ELORA ANTIQUE and VINTAGE SHOW

April 12 – 13, 2025

Canadiana pine
Decorative arts

A SURE SIGN OF SPRING! The April antique and vintage 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.

TOP DEALERS set up in the Jefferson Elora Community Centre.  Meet experts in Fine Art, art glass, Painted and country furniture, Advertising and nostalgia, Vintage fashion, Vintage lighting, Formal furniture, Kitchen collectibles, Costume jewellery, folk art, Canadian pressed glass, quilts, rugs and more.

WELL WORTH THE DRIVE! See a great vintage and 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.

April, 12 – 13, 2025
Jefferson Elora Community Centre,
29 David St. W.

Hours:
Saturday 10am – 5pm,
Sunday 11am-4pm

Admission:
Adults $10
Children 13 and under no charge

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SUPERB ON SITE CAFE – FRaBERT’S FRESH FOOD, Fergus

CHEF DEREK ROBERTS

Chef Derek is passionate about creating “comfort food” – meals that families can enjoy any time – using local, fresh, quality ingredients. He is especially proud of his made-from-scratch soups. Derek loves interacting with you – our valuable customers – to help you provide delicious, wholesome meals for your family. He also loves to help with special occasions – either by catering, or helping you source the perfect ingredients.


THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE of ELORA

One of the excellent perks of a visit to the Elora show is the opportunity to explore the cafes, restaurants 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, west of Fergus, off Highway 6. There are several ways to approach Elora, depending on where you are coming from.

A random selection from various dealers

Shadyside Investments, Newmarket, AKA Michael and Gwen Chvalevich. Mike and Gwen are experts in Canadian pressed glass. As members of the Historical Lighting Society of Canada, they also have a passion for early lighting.

Jane Egan, Galt House Antiques, Goderich
Jane and her mom, Connie, have been in this business for a long time. Connie’s no longer active, but Jane carries on with an excellent line of mostly 19th C decorative arts. The photo below gives an idea of what she likes to sell.

Ann and Brian Fairbrass, Begin Again Antiques and Vintage, Hastings
“We’ve reserved a few items to premiere at Elora. Here are pictures of three. The countdown is on and we are excited!”

Aaron Everingham, A & M Antiques and Collectibles, Port Rowan
Homer Watson ca. 1923. Oil on board. Original frame. Image size 10”x14”
Vintage neon sign. Red neon tubes behind the red letters. 7’ long.

Saving it and the Homer Watson for Elora. Will be the first show for both pieces.
Aaron


Olga Domjan, Elora, ON
Olga, a long-time dealer and collector, has a strong interest in Inuit arts and fine art in general. She has owned a great shop in Elora, now closed, and does a few of the better shows. Shown: Bobby Turkirk, Bear with Seal, Sugluk, 1981. On sealskin; an Inuit print by Helen Kalvak, “Owls Stalking Weasels”, stonecut, 23/50, Holman, 1972; a cast iron garden gnome, 1st Q, 20th C; Tom Martindale, Resting Black Duck. Signed, and inscribed TM

Patrick Kitchener, Kitchener Kollectibles, Hamilton

“It’s been a good winter, not too cold but the picking has been hot!”
We have acquired several estates of vintage primitives and some interesting eclectic collections. Highlights include some amazing tin toys. Wood crates, retro toys, WWII military, old license plates and bottles, German tin head dolls, vintage telephones and more to be unpacked before the show. Not your average stock coming to the first show of the year in Elora!!
Patrick & Slade
Kitchener Kollectables

Adrian Tinline Antiques, Hampton
Resource for Canadiana furnishings in original paint or refinished, student and promoter of great Folkart, weird, whimsical and fun. Second generation antique dealer with 30 years experience solo.

Bern Fritshaw, Nostalgiastore.ca, Jordan Established in 1980, buying and selling vintage memorabilia,collectibles and select pieces of canadiana and decorative arts. Advertising & Ephemera . We are also affiliated with Auction houses specializing in Classic Vehicles and Specialty Antiques .
A few select pieces we will be reserving for the Elora show

Marion Ferneyhough, Fern’s Antiques, Owen Sound Marion is a vintage specialist. She’ll have some excellent vintage clothing and accessories at Elora. She also knows her way around decorative arts and costume jewellery.”Funky finds, mid century teak, vintage shoes and handbags from 1920 – 1980. An evening bag collection that dates back to 1900 and is a history lesson in fashion. Motorcycle gear including riding boots, jackets and gloves. All leather is restored by me! Anything collectable that screams of a past decade!”

