Elora Vintage & Antique Show
22nd Annual Show
Apr 12 – 13, 2014
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 $7.00, children under 13 free
For 2013 – another superb line up!
These dealers helped make the 2013 show another one of our strongest shows!
Jon Clark, London, Specialist in Pressed Glass: Patterned or pressed glass is one of those collecting categories that never fall out of fashion. The 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.
Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto Specializing in Midcentury Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Midcentury Scandinavian and Canadian jewellery. For this show, Sam is teaming up with Andrew Zegers Design. Andrew specializes in Midcentury Modern furnishings and Midcentury Italian Art Glass.
Peter, Janis and David Bisback, Hensall, ON “We specialize in Canadiana. Offering for sale original finished and as found furniture, folk art, decoys, advertising items and unique smalls.
For Elora this year, we will be bringing an early pine country sideboard, C 1870′s with original ‘mahoganized’ painted surface. We will also be offering a diminutive wooden polychromed carved indian figure (ex-Floyd Gratton Collection)”
Barry Ezrin Antiques, Moffat Barry had to miss last years show for a wedding, but we’re happy to report he’s back this year with his usual wide ranging and eclectic collection, mainly country influenced. He called the other day to tell us about an Ontario folk artist he has very recently encountered. Barry sent along a brief introduction to George Wilson whose work will be shown by Barry this weekend. “George Wilson is a newly discovered talented self-taught artist from south-western Ontario. Painting is his way to brighten up his life and overcome depression. His works have a nostalgic appeal, not wholly different from Maud Lewis, with wonderful colours, strong images, and a sense of delight.”
Atlantis Antiques, Burlington Annegret and Klaus Mette of Atlantis Antiques specialize in providing fine antique and estate Sterling Silver, odd silver plate items, antique and estate jewellery, art glass, clocks, oil and water colour paintings, as well as hard to find and specialty items. For the show, they have added a number of new pieces to their broad selection of jewellery and period decorative and collectible items.
Now & Then Antiques, Fergus Jim and Marg Forbes generally deal in Canadiana furniture, textiles , redware pottery, and folkart. This year they are doing a booth in which Native artifacts dominate.
“At Elora we will be specializing in Native and Inuit art, native carvings and baskets, including Northwest coast, Southwest, and woodlands, with a fairly large selection of Inuit stone carvings.”
Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville 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 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. Passionate about the Business and its offerings. www.tinlineantiques.com or visit my group on Facebook “Canadiana Antiques” For 2013, Adrian adds: “This year will be no different, so expect nothing less but quality at affordable prices! Thank you to those patrons over the years who have supported my passion for the business. Coming with me to Elora will be the biggest American Empire side server anyone has seen in a long time. Bring your stilts! Plus a great array of painted surfaces.”
Valerie and Bill Hammond, Out of the Attic Antiques, Kitchener “We have just returned from a major buying trip and will be bringing some spectacular Vintage Navaho, Zuni and Hopi Sterling silver jewellery, as well as vintage designer pieces from some of the finest jewellery makers of the 1930″s through 60′s. We will also be offering a fabulous selection of Victorian through Art Deco crystal , porcelains, and exquisite quality home decor items.” 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”.
Ed Wiens and Linda Manzl, Precious Antiques and Restorations, Puslinch
Ed and Linda have developed a very popular line of perfectly restored antiques in leather…. chairs, sofas, settees and stools… which reflect an updated style with the use of boldly coloured leather. They will have an excellent selection of these pieces ranging from the 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. Styles include formal Victorian, Arts & Craft, French Provincal and office furniture, fully restored and covered in beautiful leather. Check out their web site at www.preciousantiques.ca for examples of the type of pieces they will be bringing to the Elora show, as well as restoration services they offer.
Harry Makepeace, Brantford ”We specialize in antique metalware
from 16th. through 19th. century, with an emphasis on British pewter, together with complimentary pieces such as 16th. and 17th. C oak panels and 18th. C delftware. This year we will be bringing a number of 17th. C pewter chargers, 17th. C pewter spoons, early brass candlesticks, 18th. C Dutch brass tobacco boxes and a garniture of 18th. C Dutch delft vases, together with many pewter tankards, plates, dishes, including a pewter barber’s bowl, and a complete set of British copper haystack measures.”
