Antiques fans are looking forward to an action-packed calendar of events as the International Antiques and Collectors Fair prepares its meetings for 2016. After the Somerset fair in January, followers can attend the meetings that are set for Nottingham and London in February, with the whole of the country from north to south enjoying IACF events throughout the year.
Locations of IACF Antiques Fairs
At each of the IACF fairs, visitors will have the chance to see a range of stallholders as the fairs play host to more than 10,000 stallholders in total, attracting 100,000 buyers at five different locations across the country. Locations available for antiques stalls are Newark, Ardingly in West Sussex, Shepton Mallet in Somerset, Runway Monday in Nottinghamshire, Newbury, Alexandra Palace in London, and Sandown Market in Surrey. Potential stallholders can enquire about a stall online by filling out a simple form.
The Rising Popularity of Antiques Fairs
Many people like to make a group trip to a collectors’ fair, where they can enjoy shopping and trading with thousands of goods available. Some of the treasures on show include paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewellery, photographs, furniture and decorative items. Trips to antique fairs are booming thanks in part to television shows such as Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, as discussed by the Guardian.
Antique Bars and Bar Furniture
Many people visit antiques fairs and antiques shops to stock their homes with classic furniture and decorative items. One of the most popular categories of antique-style furniture people are looking to install in their homes these days bar furniture. There are a number of bar furniture suppliers in London, such as http://www.victorhallantiques.com, each offering classic items such as wooden bars, bar stools, glassware, classic mirrors and more.
By installing an antique bar in their home, people are bringing a piece of history into their house and giving a room an entirely different character. Bar furniture can be made from old wood or new wood; if it is given an antique finish, it will have that collectible-item effect. Of course, antique bars also look great when used in a commercial setting for a classic bar or pub look. Antique bars can be styled to suit the décor of the room, from art deco to ornate corner bars and canopy bars.