Elora Vintage & Antique Show


25th Annual Show
Apr 16 – 17, 2016

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

For 2016 – another superb line up!

These dealers helped make the 2015 show another one of our strongest shows!

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, fresh from Samantha and Andrew, 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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Andrew sent word that in addition to his usual selection of great Italian glass and mid-century ceramics, he will be featuring a collection of chrome lighting and accessories (mostly Canadian). **the Marilyn poster is from his collection, and will not be at the show!**
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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. The photos show 3 pieces from PEI and Nova Scotia that Gerry will have at Elora. 1..pair of early lamp figures (lamps are working….Nova Scotia.. 2..Large carved folk art wooden horse from P.E.I.
3..Adirondack style folky pail stand in original paint ,,Nova Scotia.
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Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Kara and Dan Bowles, Markdale, ON
“Here are just a few of the goodies we’ve been stock piling for Elora. We are bringing a bonnet chest and dry sink as well, but they are in the back of the garage and photos are difficult. Also will haves this watercolour by Walter Henry Sweet (1899-1943) a documented artist, which we have just acquired. Many new primitives fresh to the market as well as some great advertising pieces. Really looking forward to the show.”
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Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville Tinline1 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 2015 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’.”
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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. We’ll have a beautiful Old Paris Porcelain hand painted berry bowl and ladle in original presentation box. c 1900, a Matched pair of Bretby Pottery Mantle vases, hand painted c 1920, a Gorgeous hand painted Royal Worcester Table Lamp . c 1930, this Stunning crystal bib necklace, c 1950 .Ann Miller Estate just one of several pieces which belonged to this well known film star and dancer, a gorgeous Chanel Lucite and rhinestone necklace c 1960, and a selection of sterling silver butterflies 1900 – 1960.”

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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Ed Wiens and Linda Manzl, Precious Antiques and Restorations, Freelton
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Quality antiques and antiques in leather, as well as specializing in antique and vintage office furniture

Ed and Linda have developed a very popular line of professionally restored antiques in leather…. chairs, sofas, settees and stools… which reflect an updated style with the use of leather (genuine cowhide, not bonded leather) and fabric. 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 Provincial and office chairs, fully restored and covered in beautiful leather and fabric. They will also have samples of antique and vintage office furniture (barrister bookcase, oak file cabinet). Check out their web site at www.preciousantiques.ca for examples of the wide variety of quality antiques available in their inventory.
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Harry Makepeace, Brantford  ”We specialize in antique metalware from 16th through 19th century, with an emphasis on British pewter.Image 39

This is just a small sample of the rare pewter and metalware we will be bringing to the Elora Show. The picture shows three 17th. century English signed triple reed pewter chargers, three rare Irish plates by Charles Clark of Waterford, a number of English, French and German flagons, an 18th. century English “Bud” baluster and a rare half gallon Irish copper haystack signed John Perry and Sons Cork, plus many measures, candlesticks, snuff boxes, trivets, plates and chargers etc. etc.


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.).

Signed Waterford Crystal “ Seahorse” Candlesticks
Cape Cod Vintage Glass Decanters in locking caddy.
Rare German Ale goblet in the “ Princess” pattern, 1850 – 1860
Rare German Ale pitcher in the “Princess” pattern, 1850 – 1860
Rare Coloured Canadian Maple – Leaf Pressed Glass, Dominion Glass Co. Montreal, 1890-1900
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Jane and Connie Egan, Goderich -Image 32 Mother and daughter, 40 years specializing in textiles, Ironstone, transferware, country furniture and silver. “This year we’ll have a collection of transferware which came from a prominent collector whose focus was unusual colours and bi-colours and patterns.”

Antiquarian Books – Elora this year features excellent dealers in old and rare books, prints and manuscripts. 

Paper 2Ken Riehl Books, Woodstock, ON – returning in 2015, Ken has been in business since 1966, rare and out of print books dating back to the 17th century.
Duncan McLaren, Lord Durham Rare Books, St. Catharines – respected dealer in antiquarian books, Duncan 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.

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!

Treasure Hut Antiques, Pat and Penny George, Paris, ONImage 13
“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.

