Salvo Fair, but more on that later! Stay tuned to the blog to hear about the rest of our week-long journey through antiques fairs of the UK!

The Antiques Diva®   

The House Directory

Dear Diva Readers,

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Welcome to tory.com/” target=”_blank”>The House Directorythe ultimate sourcebook for interior and garden decoration.  I absolutely had to share this site with you for I knew that, like me, you’d be bowled over by the vast array of chic information and addresses available with the click of your mouse. 

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Founded by the same dynamic duo responsible for www.houseandgardenaddresses.co.uk , Nicolette Le Pelley and Cheryl Knorr are journalists with a background in interior décor.  Nicolette is a former deputy editor of The World of Interiors while Cheryl is an interior designer. They put the answers to the most frequently asked decorating questions into their famous sourcebook starting in 2001 and today The House Directory serves as a fast, free and user-friendly website with no tedious log-in procedures, covering every sector of English interior and garden design and decoration, listing over 3,500 companies.

I’m particularly fond of The House Mag Blog, finding myself pouring through their site gaining interior design inspiration and checking out British design fairs and adding dates to my calendars, planning my travels around the events in their sourcebook.  Clients often ask me where I learn the information I share on my tours – and I must confess – this website is at the top of my online “favorites list” as it’s a one-stop resource for the Home and Garden – English Diva Style! 

Since my colleague in England introduced me to this site, I’ve literally wasted hours (er, I mean studiously studied the site in the name of hard-core research) scouring the pages of their site and clicking link after link, touring England virtually with one design shop after another.  Lest there be readers Stateside who are lamenting that these addresses don’t apply to them – take heart – many, if not most, of the stores and sites recommended in their sourcebook have online stores and ship internationally, letting you bring English Diva Style home across the pond! 

With a press clipping portfolio filled with quotes by heavy hitters, I think Vanity Fair hit the nail on the head when they described The House Directory on their A List as “the simple answer to my prayers… I would never decorate without it.”

The Antiques Diva®

Britain’s Best Antique Shops Competition

Mark Your Calendars:  National Antiques Week 14th – 21st November 2011

 

Dear Diva Readers,

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From early October until the end of November, the public will be invited to nominate their favourite antiques destinations in five categories:

  • best antiques shop
  • best antiques centre
  • best specialist shop
  • best mid-century/vintage shop
  • best auction house

Nominators can win one of ten great prizes, each with a value of at least £200, but the prizes for the winning venues are far greater. Not only will they be able to claim to be ‘Britain’s best’ (with all the media opportunities that presents); they will also receive a feature in the May issue of Homes & Antiques!

Kirstie Allsopp

The winning businesses will be announced by TV celebrity Kirstie Allsopp at the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair on 8th March 2012.

‘Too many people are afraid of buying antiques or think they’re expensive,’ says TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp. ‘The message that needs to be sung from the rooftops is this: this is the right way to buy – antiques hold their value in a way that modern furniture simply does not. This initiative is the perfect opportunity for the trade to reach out to new customers.’

Mark Hill

The antiques and vintage industry is unique in its ability to adapt and provide true quality, value for money, and quirky individuality,’ says author and Antiques Roadshow expert Mark Hill.We hope that this campaign and competition will raise the profile of the entire industry at a time when buying vintage or antique is both desirable and fashionable. We have so much to offer, so let’s shout about it.’

If you are an Antiques Shop in the UK – and you want to get involved – take notice!!!

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Simply display one of the postcards (distributed in ATG in late September and available to download from the websites below) and encourage your customers to nominate you!

Nominations take place on www.homesandantiques.com and www.nationalantiquesweek.co.uk

For more details visit www.homesandantiques.com or www.nationantiquesweek.co.uk

TIMELINE:

Late Sept/Early Oct – Campaign announced in the national press – voting starts on www.homesandantiques.com and www.nationalantiquesweek.co.uk

14th – 21st November – National Antiques Week – to be launched by Kirstie Allsopp at the Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia. We’re hoping for lots of coverage in daily/weekly national/regional press and radio

30th November – voting ends

1st March – shortlisted winners announced in Homes & Antiques

8th March – winners announced by Kirstie Allsopp at Bath Decorative Antiques Fair and opportunities for more national/regional/local coverage

Early April – feature on winners in Homes & Antiques

Now – even if you’re NOT an antiques dealer in the UK this blog post relates to you! You simply MUST follow National Antiques Week on Twitter and Facebook so you can GAIN ACCESS to all sorts of insider knowledge, letting you in on the best of the best dealers in Britain!

Twitter- https://twitter.com/#!/NatAntiquesWeek
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NationalAntiquesWeek

Good Luck to all the Fabulous British Competitors in this year’s Britain’s Best Antique Shops Competition!

The Antiques Diva®

P.S.  Special thanks to my Diva Colleague Gail McLeod of Antiques News & Fairs for turning me onto this fabulous competition which is co-coordinating with BBC Home & Antiques!!

Alfie’s Competition

Dear Diva Readers,

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Photos of Alfies Courtesy of The New York Times

Recently our colleagues at England’s best source, Antiques News & Fairs, gave me the inside tip on an upcoming competition to celebrate Alfie’s 35th anniversary being in business.

Send Alfie’s your best, favourite and most exciting photos taken whilst shopping at Alfies! This could be anything from your favourite antique shop in the mall, your most loved purchase, an item you wish for, your favourite antique dealer, or even the maze-like building, the view from the rooftop terrace or the Art Deco architecture!  The winning photo will be announced on Friday July 1st,2011.

What I love about Alfie’s is summed up in the theme song from that old American TV show “Cheers”… remember the theme song? “Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name….”  Alfie’s has that friendly sort of feel, where you’re greeted as if you’re long lost friends.  The vendors who have booths here really take time to talk with you, answering questions, chatting about any number of things from Art Deco lighting to politics in America to where to go for good Indian food in London.  One of my favorite vendors is Tony Durante (with his eponymously named shop) located in both Alfie’s Antiques in London and in my current hometown of Berlin, Germany.

Alfie’s Antique Market
13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT, United Kingdom
020 7723 6066

Find details to enter on Alfie’s Blog!

Have a jolly good day,
The Antiques Diva®

Biggest Architectural Salvage Fair in Britian

Dear Diva Readers,

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Enjoy the excitement of a live, on-site auction from Wellers Auctioneers who will be selling architectural antiques and Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco bathroom suites plus discontinued modern ranges whilst meeting the architectural salvage trade and making new contacts!

Bring a shopping list of items you need for your home – baths, retro kitchens and fittings, vintage finds for your garden – and don’t forget to bring measurements of those hard-to-fit spaces and an open mind for repurposing architectural pieces in new and inspired ways!

While you’re there take time to enjoy Knebworth House itself, an early Victorian gothic fantasy and the seat of Lord and Lady Cobbold whose family have lived there since 1490 shortly after fighting for Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

A sampling of some of the items you will find at the Salvo Fair:

PUBLIC DAYS: Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 June 2011 11am-4pm
To The Trade: Friday 24 June.

Admission £8
Family ticket £28 – Tickets in advance (10% discount)
Tickets from www.knebworthhouse.com

To find out about more great fairs happening in and around England, make sure to visit The Antiques Diva’s top UK resource Antiques News & Fairs

Until next time,
The Antiques Diva®

One Minute Diva: Antiques News & Fairs

Dear Diva Readers,

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Antique News & Fairs.

Happy Reading,

The Antiques Diva®

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