Design bloggers declared 2011 a year to prove that what's old is new again. Katie Armour, author of The Neo-Traditionalist blog, says, "It's time to celebrate the classics": namely, timeless furnishings and accessories.
Designers and collectors alike have long recognized that classic American antiques at reasonable prices are a hallmark of the New Hampshire Antiques Show, an annual event marking its 54th year this August 11-13, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. Ellissa Cullman, designer, author, and partner in New York City design firm Cullman & Kravis, calls the New Hampshire Antiques Show, "an amazing resource. It's one of the top five antique shows that I think are worth attending."
Presented by the New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA), the New Hampshire Antiques Show has been called "the best show of its kind in New England" by Maine Antique Digest. This year's show features 68 dealers of high quality American antiques - from folk art to fine ceramics, country and formal furniture to paintings and prints - who have set aside "new-to-market" merchandise in anticipation of this summer's big event. Show hours are: Aug. 11 and 12, 10 am - 7 pm; and Aug. 13, 10 am - 4 pm.
Admission is $15 on Thursday, Aug. 11, $10 on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13. Visitors under 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free. Free return visits to the show are available after initial admission. For more information, visit www.nhada.org.
About the New Hampshire Antiques Show
Managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, the New Hampshire Antiques Show is the highlight of Antiques Week in New Hampshire, August 5-13. Thousands of antiques enthusiasts from around the country line up early to be admitted to the show, which has been called "fresh and, exciting" by dealers and buyers alike.
About New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association
NHADA is the one of the largest antiques organizations of its kind, with nearly 300 in-state and out-of-state members. Members are committed to business integrity, as well as building awareness and appreciation of articles of antique value. This year, the association is proud sponsor of Icons of History: Objects That Define New Hampshire, an exhibition organized by the New Hampshire Historical Society. Part I of the exhibit runs through Dec. 31, 2011 at the society’s Museum of New Hampshire History; Part II will open in the society’s Tuck Library, Sept. 10, 2011, and run through July 7, 2012. For more information about the exhibit, visit www.nhhistory.org or call 603-228-6688.