David Stewart, The Brooklin Antiquarian, Port Perry

David Stewart has 4 decades of experience selling mainly pine furniture, and often large pieces. With his very large inventory, he can furnish any room in a home.  Dave sent this brief note:

“Hi Jeff and Wendy:  Attached are photos of some new stock heading to Orillia, subject to prior sale.”

Kara and Dan Bowles, Bowles Hilltop Antiques, Markdale

“Here are a couple of photos of some new stock heading to Orillia. The jam cupboard is barn fresh…lots of cleaning later, it’s ready to fit into someone’s collection. The lamp table is solid birdseye maple and was supposed to be done for Elora, but it is ready now! We have picked many fresh pieces the last few months in anticipation of the Orillia show!”

Big Chenille Vintage Textiles, Karen Poce, Chesley

I’m a ‘Picker’ and proud of it, picker of second hand textiles, that is. Been picking for many years and I guess you could say I’m addicted, but in a good way. I love diving into a mountain of polyester to grab a bit of colored fabric that could be a treasure from our past and every now and then something really fantastic gets slowly pulled out.

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.
Karen Poce

Colette Gagne/Randy Spoar,  Colette’s Treasures, Kirkland, QC

Essentially, we have been acquiring antiques for over 30 years from Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes and USA. Our collection primarily consists of many porcelain items, pressed glass (Canadian Maple Leaf, Beaded Oval and Fan, Nugget patterns, etc.) oil lamps, shaving mugs, cans, cups and saucers, hats, purses and vintage jewelry . This collection is primarily from the late 19th or early 20th century with many of the recognized trade names such as Nippon, Royal Bayreuth, RS Prussia, Royal Doulton and Wavecrest.

Steve and Wendy, Hinton’s Antiques, Washago

Wendy and Steve specialize in Canadian country furniture.  They’ve been in the business since the late 60’s, and did their first antique show in 1972.

Their new shop is located in the village of Washago, 20 minutes north of Orillia. “We purchased the Agnew farm 4 years ago as a permanent location for Hinton Antiques.  It is 1 km from the intersection of hwy 169 and hwy 11 north at Washago.”

Glazed Dish Dresser from Wilno, will be shown only at the Orillia show. 

Purchased at the homestead auction of the family of the cabinet maker – John Szczypur (maker’s name on back), this exceptional and rare cupboard has been in a private collection for the past 40 years.  Shown as found in untouched original condition.  A very similar piece, plate 1231 in Howard Pain is attributed to John Szczypur

Adrian Tinline Antiques, Bowmanville

“I think of my business as your one stop shop for early Canadiana Antiques, specializing in early Canadian painted furniture with country accents to accessorize your home or business. A second generation Antiquer with a life time of experience in the trade, if I don’t have what you are looking for I am more than happy to point you in the right direction. Remembering your cultural heritage is important to who we are as Canadians, owning a piece of your material heritage is an important way to keep those memories alive! The craftsmanship involved cannot be compared to todays standard by far, so ask your self the next time you head out to the big box stores whether or not you want an investment or a piece that will be at the curb in a few years? Do yourself a favour and come to an Antique Show instead.

Some of the things you might find in my booth: cupboards, chest of drawers, lamp tables, blanket boxes, harvest tables, chairs, shelves, benches, stripped or in original surface, folk art, wood carvings, early iron, pottery, decoys, objects of art and many more. Feel free to follow me on Facebook or Instagram – Adrian Tinline Antiques or become a member of one of the leading groups for primitives, folkart and Canadiana on Facebook – Canadiana Antiques”

Ben Vanden Broek, Omeemee

I am a private collector, collecting art and antiques for 30 years.  I only do this one show a year and pick specifically for it. I specialize in Canadian Art, small and unusual items. These are examples of some of the things I will be bringing, also some art, vintage clothing (1920), rare books, and other oddities.

The quilt seems to be Canadian and English – lots of provincial and sport badges plus 4 political and military people. The horse is supposed to be from Tibet. Tibetans called them flying horses they were placed in tombs. The Native gloves and muckluks were wrapped in a Manitoba newspaper from 1937. I got them from a local woman and she told me they were made for her Mother. Last year at the show I had a lady’s native coat that was from the same lady. The coat sold very early in the day.

