Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Kara and Dan Bowles, Markdale, ON

“ We are pleased to be offering quite a few significant pieces of furniture this year in celebration of Canada’s 150th. We will be featuring Canadiana at the show this painted flat to the wall and Waterloo county bonnet chest with drop down writing surface. The Caxton school series is 4 feet tall and offers a glimpse into Canada’s educational past but is a great piece of art for a modern space as well! Lots of fresh new merchandise!  Hope to see you there! ”

Harry Makepeace, Brantford

“We specialize in antique metalware, principally pewter, from the 17th. through the 19th. century, from English, Irish and Scottish makers. For the Elora show we will be bringing an exceedingly rare London made early 18th. century 22 3/8″ diameter charger, the largest we have ever handled, an oblong dish 181/2″ x 13 3/4″ by James Spackman, a rare Irish 16 1/2″ diameter charger by Charles Clark and many pre-Imperial measures and mugs”

Root Cellar Antiques, Jerry and Leona Milne, Port Dover

“We (Jerry and Leona) have been doing Antique and Vintage Shows for over 25 years. We carry a wide variety of items ranging from 19th century painted pine furniture to Retro decor. Vintage clothing is a ‘fun’ sideline of our business, too.
This year we have saved for the Elora Show a pair of rustic lamps stamped ‘Knotty Pine Furniture by Johnson, Parry Sound’.

Tree stump bases with all wood slat shades with metal fastenings. 1950-60s. Very rustic…..perfect for the cosy, comfy cottage decor!!!!”

Gary and Linda Welker, Rare Book and Print Gallery, Elmira

A welcome addition to the show, the Welkers have 35 years experience in antiques and collectibles.  They are known for buying complete collections and bringing them to the marketplace.

“We recently acquired a large collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco bronze and brass bookends, lamps, statues and clocks. We will also be bringing some antiquarian books and ephemera and original art by Loates, Bateman and Lansdowne. We are looking forward to our first Elora Antique Show!”

Mary Anne Denison, Mrs. Denison’s Antiques and Vintage, Toronto

“For Elora, I am leaning away from dishes and am including interesting lamps and some collector pieces such as these card sets.

One set is the Harlequin Playing Cards published by Tiffany & Co in 1879. This is a complete set of 52 chromolithographic playing cards designed by C.E.Carryl in a handsome hand tooled leather case. These are ‘transformation’ cards which were published in Europe starting in England in 1803. This is considered the finest American example of such cards. Excellent condition.

Next is a fun set of Tarot cards which are the Mueller 1970’s Swiss reproduction of the late 1800’s Swiss edition by Mueller. This is a complete set of 78 cards + the two blank cards. Extraordinary medieval artwork and in excellent condition.”

Jane McAndrew Antiques and Vintage, Cambridge

“I am a second generation antique dealer with a focus on quality. My eclectic offerings include small furniture ranging from the 19th Century to Mid-Century Modern; quality tools from 18th Century to the 1950’s; Canadian Pottery; interesting art and folk pieces; and both antique and vintage collectibles.  The photo  shows a fabulous carved bird, Seeder with great paint and a circa 1850 cooper’s croze.”

Rod and Bea Slack, Dovetails and Square Nails, Prescott

“Attached are photos of items that we will be bring to the Elora Antique Show.  They give a good indication of the type of antiques that we like to sell. The ironstone bowl and pitcher is a “Meakin Ironstone” set from England. The coal oil lamps are American and circa 1900 – 1920 period. The nesting tables walnut and are also American circa 1930′s The quilt is a hand work 1920 -1930 butterfly quilt purchased in Kingston. There will also be wicker and linens.”

Stephen McCanse and Hugh Little
Factory Gallery, Hamilton

An extensive selection of fine art by Factory Gallery is an important feature of this year’s Elora show. Canadian art is a specialty at Factory Gallery. They will have an excellent selection of paintings, lithographs and other art forms at Elora.

1. Kurt BÖRMEL (German Act. c. 1920-1940)
Saison Ausverkauf (Seasonal sale), Lithograph
46.8″ x 31.1″, Printed by S. Malz, G.M.B.H.Berlin. 1922

2. Edwy Francis Cooke (Canadian 1926-2000)
Arrangement in Space, 1947, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″
Canadian Group of Painters label verso

3.  Dorothy Stevens (Canadian 1888-1966)
Munitions, Heavy Shells. 1918, Etching 10.5 x 14 inches
Signed, titled and numbered (19) (20 impressions of this print were pulled)
A fine impression of this rare and iconic print.

Kevin and Linda Smith, Okey Dokey Collectibles, Woodstock

A great addition to the show, Kevin and Linda are veteran dealers with a knack for coming up with unusual and eclectic finds.

