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Fall Brings Antique Shows. It’s a great time to be on the ‘hunt’ for that special piece from long ago. This weekend was my first time ‘doing’ an antique show. When I say ‘doing’ an antique show, I need to clarify that for you. I was not an exhibitor nor an attendee but I did have a booth, front and center. The Warren County Historical Society in Lebanon, Ohio invited me to come and talk to people coming to the show on the hunt for the perfect antique. Frankly, I talked with almost everyone who walked by (and everyone did), about Decorating with Antiques in a Modern Home. Most were receptive and liked the idea of eclecticism. I created a video and played it on a tv showing photos of rooms decorated in this manner.
One of my favorite design ‘styles’ is mixing antiques with modern pieces in today’s homes. As an Interior Designer, I often suggest or specify an antique piece in each room to my clients. It may be a large piece or a mirror. Some are receptive and some are not. Many people have a vision of antiques which equal Grandma’s oak pie-safe, but there is so much more to explore! Take a look at the following photos and perhaps it will change your mind about antiques. Antiques are defined as a collectible of at least 100 years of age, so we’re talking 20th century folks, however earlier pieces are what most collectors search for.
Here’s a couple of lovely and un common items I spied today while mingling with the guests:
I saw some other great items at the Warren County Antique Show and Sale yesterday and today. I was drawn to a couple of tables with a lot of Blue and White Porcelain, but that’s for another day!
PLUS: I’ll be back soon with pics from the Downton Abbey Gala and details of the fund raiser!
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Photos are by Patti Johnson or sourced on Pinterest and I make no claim to represent them as my own work and are used only for the purpose of sharing.