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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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.”
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.


Several new dealers include: 

Terence Durrant, Jimson’s Antiques, Toronto.
New to Elora this 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. Irish silver asparagus serving tongs. Dublin 1826
English silver fish server. London 1816
English silver anointing spoon. London 1836
English silver meat skewer. London 1808

2. English silver basket. London 1833

3. English silver tea caddy. London 1889
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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.

“Not only will we be bringing lamps, large and small – from the kerosene era 1870-1900, we’ll also have early American and Canadian pressed glass – 1850-1900, including opalescent glass, hopefully some lanterns (big auction sale in April), but we have also done a little branching out into the art glass area – Robert Held (Canadian), Murano, etc. Something a little bit different!”
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Judy and John Iversen, From Granny’s Cupboards, Moonstone ON. “We have been collecting antiques for over 40 years and selling for the past 10 years in Moonstone and Orillia Ontario. We are looking forward to participating in this year’s show. We will be bringing a fabulous mid-1800′s cruet set, an early Sevres compote, an 1880′s walnut sewing table, pink W.J. Hughes cornflower pieces, including wine goblets, sherbets and a centre handled sandwich tray. As we are ”new kids on the block”, stop by and check out our interesting and varied treasures.”
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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. Image 35Image 34Image 37
At Elora this year they will a very nice buttocks basket & a split wood basket covered with fabric and crochet work; a scottish paisley shawl. 11 feet long. ca 1850′s; a hand embroidered ca 1920′s Canton silk shawl; a Meissen cup and saucer. Marcolini period ca 1800. Hand painted; ca 1920′s Dressel & Kister 1/2 doll shell lamp. 

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.

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.

Root Cellar Antiques, Jerry and Leona Milne, Port Dover Milne1 “This photo is of a nice little piece we will be bringing to Elora. This is a cherry server, in its original stain which originated in Haldimand County. We think it’s about 1860. Just a sweet, good size piece which would fit into any décor.”

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. 


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
“ Home Again “
Friends looking for inexpensive cottage furniture asked me to randomly source out a couple of bedroom dressers for their newly acquired waterfront getaway. Of course anything to help out!

While in attendance at a country estate auction, an early 1950’s style 4 pc. bedroom suite was up for bids “perfect cottage ware”… so I thought. In the meantime, our friends found and purchased the dressers on their own – OK.Image 24
Let me regress in time… as a wee child, my entrepreneurial father owned and operated a furniture store aptly named after their only child “yours truly”. 2 years later, the business was no more, “bankruptcy”, I believe as the story goes.

Life went on – and in 2003 goods from our 1st antique store were also going to auction. While moving the forgotten dressers, I opened up a drawer and to my awestruck surprise, there, a ½ century later, in the corner was a stamped label from my father’s store “Shirley’s Home Furnishers”.

The night table in the photo, you understand, is not for sale!!!

Shirley Dequanne
Treasure Box Antiques

Christine Wyrozub, Chantal’s Antiques, Whitby “We’re returning Chantal1to Elora with many newly acquired items. Chantal’s Antiques will be highlighting the booth with four large Blue Willow Platters, Heritage white with platinum Royal Doulton 12 place setting dinner China Set, Evesham oval covered casseroles, along with unique serving pieces of Cornflower Glass. We will also have AJKA Crystal cased coloured Wine Glass Goblets. In addition we will also bring Wedgwood, Royal Winton, and Carlton Ware Vases and Pottery pieces. As in the past we will also bring an assortment of: animal pottery, Pottery Jugs, and English Pottery pieces, along with a variety of electric and oil Lamps. You will also discover a large assortment of Vintage Jewellery.

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!

Some great rarely seen nomadic rugs will also be at the show this year.
Pictured are:
1. Rare wool and silk Mouri rug appox 4ft by 6ft.Signed.
2.Uzbek wool carpet approx 10ft by 13ft in dark rusty red field.
3 Baluch nomadic rug showing the “Tree Of Life”design.
4 Unusual pictorial Baluch nomadic rug
5 Traditional classic Persian Kashan carpet approx 10ft by 13ft

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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.

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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