June 8th 2013 Milton Antique Expo

We had a fantastic day at The Milton Antique Expo on June 8th at Country Heritage Park. Thank you to all who came out and made our event possible!

Just to get your taste buds watering for our fall show…Here’s a peek into what you missed last weekend.

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http://www.antiqueshowscanada.com

Stay tuned for more info on our next Antique Expo Sept 28th 2013 at Country Heritage Park!

 

 

 

Imagine this…

Imagine this…a warm spring day, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping (or are those shoppers buzzing?!) After taking a stroll through the Country Heritage Museum and learning a few fun facts about the history of agriculture and farming you wander the stalls upon stalls of fabulous antique exhibitors. Maybe you’re searching for that perfect piece to finish off a room in your home, a piece that needs a little TLC but is guaranteed to be something magnificent or maybe you’re just browsing for that antique/vintage piece that calls out to you! Whatever brings you out to the Milton Antique Expo on June 8th you’re guaranteed a great time! Not only will you be surrounded with happy shoppers, sunny skies *hopefully*, classic stories of “my Grandma used to have this exact cookie jar!” but the exhibitors are guaranteed to be the best of the best! Making the trek from all over Ontario and Quebec to bring you the best show with top quality pieces, collectables and gems that are looking for a happy home. The scene is perfect! Shoppers who share the same interest, knowledgeable exhibitors set up on 80 acres of an interactive heritage park…a theme song playing in your head, which really sets the mood. Hang on! That’s not in your head…it’s in the air! That’s right folks, we will have not one, but TWO musical performances at our Antique Expo on June 8.

385314_10151192253571606_2105353038_nThe Greasemarks will be returning for a second year, playing at various locations during the day. Happy to announce they will be returning on June 8 and will be entertaining periodically throughout the day. When they’re not performing, they will be hauling heavy purchases to the purchase pick-up area for loading! Thanks guys!

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The Greasemarks have been playing “50’s rockabilly raw and young since 2007.” http://www.greasemarks.com

Also joining us for live entertainment is folk/roots singer Peter Shaw! An accomplished singer/guitar player with a unique ability to entertain and interact with his audience. Originally from Australia where he spent his youth, Peter has been performing for audiences in Ontario for over 30 years! Peter will be performing from 11:00-2pm in the food court on June 8.

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http://petershaw.com/

This picture we’ve painted for you can come to life on June 8! Country Heritage Park in Milton. See you there!

Country Heritage Park, Milton

header-windmill-logoOur most anticipated antique expo will be taking place this spring at The Country Heritage Park in Milton on June 8, 2013.

header-collage-defaultNot only is the Country Heritage Park our location for the expo, but it is also a fantastic attraction for family and kids of all ages.

dsc00072aCountry Heritage Park, is an interactive park depicting agriculture and rural life over the last 150 years. It is located on an 80 acre site with over 30 exhibit buildings and 20,000 artifacts. Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment south of Highway 401, on Tremaine Road west of Milton, Ontario. It offers educational programs for school children, special events, attractions, tour group programs, day camps, historical interpretation of exhibits, an outstanding collection of antique tractors, steam engines, farm equipment and rural life artifacts. As well, Country Heritage Park offers facilities for weddings, trade shows, corporate and family celebrations and business meetings. Country Heritage Park is owned and operated by Country Heritage Agricultural Society, a not-for-profit member owned society.

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Mission: The mission of Country Heritage Park is to preserve the history of rural life and agriculture in Ontario and showcase its evolution (past, present and future) through public events and education programs.

Vision: At Country Heritage Park people of all ages will learn about our rural heritage, the role of farmers in putting food on our tables, and the importance of agriculture in our lives.

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Come on out to Country Heritage Park on June 8th 2013 for our Milton Antique Expo! Bring the family and spend the day shopping hundreds of antiques, vintage collectables, art, retro designs and more! The museum will be open for guests to explore!

