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Ohio Country continues tradition of guaranteed authenticity

WILMINGTON, Ohio – The charm and simplicity of early American country decor will fill the Montgomery Room exhibit hall when the Ohio Country Antique Show returns to the Roberts Centre on Saturday, Oct. 27. Now in its 14th season of semi-annual sales, this specialized “traditional and primitives” presentation celebrates our nation’s formative years through the furnishings, art, and everyday objects found in the homes of the period. Featuring 50 dealers from several states, Ohio Country is established as an important resource for owners of historical properties, restoration professionals, decorators, and collectors from the Midwest and beyond.

antique storage vessels stoneware

3) Once used strictly for storage, stoneware vessels and pantry boxes are now prized as decorative items in country themed homes. Hebron, KY dealers Butch and Judy Leever specialize in cobalt decorated, salt glazed stoneware. These simply decorated crocks and jugs have been a hot commodity for several years now on the antiques market.

The show and sale’s reputation is built on a solid offering of authentic antique furniture in styles ranging from colonial era formal and pioneer log cabin rustic to later 19th century farmhouse essentials. Colorful, original painted surfaces on furnishings are an Ohio Country hallmark. Decorative accessories and collectors’ items include: woodenwares and stoneware; quilts, coverlets, and homespun textiles; paintings, lithographs, and folk art; early advertising and ephemera; historical Americana; period toys and children’s items; plus, garden and architectural artifacts. All merchandise offered for sale is guaranteed as represented.

The Ohio Country Antique Show opens to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. There is no preview or early buying period. Adult admission is $7 and parking is free. Show activities end at 3 p.m.

The Roberts Convention Centre is located north of Wilmington at the intersection of U.S. 68 and Interstate 71 (exit #50). It is less than an hour’s drive from the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton metro areas. The complex includes a Holiday Inn hotel for overnight guests and contemporary bistro restaurant for dining and relaxation.

Complete Ohio Country Antique Show information is available at or from manager Bruce Metzger at 513-738-7256.

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