Last Minute Diva – UK Edition: Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair

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Dear Diva Readers,

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>It’s time to go to Bath – but please, darlings, don’t pronounce this town as if it were a hygene term. Try as you might to drawl a proper vowel in the centre of the word to give this world heritage city the proper homage! Oprah voted Bath to be on her top 10 list of must see places in the world”… so what better time to go than during the 21st annual Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair going on March 4, 5 & 6th, 2010. Of course, if this late notice means you can’t make the fair, no worries, for a visit to Bath is good anytime of year – I consider it a staple in my list of Diva-Must Do (and Repeat) Places on Earth!

Here are a few pictures from my most recent visit to Bath!

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The Bath Decorative & Antiques Fair is a premier provincial event and is now in its 21st year! And if the site is any indication, it’s promising to uphold the standard it has become famous for. Once dubbed “a mini Olympia” (after London’s famed Olympia Fine Arts Fair) there will be plenty for both the trade and the collector to feast their eyes upon with painted English and Continental furniture, period and country oak furniture, homely English Staffordshire, decorative accessories, garden items, textiles and much more on display from exhibitors from across the UK. Many of the 45 exhibitor’s only stand at this annual event and so save fresh stock for the occasion. The queue winds around the building and up the steps from early in the morning with a mixture of both local and international trade and private buyers keen to visit a concentrated exhibition of the best in decorative antiques and accessories outside London.

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All told it promises to be an exciting event, retaining its position as a premier Fair in the antiques calendar.

BATH DECORATIVE & ANTIQUES FAIR
The Pavilion
North Parade Road
Bath BA2 4EU
* Planning restrictions in the World Heritage City of Bath prevent road signs, so please follow signs for the Sports Centre

Following you’ll find a sneak peek at some of the inventory on offer!


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Have a Jolly Good Time!

The Antiques Diva™
(seen right dipping my toe in the famed Roman baths)