Visit our facebook event page & website for more info & discounts! Admission is $10, children 12 and under free! Gates open 8:00am!

https://www.facebook.com/events/166060940226776/

http://antiqueshowscanada.com/gadsdens-midsummer-antique-expo/

 

Candlesticks, Jewelry and Cabinets, Oh MY!

Introducing a few more exhibitors that will be at The Milton Antique Expo, June 8th! Stay tuned as we have many more details to share with you!

Sean and Olga George, Sean George Pressed Glass and Goblets, Arthur, ON

“We specialize in Antique Glass 1860-1960. We carry a diverse selection including Early Canadian and  American pressed glass, goblets, coloured glass (Victorian, Elegant and Vintage), depression glass, clear and coloured oil lamps and  miniatures. Although we carry many rarities, our focus is antique glass that is both functional and beautiful and can be used everyday in home, cottage or patio.”

Saved For the Show:   Vaseline Glass Fruit Bowl (1890′s), and Candlesticks (1920-30), Snail pattern ruby stained Water Pitcher, 1880′s (Rare), Elegant Etched Candlesticks, 1912 -1928, Actress pattern Covered Cheese Dome, 1880′s (Rare)

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David and Kathy Learn, Old Highway 3 Antiques, Aylmer, ON 

“Although we usually have quite a mix of ‘whatever-we-come-across’ items, we try to stay small and focus on interesting, unusual, hard-to-find items and ephemera (paper, books and magazines, photos, hats, linens, etc.).  We also can’t seem to resist flower frogs and are amassing quite a collection!”

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Monika McLaughlin, Ottawa

“I enjoy hunting for exquisitely made old jewellery and fine metal objects from all corners of the globe. I’m planning to bring the following pieces to Milton.” Obi dome, Japanese traditional silver adornment worn by Geisha on the Obi of her Kimono, Victorian Mourning Brooch (for a dead child), Victorian Scottish Pebble Brooch, Set of English enamel sterling demitasse spoons 1950′s, boxed, in perfect condition, Mediterranean Coral demi parure in original leather case in perfect condition.

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Maureen and Doug Wickham, From Past to Present Antiques, Harrow, ON

“We are an eclectic collection of antiques and collectibles. Cupboards and desks, glass and ceramics, we are generalists of elderly things. Architectural items and vintage lighting also find their way into our inventory.”

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Milton Antique Expo, June 8th at Country Heritage Park in Milton. Join our event page for all the latest details & updates!

https://www.facebook.com/events/166060940226776/

What can you expect June 8th?

The stars of the antique business will be out at The Country Heritage Park, Milton, Ontario June 8th to bring you the most unique and memorable show this season.

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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 normally teams up with Andrew Zegers Design. Andrew specializes in Midcentury Modern furnishings and Midcentury Italian Art Glass. For this show, Sam sets up in booth E44 and Andrew will be across the aisle in E43. http://www.samanthahowardvintage.ca

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Doug Killaly, Post and Beam Reclamation, Toronto   

Post and Beam Reclamation features period Georgian to Post Modern architectural salvage, reclaimed curiosities and garden statuary. P+B is located in the historic neighbourhood known as ‘The Junction’ in West Toronto, north of High Park. They focus on preserving heritage pieces and keeping functional items out of landfill.

Vintage Wall Maps on wood rollers  (1940 to 1970). Garden Statuary and reliquary from diverse eras. Architectural detail salvaged from commercial buildings, houses of worship and residences including leaded glass windows, corbeils, vintage hardware, fireplace mantels, lighting, and decoration. Take the tour and enter the vault! http://www.pandb.ca

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Adrian Tinline Antiques, BowmanvilleIMG_2022-238x300
“In my booth on June 8th expect to see a great mix of early Canadiana Furnishings in original paint, any where from 1820′s to 1870′s, some interesting Folk Art, stoneware, advertising and decoy ducks from across Ontario.”

