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

“Passionate about Canadiana furniture, textiles and a variety of interesting smalls, Bowles Hilltop Antiques has spent years helping customers find accent and centrepieces that add character to their homes.”

Dan and Kara sent  photos of some key pieces for the Elora show:

1.  Circa 1860 cherry flat to the wall cupboard

2. A variety of automobilia- rare Pedrick and Carter carburetor cabinets in excellent condition

3. Bear paw indigenous-made snowshoes.

“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 featuring a number of 17th. century triple reed chargers as well as 18th. century single reeds along with measures, flagons and sets of pewter plates.

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.

“Dealing in high quality and the unusual has been a constant for me during 43 years running a retail antique store and participating in major antique shows”

“I have attached photos of some things that will be coming to the show. I will have more photos in the weeks before the show.”

David just sent 3 photos (below) of fresh pieces coming to Elora this weekend.  The wardrobe is a ‘breakdown’.

Patrick and Slade Kitchener, Kitchener Collectibles, Hamilton

After a very successful debut at Elora last year, Patrick and Slade Kitchener are returning for Elora 2018.

“Its been a long winter and we’re looking forward to the Elora Antique Show, our first show of the season. We have been saving some great stuff the show!!

“We have acquired a great Deco bookend collection and some excellent vintage cameras, also some interesting British Imperial School posters from occupied India! These finds will complement our Militaria, Ephemera and Classic Vinyl Records!!”

– Patrick & Slade

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. Freidrich Wilhelm Brandtner
Pen and Black Ink with Watercolour, 9 ½” x 11 ¾”
Signed and dated 1943

2.  Joe Bridges (XXc.)
Toni Coop, Aperitif
Lithograph Poster, 23.5″ x 15.5″
France 1932

3. Gyrth Russell (Canadian 1892-1970)
French Canal
Oil on Panel, 6” x 8 ¼”
Signed lower right
Art Gallery of Hamilton label verso

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!”

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 fine Cherry and Tiger Maple lamp table in pristine condition.  The label pasted underneath states the table was property of Catharine Merritt, wife of Hon. W. H. Merritt”

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.”

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.

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.

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. 

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

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

Three photos with descriptions:

1 Gold South African 1 pond coin 1895.( Probably made into a pendant for a soldier returning from the Boer War of 1899.) Also, lots of Canadian coins including the very rare 1966 Canadian silver dollar with small beads.

2 Antique original EAPG glass compote “WESTWARD HO” by James Gilinder & Sons, USA.
To quote an expert: First and foremost and EASIEST way to tell the original is by the finial. The detailing of the headdress & his hair must be good, but the sine qua non is his tiny little Adams’ Apple! You need to look very closely to see it. No apple, no good.

3 A nude painting of Mary Francis dated 1917 by the Canadian artist and
sculptor Henri Fabien (1878-1935).

Several First-time Dealers:

Tim and Tracy Saunders, Three Squirrels Antiques, Bayfield  Bona fide pickers, Tim and Tracy always come up with fresh merchandise, lots of country, but nostalgia, toys and more too.

George Brown, Toronto  George has a passion for First Nations artifacts.  He also buys and sells antiquarian books and ephemera.

Richard Flensted-Holder, Toronto  Richard is a true specialist in Sterling Silver, Canadian, American and European.  Seldom ventures outside Toronto, so this is a rare appearance for him at Elora.

Atta Ghaffar, Objekts, Cambridge  Atta specializes in European furniture and decorative arts.

Meet these dealers and all the regulars at Elora, April 14 and 15.




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 few special pieces –  a large watercolour of Lake Windermere by G. Bartlett dated 1859; a large framed French petit point picture, ca 1900; a framed Italian Faience wall plaque. Mid 1800’s; a Salesman’s sample Bible, dated 1881 and sold through a Paris, Ontario merchant called John S. Brown and much more.”

Jon Clark, London, Specialist in Pressed Glass:

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

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 few nice pieces coming to the show:  Lily of the Valley and Baltimore Pear pitchers (left),  Flint Goblet Collection (centre),  Nova Scotia Raspberry & Shield sugar (right), also a Nova Scotia Goblet Collection, a Woodrow 10″ open compote.

Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville

“Adrian Tinline Antiques, specializing in country Canadiana antique furnishings in original and repainted painted surface. A broad range of early antiques can be found in my booth, everything from stoneware, redware, early iron, utilitarian items and a strong focus on whimsical folk art.
Elora has always been a favorite show to start off the spring season. The downtown core, restaurants and shops have a lot to offer as well as the sightseeing at the gorge…why not take a day trip and check out the show and the sights.”

Nikola Bulajic, Vintagesoulgeek, Hamilton

“We carry a large selection of vintage clothing and accessories  from the 1920s to 1970s and antique and vintage jewelry from the late 1800s-1970s.”

“For Elora, we’re saving a beautiful Art Deco mesh painted bag with silk lining and a Siam sterling compact.”

“Also some fine Spring fashions from our vintage collection.”

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. Two folk art pieces from Nova Scotia and 2 Brockville fish decoys by Tom Martindale. All found in South Carolina.  Also, an assortment of American art pottery, and our usual advertising and nostalgia wares.”

Jane and Connie Egan, Goderich

Mother and daughter, 40 years in business specializing in textiles, country furniture and silver, early transferware, ironstone, silver, mid century to Victorian furniture. From the decorative to the formal look.

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 and native things.

Gwen:  “Some items we have saved for the show.”

1. Cigar lighter lamp – original finish, cranberry hobnail shade

2. Alessi Tea Set – Designed by Michael Graves, 1985

3. Several animal fetishes, some signed, Zuni Pueblo, NM.

4. Several Zuni animal fetishes necklaces

5. Interesting miniature lamps such as Reclining Elephant (fabulous original paint), Chrysanthemum, and Nippon Porcelain Owl

6. Rare goblets – Beaver Band, Swimming Swan, Frog and Spider

7. Fairy lamps

“Still actively buying for the show, and might be able to send you some more photos later.  Looking forward to the show and to spring.”

Gwen and Mike have recently begun collecting Robert Held art glass.  They’ll have some fine Held pieces at Elora.  Held began blowing glass 50 years ago and has been creating art more or less continuously since then.  His glass has become very collectible in both Canada and the USA.

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.”

Shirley DeQuanne, Treasure Box Antiques, Midland

“Treasure Box Antiques is MAD FOR PLAID this season – or should we say “TARTAN”.  Take a peek at a few pieces we will be bringing to Elora for your perusal”

Karen Poce, Big Chenille Textiles, Chesley

“It’s 2018 and I continue to be inspired by these beautiful objects of art made, mostly, by women that I find here and there, high and low and presto! behold a diamond in the rough. My humble restoration work on these pieces restores my faith in humanity. Torn and tattered fabric scraps pieced together create useful, comforting, endearing and well loved quilts for families and future generations.

This year I was thrilled to work on a number of Popcorn or YoYo quilts. YoYo quilts begin to appear on the scene in the 1920-40’s then reappear in the popular YoYo years of the 1960’s. The long process begins with cutting small circles, sewed by hand around the perimeter, gathered and tied off, now do another……… 2,900 of them!!! Then begin sewing them together in a grid of colour of your preference. These quilts kept you neither warm nor dry, they are purely aesthetic (along with using up tons of scrap pieces of fabric!) Using our post-modern eye when it comes to interior decorating these textile works of colour jump out from white walls and hard concrete floors in the freshest way.

I will be showing a number of fantastic colourful antique textiles from around the world this April. Please look for my booth in the cafe while you stop for a cuppa, to discuss your eye catching finds at the Elora Antique Show.”

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

  • a Fabulous pair of French chinoiserie wall sconces made by Maison Bagues, Paris;
  • Figural bronze mantel clock by Pierre Le Masson, Paris C. 1860;
  • 1840’s Martinet Paris Boulle bracket clock;
  • English Regency soup Tureen C. 1840 with heraldic symbol;
  • Birk’s sterling silver tea service including tray; and a French spelter bronze newel post figural Semeur lamp.

This is only a small sampling of the beautiful pieces you will find at From Granny’s Cupboards booth. See you at the show”.

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.

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

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. “