Ahoy there shipmates! It's that time of the week again!
Well, I've been a busy boy this week. I had a special item of mine valued and put in for auction, so I'll be telling you a little bit about that, and I also ventured out for a little bit of an antiques rail trip. I visited some lovely shops and centres, and a blimmin' awful one, which I'll be venting about too!
So, as always, get that kettle one, hold on to your hats and let me tell you about my antique rail trip... *cue the jingle*
It's Monday and it's blog post time!
What a Sunday I had! I spent the day at the fantastic antiques fair at York Racecourse, a fair that never fails to deliver! Always well organised event and I have to say, in my own personal opinion, this one was the best yet! I had to quite literally drag myself away before I sold a kidney to buy more mind blowing antiques!
So, let this week's instalment serve as a tempting little insight into this fabulous triannual event, York Antique Home & Vintage Fair, everybody...!
Hello, hello! A very happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all!
Now, it's a special day in parts of the UK. Pubs, bars, restaurants and, most importantly, hotels have re-opened. I give special importance to hotels because it means more visitors for cities and towns, and, hopefully, more customers and business for all of the wonderful antiques shops out there.
In York, my home city, we're lucky to have an abundance of independent vintage and antique shops. In fact, last summer, I wrote a local's guide to fining the best antiques and vintage in York. However, there are a few new additions to York's antique and vintage trail, so I thought, to coincide with this special day of re-opening, I'd write a new guide, a more comprehensive guide, to shopping for antiques and vintage in York.
So, as always, get that kettle on, get those hotels booked and let me guide you through the finest establishments in York for your antique and vintage shopping...
Happy 'Blog Post Monday' to you all!
How has your first post-lockdown antiques forage gone this week? Mine has been great and very, very interesting. And I say "Interesting", because I have noticed something on my travels, something very positive!
Now, those of you who have followed me from the very beginning, will remember that I wrote a blog post back in July 2020, highlighting the impact that I thought the pandemic would have on the antiques and collectibles trade. In that post I also predicted an increase in the popularity of antiques and vintage items, and went as far as to say that an antiques "Boom" was on the horizon! Well, on my travels this week, I noticed some signs that my prediction may just be starting to happen.
So, as always, get that kettle on, sit back and let me fill you in on what I've seen, and what I think this might mean for the antiques trade.
It's that time of the week again!
Welcome to this week's instalment of "Blog Post Monday". I hope you're all hanging on in there. I don't know about you, but after the announcements last week about the route out of lockdown, along with a few days of sunshine, I actually feel some hope. Hopeful that, in the not too distant future, we'll be able to get our "wheeling and dealing" back on and visit some actual antique shops, centres and fairs!
With this in mind, I began thinking about all of the antique shops I've heard glowing reports on, but I haven't yet visited. So, this week, I thought I'd share with you my "Lockdown Release Hot List" of antique shops I want to visit as soon as Covid allows. But also, and perhaps more importantly, I want you to get involved here and share with me, and the Source Vintage family, the shops that you rate highly and think we should visit.
So, get that kettle on, get those maps out, and together, let's plan our post lockdown antiques road trip...