Connie and Jane Egan, Goderich, ON                                                                                                    “We are 2 small stores specializing in Ironstone, transfer ware, quilts and other textiles, country and painted furniture, vintage gamesboards, Victorian silver and garden furniture and accessories.  I will be bringing several 1930′s – 1950′s framed game boards, a pair of elaborate crystal candelabra and a French wreath – china flowers and doves with metal leaves under a dome. My mother Connie just got back from France with several crystal wall sconces and lots of French linen for the Milton show. ”

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Be sure to mark your calendar for our June 8th 2013 Milton Antique Expo! It will be an event you will not want to miss. Have questions about show details?! Join our Facebook event for all the latest updates and details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/166060940226776/

See you then!

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Pantone has voted Emerald colour of the year for 2013!

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The emerald stone has been thought to preserve love and has been the symbol of hope. It is also considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. The emerald has been known to act as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind and said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom.

The Spring is considered to be the most effective time for the powers of the emerald.

Anniversary Gemstone

The emerald is the anniversary gemstone for 20th, 35th and 55th years of marriage.

Birth Stone Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone for the month of May.

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http://www.fashionmagazine.com/blogs/fashion/2012/12/06/pantone-colour-of-the-year-2013-emerald/pantone-2013-color-of-the-year-emerald-green-+-emerald-green-fashion-accessories-+-emerald-green-jewelry

http://hmade.co.uk/trends-2013-colours/

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http://styleblog.wem.ca/fashion/emerald-pantone-colour-of-2013/

We will have lots of vintage emerald pieces at The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, April 14th! Many of our exhibitors have already given us a little sneak peek at what they’ll have for sale! With these hot colour items, pieces will go fast!

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Doors open at 10am…See you there!

The Bead Goes On

Cyndy Calder, shop owner and vintage collector of ‘The Bead Goes On’

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For over 30 years Cyndy has built a career specializing in vintage costume jewelry. She has curated a collection of necklaces, bracelets, pins, beads, earrings and rings from a wide range of periods! Starting with the Victorian era and extending to Art Deco, Retro and the 1950’s-1980’s.

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‘The Bead Goes On’ is located at 256 Soudan Ave. Toronto, Ontario. Cyndy will be at the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show with a wide selection of vintage jewelry, clothing, vintage accessories including lipstick and antique compacts. Also, at the shop Cyndy has a wide range of fashionable accessories including shows, belts, scarves and furs as well as an assortment of clothing.

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You can follow ‘The Bead Goes On’ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheBeadGoesOn.Toronto

‘The Bead Goes On’ has given us a sneak peek into what you can expect at the show April 14th!

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Is your mouth watering yet?

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See you at The Vintage Clothing & Textile Show Toronto April 14th from 10am-4pm ‘The Bead Goes On’ will be at booth #25!

See you there!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Clothing-Textile-Show-Toronto/317972308306079

Like Mother, Like Daughter

mother-daughter-jackets120  Like Mother like Daughter…We imagine they don’t dress the same…but they definitely share the same passion and eye for high quality vintage fashions, textiles and accessories and not to mention genes!

Introducing Judith Mureika and daughter Julia Wright of Hamilton, Ontario.

Covering all eras from the 1800’s-1960’s

Judith is more in tune with the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, while Julie has more of a passion for deco and 60’s!

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Besides specializing in vintage fabric and fashions they both have an eye for vintage buttons, antique hand sewing tools and fashion accessories.

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Judith & Julia will be at the Wychwood Barns Vintage Clothing Show in Toronto on April 14th. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect to find at their booth!

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1920’s hand corded cloche

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          North West Mounted Police bomber jacket

Made in Winnipeg, Canada

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Early 1900’s hair ornaments

8 piece set still together after all these years!

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Come visit the two fabulous women behind the scenes! You’re sure to find a little bit of everything at their booth!

See you there!