Published June 3rd 2019
Last week’s Antiques & Home Show at the Lincoln Showground brought us glorious sunshine, excellent dealers with a great array of stock and a wealth of enthusiastic buyers from the UK and overseas. The new format show continued to work well, and the event had a vibrant atmosphere.
In at early doors were American buyers Margaret Schwartz (pictured left) and Kelly Maguire (pictured right), owner and creative director of Modern Antiquarian in Connecticut. The pair love sourcing in the UK and this was their first visit to Lincoln; ‘this is our fourth trip to the UK with The Antiques Diva & Co, a fantastic company which organise custom antiques buying tours for trade professionals and tourists. We were really excited to come to the Antiques & Home Show as we’d heard from buyers in the USA that the stock here is perfect for our market – we’re home accessory buying today and, so far, we’ve been very successful. Next stop on the tour is Hemswell Antique Centre which we’ve heard is a real treasure trove,’ said Margaret.
After a move to the south of France a while back it was great to find Gavin Vincent from Aspire Antiques having made the long journey to trade his signature French decorative look with us. The blues of the 19thcentury French backpack pesticide sprayers along with the faded tones of ubiquitous French shutters and doors made an eye-catching display. The bright yellow of Gavin’s large glazed confit jars echoed the warmth of the sunshine on what was a perfect outdoor trading day.
Alongside plenty of excellent English stock there were some great European homeware pieces in the form of baskets, galvanised buckets, salvaged items ideal for storage and other handy things, making this the perfect hunting ground for private buyers sourcing for the home.
We’re always delighted by the dedication of those who wear their purchases at the show, and Chris Cordell was wearing his well! On his second visit to the Antiques & Home Show, with shopping partner Aimee Froud, he was home buying for frames to create a feature wall. ‘We love the range on offer here and it’s great for unusual, surprising finds which don’t dent the budget too much,’ said Chris.
Some dealers really do have everything on their stand (including the kitchen sink), whilst others focus on a theme, and do it well. This excellent selection of filing cabinets and drawers, ranging from old to slightly newer, give the buyer a great choice whilst these wheels in bold shades of red from the Netherlands could tick the decorative or practical box.
Our next Antiques & Home Show will follow a slightly different format in as much as it will be a two-day weekend event taking place 10th & 11thAugust. We’ve added this show in response to an ever-increasing demand for an event to suit those who can’t get away from work during the week. Everything else will remain the same and we very much hope you can make it.
Antiques & Home Shows 2019
Saturday & Sunday 10th– 11thAugust
Wednesday 9th October
Wednesday 4th December
Lincolnshire Showground is located two miles North of Lincoln via the A46 Lincoln by-pass. The postcode is LN2 2NA.
Trade Buyers 7am - 10am £15.00 per person / Public Buyers 10am -4pm £5.00 per person
Tickets available on the door.
Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.
Dogs on leads welcome.