Elora Vintage & Antique Show

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26th Annual Show
Apr 22 – 23, 2017

Elora Community Centre
29 David Street W.

Elora, Ontario, N0B 1S0

The April vintage and antique show and sale at Elora is an annual highlight for collectors from Toronto to Windsor and all points in between.  With top dealers selling in-demand specialties, Elora is the premier vintage/antique event in Western Ontario.

Well worth the drive!  See a great vintage/antique show, visit local antique malls within 20 minutes of the show, enjoy excellent cafes around the corner, all this located in some of Ontario’s most scenic landscape.  Mark your calendar for a special Spring weekend in Elora.

Hours:  Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm / Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

Admission: adults $8.00, children under 13 free
 


 

Click the button for a video from the 2015 show

 
 

For 2017 – another superb line up!

Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Kara and Dan Bowles, Markdale, ON
“We are very excited to be participatingIMG_1856in the upcoming Elora Antique and Vintage show. Here are just a few of the items we have been keeping for the show: an Art Wageman painted cigar sign, a collection of beaver top hats in early cases, a mid 1800′s chest of drawers with French flared foot and just to keep things interesting, a 1956 Gottlieb Rainbow fully operational 5 cent pinball machine. Lots of fresh new merchandise!”
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Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville Kingston 1
One of the younger dealers in the community, Adrian has a genuine passion for and commitment to antiques collecting. He sells mainly Canadian country furniture, usually as found and sometimes in original finish. In his booth, visitors can find early arm chairs, tables, chests of drawers, armoires and big cupboards. He also sells a range of country accessories. Now, hear it from Adrian: “I specialize in Country Canadiana furniture, painted and refinished, folk art, whimsical and unusual items, industrial and anything that really can catch your eye or add a statement to a room! Second generation Antiquer with a life time of antiquing experience and actively for 20 years. I am passionate about the Business and its offerings.” He adds: “For 2016 I plan to strive for the best I can find through out my travels in Ontario. It’s been a busy start to the year so far finding great items to offer to the public and specialized collectors, I can promise I will always keep it interesting and exciting! Hope to see a lot of my repeat customers again this year at Elora. I am always grateful for their patronage. In the meantime if you’re craving some Canadiana and a member of Facebook, please feel free to get in on some discussion, post pictures of what you enjoy, share your thoughts on the industry with my group’Canadiana Antiques’, Or follow me on Facebook and Instagram @ Adrian Tinline Antiques.”
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Ed Haldorsen Antiques, Ottawa
Returning to Elora, Ed like modern design. With his great eye and knowledge he turns up excellent and eclectic furniture and decorative arts on a regular basis.


 
Valerie and Bill Hammond, Out of the Attic Antiques, Kitchener
“We have just returned from our annual winter buying trip and will be bringing a number of finds from that trip. The pictures below are some of what we are bringing: Navaho Sterling silver, vintage Dior, mink dressed porcelain brooch, Kenneth J.Lane Maharani bib necklace. And a sterling silver Mother of pearl Cameo with semi precious stones. We also purchased. Tiffany Glass, early 19th c Majolica, and a treasure trove of wonderful antique and vintage pieces.”

Valerie Hammond is the author of “All That Glitters”, the only reference and values guide in print dealing with Sherman jewellery. You can see her on Rogers Daytime with her show “All about Antiques”.
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Holly and Ken Newlands, A Tick in Tyme, Bloomfield
“Here are a few pics of some of the items we are hoping to bring to the show. Left to right Addison bakelite radio, Baseball player lamp, Quebec folk art horse, 2 pics of an early quebec cabin maple sugar hold.”
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Harry Makepeace, Brantford
“We specialize in antique metalware from 16th through 19th century, with an emphasis on British pewter.MN1366-5

Hi Wendy and Jeff,
We have a wonderful find to talk about and to bring to the Elora Show. We often find pewter engraved with a coat of arms but very rarely are we able to determine who the original owner was.

We were very fortunate to find a set of plates with immaculate provenance and a great story with it. See attached pictures of the plates. A brief history of these plates: This set of 6 pewter deep plates were made by John Brown, pewterer, who worked in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh from 1761 until 1777, and bear his hall marks on the rear.

