25th July 2018
We can't believe that the Loseley Decorative Home & Salvage Show came and went so quickly and that we are now busy building up to the next show; the Lincoln Antiques & Home Show runs 30th & 31st July. Temperatures soared during the three days in Surrey and drinks from the bar and cool Loseley Dairy ice creams were in hot demand, the heat didn’t stop visitors buying plenty for the home and garden too.
As usual, our exhibitors did us proud by bringing excellent stock and making their stands look wonderful. The visuals not only won the hearts of visitors but impressed passionate homemaker, salvage hunter, event organiser and author Chris Myers who judged our 1st Loseley Best Dressed Stand Awards 2018. Her lovely comments about the show were welcome; ‘no two stands are the same and I love the wonderful mix of wares, from practical salvage and hardware to the prettiest of linens and plants – it’s very refreshing to have such a great choice. It’s a cleverly laid out show, making it virtually impossible to miss anything, and it’s so pretty – all the fluttery bunting, white marquees and straw bales make it feel like a special day out’.
From left to right: Chris Myers, Ruth Butterworth and friend Jayne Masters
Judging wasn’t an easy task as the standard was high, however Chris finally rested on three winners. 1st place went to show newcomer Ruth Butterworth of Folie Francais for her room-by-room layout, ‘the micro-detail, room theming and gorgeous French stock drew me in several times for a closer look and had me feeling like I was exploring a little chateau’, said Chris.
From left to right: Chris Myers, Karl Bird
2nd place went very deservingly to show regular Karl Bird of Skyes the Limit for his outstanding display of garden antiques and statement interior pieces; ‘the hard work Karl put in to dress his stand was astounding and I love how every stone urn and pot was planted up with beautiful summer flowers - it really offered a complete look for the buyer’, said Chris.
From left to right: Chris Myers, Gaille Skinner
3rd place went to French dealer Gaille Skinner of G’z Bad Boys Antiques whose beautifully curated stand always turns heads, ‘the whole stand and is collection and colour themed, but the central display really caught my eye with its piles of hand-dyed, hot summery coloured linens and bright blue Hydrangeas’. Congratulations all, we look forward to welcoming you back to a show soon.
We have two more Decorative Home & Salvage Shows left in the season; the Cheshire show takes place 10th – 12th August and Ripley 7th – 9th September – do get these dates in your diary now so you don’t miss out.
If you can’t wait to fill your bags, trolleys and car boots, then do visit us at next week’s show at Lincoln Showground – it’s a great hunting ground for trade and public alike.
Lincolnshire Showground is located two miles North of Lincoln via the A46 Lincoln by-pass. The postcode is LN2 2NA.
Monday On the Door £15.00 per person (valid Monday & Tuesday)
Tuesday On the door £5.00 per person.
The show runs 8am - 5pm both days.
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.
Free parking and on-site catering.