Plan your an­tiquing year

It’s time to pull out your 2019 cal­en­dar and note the vin­tage and an­tiques fairs and !eas you plan to a "end. A good way to or­gan­ise the next 12 months of an­tiquing is to work out which events are right for you…

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The Flea If you are some­one who wants to shop in an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and af­ford­able way, you’ll find flea mar­kets suit you par­tic­u­larly well. Most are held monthly or ev­ery cou­ple of months, such as The Gi­ant Shep­ton Flea Mar­ket ( shep­ton­ in Som­er­set, held about seven Sun­days a year, and Malvern Flea ( b2bevents.

info), held most months.

The Clas­sic An­tiques Fair These events fall some­where be­tween a flea mar­ket and an up­mar­ket fair, are the most plen­ti­ful and have a broad range of vin­tage as well as an­tiques and col­lecta­bles. Some of our favourites in­clude Adams An­tiques Fair in Lon­don (ev­ery month ex­cept Au­gust;

adamsan­tiques­, Ne­wark In­ter­na­tional An­tiques & Col­lec­tors Fair (Jan, April, May, Aug, Oct & Dec; iacf., Sun­bury An­tiques Mar­ket at Kemp­ton Park Race­course (sec­ond and last Tues­day ev­ery month;

sun­buryan­, the an­tiques fair at the Na­tional Botanic Gar­den of Wales (Jan, April, July & Oct;

der­wenan­, An­tiques in Tents in Here­ford­shire (May & Oct;

an­tiquesin­ and Lin­colnshire An­tiques & Home Show (April, May, Aug, Oct & Dec; as­, which will now be held on Wed­nes­days (ex­cept the week­end event in Au­gust) to com­ple­ment the Ne­wark fairs on Thurs­days and Fri­days.

Art & Col­lec­tors These are the more high-end af­fairs where you’ll find light­ing, glass cases and se­ri­ous an­tiques. These events tend to have fewer deal­ers, who will have been care­fully se­lected and vet­ted. Events in this cat­e­gory in­clude the BADA fair

( in March, The Art & An­tiques Fair Olympia, Lon­don ( olympia-art-an­ in June, The Pav­il­ions of Har­ro­gate An­tiques & Fine Art Fair (Jan, May & Nov; coop­, the Bur­ford An­tiques Fair, Ox­ford­shire ( pen­ in July and the Scone Palace an­tiques fair ( gal­loway­ in March and Novem­ber.

Vin­tage & Mid-Cen­tury For those who are firmly in the 20th-cen­tury style camp, these events are a must. Check out Mid­cen­tury Mod­ern at Dul­wich Col­lege, Lon­don ( mod­ern­ in March and Novem­ber, The Lit­tle Vin­tage Lover Fair ( lit­tlev­in­tagelover­ in Nor­folk in May and Au­gust, the Vin­tage Home Show ( vin­tage­home­ in Leeds in March and Oc­to­ber, and Manch­ester in March, June and Oc­to­ber, Firle Vin­tage Fair ( fir­lev­in­tage­ in East Sus­sex in Au­gust and the ever so de­light­ful Coun­try Bro­cante events held through­out the year in and around West Sus­sex and the Cotswolds ( the­coun­try­bro­

Dec­o­ra­tive, Ar­chi­tec­tural &

Sal­vage Finds at these events tend to be con­ver­sa­tion-wor­thy or prac­ti­cal when dec­o­rat­ing or ren­o­vat­ing a home. We love the Bath Dec­o­ra­tive An­tiques Fair in March ( bathdec­o­ra­tivean­tiques­, the Bru­ton Dec­o­ra­tive An­tiques Fair in Oc­to­ber ( bru­ton­dec­o­ra­tivean­tiques­, the Dec­o­ra­tive An­tiques & Tex­tiles Fair, Lon­don (Jan, April & Oct; dec­o­ra­tive, and The Dec­o­ra­tive Home & Sal­vage Shows held around the UK in the sum­mer months ( as­

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