They were made for Sir Archibald Edmonstone whose family seat is Duntreath Castle, Blanefield, in the County of Stirling, on the occasion of his being confirmed a Baron on the 20th. of May 1774. He had the family motto VIRTUS AUGET HONOREM ( Virtue Increases Honor) engraved on the front rims, as well as a capital B, commemorating his Baronetcy. The Edmonstones are an old and important Scottish family, mentioned as far back as 1066, and the line continues today with the 7th Baron, Sir Archibald Bruce Charles Edmonstone, born 1934.”

Another important and very unusual find – We know of thousands of British pewterers and the city in which they worked but we only have one picture of the actual shop they worked in and it is shown in a painting of the Bristol quay,(c) Bristol Museum and Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation the original of which is in the Bristol museum. We will be bringing a pair of pewter chargers that were made in that shop. The pewterer was Richard Going II who worked from 1715 to1764. His shop is shown in the bottom right hand corner of the painting and pewter items can be seen in the shop window. I include a picture of one of the pair which is a single reed charger of 16 1/2″ in diameter.”
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Sean George Pressed Glass and Goblets, Arthur
Sean George Pressed Glass and Goblets will offer a full display of Early Canadian and American Pressed Glass, but also will offer Depression Glass in clear and coloured and Vintage Glass ( Jadeite, Milk Glass, Fenton, Manhattan etc.).

Elora Show features include:
- A nice grouping of Victorian and Vintage Glass Perfume/ Cologne bottles.
- Rare Pressed Glass water pitchers including Bicycle Girl, Aquarium, Swan, Bird and Strawberry, Valentine etc.
- Vintage Fenton Glass, Jadeite, Pyrex and kitchenware.

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Jane and Connie Egan, Goderich
Mother and daughter, 40 years specializing in textiles, Ironstone, transferware, country furniture and silver.

This year we’ll have a selection of unusual early Transferware, collection of Victorian quilts, Military photos and Trophies as well as our usual great finds.”
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Gwen and Michael Chvalevich, Shadyside Investments, Newmarket Image 21
Long time collectors/dealers who have a special interest in oil lamps. They bring an excellent variety of lamps, clear, coloured, composite and more.

“Coming to the show, an interesting hooked rug, which reminded us of you!

Also, an interesting selection of Victorian kerosene lamps, including miniatures, and some fairy lamps as well as some lanterns.

As well, we will be displaying a large selection of Victorian coloured glass – sugar shakers, cruets, pitchers, tumblers and syrup jugs, along with a large selection of early Canadian and American pressed glass.”
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Attic Books, Marvin Post, London, ON –Marvin is among the leading Canadian dealers in antiquarian books.  He has an enormous inventory of books, manuscripts and ephemera.  As well, he often turns up antiques of an eclectic turn.

Look for a wide range of decorative ephemera, specializing in postcards, autographs, maps and prints, photographs. Some of the interesting and fabulous things Attic Books is bringing to Elora:

One features various cooking or food related ephemera. Treasured Recipes, a community cookbook put together by the General Hospital of Port Arthur in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Edna Eby Heller’s Dutch Cookbook, it is the third printing of the revised edition from September 1962. It has a wonderful bright & graphic cover art and features Pennsylvania Dutch cooking such as Hog Maw, Shoo-Fly Pie and Laplanders. Bag for Wilson’s Quick Cooking Roasted Oats which was produced by James Wilson and Sons in Fergus Ontario.

Front of the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show 1897 tour poster which was printed in Ottawa and is a two sided paper poster.

Lastly is the special edition of The Standard, the Tercentenary (300th) Souvenir Edition from July 25th, 1908. It is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec with emphasis on both French and British Heritage. Includes Jacques Cartier’s discovery of Canada, Champlain’s activities, photos of Governors-General, historic views of old Quebec, memories of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, scenes from General Wolfe’s and General Montcalm’s boyhoods, etc. Official programme of commemorative events at rear includes a visit from the Prince of Wales (future George V).