“Linda and I are so happy to be participating at Elora Show again this year. We have been searching for several months locating fresh items to add to our inventory. We think we have found many treasures to tease your interests, folk art merry-go-round, early rye grass bee skep, two early cigar boxes (one Tuckett’s the other out of London, On), several pieces of unique pottery, a wonderful early Pears Soap framed advertisement, a trawler basket from N.B., an early dental chair, two pin-ball game face boards and our regular eclectic gathering of Canadiana, antiques, small furniture and vintages pieces. Looking forward to seeing our regular clients and friends at the show.”

Jeff Reid, SPLURGE Antiques, Etobicoke

Jeff knows decorative arts. He will show up with great art, a few pieces of formal furniture and superb decor.

David Stewart, The Brooklin Antiquarian.

David returns this year with another great selection of refinished Canadiana furnishings.  He likes big harvest tables, flat to the wall cupboards, sets of chairs, chests of drawers and accessories.

“Photos attached of a few  pieces that will be at Elora, including an excellent and scarce 6 ft/2 drawer cherry peg top table.”

Pollikers, Gerry Marks, Greenwood, ON

Gerry, aka Swampman, has been in antiques since the early 1970′s. He loves Canadiana pine, as found and refinished. An artist at heart, he has a difficult time turning down a good piece of folk art and has handled a large number of major pieces over the years. Gerry has a place in PEI and often brings back unusual bits of furniture and art from the island.

Terence Durrant, Jimson’s Antiques, Toronto.

With over 20 years experience, Terence specialises in antique and 20th. century silver items, decorative art, objets de vertu and curiosities.

Caroline Byfield

Caroline has been buying and selling great Waterloo County furniture and decorative accessories for over 20 years. Local dealer, she do a great deal of buying from farms and households in the area, and is an expert in collectible Mennonite and Waterloo artifacts.  She also hse a large selection of linens, quilts, vintage toys, tools, and vintage books. 

Robert and Sandra Fedosenko, Victoria St. Antiques, London, ON

Decorative arts are their specialty. Wide selection and solid quality. Specializing in high-end glass, china, art glass, art pottery, collectables. They sent photos of a Precolumbian Jug; Scarce Carltonware bowl on pedestal & Coalport Houses Pastille Burners; Rare Nippon Dragonfly Bowl in Coralene.

Fred Bradshaw, Frederick’s Persian Rugs, Owen Sound

Specializes in genuine handmade Persian carpets and rugs in a range of sizes from very small rugs through to room size carpets. Fred specializes in sourcing one of a kind tribal pieces which he admits are his real Passion!

“We will be bringing a fresh selection of rugs,runners and roomsize pieces in traditional and geometric styles from deepest reds through to rich earth tones. All in excellent ready to use condition!

I sourced the rugs shown below from a Morrocan rug dealer,travelling through Spain.

These authentic tribal rugs are handwoven by women of the Beni Ourain which is a confederation of 17 Berber tribes in the Atlas mountains.
These rugs are woven with the best organic wool which is produced from an ancient race of of Berber sheep called Marmoucha .
Traditionally used for bedding and blankets to keep warm with the thick pile,they are now highly sought after for their decorative qualities .

We will also be bringing along to the show recently sourced Persian and Turkish rugs along with some Kashmiri silk pieces.

Paula Malmstrom, Glitzy Jools and Antiques, St. Catharines

Paula has been in the business for 23 years. Just relocated from Calgary where she did all the top shows.

“I specialize in estate and vintage costume jewelry, Mid-century modernist and Scandinavian design, art pottery, art glass, china, and other distinguished interesting collectibles. I will have a huge selection of the above mentioned at the Elora show.

So looking forward to seeing everyone and being a part of my first return to Ontario show!”

Josephine Cohen, Josephine’s Antiques, Sarnia

First time at Elora, Josephine’s Antiques brings an eclectic selection of sterling silver, jewelry, porcelain, glass, painting and First Nation’s art and some rare books.

Josephine and David sent an extensive portfolio of photos with detailed descriptions. We can’t show everything, but will update this gallery from time to time.

Antique presentation walking cane with 14Kt gold filled handle; Native American beaded leather articles including gauntlets/mittens; Tiffany Sterling silver Art Nouveau berry spoon.

Patrick and Slade Kitchener, Kitchener Collectibles, Hamilton

New to Elora with a super collection of Militaria, a welcome addition.

“It’s been a busy winter and Kitchener Kollectables is excited to join the Elora Antique Show for the first time! We have acquired two large Military collections and will be bringing many great mementos from all Wars including: Canadian Wool Uniforms with insignias, WWII Canadian Machete with leather sheaf, Korean War fighter helmet signed by retiring pilots squadron! Plus many documents and RCAF aviation instruments and parts. We will also be bringing some great ephemera and vintage toys! We look forward to seeing old customers and meeting new ones at Elora.”  Patrick & Slade

Jon Clark, London, Specialist in Pressed Glass:

Patterned or pressed glass is one of those collecting categories that never fall out of fashion.

