This afternoon I popped along to the Trade Preview of the Decorative Home & Salvage Fair that runs from today through Sunday 19 July at Loseley Park. The sun did manage to break through the clouds and it was lovely and warm whilst I wandered around. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but I was hoping to find some mid-century furniture and some French antiques. On the whole the stalls were overflowing with a whole range of bric a brac and antiquities from various places and periods in time, but eventually I did find one or two dedicated to French style.
I think it was probably due to the time of year but there was a lot of emphasis on garden salvage; everything from fleur de lys gazebos through to garden ornaments.
The highlight of the show for me was this sea faring dog and the Oxo cabinet with matching kettles. From my point of view the only disappointment was that there weren’t many, of what I would call, decorative home stalls. One that did jump out was that of Hope & Hargreaves, a local upholstery and soft furnishings company. Their collection of cushions, curtains, place mats, and bunting, in pretty printed fabrics made a colourful display amidst the salvage stalls.