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Linda Buckley, Antiques by Linda, Cambridge IMG_0371
Recently relocated from Palmerston to Cambridge, veteran dealer Linda Buckley has a great eye for vintage and retro in both women’s accessories and home decor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Margaret Black of Maple Glen Antiques will be exhibiting at the Elora Antique Show for the fourth time this year. Fine vintage and antique linens are her speciality from banquet tablecloths to pillowcases, show towels to wedding hankies.

She will be displaying her collection of over fifty vintage and hand blown perfume bottles and thirty charming vintage compacts. She will also bring a large selection of Limoges china, Waterford stemware, Webb Corbett crystal, and sterling accessories. Of special interest this year is a sterling and tortoise shell vanity set and a gorgeous inlaid games table.
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Karen Poce, Big Chenille Textiles, ChesleyBigC “As the name Big Chenille suggests, I have searched, collected and cleaned up a lot of chenille over the years. But that’s not where my passion ends because I have a soft chenille spot for all vintage textiles including Barkcloth, Quilts, Linens and Clothing. There is nothing like the big unknown when I start picking, you really don’t know what shape the textile is in until you are standing there holding it in your hands. The texture, colour, weight and age, all contribute important clues and weave together the story of the object. I have assembled a collection of textiles for the
Elora 2015 Vintage and Antique Show that I believe will be visually entertaining and will inspire fresh ideas to give these objects a renewed life and purpose for your family and home.
Hope to chat more at my booth in the cafe area!
 
 
 
 


 
Root Cellar Antiques, Jerry and Leona Milne, Port Dover
Leona and Jerry, veterans on the Canadian antiques scene have an eye for great design, often coming across unusual, even unique decorative material. Example: “Two photos attached are 4 very old chairs we are bringing to Elora. They are 19th Century – Austrian. Mfg. by Jacob Josef Kuhn, Wein, Vienna, Austria. One of the photos shows the LABELS glued to the bottom of three of the chairs, indicating the maker AND addresses of the Canadian and U.S.A. distributors. Great patina and styling!!”
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Jon Clark, London, Specialist in Pressed Glass:   
Patterned or pressed glass is one of those collecting categories that never fall out of fashion.Bull's Eye Fine Detail IMG_9872The product is accessible, affordable and can be used at home every day.  Because it was inexpensive, quite durable, and looked good on a table, pressed glass became very popular across the USA and Canada during the period 1850 to about 1910.  More than 3000 patterns have been identified. 

Pick a focus:  Nova Scotia goblets, animal or bird decoration, every piece ever made in a specific pattern, a complete table setting for a holiday dinner – the possibilities are almost without limit.  And that is why so many people become obsessed.

Jon has one of the best inventories of Canadian pressed glass in the country.  Everything is well-researched and in mint condition.  And everything he sells is backed by his expert knowledge.
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Photo detail: Graduated set of three Bull’s Eye Fine Detail lamps in Emerald Green. / Nova Scotia Goblet collection – Buttons and Bows to Trenton Block. Over 60 goblets with examples of each of 16 patterns/
Rubina pitcher and salts. Cranberry sweetmeats, Mt. Washington S&P, Challinor, Taylor #18 S&P, all in original holders / Selection of Toy Candy Containers – most from the 1940s / Beaver Band, Swimming Swan, and an assortment of other fine goblets from the 1870s and 1880s..
 


 Mary Anne Denison, Mrs. Denison’s Antiques and Vintage, Toronto
“I’m interested in anything that goes on the table and fine dining. Be it antique or vintage dishes, flatware, serving items, linens, centerpieces, candleholders, etc. Having said that I also love to sell lamps, good quality bed linens and anything else I find that I think is beautiful and fits in with my ‘look’. My attitude is ‘Beautiful and Affordable’ and ‘know what it’s for, use if for what you like’ stressing the reuse of some of these gorgeous items from years past.”
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Jane McAndrew Antiques and Vintage, Cambridge
“I am a second generation antique dealer with a focus on quality. My eclectic offerings include small furniture ranging from the 19th Century to Mid-Century Modern; quality tools from 18th Century to the 1950’s; Canadian Pottery; interesting art and folk pieces; and both antique and vintage collectibles.

