Monday, June 14, 2010
Knebworth, Hertfordshire UK
This years 10th Anniversary Salvo Fair is just around the corner, we are expecting a ten percent rise in exhibitors who will bring their wears to Knebworth House, Hertfordshire from 25-27 June 2010. Visitors will be able to make many beautiful discoveries to transform the home and garden without costing the earth (literally).
Peter Watson of Cox's Yard, a long standing veteran of the fair is taking a large stand, he will be demonstrating one aspect of the recraft side of the business, turning old oak carriage boards from French freight trains into solid timber doors, built to size, and with all the craftsmanship, strength and character of a good old-fashioned reclaimed door. Peter Watson says, "We don't offer perfection. We offer splits, knots, and character." The timber is heavily sanded, filled, and oiled. Any style of hinges, locks and handles can be fitted.
Tina Pasco is new to Salvo Fair but has more than 16 years experience dealing in garden antiques in the UK, France and USA. Over the past few months Tina has been searching out the best garden antiques for the fair. Alongside her reclaimed pieces Tina will be bringing a Victorian-style mobile cloche, handmade by Kentish furniture maker and friend, David Le Versha exclusively for Pasco at Esprit du Jardin.
Other interesting items destined for Salvo Fair 2010 includes antique stone troughs from the new Russell Crowe Robin Hood movie filmed at Shepperton, a wonderful 6ft Victorian ceramic roll top bath by prestigious makers Adams & Co, reclaimed from an old hotel on Walney Island, Cumbria and a cast iron radiator belonging to Orson Welles, voted best film director of all time, and tonnes of Victorian red bricks from an early 1900's officer's quarters at RAF Northolt, Middlesex.
Enjoy an inspirational day out at Salvo Fair and find all you need for your home and garden from an international array of exhibitors - from birdbaths to bricks, fireplaces to flagstones, tiles to toilets . . . you might even find the odd kitchen sink!