Going green with antiques at Marin County Antique Show

MILL VALLEY, Calif. – Antiques and Collectibles are not only nostalgic, but a green way to decorate.  Mark your calendar for The Marin County Antique Show Aug. 22-23.

Have you thought about shopping for those home and gift items as you also recycle? You can shop “green” by purchasing existing goods. It reduces fuel oil, new manufacturing waste, and conserves our natural resources and environment. Another benefit of purchasing antiques and vintage items is that you can often find great quality items at reasonable prices, plus antiques often increase in value over time. 

The Marin County Antique Show on Aug. 22-23 features the finest in antiques and collectibles, with something for every collector.

Create a unique home environment with one-of-a-kind treasures from the past, including beautiful antique china, silver, glass, porcelain, pottery, and linens. Design a special look for your home with antique pieces, decorate with elegant furniture, shop for gifts for family and friends, or add to your own collection. This show offers two days of great shopping for collectors, decorators, and antique lovers.

Highlights include fine art, vintage and estate jewelry, Asian art, watches and clocks, books, photographs, postcards, posters and prints. Fine selections of Bakelite jewelry, ancient artifacts, coins, vintage toys and dolls, Native American and Western art, kitchen collectibles, vintage clothing, and decorative arts are among the treasures at this show. 

Free appraisals will be offered. Porcelain and glass repair is also available. 

 Contact Golden Gate Shows at 415-383-2252. For more information, or a discount coupon good for $1 off the admission price, go to www.goldengateshows.com

The Marin County Antique Show
Show dates:    Aug. 22-23, 2009
Show hours:    Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
        Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission:     $6; free parking and return

Directions: Marin Center Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, Calif. Take Highway 101 to the North San Pedro Road exit, go east. Follow signs to the Exhibit Hall.

Visit www.goldengateshows.com for more information.