Nova Scotia goblets, animal or bird decoration, every piece ever made in a specific pattern, a complete table setting for a holiday dinner – the collecting possibilities are almost endless.  And that is why so many people become obsessed.

Jon has one of the best inventories of Canadian pressed glass in the country.  Everything is well-researched and in mint condition.  And everything he sells is backed by his expert knowledge.  He sent photos of a Nova Scotia Raspberry and Shield sugar, a Nova Scotia Crown cheese dish and a trio of green Bullseye lamps, all coming to Elora.

Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville

One of the younger dealers in the community, Adrian has a genuine passion for and commitment to antiques collecting. He sells mainly Canadian country furniture, usually as found and sometimes in original finish. In his booth, visitors can find early arm chairs, tables, chests of drawers, armoires and big cupboards. He also sells a range of country accessories. Now, hear it from Adrian: “I specialize in Country Canadiana furniture, painted and refinished, folk art, whimsical and unusual items, industrial and anything that really can catch your eye or add a statement to a room! Second generation Antiquer with a life time of antiquing experience and actively for 20 years. I am passionate about the Business and its offerings.”

Holly and Ken Newlands, A Tick in Tyme, Bloomfield

“Here are a few pics of some of the items we are hoping to bring to the show. Left to right an assortment of Beswick farm animals mostly bovine, American art pottery, child’s beaded moccasins.”

Jane and Connie Egan, Goderich

Mother and daughter, 40 years specializing in textiles, Ironstone, transferware, country furniture and silver.

‘This year we’ll have a  mix of French Style and English Furniture, Victorian Textiles and Linens, Venetian Glass and Canadian inspired blue Transferware.”

Gwen and Michael Chvalevich, Shadyside Investments, Newmarket

Long time collectors/dealers who have a special interest in oil lamps. They bring an excellent variety of lamps, clear, coloured, composite and more. Also, an impressive array of pressed glass goblets. And recently, Gwen and Mike have been bringing out some very impressive Ontario pottery.
“Coming to the show, a St. Lawrence hand lamp in a hard to find blue colour, c. 1880, Como-Hudson Glass Works, Hudson, P.Q.;  a Seaweed finger lamp, blue opalescent, Hobb’s Brockunier and Co., Wheeling WV. c. 1890.”

Active members of the Historical Lighting Society, Gwen and Mike sent a photo of some early lighting – fluid and whale oil lamps , 1830-1840, also coming to the show.

Linda Buckley, Antiques by Linda, Cambridge

“From Cambridge, Ontario, I am always on the hunt for Canadian primitives and antiques as well as 20th century decorative arts. Two items I have recently purchased for the Elora show are an 18th century handmade log cabin quilt, never used or laundered and a Flack & Van Arsdale, Cornwall 2 gallon food storage jar with bird decoration.”

Margaret Black of Maple Glen Antiques

Will be exhibiting at the Elora Antique Show for the fourth time this year. Fine vintage and antique linens are her speciality from banquet tablecloths to pillowcases, show towels to wedding hankies.

She will be displaying her collection of over fifty vintage and hand blown perfume bottles and thirty charming vintage compacts. She will also bring a large selection of Limoges china, Waterford stemware, Webb Corbett crystal, and sterling accessories.

Karen Poce, Big Chenille Textiles, Chesley

“One reason I love winter at the farm is that it is the time when I pull out quilts I’ve collected to be repaired and restored. First, I have a lot of quilts tops that have never been quilted so I pick a couple of ‘cracker’ quilts, add cotton batting, pick out a vintage fabric from my stash for the backing and off it goes to my Amish neighbours for the winter. Mary will find a young Mother, Daughter, a Sister or Sister-in-Law who will quilt the piece and bring it to life, once again. With the fields, crops and barns at rest the women will have the time to take out quilt frames, quilt and socialize together over the season. Next I pick a couple of beautiful quilts that have been, as the say ‘well-loved’ and that only makes them more beautiful to me but not worthy of use in your home……yet. By the time the robins are singing I’ve restored the bindings, replaced pieces, quilted, embroidered, washed and refreshed that quilt to the point that I feel it’s ready to be part of another family home for many years to come.

Spring is here! One sure sign of that? The first big show of the season is just weeks away in Elora, so don’t miss out on the first real chance to find a wonderful piece going back into circulation for the first time after many years. Find me and the rest of my vintage textiles for your home when you sit and have a cuppa in the cafe.”

