Hey ya’ll!!!! Lots going on in my life right now, so I first owe ya’ll an apology for not posting since May. Shame on me!! Forgive me? Good. Where did we leave off?
It’s kinda-sorta-almost fall again!! And you know what that means? TONS of antique festivals, antique shows, bizarres, barn-pickin’s and auctions. Here’s a smattering for you to choose from!
Vintage Home Market
For those of you in the Richmond, VA area, you’ll be in for a treat at the RIR Raceway Complex this November! The Vintage Home Market returns with lots of antiques, vintage treasures and works by artisans from all around the central eastern region. For those of you looking for that perfect retro stool for your kitchen or a rusty sign for your entry way, this show is for you!
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24, 9am – 5pm
Where: Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnam Ave., Richmond, VA 23222
For more info, visit: www.thevintagehomemarket.com
Victoria Auction – Multi-Estate Auction
Spend your Saturday afternoon raising your auction paddle at the upcoming country auction by Victoria Auction. Tons of not-to-be-missed primitive southern treasures can be found from this multi-estate auction in Victoria, VA. Items include period furnishings, americana, pottery, advertising, country store items, folk-art, toys, antique lighting…too much to miss! I am found of Victoria Auctions because they do not charge a Buyer’s fee and they always have a top notch variety of americana antiques for those that are serious about antique collecting.
When: Saturday, September 21st, 9:00am
Where: 1819 Main St., Victoria, VA
For more info, visit: www.victoria-auction.com/sept212013.htm
2013 Antique Extravaganza Weekends – September Event
For those lucky ducks that live or are traveling near Adamstown, PA/Lancaster County, DO NOT miss this event! Of all the places I’ve travelled to for antique treasures, Lancaster County has to be my favorite. Some of the most rare and exquisite antiques that I’ve ever seen in my life have come from this region. There’s a reason folks that they call this the “Antiques Capital of the USA.” For real.
A friend (thanks Evelyn!!) dropped me a note about this event…sadly I can’t attend, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!!! In fact, you should go for me and then tell me what awesome treasure you found to add to your collection! This event includes dozens of antique stores, outdoor markets and dealers, as well as specialty shops.
When: September 26, 27, 28, 29
Where: 1819 Main St., Victoria, VA
For more info, visit: www.antiquescapital.com/extrav.htm
Rago Arts – Early 20th Century Design, Unreserved Auction
For auction goers who collect early 20th century goods such as George Ohr pottery or Gustav Stickley furniture (my personal fav), then do not miss this opportunity to own some of these fine craftsman antiques at stellar prices.
Not familiar with Rago Arts? Sure you are…if you watch Antiques Roadshow that is! David Rago and Suzanne Perrault have been appraisers for the show for years and both have lectured and written books on decorative ceramics and porcelain.
When: September 20th, 10:00am
Where: Rago Arts and Auction Center, 333 N. Main St., Lambertville, NJ08530
For more info, visit: shop.ragoarts.com/discovery/artsandcrafts
The Richmond Antiques Spectacular at The Meadow Event Park
Looking for some high end primitives or good quality early American antiques? Then this show is for you. I haven’t been to this show in a while…which used to be held at the Showplace in Mechanicsville, VA…so looks like they have a new location this year. From what I remember of years past, its a great show…but if you are looking for flea market style bargains, you may want to skip this one. This is a show for serious collectors who are seeking that specific treasure for their personal collection. Lots of beautiful objects to look through however, so even if you just want to be inspired…you should attend!
When: November 23 & 24, 10am – 6pm – Admission is $5.00
Where: The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA
For more info, visit: renaissancepromotions.net/RenaissancePromotionsInc.htm
That’s it from me for now! If you know of another fun, upcoming event for this fall, send me a note and I’ll add to the list!
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