This 1950′s Horse Cart/Sulky Pedal Car, which is just over 5 feet, is in original vintage condition. A great find for anyone interested in old toys, horse collectibles, or unusual pedal cars! Also, a nice decor piece, a Louden Machinery Company Pulley from Guelph Ontario.”
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Judy and John Iversen, From Granny’s Cupboards, Moonstone ON. “We are excited to participate in the Elora Show again this year and will be bringing this fabulous large majolica ”Griffin” jardiniere, C.1900; a nice size walnut 3-drawer marble top server. The necklace was made by Canadian jewellery maker D.Orlan in the 60’s and was part of the Egyptian Revival collection. The Sevres porcelain and ormolu mounts is hand-painted and would be a great addition to any collection. In addition, we will have a unique selection of sterling including Jensen and Cohr of Denmark and a pair of William Ker Reid C.1850 footed trays.”
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Rod and Bea Slack, Dovetails and Square Nails, Prescott “Attached are photos of items that we will be bring to the Elora Antique Show.  They give a good indication of the type of antiques that we like to sell. The ironstone bowl and pitcher is a “Meakin Ironstone” set from England. The coal oil lamps are American and circa 1900 – 1920 period. The nesting tables walnut and are also American circa 1930′s The quilt is a hand work 1920 -1930 butterfly quilt purchased in Kingston. There will also be wicker and linens.”
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Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto Specializing in Midcentury Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Midcentury Scandinavian and Canadian jewellery. Sam teams up at Elora with Andrew Zegers Design. Andrew specializes in Midcentury Modern furnishings and Midcentury Italian Art Glass.

The photos below are all mid-century: Whitefriars bark vases by Geoffrey Baxter, German op art porcelain vase, aarikka Finland large rooster, Scandinavian blown glass bottle at Samantha Howard Vintage / German modernist porcelain relief vases and a Spin vase by Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden in the difficult-to-find large size at Samantha Howard Vintage / Midcentury Scandinavian glass at Samantha Howard Vintage / mid century Italian glass from Murano, designed by Ermanno Toso at Zegers Design / Mdina glass Malta, founded in 1968, by Michael Harris./ Photo grid SHV jewellery.

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photo last week: ‘Norman Bel Geddes metal bar cart c.1930′s; wrought iron fixture c.1940′s; 6 signed MVM Cappelin Murano glasses c.1920; Rindskopf Austria Art Nouveau vase c.1900;
Kralik Art Nouveau Vase c.1910; wrought iron hall table & chair c.1940.’
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New posting April 10 by Andrew:
1/ Copper plated Art Deco slip shade ceiling light (dated 1934) American.

2/ A pair of Art Deco slip shade ceiling lights (5 light & 3 light) cast iron fixtures are Canadian.

All shades are Consolidated Phoenix Glass Co.
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Several new dealers include: 

 
Stephen McCanse and Hugh Little
Whitehall’s Gallery, Hamilton
An extensive selection of fine art by Whitehall’s Gallery is a new and important feature of this year’s Elora show. Canadian art is a specialty at Whitehall’s. They will have an excellent selection of paintings, lithographs and other art forms at Elora.

“At Whitehalls we aim to present a wide ranging selection of historical Canadian and European Fine and Decorative Art. The Whitehalls Gallery space will also be utilized for previews of selected items from upcoming auctions and for the display and sale of special collections.”
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1. Thomas Bartholomew Bailey Griffin (American 1858-1918)
“River Through the Valley”, Oil on canvas, 12” x 10”
Signed lower left, Circa 1890

2. Edwy Francis Cooke (Canadian, 1926-2000)
Untitled abstract, Oil on board, 18 ½” x 24”
Exhibited at Canadian Group of Painters labels verso

