The Thursday Three- The Newark Antique & Collectors Fair

img_20170202_205833 If you are at all serious about antiques, collectables, architectural salvage or vintage then you really should take time to visit Europe’s largest antique fair at the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground in England’s East Midlands


I met a fellow treasure-trawler who is currently enjoying life in the Aude and, between us, we fairly forensically rummaged through a portion of this vast venue.

It’s not glamorous (take wellies and waterproofs) they mostly don’t take cards (take cash) some of it is overpriced (that tiny Italian plaque, B?) and delivery prices are eyewatering (take vans!)

But if you are prepared to spend a whole day, start at 7 am and spend the next seven hours or so traipsing around it’s 84 acre site, I’m pretty confident you will find whatever you deem to be treasure amongst the usual overpriced tat.

I got there late and only saw a fraction, but it’s ALL there. Some standout pieces were this Italian handpainted relief ceramic plaque-Violetta Antiques img_20170202_144937And this stunning antique velvet pelmet for much grander windows than mine.

We could see it mounted over tumbling raw linen drapes in a grand salon.

Too big for my camera phone-Paul & Mary Antiques & Home- see top photoantique velvet pelmetimg_20170202_202813



About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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8 Responses to The Thursday Three- The Newark Antique & Collectors Fair

  1. poshbirdy says:

    Looks like you had a lovely time. Did you buy much? (I’m on lockdown after a returning-to-the-UK Ebay splurge last weekend!!)

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  2. francetaste says:

    So interesting!!! It would be even better to look around with a guide like you.
    And I’m glad you and Bev met!

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  3. Bev says:

    Really enjoyed fossicking through all those glorious textiles with you today, hopefully the first of many such outings sharing our love of faded splendour 🙂 x

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  4. Miranda says:

    Ha! That’s where I lived before I moved to France- I went from that to France’s most beautiful brocante.
    I suppose the fair has just been! I’m going back to Newark on Saturday so I guess I’ve missed it!!


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