Elora 2021 dates – April 10 and 11

Elora 2020 has been cancelled

Patrick Kitchener, Kitchener Kollectibles, Hamilton

I write probably 80 percent of my stuff over the winter.” – Bob Seger.
As Antique dealers, we probably acquire 80 percent of our wares over the same time (well for the Elora Antique Show anyway!) This winter is no different, we have been busy picking some great items for the show. Vintage Cameras, Antique telephones, Old clocks are just some of the treasures found this winter! Accompanied by our regular Military Collectables, Old Books and some amazing Jazz & Rock vinyl, its going to be a great kick off to the Antique season and it all starts in Elora!!

Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville

“I specialize in country Canadiana antique furnishings in original and repainted painted surface. A broad range of early antiques can be found in my booth from stoneware, redware, early iron, utilitarian items and a strong focus on whimsical folk art.
Elora has always been a favourite show to start off the spring season. The downtown core, cafes and shops have a lot to offer as well as the site seeing at the gorge. And the show is a can’t miss!

Dan and Kara, Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Markdale

“We’ve been saving some unique pieces for Elora our favourite find is a arts and craft umbrella stand attributed to Gustav Stickley! But we also will have some interesting hooked rugs, Antique trophies, toys, stuffed bears, unique smalls and Canadiana furniture. Looking forward to sharing the horde this year!”

John Cooper, Abbey Antiques, Winnipeg

…Abbey Antiques has presented quality antiques at Canadian shows for 30 years; silver, glass, porcelain, art, furniture, fabrics, First Nations items. We now excitedly will attend Elora!

As well as those traditional antiques, we plan to bring to Elora: a superb carved mahogany Renaissance Revival doll bed (and some others)
a set of 5 folk art paintings by LM. Stephenson, Canadian, C. 1880, showing Lake of the Woods scenes (and others)
tramp art frames, and miniature furniture (and others)

Julia Wright/Judith Mureika, Hamilton

“The first photo is of some of the vintage umbrellas we’re bringing! If they don’t scream spring…
Then a beautiful 14kt gold, hand painted Italian pin/pendant combo set with pearls.
A beautiful 1980’s quill box with tufted detail from Northern Ontario.
The green fabric is 10 yards of 1940’s tropical print! The grey is a large piece of MCM bark cloth. The colours in both these pieces are amazing!
Julia and Judy

Gary Williams, Guelph

Gary is a long-time collector/dealer who has a history of operating a tad under the radar. He has a broad range of interests, and an excellent eye. Guaranteed fun to sort through the wide variety of relics he’s bringing to Elora.

David Stewart, The Brooklin Antiquarian, Port Perry

“Hi Jeff and Wendy. I have had a lot of success finding neat, unusual items over the fall and winter, the result a lot of fresh merchandise for Elora. Please choose what photos you want to use.” See the 6.5 ft classic deacons bench and the pine Quebec rattail hinge narrow cupboard in the photos below.

More photos coming in March – The following pieces are in process, should be finished by early March at which time I will send photos. A 5 ft diameter window frame mirror with star of David motif / A small workbench with drawers and door below from Minden, ON. / A pine dry sink with lap drawer and doors…. Van Dyke family from Holland Marsh area.

Feb. 25: “Just got word that I have bought this cupboard from a house in Toronto. Still in the house. I will bring this to Elora. A rare opportunity to buy a large bookcase in original varnish, with zigzag shelf supports with total provenance in that it came from the Renfrew library. Will be getting it by mid March. Even have the makers info.”

Shirley and Armand Dequanne, Treasure Box Antiques, Midland

“Spring …… Time to freshen up the house/cottage with a few ‘special pieces’ to renew the look of your home. The Elora Antique Show provides just that venue.

This year we’re featuring a 4 piece vintage wrought iron garden set, a few small furniture items including an antique pine dough box, folk art Canadian hooked rug, a fabulous 1900 glass humidor with silver plated lid, a signed John C. Knapton painting, china, stemware & of course my ‘Hudson’s Bay pillow creations’ made from salvaged wool blankets, plus much much more.

Looking forward to seeing everyone – satisfy your curiosity & enjoy a great show.

Ann and Brian Fairglass, Begin Again Antiques and Vintage, Hastings

“A bit about us … we started doing a few shows about 5 years ago while we worked full time. We were hooked and knew we wanted to pursue this more once we retired. So here we are … retired … renting booths at 2 markets and doing about 10 shows this year. We love being a part of this community and we feel we have improved with each season and by learning from fellow dealers. We feel ready for the ‘big’ shows now and have been more selective and improved our inventory. We are very excited for our first Elora show. We will be offering a nice mix of good China and glass along with some primitive and rustic pieces.”