3. Lazslo Mednyansky (Hungarian, 1852-1919)
Forest Landscape, Oil wash on wood 11.75” x 7.25”, Signed lower right

4. Marcellin Auzolle (French 1862-1942) De Francaise Verft Alle Stoffen, Lithograph Circa 1920, 16 x 12 inches
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Helen Langen, Cubbyhole Antiques, Caledon East
“Since Winnie and myself come from Dutch background we will be taking a few things pertaining to our heritage.
We have 2 Oorijzers for ale. They are circa 1850 and came from Groningen which is a province in the north part of the Netherlands. Made of brass, they were worn on the heads of the Dutch people.
Also we will be bringing paisley shawls also from the Netherlands. People wore these as well as using them for wall decorations and piano scarfs.
We also have an original box containing glass negatives. They are of period furniture.
Lastly I am including a 1900’s circa gentleman’s English travel/toiletry/case containing silver topped bottles, mirror, brushes, comb and scissors.
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Kevin and Linda Smith, Okey Dokey Collectibles, Woodstock
A great addition to the show, Kevin and Linda are veteran dealers with a knack for coming up with unusual and eclectic finds.

“Linda and I went out shopping today and found some new items for Elora. I’ve attached some pics of today’s finds and some other items from the cache.”

List regarding pics:
Painted plant stand, Early framed silk embroidered flower vase and flowers, Glass whimsey cane, Three bowls, S. McMurray carving of a grouse, beautifully painted, Carved cup with beaver handle, 1906 beaded bird pin cushion, Several sugar molds and a shoe sizer, Several crocks, Huron County game board, Brantford pottery bud vase, Funky berry basket, Early work table, Sewing/spool holder, Marquetry games board, pottery sprig molds, Variety of tins, Hand carved handled sieve, Massey Harris signage from a pulper and slicer
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Jon Connolly, Connolly CLASSICS, Waterloo
“Connolly Classics specializes in hard to find antiques. At Elora, we will be displaying a large collection of World War 2 posters, tin and steel pressed toys, plus character-driven toys – examples – James Bond and Man from Uncle. We’ll have an extensive collection of Beatles artifacts, memorabilia and autographs. 1940’s pinups and calendars large and small. Political memorabilia and autographs. Antique bronze, brass and iron. A good collection of Catlin Indian prints as well as Edwardian, Victorian and early 20th century posters and prints; tin plate photos covering a wide range; movie posters and lobby cards from the silent era to the 1960’s.”


 
Jeff Reid, SPLURGE Antiques, Etobicoke Jeff knows decorative arts. He will show up with great art, a few pieces of formal furniture and superb decor.

 

Elora regulars:

Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, from Hamilton

They sell an excellent line of vintage fashions. Their specialty is sewing collectibles. They also like to sell Canadian quilts and the odd piece of small furniture.
At Elora this year they will have a German smoker’s cabinet perfect size for storing CD’s!, a sculpture German shepherd on marble base, and 2 large Baxter prints, mid 1800’s.
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David Stewart, The Brooklin Antiquarian.

David returns this year with another great selection of refinished Canadiana furnishings.  He likes big harvest tables, flat to the wall cupboards, sets of chairs, chests of drawers and accessories.

“Hi Wendy and Jeff….. got a lot of really good new inventory…pictured is a very large (over 20 in in diameter) butter bowl, an outstanding dolls 4 poster bed, a tilt top table with a 40 in diameter, a good pine kneehole desk, pair of folkart bookends and a Bennington colander pie plate…(Not enough room to show all – JG)
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I just got 20160312_123715_resized_1the two brass nautical onion lamps….they are both complete and in mint condition. Onion lamps began life in the early 1800s as work lights on fishing vessels. They are named for their bulbous, onion-shaped globes, which shielded a whale-oil flame from wind, rain, and sea spray. Fitted with a loop handle on top, onion lanterns were a portable light source that could be hung on the wall with a wood peg or a metal bracket.”
Pollikers, Gerry Marks, Greenwood, ON Gerry, aka Swampman, has been in antiques since the early 1970′s. He loves Canadiana pine, as found and refinished. An artist at heart, he has a difficult time turning down a good piece of folk art and has handled a large number of major pieces over the years. Gerry has a place in PEI and often brings back unusual bits of furniture and art from the island.Jeff Fader, Faederhouse, Sarnia Jeff carries on the fine traditions establilshed by his father Charlie, who was always most discerning in his buying and the result is that he always has good quality, fresh stock.  He likes to buy and sell good children’s toys, dolls, stuffed animals and oddities.  He also likes holiday-related collectibles, art and small furniture.

