One day each November we are urged to celebrate Buy Nothing Day, which exists as a protest against consumerism. As a lifestyle, minimalism, which philosophically requires little, has come into vogue with personalities like Marie Kondo urging us to toss things that don't spark joy. Dallas radio host Krys Boyd told listeners to a recent … Continue reading When Nothing Isn’t Everything
Ebay has been around since 1995, but it took the current pandemic to bring about an online antiques show. The Antiques Dealer's Association of America (ADA) hosted an online show this past weekend and it made me long for a physical show. It's not because I didn't enjoy the online show; I did. It's not … Continue reading A Look at the ADA Online Antiques Show
SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS, America’s Favorite Treasure Hunts! We host the world’s largest indoor antique show the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Expo Centers. We have an amazing 3,500 exhibit booths filled with antiques and collectibles. SHOW DATES: January 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th, 2020 SHOW HOURS: Thursday 10:45am-6pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, … Continue reading Scott Antique Markets January
At the end of 2018, after sponsoring 63 shows Heritage Promotions and the Shenandoah Antiques Expo internally transformed itself from a long-standing partnership with Sam and Mary Ferguson to a true family operation. Ray and Martha’s daughter, Lesley, became officially invested as a full-fledged partner. Having worked many, maybe even most (depends on who you … Continue reading 65th Shenandoah Antiques Expo: All About Family
Imagine for a moment a warehouse building in Seattle. Antiques are gathered there from Japan throughout the year. Then during two weeks of the year, the warehouse is opened to the public. Would you travel to Seattle for that? We did. We made our way to Kyoto Art and Antiques for the open warehouse September … Continue reading A Warehouse Sale Worth Waiting For
We returned to Baltimore Antiques Show after eight years of absence. It was a repeat of our 2010 visit—after touring the show we headed to the Baltimore Museum of Art. Of course, both the museum and the show have changed in eight years. In 2010, the show was called the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show. Now it's … Continue reading A Return to the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show
Discovery Channel's Vintage Tech Hunters recently made a visit to Lake County Fairgrounds during Zurko's monthly Antique & Vintage Market. The show’s focus is on the hottest collectibles in vintage technology. The “tech hunters” focused their hunt on early TV’s, movie cameras and projectors, old telephones, wooden table-top pinball machines, early neon, mechanical toys, radios … Continue reading Discovery Channel’s Vintage Tech Hunters Visit Grayslake
It looks like HUD Secretary Ben Carson's staff ordered an expensive reproduction of a reproduction sideboard. He's taking some heat from the purchase. A CNN reporter noted the old dining room furniture couldn't be salvaged. It was very old, from the 1960s! I thought this might be a great time to point out how many … Continue reading Antique Sideboard Options for Ben Carson
There was a time when you couldn't leave the house on a Sunday without tripping over an antique show or two. They were held on rooftops, in barns, in private homes, church basements, hotels, and convention centers. Collecting antiques was really big in America and Dallas was no exception. Walk through the Dallas Museum of … Continue reading Are Antique Shows in Dallas A Thing of the Past?
The Dallas Museum of Art has a pretty good decorative arts collection. Glancing at the labels it becomes apparent the collection is the result of a strong antique collecting community. Yet today the city struggles to maintain even one higher-end show. Take this highboy for example. It is in the collection thanks to the … Continue reading Antiques in Dallas. What Has Been Lost?