YORK artists Judy and Ron Burnett are opening their riverside home this weekend for a Christmas show with a difference.

In addition to Judy’s paintings and collages and Ron’s oils and watercolours, they are giving visitors a chance to look through some of their extensive collections of vintage posters, books, toys, jewellery and fabrics, all of them for sale.

"Judy and I have been collecting ephemera since our student days in Hull and now, 50 years later, we think it's time to pass on some of our treasures to a new generation," says Ron, artist, jazz musician and former jazz correspondent of The Press.

The Burnetts' house at 10 Holly Terrace will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm each day. "Our house is situated in the Fishergate area on the riverside New Walk with free parking on Ambrose Street and Frances Street," says Ron. "If you're coming by bicycle or on foot, aim for the Millennium Bridge and take the last set of steps on the left up to Holly Terrace."

Looking forward to the weekend, Ron adds: "This is a first-time joint show for Judy and me outside of Judy's usual York Open Studios sessions. For some great, quirky Christmas present ideas at affordable prices, we're sure that visitors will find just that special something."