Lloy Osburn, Artful Restoration, Fergus

“I’ve always been attracted to THE UNUSUAL and that’s reflected in the wide array of items I bring to the show. I’ve sent photos of three items I’ll have there: a 100 year old spiral staircase, an 1895 oak drafting table made by Laughlin – Hough Company Ltd. in Guelph and a very large calendar/ad from the Bogardus Drug Store, Guelph.”

Jane and Connie Egan, Galt House, Goodrich

This year as well as quilts, transferware and furniture we will be bringing an early toy gaudy welsh ewer, bowl and chamber pot and a small collection of samplers.

Bea and Rod Slack, Dovetails and Square Nails, Prescott

This is the 44th year for Dovetails & Square Nails Antiques. We originally started out with strictly pine furniture and gradually over the years we added textiles especially quilts, pressed glass, white ironstone, treenware and various woods. Our most recent additions are Sherman jewelry and vintage Christmas decorations.

We plan to bring our usual furniture, a fresh stock of quilts, the Sherman jewelry, metal ware, advertising boxes, the Christmas decorations etc..

Catherine Darnell, Creelmans ~ Grand Tablescapes, Fergus

“I am offering a curated selection of dinnerware and MCM design gathered over 3 decades. Creating beautiful tablescapes that elevate everyday moments and celebrate grand occasions. An eclectic mix of preloved, mismatched tableware, textiles and vintage decor. MCM teak, lighting, pottery and art glass.”

Hi Wendy and Jeff. Attached are photos of a few items I’ll be bringing to the show.

Image one includes A Rosenthal Rhapsody Romance dessert set for 6. An Aldo Londi owl by Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter. An Inger Persson orange teapot from the Pop series ‘68 Rorstrand, Sweden

Image two is a globe floor lamp designed by Frank Ligtelijn for RAAK lighting. … Next…an exquisite set of teak nesting tables by Grete Jalk for Paul Jeppesen Denmark

Last image is by Arne Hovmand for Mogen Kold. A sculptured surf-board teak coffee table with floating top and gently sculptured ends.

Leona and Gerry Milne, Rootcellar Antiques, Port Dover

A few items we are saving for Elora includes a scalloped edge coffee table with lift-off glass tray, a set of 3 nesting tables with brass label “Hurricane Vinewood”, a vintage white medicine chest. In our booth you will find some select vintage clothing, a couple of hanging lamps, a Retro serving cart….a wide range of appealing “stuff”. Looking forward to this exciting Spring show!!! Leona

Karen Poce, Big Chenille Vintage, Chesley

We have been hearing a lot about the new three R’s: Re-use, Re-cycle and Re-store.
And recently in The Guardian Weekly, and I quote, ‘Streets full of secondhand shops should be seen as a new kind of socially aware consumerism.’

I sure do like the sound of that! I have been praising the beauty of secondhand items so long I sound like a broken record (yes, vinyl is also back!) And when it comes to our Canadian Antique Quilts they predate the 3 R’s by over 100 years. Quilts were made from 100% Re-used and Re-cycled clothing. Although, I’ll let the Millennials think they came up with the brilliant idea for now! I also love the fact that I can Re-store these well-loved utilitarian bedspreads so that they provide warmth, comfort and beauty to your home once again. I have Re-stored a number of Antique & Vintage Quilts for the Elora Show so please drop by my booth while grabbing a cuppa. You can also take a peek at more of what I do at quiltcrusader.com

Dated Feb. 13, 1943

Jane McAndrew Antiques and Vintage, Cambridge

Dear Wendy and Jeff, Please see attached photos of items being saved for the Elora Show. Nice circa 1840 two drawer Niagara drop-leaf lamp table and a bird’s eye maple rocking footstool. Shredded Wheat Box with nice, clear graphics. Shed Antler Inuit art piece with articulated carved birds, circa 1950. (shown) Cherry lamp table with a figured maple drawer, nice bucket and an interesting tole Canada Goose decoy. (shown)

I will be bringing my usual array of quality small furniture and a good assortment of tole and treen decor pieces and some nice art.

Margot McTavish Inc., Brantford

Showcasing a mixture of Canadian Pine and more refined furniture pieces, unique wall hangings, boxes and game boards, some vintage. Including a few pieces from the Don Pero of Elora collection (small brown cupboard).
Windsor Comb Back Chair circa 1790.