Shows and Markets
At both the Tailgate-Music Valley Antique Show and the Heart of Country Antiques Show, dealers were finding ways to discount the effect of information explosion. In many cases, the items were so unique that you can hardly describe them in a few words, not to mention to find catalogues for comp. The term “one of the kinds” has gone to a new degree of dimension.
The crowd was also eager to spend. Some dealers made great sale within the first hour of the show. The bustling shopping scenes almost felt like Christmas for an antiques show. But unlike the Christmas shopping in which one buys for someone else, here one shops for his own.
Scores came out for the return of Texas Art Collector, Show and Sale of Early Texas Art at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center August 9 and 10. Although the event is free and a formal count isn’t taken, several long-time dealers commented the attendance was the strongest to date. The show returned this year after a […]
The preview party at Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair is at the top of everyone’s list as far as antique-oriented events in the city. The significant flooding that occurred yesterday could however put a damper on anyone’s plans. “You might have assumed not many would show up,” says Melissa Sands who covered the […]
Northern Liberties may be a Philadelphia neighborhood, or a suburb of Brooklyn. It may be hard to tell when the Brooklyn Flea opens up shop next month. The popular market’s website shows Mark Wahlberg sporting vintage Philadelphia Eagles gear announcing the June 2 opener. Brooklyn Flea Philly will include mainstay vendors, and undoubtedly some from […]
Utility wires are disappearing in urban centers. They were cursed to cause untidiness of street scenes in China. Often, they are the last thing to go in a gentrified neighborhood, but once they are gone, gone with them is the care-free low-key ambiance of those hoods. In variant shades, Randy Twaddle’s coffee stained utility wires drawing recall minds of urban dwellers, at repose.
The caliber of items offered at the Tower Antiques Show in Fair Park, Dallas seems to have improved over the last visit. Not that it was ever disappointing but for some reason there were more items of interest to engage with this time. The show seemed full, with a steady crowd observed on Saturday and reports […]
The Show and Sale of Early Texas Art will be back at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in 2013. Vintage Promotions, LLC has taken on the show following more than a decade of production by the Collectors of Fort Worth Art. “After several years enjoying the show as an art collector, I offered to […]
If you’ve ever stood in a flea market and wondered what you were looking at, it might be a lot of money. Found at a Flea Market in Philadelphia for $200, a unique sculpture commissioned by Tiffany & Co. from one of the world’s foremost living silversmiths floored a standing-room only auction Tuesday at Freeman’s […]
Lighting can be really boring. So often homes and apartments are adorned with fixtures that came from contractor multi-packs offered by big discount chains. Changing the lighting is such an easy task, but locating the right replacement isn’t always so easy- contemporary fixtures just aren’t that interesting. Finding lighting at vintage markets and antiques shows […]