The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

At the weekend I got to go the Arthur Swallow Decorative Home and Salvage Show at Ripley Castle.  The show comes to Yorkshire annually and is THE event to attend if you get your kicks sourcing amazing ‘finds’ for the home.

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Local trades people hold stands there and it was great to see The Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn, Chris Holmes Decorative Interiors and Mister Toad with great exhibits.

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The Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn Stand

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Inside The Antiques Curio & Salvage Stand

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Taxidermy extraodinaire from Chris Holmes

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Riley keeps watch

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What surprised me was the sheer range of what you could pick up here… there was everything!  A pizzeria and Pimms tent avec bails of hay for seating created a relaxed, almost a festival feel.

 

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There are also clever little exhibits like this shepherd hut that rather reminded me of the time-capsule Grandpa gets into on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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For any non-Yorkshire folk, the good news is that Arthur Swallow Events are held at various locations across the  UK.  Check out their website here and I leave you with some sights that made me smile…

So Downton!

So Downton!

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What's it to be?  Pizza, Bar or Jesus!

What’s it to be? Pizza, Bar or Jesus!

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2 Comments on “The Decorative Home & Salvage Show

  1. Hi Olivia

    I love your piece on the Arthur Swallow Fair at Ripley, amazing photos and totally captured the day. I was also at the show but I completely missed the blue metal stars on one of your photos – can you remember which stand that was on? I’d love to get hold of some.

    • Hello Karen, thank you for your comments – wasn’t the show great! I don’t know the name of the stand but let me see what I can do by asking on Facebook, hope to have an answer for you soon – Olivia

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