Heather and Warren Breedon, Big W and little h, New Lowell

Our shop began as a weekend hobby. Heather enjoyed collecting and re-purposing antique and vintage items as decorating pieces in her gardens and soon they took over her house. This hobby soon turned into a passion for Warren and Heather which lead to the creation of Big W and little h Antiques and Collectibles and their hopes to share these unique items with others.

While you will find a wide array of items, they have a soft spot for vintage and antique farming pieces.

Fred and Aisla Bradshaw Persian Carpets & Rugs, Kemble

Specialize 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! Aisla: “Here are some pictures of rugs which we have taken in the last couple of days.”

Picture 1 is a tribal rug from the Hamadan region of north western Iran.

Pictures 2 is a large Nahavand Persian carpet in a geometrical design,the dominant colour is blue.

Picture 3 is a 7ft by 11 ft Bakhtiari nomadic tribal rug from west central Iran.

Connie and Jane Egan, Galt House Antiques, Goderich

We will be bringing mirrors, ironstone, framed prints, mid century furniture along with architectural items, transferware, paintings and textiles.

Jane McAndrew Antiques and Vintage, Cambridge

“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.”

“Coming to the show in Orillia, two primitive pine children’s chairs, fabulous hooked Swan rug and 1950’s era felt baseball girl.  I am also bringing some interesting art including, on the right, an original pastel by William Henry Chandler complete with his signature sailboat; top left, a charming watercolour coastal scene with sea birds by Ardennes Clarence; bottom left, St. John’s Church Ruins (Chester) by Edward William Trick.”

Greg Biss, Cottage-tiques, Sebright, ON

Specializing in antique-based decorator pieces, Cottage-tiques finds cottage-style vintage and antiques, which are refinished and incorporated into functional or decorative works.

Larry Foster Antiques, Napanee

One of the rock stars on the Canadian antiques scene, Larry has collections spanning a wide range of interests – Canadian and American chairs and furniture, textiles, decoys, nostalgia, sports collectibles, folk art and on. He just sent in some pictures for Orillia 2017.  The diorama is from Digby; the games board was found in Fredericton, NB; the Snow Goose is from Quebec.

Ben Lennox, Waterloo

“Hi Jeff and Wendy.  Attached are pics of some pieces I plan on having for the show.

I plan on bringing a fresh load of inventory, as nothing gets carried over from year to year. I will have over 50 pieces of Canadian fine and folk art by artist such as Anne Savage, Thomas Chatfield, Maisie Wride and many more. I will also have my usual mix of advertising and antique cottage decor.

John Cooper, Abbey Antiques, Winnipeg, Manitoba

BULLETIN!!  Just arrived Wed. July 19 at 10:35am.  FRESH STOCK for ORILLIA!!

Fabulous First Nations handcrafted beaded and embroidered works, ca. 1930-40.  Incredible artistry of design.  Never before seen by the public.

Showing at booth C8, Orillia, Sunday, July 30.  Only at Abbey Antiques, from Winnipeg MB.”

Hello again, for Abbey Antiques’ third appearance at Orillia, booth C8, with more recent treasures for this exciting Show.

More sterling, rare Moorcroft pottery, many Burslem period, including 14″ tall Pansy vase, Moonlit Blue footed bowl, Art Deco Pomegranate bowl on stand (unrecorded), 3 Claremont pieces., country “goode stoughe” (1 new pair of snowshoes), more objects of all sizes!
The photos show –
1) Austria enamel plaque, and vase; Mdina “lollipop” vase; Capo di Monte “Hannibal” vase.
3) Japanese ivory carvings, early 20th C.
4) Like Picasso, Abbey Antiques has a “blue period” ! A selection of original-paint prairie furniture.

Carol Telfer Antiques, Gagetown, NB

Carol is perhaps Canada’s leading dealer in early Canadian textiles – quilts, hooked rugs and the like. She sent photos of some great pieces that will be coming with her to Orillia.

