The Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, our last big event in 2015, runs Monday November 30th to Tuesday December 1st and offers up two days of home inspiration just in time for the festive season
Hop from marquee-to-marquee along the shopping avenues, peruse the myriad of outdoor stands and then make your way to the cosy cover of The Epic Centre for all you need to stock-up for Christmas. There will be an abundance of seasonal items for those in retail or interiors and plenty of great finds to make your home look fabulous for entertaining. Pick up topical items such as sledges, deer antlers, candelabra’s, vintage glass baubles, old pub signage, tableware, linen, leather luggage, lighting, stoves and fireside paraphernalia.
You can expect a warm welcome at Marquee No 6 on 1st Avenue from Lady Norfolk & Lord Rust, whose jolly nature might just have you believing they are in fact Mr & Mrs Claus (the beard is a giveaway). Pay them a visit for a warming hit of colourful antiques, salvage pieces and a ho, ho, ho.
Also along 1st Avenue, look out for Robin Unsworth of Wanted on Voyage in Marquee No 1 who, as usual, will be selling wonderful designer pieces of antique luggage, sporting goods and luxurious rugs. His stand is the perfect place to pick up a special Christmas gift.
We’re hoping for fine weather for the show but you might want to prepare yourself for when the snow comes with one of these too-cool-for-yule sledges. They’re great for re-purposing too; we’ve seen them made into bookshelves, benches, coffee tables and as part of a wintery shop window display.
German company Hohner have been making musical instruments since 1857 and was founded by Matthias Hohner, a clockmaker who started his musical instrument career by hand-making harmonicas. This Student Accordion isn’t as decorative as some but it has quite a charm about it and it would be a lovely addition to a musical home.
We have high-hopes for a festive feel in The Epic Centre next week, especially with traders like Sharon Garner, of S&G Country Cottage Vintage & Antiques, who themes her stand so well. Visit Sharon for a great range of bygone Christmas decorations, gifts and small items of furniture.
You’re also likely to find a heavenly festive display of crockery, glassware and table linens just outside The Epic Centre (left of the main entrance) on French trader Gaelle’s stand. She’ll have everything you need to give your Christmas lunch table a dash of continental wow-factor.
If it’s festive sparkle you’re after then visit Karen Dalmeny in The Epic Centre for all things sparkly and 18th Century. Karen is a familiar face at the Lincoln show but is also a regular expert on ITV’s Dickenson’s Real Deal and Secret Dealers, so she certainly knows her stuff.
Once you’ve trawled the avenues and warmed up in The Epic Centre it’s back outside where you’ll find some of our casual traders pitched up with plenty of weird and wonderful bits and pieces to inspire you. Enjoy!
Don’t forget that we have free on-site parking, buggies for those who need extra help to get around and plenty of food and drink stops dotted around the show.
Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm £20 per person (permits entry on Monday & Tuesday)
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm £5 per person
Tickets available on the door
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Discounts for groups of 10 or more can be provided, but must be booked in advance.
Management reserve the right to refuse admission on the door without reason.