As an update, he is expecting 58 exhibitors at The Brocante & Decorative Living Show on Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20. These will include Noel Chapman of Bleu Anglaise, who specialises in antique and vintage indigo textiles sourced from around the world and who stands at the Textile Society’s fairs.
Miles Ingram from Tinker & Toad in East Sussex will be bringing plenty of decorative pieces including mirrors and clocks, and interior designer Amanda Leader will be stalling out with her French linens.
Adams is a fan of one-day fairs – but not for his brocante.
“I’ve always been a one-day fair organiser and love the benefits of getting in and out in one day,” he said. “It cuts down on expenses for exhibitors with no overnight hotel bills, additional van hire costs etc.
“Although one-day works fine for a tabletop fair, it is too little time for the brocante
“But although that works perfectly well for a table-top fair, it proved too little time to get lots of furniture, statuary and general brocante into the venue.
“We will use most of Monday so everyone can get in and set up, followed by a late afternoon, early evening preview and reception, then by a full day’s trading on the Tuesday.’’