  • 19th century rare and unique boy pin cushion. Head is bisque with stuffed body on tin base to hold threads.
  • Quebec hooked rug of Indian in a canoe with graphic diamond border on two ends. Mixed rag materials. circa 1930.
  • Basket and Tulip Quilt – Ontario origin – circa 1880

Karrot Craig, Cellar Relics, Newmarket

Karrot has built a specialty in retro and vintage kitchenware.  She was a big hit at Orillia last year with a large, varied and colourful booth.

She sent this note: “Found another photo of my little vintage trailer shop set up with stuff being brought to Orillia Mid Summer vintage show. Cheers”

Barbara Jackson, Beez Antiques, Midland

Barbara has a good eye for nostalgia and retro.  She sent along some fresh pics for Orillia.

Brian MacLure, Debris Antiques and Collectibles, Wasaga Beach

“I have been in business about 10 years and my displays are about 50% militaria and 50% general smalls. The six photos show among other items, antique Martini Henry Rifle, Bayonets, WW2 Helmet and an OPP Stetson, Medals and Badges in display cases, WW2 Binoculars, Trench Art, WW1 German Belt with Buckle, Toys, Level, H.L. Piper Lamp, Oil Tin, Oil Bottle, Sign, Push Bar, 1957 Boston Bruin Program, Lots of Smalls – several hundred.

Treasure Hut Antiques, Pat and Penny George, Paris, ON

“We will enjoy our 40th year in the antique business, full time, and also our 25th year doing shows, in 2017. 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 Orillia. We are bringing a great selection of glass.
Drop by and say hello. We’ll be in the pavilion”

Pat & Penny, Treasure Hut Antiques, Rare Beswick Pheasants. Date 1966-1975. Priced at $650.

Derek Whitehead and Les Wheeler, Trinkets and Treasures, Hillsdale, ON

“Like stepping into a family farm estate sale, would best describe the items found in our booth. Primitives, crocks, tins, china, housewares, tools, paintings, prints, oddities, lamps… basically anything and everything you may be looking for.”
“We will also bring-in lower price point pieces for the new or beginner collectors who are starting or fleshing out their collections. There will be nouveau, deco, and vintage up to mid-century modern stock. The inventory is ever changing and ever growing.”

Carol and Hank Milberg, Milberg x 2, Elginberg, ON

“Always a good selection of antique and vintage holiday items @ Milberg x 2. Just one of our many interests that reflect Canadian heritage, quality and visual appeal. Visit our eclectic booth inside the pavilion on July 30th!”

“We will be offering this Black Americana whirligig at the show,
lady washing clothes. Strong colours, fun subject.  Looking forward to the show.”

Bob and Sandra Fedosenko, Victoria St. Antiques, London

Bob and Sandra specialize in fine quality glass and china, tablewares, etc.  Bob sent 2 photos for Orillia.  A scarce 3-piece Shelley Childs Tea Set signed by designer Mabel Lucie Attwell , c1920’s.  And a large Mid-Century Modern Murano Opalescent Art Glass Vase attributed to Italian Glass Master Barbini c1950.

Christine Wyrozub, Chantal’s Antiques, Whitby

“Chantal’s Antiques is pleased to be part of the Orillia Antique show.  I will be featuring 1950’s retro theme with many beautiful sets of PYREX esp. Fire king, Apple and cherries; Flamingo Pink mix bowl set of 4; primary sets bowls and refrigerator jars. Theme is red and white to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
1967 glasses and red and white linens and Original kitchen cannisters 1940s Lincoln BeautyWare . Also Hughes CornFlower Glass items; vintage depression glass ice tea sets for summer entertaining. Pottery and much more. English Scenic china set of dishes. Poole pottery and Wedgwood vases.

Jane Brownson, Favourite Ol’ Things, Madoc

Jane is a veteran antique dealer and scours the backroads of eastern Ontario for antiques, relics and nostalgia.

Leona and Jerry Milne, Root Cellar Antiques, Port Dover

Leona and Jerry bring unusual and unexpected to most shows they do. Last year at Orillia they sold a fabulous tabernacle which they found down along the Lake Erie shore.

“On the trailer and ready to go…Winging its way to Orillia”.
A large VERY OLD heavyweight wingback chair complete with original footstool. Both reupholstered in 1960s.