Atlantis Antiques, Burlington  Annegret and Klaus Mette of Atlantis Antiques will be back at the show this year. Annegret specializes in silver and jewellery. Annegret plans to bring a wide range of decorative items, including a rare Art Nouveau Pewter “Penguin” Decanter designed by Hugo Leven for Kayserzinn in 1901, a beautiful 19thC French Champleve Enamelled/Onyx Bronze Desk Set, a rare matching Georg Jenson Salter Set for 12 with spoons, a variety of Sterling objects and flatware sets, glass, as well as high quality estate jewellery, including jewellery designed by Theodor Fahrner, Pforzheim, Germany, and a variety of great smalls.

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“This will be our 39th year in the antique business, full time, and also our 24th year doing shows only. We have done the Elora show since it’s inception (24 years this year). Treasure Hut is a partnership between my wife and myself. This means we spend 24-7 together, which in itself is an accomplishment. We deal in Art Glass, fine porcelain, quality china,Royal Doulton figurines, estate jewelry and vintage costume jewelry.

We look forward to seeing both old customers and new customers at Elora.
We endeavour to buy good quality antiques as well as interesting items for your viewing. We will be bringing fresh merchandise to the show, which has been bought privately.
Drop by and say hello.”
Pat & Penny, Treasure Hut Antiques, Rare Beswick Pheasants. Date 1966-1975. Priced at $650.

Terence Durrant, Jimson’s Antiques, Toronto.
New to Elora last year, he has over 20 years experience as a dealer of antiques, curiosities and decorative art.
Terence sent in 3 photos which clearly indicate the quality of his wares.
1. Bronze elephants by Terry Owen mathews.
2. Boxed pair of 12″ english silver stuffing spoons by Mary Chawner. London, 1836.
3. English silver chatelaine. Birmingham 1902
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Caroline Byfield – from Kitchener,  has been buying and selling great Waterloo County furniture and decorative accessories for over 20 years. Local dealer, she do a great deal of buying from farms and households in the area, and is an expert in collectible Mennonite and Waterloo artifacts.  She also hse a large selection of linens, quilts, vintage toys, tools, and vintage books. 

 

55 dealer experts in all, including:

Audette Antiques, Orono, ON – Eddy and Lorna Audette sell refinished pine furnishings – from small lamp tables up to large flat wall cupboards and armoires. They also have a large selection of excellent ‘smalls’, accessories and decor items.

Shirley and Armand Dequanne, The Treasure Box Antiques, Midland
Among the new stock we have saved for Elora, we will have:
- an incredible 19th century 4 panel Asian Coromandel screen for those of discerning taste, an exquisite early 1890′s Weller Pottery jardiniere, 2 early McCoy vases, a signed Art Nouveau “Teplitz” crown oakware basket.

-For collectors of Naval memorabilia, a sterling silver & enamel hallmarked compact from the “T.S.S. Ulysses 1913.

- A 1900 chromolithograph of “Madonna & Child” by the Campbell, Metzger & Jacobson Co. of New York City – in it’s hey day – a rare find!

Our booth will also includes a number of “Shabby Chic” pieces & collectibles top perk up your spring decor.

Armand and I are looking forward to seeing everyone at Elora.
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Christine Wyrozub, Chantal’s Antiques, Whitby
“We’re returning 20160309_024534to Elora with a number pieces of Hughes Corn Flower coloured glass along with interesting crystal pieces. Also have Victorian sets of Lustres and old Victorian Crystal lamps to be highlighted with an 8 place setting of pink Bridal Rose Limoges antique dishes with great completer pieces. A new variety of discontinued character Royal Doulton figurines, Carnival glass and older Fenton Glass items. Also vintage jewellery and many more antique and collectable items. June brides expect some cake Platters, crystal Ajka glasses and vases teacups and a huge collection of Teapots.”
 
 
 
 


 
Robert and Sandra Fedosenko, Victoria St. Antiques, London, ON – decorative arts are their specialty. Wide selection and solid quality. Specializing in high-end glass, china, art glass, art pottery, collectables. They sent photos of a Precolumbian Jug; Scarce Carltonware bowl on pedestal & Coalport Houses Pastille Burners; Rare Nippon Dragonfly Bowl in Coralene.
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Fred Bradshaw, Frederick’s Persian Rugs, Owen Sound – specializes in genuine handmade Persian carpets and rugs in a range of sizes from very small rugs through to room size carpets. Fred specializes in sourcing one of a kind tribal pieces which he admits are his real Passion!