D.K. Stewart Antiques, Oakwood, ON

” Specializing in refinished country furniture and accessories for 50 years with many exciting items fresh to the market. Many scarce and rare items at the show.” Also, a composite shot of some exceptional smalls coming to Elora.

Maureen and Clark Fryday, Fryday’s Child, Stanhope, PEI Long-time dealers at shows around Ontario, the Frydays moved to PEI about 12 years ago. They did their first show at Elora since they moved, last year. Back again this year with a load of East Coast gems. Lots of folk art. Also a collection of early kids teddies, etc.

Karen Poce, Big Chenille Vintage, Chesley

“I believe it was the brilliant pianist Linus who once said ‘Happiness is a warm blanket’. Words of wisdom indeed! I truly believe that a house is not a home without the inclusion of textiles. It may be spring but there is nothing like warming ourselves up by wrapping us in tattered wool blankets and frayed family quilts sitting on pillows in front of fireplaces and woodstoves.

When one looks at an antique Log Cabin quilt we will notice in the center of every block is a small red square. This square represents the hearth and heart of the home. It’s that hearth that warms not only our homes but our hearts. That is why I love textiles so much, it transcends the fabric and transports us from a place from the past and reaches out to us in our hearts and our homes in the present.

This 2025 Elora show I will bring back, linen tea towels, cheery tablecloths, dainty hankies, furry chenilles, sustainable quilting fabric and of course antique quilts!!! Please have a look at my web site: https://www.quiltcrusader.com/

Where’s Karen?

Sylvia Grah-Battersby, Falconsway, Grimsby, ON
“A great variety of antique and vintage jewellery pieces spanning the Victorian and Edwardian to Retro periods. All the colours under the rainbow and a price to fit every budget! Find your ‘new’ favourite family heirloom!”
Two excellent pieces shown below:
“Wonderful retro 14k white gold pearl and diamond ear climbers”
“Stunning 14k yellow gold ring with an impressive 9 carat black opal!”

Holly and Ken Newland, A Tick in Tyme, Bloomfield Uncanny how they constantly come up with the most unusual things. For Elora this year, they’ve been saving a vintage coin-op gumball machine, a very nice dye cabinet and this carnival slot machine.

Ken Feakins Antiques, Mt. Forest, On KEN FEAKINS ANTIQUES AND FURNITURE REFINISHING proudly offers for sale at the Elora Antique Show a wide selection of quality pieces. Featuring for this show a number of interesting collectables: a beautiful circa 1920’s solid cherry, three drawer, dry sink style multi-use storage box with porcelain knobs. This unique handmade piece originally came from Ohio USA; circa 1840’s, a primitive solid pine handmade blacksmith’s tool caddy, found in North Wellington County and a pine framed, needlepoint tapestry depicting a maritime fishing scene likely from the Canadian east coast. All items are of exceptional quality waiting to be shared with you!

Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Vintage J & J, Hamilton Vintage J and J is your place to shop for a great selection of vintage linens – quilts, cloverlets, tablecloths, tea towels and fabric!

Featured here two 1940’s quilts. Raggedy Ann, Andy and Beloved Belindy – these rag dolls were made from kits in the 1930’s. Sold as a set of 3. Hand carved wooden box with finely done carved moose antler medallion from Cramer & Sons cabinet makers, Winnipeg, ca. 1940

Rod and Bea Slack, Dovetails and Square Nails, Brockville
Rod and Bea have done Elora for years, driving all the way from Brockville. They really like ‘country’ things – pine, cherry and butternut furniture, nice quilts, and so on. They sent 3 pics of things they’re bringing to Elora.

Margaret Black, Maple Glen Antiques, Garafraxa
I’m delighted to once again be part of the Elora Antique Show. I am very traditional by nature and strive to bring classic and elegant merchandise to my clients. This year I will bring a gorgeous waterfall chandelier, Waterford, Stuart, and Webb Corbett crystal, silver, china, and linens.

Mary McGough, The Old Barracks Antiques, Canfield
Specializing in 19th century Canadiana. We have some exceptional items of furniture, including a beautifully restored chaise lounge and an eclectic assortment of smaller items to round out our collection.

Jane McAndrew Antiques, Art and Vintage Looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Elora Antique Show. I will be bringing small furniture with gently refreshed painted and original finishes and mellow re-finishes. An assortment of Folk, MCM and Fine Art. As well as eclectic smalls, carvings, hooked rugs and tools and anything else neat that I find along the way.