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Alexandra Palace

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4 September 2022

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Way London N22 7AY

July 14, 2022

| Eve Oliver

Upcoming iacf Antiques Markets

Sun 4 Sep

- Sun 4 Sep, 2022

Alexandra Palace

Tue 6 Sep

- Wed 7 Sep, 2022

South of England Showground

Fri 16 Sep

- Sun 18 Sep, 2022

Royal Bath & West Showground

Fri 23 Sep

- Sat 24 Sep, 2022

The East of England Showground

Your Vintage Summer Garden won’t be the same without a visit to Ardingly Antiques Fair on Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th July.

Vintage Garden Bench at Ardingly

This summer, we hope to change the way you style your garden by providing you with the highest quality antique garden furniture, vintage garden jardinieres, antique garden ornaments, vintage garden urns and lots more decorative antiques for your garden!

One of the best things about getting your garden decor from specialist antique and vintage dealers, is that you know that the items you buy for your garden will stand the test of time and be able to handle all the different weather we get (which, in the UK, can be very unpredictable!)

At Ardingly Antiques Fair, you can discover a range of decorative antiques for the garden from a range of dealers, including vintage stoneware for the garden and lots more. Let’s take a look at some of our previous favourite vintage summer garden finds at Ardingly…

Starting us off at number one is this fabulous Conversation Seat / Love Seat, made with some dainty floral designs and painted in white.

We love this because it provides you with something that isn’t too bulky for your garden, and it also comes in a simple style that can suit all garden designs.

This garden Love Seat could engage your guests for hours, allowing them sit directly facing you and your other guests, helping flow your conversations throughout the whole day.

For more garden seating ideas, you must visit Ardingly Antiques Fair so that you can discover thousands of garden seat inspiration to get you on the right track to styling your dream garden area.

Antique baths and vintage baths don’t have to be used for their previous purpose, they are perfect to style your garden area with! Interior designers love to get creative by turning your metal baths and copper baths into impressive planters that help spark colour and life into your garden.

Your vintage summer garden will definitely be Instagram-worthy if you choose to be bold with how you display your flowers and plants.

If you have any questions regarding how to style these baths, make sure to ask the dealer for some advice as they will be happy to help!

Remember to tag @iacfantiquesfairs and use #iacfArdingly and #ArdinglyAntiquesFair throughout the event next week so that we can see all the wonderful antique and vintage items that you find throughout the two days!

Do you have a smaller garden space that you’re unsure how to style? Perhaps you’ve recently down-sized and you’re wondering where to get all your garden furniture and garden decor that will suit the new size of your area.

Fear not as one of the greatest benefits of shopping antique and vintage is how antique furniture comes in all different shames and sizes, allowing you to style your garden the way you want!

Remember to bring a tape measure and to measure your spaces in your garden before you visit Ardingly, as this can help reassure you that the piece of furniture you come across that you think will look fantastic in your garden area will be a perfect fit.

We have lots more hints and tips on how to shop at Ardingly Antiques Fair, written by interior designer – Emma Merry from Emma Merry Styling. You can read them all before you visit us so that you can get the most out of your shopping trip the this truly cosmopolitan antiques event.

Interior Designer, Gail Race, visits Ardingly Antiques Fair to source unique interior design inspiration for herself and her clients. Gail retains over 20 years experience in the industry and found herself falling in love with the interior design inspiration at Ardingly Antiques Fair. 

One thing in particular that took Gail’s interest, were these fabulous vintage wood bowls that she came across. This is another way that you can get creative with the antiques and vintage goods that you find at Ardingly Antiques Fair, simply fill up your vintage wooden bowls with whatever flower, vegetable or fruit you’d like to grow in it – and you have yourself a decorative vintage addition to your garden!

If you are looking for more support on your interior design shopping at Ardingly Antiques Fair, then make sure to contact Eve today so that she can help guide you in the right direction depending on what you are searching for at the fair.

Plan your day of antiques shopping at Ardingly Antiques Fair today by booking your tickets online. See you all soon!

Upcoming iacf Antiques Markets

Sun 4 Sep

- Sun 4 Sep, 2022

Alexandra Palace

Tue 6 Sep

- Wed 7 Sep, 2022

South of England Showground

Fri 16 Sep

- Sun 18 Sep, 2022

Royal Bath & West Showground

Fri 23 Sep

- Sat 24 Sep, 2022

The East of England Showground

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