ELORA ANTIQUE and VINTAGE SHOW
April 15 – 16, 2023
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.
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, 15 – 16, 2023
Elora Curling Club,
27 David St. W.
Hours: Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00pm,
Children 13 and under no charge
Top dealers set up in the Elora Curling Club. Meet experts in Fine Art, Midcentury Modern decor, 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, estate and costume jewelry and more.
$1 OFF DISCOUNT ADMISSION COUPON
Print the Elora coupon (one for each person in your party) or display it on your mobile device. ENJOY THE SHOW!
SUPERB ON SITE CAFE – FERGIE’S FINE FOODS
Miriam Foell runs Fergies Fine Foods, a fun and lively food shop in downtown Fergus. ‘We have an amazing team that love to bake and cook great food for our many local customers.’
The Fergies team loves to cater and they will be providing fine fare for guests at the antique show. Enjoy a serving of lasagna, a bowl of soup, a delicious Greek chicken wrap, or a cup of tea or coffee with an in-house baked butter tart.
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
Ann and Brian Fairbrass, Begin Again Antiques and Vintage, Hastings
“A bit about us … we started doing a few shows about 5 years ago while we worked full time. We were hooked and knew we wanted to pursue this more once we retired. So here we are … retired … renting booths at 2 markets and doing about 10 shows this year. We love being a part of this community and we feel we have improved with each season and by learning from fellow dealers. We feel ready for the ‘big’ shows now and have been more selective and improved our inventory.”
“We’ve reserved a few items to premiere at Elora. Here are pictures of our top 3. The countdown is on and we are excited!”
Judith Murieka and Julia Wright, J and J Vintage, Hamilton
A mom and daughter team, they find some of the best vintage and textiles there are, also great sewing collectibles.
Julia: “Here are some of the things that we will have at Elora”…
1)Amazing applique quilt (large size) with every stitch done beautifully by hand
2) We will be bringing Christmas back early! We have a great selection of vintage Christmas…including a few Holt Howard pieces
3) Always Bark Cloth!! and of course lots of other linens!
4) An absolutely stunning and angelic 18th century Santos from Ecuador
5) A very early Dutch mending sampler dated 1796
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; Small Grenfell piece; Bauer Atlanta Ringware bowl set, 1930s; Pair of mergansers, signed and dated: W. Townsend, Elora 1980s. Also local, Percy Runnells, double-sided watercolour, House on the River in Salem & Forest Edge.
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
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. And they often bring to shows an interesting selection of Canadian pottery.
Adrain Tinline Antiques, Hampton
Canadiana country furniture, folkart and interesting objects of art is what you’ll find in my booth. Always a fresh selection of items from through out Ontario and the Maritimes. I’ll be bringing the corner cupboard, never had it out yet.
Jane McAndrew Antiques and Vintage, Cambridge Jane likes folk and primitive, and sent these photos to prove it.
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.
D.K. Stewart Antiques, Oakwood, ON
“Here are some of the furniture highlights at the Elora Show, much of it fresh to the market. Initially is a great 2 piece open cupboard with great detail, either Waterloo or Perth County as well as a 2 piece Schrank , narrow, from Waterloo County. In addition is a chest of drawers of butternut and solid Birdseye maple, arrowback deacons bench, unusual sideboard, a 5 ft drop leaf table with a drawer in each end, a 5 ft table with 2 drawers and lots of small pieces of furniture. Also lots of small items fresh to the market.”
Karen Poce, Big Chenille Vintage, Chesley
Big Chenille Textiles for your Home – Elora 2023
“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 2023 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/
Lloy Osborne, Artful Restorations, Fergus, ON
” I’ve always been attracted to THE UNUSUAL and this is reflected in the items I have on offer in the Elora Show”.
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.
Shirley & Armand Dequanne from the “TREASURE BOX ANTIQUES ETC…” Midland, On
We’re back & so pleased to be participating in the 2023 Elora Antique Show once again.
For our promotional photo, we have selected a grouping of treasures in the popular “FRENCH COUNTRY” theme – just a small sampling of the inventory we will be bringing. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the show.
Paula Malmstrom, Glitzy Jools, St. Catharines Paula has an excellent eye for good costume jewellery decorative arts. She sent photos of a few things she’s holding for the show.
Some fabulous vintage Amber from Estonia, A nice collection of Asian Items and Cloisonné, A huge carved Koi fish surrounded by a collection of vintage Native “Fish Decoys”, and some very nice Chinese Export and other filigree jewelry.
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.