Tag Archives: Bettianne Sweeney

The Place to Shop — Antiques at Music Valley

Antiques at Music Valley had a totally different feel than the Heart of the Country Show. The State Fairgrounds provides ample yet unassuming space for the show. Neither show would be mistaken by visitors for the shows as high-end as the Winter Antiques Show in which “price upon request” in some cases means “price you

A Visit to the Grand-daddy of Antiques Shows

Since the show’s beginnings in the early 1980s, the Heart of Country show has been one of the premiere destinations for fans of Americana in the Country. This year dealer Bettianne Sweeney, who promotes her own Americana-themed show the weekend after Thanksgiving in Virginia, was crossing having a booth at the Heart of Country off

The Stories We Tell at Thanksgiving

I like a good story. Thanksgiving and antiques are a perfect pair for storytelling. Attending Bettianne Sweeney’s 29th Holiday Antiques Show in Williamsburg, VA this past weekend was like going home for Thanksgiving holiday. The familiarity and fondness among the dealers and attendees was evident as they expressed warm praise for each other, and high

“Don’t Call it Brown,” Furniture Makes a Comeback

While convention may have it that American furniture isn’t the hot item it used to be, dealers at the premiere of Antiques in Charlottesville January 22-24 reported a high volume of furniture sales. “If I had one word for what moved out the doors of the Holiday Inn last weekend it would be mahogany,” said