What do you buy the person who has everything for Christmas? You’re sure to find something at the Charlotte Antique & Collectible Fall Spectacular. There are more than 1,500 exhibitors selling hard to find and one-of-a-kind items, collectibles and antiques.
While finishing your Christmas shopping, you’ll have the opportunity to hear the delightful sounds of Steven Szucs and his antique player pianos. Both young and old are entertained by the magic pianos that play by themselves. Szucs will transport you back to the days when families gathered around the piano after dinner to sing the night away. The pianos are antiques, but can play almost unlimited songs from Beethoven to the Beatles.
Kirk Thompson’s booth in the mall is one to marvel at with all the wonderful Southern antiques. For Thompson, antiquing is not just a hobby; it’s a family tradition. From 1921-1957, his grandfather ran an antique shop in Charlotte. Thompson’s specialty is Catawba Valley, Edgefield and Seagrove pottery with items ranging from candlesticks to churns and crocks to jugs. He has chests, cupboards and tables made from warm and wonderful heart pine. You’ll find carefully selected folk art, clocks and antique silver. Thompson is a furniture conservator and appraiser, which makes him an asset to the show.
The show is held at the Metrolina Expo, 7100 Statesville Road in Charlotte. It offers on-site services including hand engraving, jewelry and watch repair, glass and porcelain repair, caning and custom framing. For more information, call 800-824-3770 or visit www.charlotteantiqueshow.com.
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