“We will be bringing a fresh selection of rugs,runners and roomsize pieces in traditional and geometric styles from deepest reds through to rich earth tones. All in excellent ready to use condition!

I sourced the rugs shown below from a Morrocan rug dealer,travelling through Spain.

These authentic tribal rugs are handwoven by women of the Beni Ourain which is a confederation of 17 Berber tribes in the Atlas mountains.
These rugs are woven with the best organic wool which is produced from an ancient race of of Berber sheep called Marmoucha .
Traditionally used for bedding and blankets to keep warm with the thick pile,they are now highly sought after for their decorative qualities .

We will also be bringing along to the show recently sourced Persian and Turkish rugs along with some Kashmiri silk pieces.

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Antiques Identification clinic

Janet Carlile at work

Janet Carlile at work

Very Popular feature: Antiques ID clinic with Janet Carlile, Ottawa based Antiques Appraiser

Treasure or trash? Bring your treasures and heirlooms – Janet, guest appraiser on CBC Antiques Roadshow, will examine them and tell you the true story on what you have.

On throughout both Saturday April 16 and Sunday, April 17.

A fascinating aspect of keeping family heirlooms is the fact that they may have monetary value far beyond what their owners can imagine. Find out more about your own heirlooms at the Elora Spring show, April 16 and 17.

The Identification clinic will feature Janet Carlile, CPA, an independent and accredited antiques valuer and appraiser with 30 years International experience gained with major auction houses both in Europe and North America. In addition to her appraisal work Janet also writes and lectures. She wrote a popular syndicated Antiques column for the Southam Newspaper Group for over 4 years and has contributed to magazines including the Canadian Society of Decorative Arts journal The Bulletin. She has appeared as an expert appraiser on the CBC’ s Canadian Antiques Roadshow. Janet has also been a guest on the lunchtime CBC program Ontario Today to answer listeners’ questions about antiques during a phone in.

How it works:

    • Bring your items for appraisal. You may bring as many items as you wish.
    • When you arrive, go directly to the appraisal tables and get yourself a number. From this number you will be able to approximate your appointment time, then go and have fun searching the rest of the show and enjoy the many wonderful things on offer. If you miss your turn you will be inserted and accommodated at the next number in line. The Clinic operates Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday from 11am until 5pm.
    • At your appointed time, meet with the expert and show her your treasures.
    • Fees: $12 per item.

Superb on site cafe by Grand River Caterers, Elora

A professional event caterer with a gilt-edged reputation for quality, Grand River provides top shelf menu, quality and service so that show visitors can enjoy a full lunch, a mid afternoon snack or relax with a cup of tea or coffee while attending the antique show.

“With our experience, dedication and attention to detail, we take care of everything leaving you free to relax and enjoy time at the show. We look forward to serving you!”
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The beautiful village of Elora

dishesOne of the pleasures of a visit to the Elora show is the opportunity to explore the antique and retail shops on Mill Street, and to enjoy the superb natural scenery. Mark your calendar for a special Spring weekend in Elora.

Getting to Elora: The town is about 15 minutes north of Guelph, off Highway 6. There are several ways to approach Elora, depending on where you are coming from.

Assuming you are on Highway 401, take 401 to Guelph exit 299 (Guelph and Aberfoyle). Proceed north through Guelph until you reach the north edge of the city. Continue north on Highway 6 about 3 km to the Elora Road (County Road 7) which is well marked by signs. Turn left onto the Elora Road and proceed straight ahead for 10 minutes to Elora. Follow road signs to the Elora Community Centre and the antique show. For reference purposes, Elora is about 90 minutes from downtown Toronto or London.

Tourism Information

Elora accommodation and attractions information is available at the Elora Fergus Travel web site:

www.elorafergus.travel, or toll free at 1-877-242-6353

Click here to to receive a $1 off admission coupon. 

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