Houston Museum of Decorative Arts sponsoring 39th annual Antiques Show

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The non-profit Houston Museum in Chattanooga’s Bluff View Arts District is once again sponsoring an annual Antiques Show & Sale, scheduled this year for Feb. 22-24, 2013. It’s a wonderful opportunity for out-of-town visitors to take in the show, the museum and all the many other cultural opportunities a thriving Chattanooga offers.

The Houston Museum, located at 201 High Street, Chattanooga, is a small but stunning gem in the city’s arts crown. Created with the astounding collection of Anna Safley Houston, who during her lifetime amassed more than 15,000 antique pitchers and thousands of other glassware pieces and antiques, the Victorian house on High Street housing the museum has become a national mecca for antique lovers and glass collectors.

This Austrian iridescent green art-glass basket was crafted around 1900. (Photo courtesy Houston Museum)

This Austrian iridescent green art-glass basket was crafted around 1900. (Photo courtesy Houston Museum)

Visitors take a docent-led tour through the Houston Museum to marvel at the beautiful amberina, overlay, cameo, Burmese, satin glass and cranberry glass collected by “Antique Annie,” shown in and alongside priceless antique furniture. Museum admission is $9 for adults and $3.50 for children aged 4-17; children under 4 are admitted free.

The 39th annual Antiques Show & Sale Benefiting Chattanooga’s Houston Museum is being held at Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37408. Show hours are Feb. 22-23 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and from noon-4 p.m. on Feb. 24; $15 show admission buys entry for the entire weekend.

A preview party with wine, hors d’oeuvres and free valet parking begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Stratton Hall. The $75 ticket price includes weekend show admission. For more information, call 423-267-7176 or visit www.thehoustonmuseum.org.

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