High Texas temps bite into dealers’ sales at Fall 2011 Round Top Antiques Week


The tiny Texas town, Round Top, was again flooded with visitors for the 10 days of Texas Antiques Week with the overflow in the adjoining villages of Warrenton, Carmine and more. The heat was blamed by many exhibitors in the tented shows for slower than usual buying. The sites with air conditioning, including The Big Red Barn and Continental Tent and Carmine of The Original Round Top Antiques Fair were enjoying good sales of traditional antiques from America and Europe. Read More +

Brimfield’s Antique Textiles and Vintage Fashion Show opens with good sales


The 62nd Antique Textiles Vintage Fashions Show & Sale, Sept. 5, 2011 at The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Convention Center was a full house of exhibits and also was overflowing with customers happy to find their latest additions to collections of textile oriented antiques. This very unique and specialized show produced by Linda Zukas for over 20 years in the same location three times each year on the Monday of Brimfield Week has been a phenomenal success for customers, dealers and her, all of whom were happy to be there and leave even happier. Read More +

Dealers and collectors bid a soggy farewell to 2011’s Brimfield antiques show season


Weather again menaced Brimfield for this season’s final gathering September 6-11, 2011 with rain Tuesday and a storm Wednesday overnight called the hundred year rainfall by the weather reporters on TV and radio. The rain was so severe it saturated the field at Mays Antiques Market preventing dealers from driving onto the grounds for Thursday’s opening. The show did eventually open Friday with about half the dealers who were still in town ready to show and sell. Read More +

Harwinton Antiques and Design Weekend, a new Connecticut antiques show, marks excellent start despite severe weather

Harwinton Antiques and Design Weekend, June 11-12, 2011 overcame extreme weather  with more than 3,000 visitors at the new venue for Jenkins Management’s twice a year Connecticut show. Formerly at the polo grounds in Farmington, last September Jon Jenkins announced a move about 10 miles west to Harwinton Fairgrounds with facilities for about 40 exhibitors inside and room for large multi-dealer tents as well as single dealer outdoor spaces for 220 exhibitors.
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