Sean George Pressed Glass and Goblets, Arthur – plus other genres of patterned glass. “We will have a superb selection of goblets. We also will feature a unique display of Vintage Manhattan Glass and Jadeite glass. We try to offer glass that is fun to collect, functional for your home or cottage, and great for entertaining.”
Jane and Connie Egan, Goderich - mother and Daughter, 40 years specializing in textiles, Ironstone, transferware, country furniture and silver. “This year, look for a collection of Lake and Ontario Lake Scenery transferware.
Antiquarian Books – Elora this year features three excellent dealers in old and rare books, prints and manuscripts.
Ken Riehl Books, Woodstock, ON – returning in 2013, Ken has been in business since 1966, selling rare and out of print books dating back to the 17th century.
Richard Shuh and Linda Wooley, Alphabet Bookshop, Port Colbourne – longtime respected dealers in antiquarian books, they also come up with exceptional finds in vintage paper.
Marvin Post, Attic Books, 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.
Margaret Black, of Maple Glen Antiques which is located between Fergus and Orangeville, is returning to the Elora Antique Show this year. She has an extensive collection of fine vintage and antique linens from wedding hankies to pillowcases, tablecloths to quilts. She will also be offering vintage hats, gloves, aprons, and sewing accessories. As a long time collector of quality crystal, china, and silver, her inventory of Limoges dinner sets, Nippon china, and Waterford crystal is impressive. Her passion is “all things feminine” as reflected in her collection of compacts, perfume bottles, and dresser sets. This year she will be bringing a sterling and tortoise shell vanity set and a banquet size Madeira tablecloth and napkin set.
Karen Poce, Big Chenille Textiles, Chesley “I deal mainly in Quilts, Bedspreads, Blankets, Bark cloth and Clothing. For this show I have been working on restoring a number of late 1800′s quilts by removing damaged parts and using this material to repair the quilt. This I really enjoy because working on a piece that is over 100 years old transports me to another time and place. These quilts take on a personality and like an “adoption” I try to find or connect the quilt back to a home, where it can rest and ultimately live another 100 years. I also have some beautiful 1940′s dresses that are generous in size and made of that fabulous jersey of the period. It’s fun looking closely at these pieces with other textile enthusiasts, admiring the fine hand sewing, the unusual dress patterns, along with the work of early sewing machines. It all makes for lively conversation. Hope to see you there!
Brenda Rogers, CountryStyle Antiques, Meaford “The dolls are AM, Steiner, Bru, Heubach – Koppelsdorf, Simon & Halbig, Heinrich Handwerk, Reliable.
The bears are Steif and Gund. All prices are below book.”
Several new dealers add a touch of suspense! They include:
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. See details in special section below.
Linda Buckley, Antiques by Linda, Palmerston ‘One thing that might set me apart from others would be the quality and volume of textiles I carry….colourful vintage kitchen linens, decorated sheets and pillow slips, as well as formal Irish Linens. I will, of course, bring my other usual items including some silverplate flatware, gold and sterling jewelry, primitives, women’s accessories, glass and china.”
Ron Bosch, Whats That? Antiques, Brampton Ron buys and sells small things. He has a great eye for primitive and country-style pieces. A good selection of pottery, iron, kitchenware, and so on. A great addition to the show!
Patricia Gostick, Bijoux Vintage Costume Jewellery and Unique Gifts, Toronto, specializes in quality vintage costume jewellery and accessories, as well as interesting art, glass and ceramics. Knowledge, service and fairness are Patricia’s trademarks.
Patricia has selected the following special items for the Elora Spring Antique Show.
• vintage costume jewellery, including a diverse collection of sterling silver
• several paintings, including a small silkscreen by Group of Seven artist, A.J. Casson
• a wrought iron, glass-topped desk/vanity & chair, Canadian, c. 1950
• Canadian & European art pottery
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.”
