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Katrina Burroughs

Dazzling glassware fair

The Cambridge Glass Fair is renowned among trade and collectors as a source for beautiful and unusual glassware

Baroque Blenheim

If you can only manage a handful of trips out of town this summer, make one a visit to the extraordinary, extravagant Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire

West-East sale

Art dealer Niall Hobhouse’s rich collection of beautiful Western and oriental treasures goes under the hammer this month

Shaftesbury food festival

Discover the gastronomic delights of Dorset produce in an idyllic country setting at Shaftesbury's annual food festival, from 1 to 5 May

Patterns at Parham

Enjoy a perfect day out this weekend in the West Sussex countryside and pick up some designer textiles at the same time

Bluebells at Moggerhanger

Moggerhanger Park, near Bedford, is at its loveliest in April and May, when its acres of woodland are carpeted in bluebells

Art Glass Fair in Dulwich

The second Art Glass Fair at Dulwich College will have the best glass dealers gathering in one place, on Sunday 27 April

Clothall House sale

Built in the 1720s as a rectory to St Mary’s Church, this gorgeous old Grade II listed building, near Baldock in Hertfordshire, is giving up its treasures to bidders at Bonhams on 26 February

February auctions

Gothic Strawberry Hill is having a sale of gems to make way for a £5 million restoration. Plus: a charity auction with creations from some of the best-known names in the ceramics world; an innovative art and design fair at Olympia; and Antiques for the Future III.

Historic Midhurst

In the 15th century market town of Midhurst, you can discover fabulous food, inspiring interiors shopping, and the glorious West Sussex countryside, all a short hop from London

New service for furnishings

New antiques website 1stdibs promises to take the legwork out of the search for fabulous vintage furnishings for Londoners

Leaf peeping at Bowood House

There’s no need to travel to the States to see the most beautiful autumn colours. Leaves are turning every shade of crimson, ochre and russet at Bowood House in Wiltshire

Relaxing Isle of Wight

Just a few hours from London, this temperate little island is a perfect getaway for weekenders seeking countryside and culture

Elizabethan Burghley House

Of the multitude of historic homes within day-tripping distance of London, the Elizabethan palace Burghley House is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular

Kingston Bagpuize

There is no pleasure to beat discovering a little-known gem in the English countryside, and Kingston Bagpuize house, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, is just such a treasure