Judy and John Iversen, From Granny’s Cupboards, Moonstone ON

“We are excited to participate in the Elora Show again this year and will be bringing this fabulous large majolica ”Griffin” jardiniere, C.1900; a nice size walnut 3-drawer marble top server. The necklace was made by Canadian jewellery maker D.Orlan in the 60’s and was part of the Egyptian Revival collection. The Sevres porcelain and ormolu mounts is hand-painted and would be a great addition to any collection. In addition, we will have a unique selection of sterling including Jensen and Cohr of Denmark and a pair of William Ker Reid C.1850 footed trays.”

Samantha Howard Vintage, Toronto

Specializing in Midcentury Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Midcentury Scandinavian and Canadian jewellery. Sam teams up at Elora with Andrew Zegers Design. Andrew specializes in Midcentury Modern furnishings and Midcentury Italian Art Glass.

The photos below are all mid-century: Whitefriars bark vases by Geoffrey Baxter, German op art porcelain vase, aarikka Finland large rooster, Scandinavian blown glass bottle at Samantha Howard Vintage / German modernist porcelain relief vases and a Spin vase by Bertil Vallien for Kosta Boda, Sweden in the difficult-to-find large size at Samantha Howard Vintage / Midcentury Scandinavian glass at Samantha Howard Vintage / mid century Italian glass from Murano, designed by Ermanno Toso at Zegers Design / Mdina glass Malta, founded in 1968, by Michael Harris./ Photo grid SHV jewellery.

Jon Connolly, Connolly CLASSICS, Waterloo

“From a great find in a clean attic, several mint copies of the 1930 movie series POLICE CALL. These will be offered at $300 each.”
“From 1932 , COKE no drip bottle sleeve protectors, great graphics, priced at $5 each”
“From an 1896 Utopean Victorian Model Village set, individual buildings in mint condition available for $50 each.”
CONNOLLYS CLASSICS will also present a great collection of Antique paper product, as well as interesting singular items.”
Thanks Jon

Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, from Hamilton

Their specialty is sewing collectibles. They also sell an excellent line of vintage fashions and Canadian quilts, and the odd piece of small furniture.

“At Elora this year we will have a large assortment of vintage textiles; a collection of Victorian sewing tools; a ca 1900 watering can; a sword and scabbard by Ames, Chicopee, Mass. 3rd quarter 19th century; a 1920’s French sterling sewing set in original gold embossed leather case, a ca 1870 victorian posy holder and more.”

Atlantis Antiques, Burlington

Annegret and Klaus Mette of Atlantis Antiques will be back at the show this year. Annegret specializes in silver and jewellery, and a  wide range of decorative items.

Pat and Penny George, Treasure Hut Antiques, Paris

“This will be our 40th year in the antique business, full time, and also our 25th year doing shows only. We have done the Elora show since it’s inception (25 years this year). Treasure Hut is a partnership between my wife and myself. This means we spend 24-7 together, which in itself is an accomplishment. We deal in Art Glass, fine porcelain, quality china,Royal Doulton figurines, estate jewelry and vintage costume jewelry.

We look forward to seeing both old customers and new customers at Elora.
We endeavour to buy good quality antiques as well as interesting items for your viewing. We will be bringing fresh merchandise to the show, which has been bought privately. Drop by and say hello.”

We will be bring a nice selection of Art Glass, including a Moser Cameo Vase dating 1885-1900,  a Kralic art glass vase 1900-1920,  Moser wine glasses 1930-1950
Plus other FRESH stock .

Christine Wyrozub, Chantal’s Antiques, Whitby

“Chantal’s Antiques will be participating in the Elora Antique Show featuring unique pieces in Cranberry ie Glass Pickle Cruet; vases, pitchers and a beautiful Brides Basket bowl in Silver Basket. Also many colourful pieces of Fenton Glass items in pink, cranberry and milk glass from the 40’s. I have acquired some lovely serving items in Hughes Corn Flower as well.  Some coloured corn flower glass.  A Masons Vista Souptureen will be featured. Colourful English Radford vases and Pitchers and Ball pitchers marked USA. Pitcher sets in depression glass for spring and summer entertaining will be highlighted. Along with vintage jewellery, linens and more.”

Brian Campbell, Glenmanor Galleries, Shakespeare

Message from Brian:  “Glen Manor Galleries will offer fine antique furnishings and a wide selection of sterling silver items, including individual pieces for your flatware service.

If it hasn’t sold, I will be bringing an incredible Asthetic Movement circa 1880-1890 British brass, cut glass and pottery floor lamp. “

Ed Haldorsen, Ottawa

Ed has a wide range of interests.  Folk and fine art, mid-century design, Canadiana and more.  He sent a few images to illustrate.