Judith Mureika and daughter Julia Wright, from Hamilton
They sell an excellent line of vintage fashions. They also like to sell Canadian quilts. Their specialty is sewing collectibles. At Elora this year they will have a Jacquard coverlet ca 1860′s featuring views of the centre block of the Canadian parliament buildings in Ottawa and the West & East blocks.
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.
Kara and Dan Bowles, Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Markdale “We specialize in quilts, pre 1900 Canadian furniture,ironstone, end of day graniteware and unusual primitives.Kara and Dan always have a nice range of pottery – crocks and bowls.
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.
Elke Ramstead, Toronto “I carry a good selection of vintage Georg Jensen jewellery as well as other silver designers such as Danecraft. I also carry a case each of Marcasite, Amber, Coral, Rhinestone (including Sherman) and some Jade, Ivory, and Cameo pieces as well as other designers such as Rafael.
Caroline and Bill Byfield – from Kitchener, have been buying and selling great Waterloo County furniture and decorative accessories for over 20 years. Local dealers, they do a great deal of buying from farms and households in the area, and are experts in collectible Mennonite and Waterloo artifacts. They also have a large selection of linens, quilts, vintage toys, tools, and vintage books.
Manley and Sheppard Tim Manley and Jim Sheppard are well-known in the Toronto area as dealers who sell top quality English, European and Asian antiques. They always have an excellent range of ceramics, sculptures, silver, and occasionally a few wonderful Irish paintings.
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.
Pat and Penny George, Treasure Hut Antiques, Paris “We deal in Art Glass, fine porcelain, quality china,Royal Doulton figurines, estate jewelry and vintage costume jewelry. We will be bring a large Limoges vase hand painted, signed, and dates 1906. Also a Dresden dessert set, dated 1890.”
Shirley and Armand Dequanne, The Treasure Box Antiques, Midland – “We are featuring an early 1900 Swedish painted small buffet & corner cabinet, a tilt-top Quebec pine table, bridge & table lamps, primitives, game board, Canadiana child’s sleigh, snow shoes, china, crystal, quimper, jewellery, vaseline glass, vintage blanket pillows, country store scales – and more….
Christine Wyrozub, Chantal’s Antiques, Whitby will bring several Fine china dinnerware sets: Booth’s real Old Willow; and lovely white Wedgwood set, and Wedgwood vases and trinket boxes & teacups. As well many pieces of carnival glass bowls, some depression glass, various newly acquired Hughe’s cornflower jugs, glasses with gold trim and much more; a blue opalescent Pitcher and glass set; Chalet glass and Cranberry glass. Also various pottery pieces eg.Royal winton, Carlton ware; Poole pottery and will feature a Limoges Tea set from France. Also discontinued Royal Doulton, Coalport and Nao and Lladro figurines. Some Royal Albert teapots; Trillium bone china pieces and many kitchen collectables: Pyrex; Jadite; cobalt blue; blue ships glasses , reamers and vintage Cookie Jars. Vintage jewellery and hats will adorn the booth .Special collection of white English Hobnail and Silver crest glass by Fenton.
- Tom Keeling, Toronto – English/European small decorative and collectible items.
- Sonny Osborne and Judy Gill, Puslinch – decoys, country furniture, refinished large format mirrors, folk, and sporting collectibles
- Bill Pinkney and David Keogh, Hamilton – small furniture, great glass and china
- Bonnie Aspin, Florella’s Antique, Paris – long time dealers in silver, glass, china and decorative arts.
- Gerry Marks, Greenwood – Pollikers, folk art, big pine pieces
- Pat McKaig, Pineridge Country House, Bayfield – country decorating accessories.
- Karen Heaton, Somerville Antiques, Hamilton – vintage clothing, jewellery, womens’ accessories.
Antiques Identification clinic
On throughout both Saturday April 20 and Sunday, April 21.
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 20 and 21.
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.
The beautiful village of Elora
One 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.
Elora accommodation and attractions information is available at the Elora Fergus Travel web site:
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