As winter slowly wraps its cold fingers around us, what nicer way to cheer things up than adding a wonderful piece to your collection at the 42nd Guilford Antiques Show, February 26 and 27, 2011, in Guilford, Connecticut. Plan to join us for a fun weekend at the show where you can shop, snack and talk with other collectors and the antiques dealers themselves. It‘s always exciting to acquire some new insight or brag about last year’s acquisitions at this much anticipated annual event. You can peruse through a stack of prints, try on some vintage jewelry, sit in a rocker or Windsor chair or step back and admire a rich oil painting of pastoral Connecticut. Maybe this year something funky will catch your eye, like a tavern sign with a cow, a set of bowling pins or a garden sculpture. If nautical is your main interest, you might find a glass encased sailboat, an eagle figurehead or an informative book on the subject.
Come spend the day or entire weekend at the show, as your admission is good for both days. The show café will offer delicious options for lunch right in the center of the show, plus a place to hang your coat so you can fill your arms with bags of antiques. Free parking surrounds the building making your visit even more pleasant and easy to load your purchases. We are also handicap friendly.
Show beneficiary, The Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society, is proud to be celebrating the 42nd annual Guilford Antiques Show, which provides much needed financial assistance for collections and property maintenance as well as programs and special exhibits throughout the year. The town of Guilford was first settled in 1639 after being purchased from Native American leader Wequash, and is considered by some to have the third largest collection of historic homes in New England, with important buildings from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Driving through town on the way to the show, make plans to visit the Hyland House Museum and experience a feeling of stepping back in time and history.
Barn Star Productions marks its fourth year managing this event and selects the dealer participants that make each show entertaining and successful for all. Show manager Frank Gaglio is available from start to finish assisting exhibitors and customers alike with whatever needs they may have including suggesting accommodations, supplying driving directions and shipping options. Comments Frank, “We are here to make everything run smoothly as we love this classic New England show”.
The Guilford Antiques Show is located at the Elisabeth Adams School, 233 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut where 50 dealers will be set up in three galleries bringing their best and most unique objects for the show. Each booth will be appointed in a room setting filled with their specialty and our dealers are always happy to share stories about a piece they have or something you need answered. The society decorates the show entrance lobby and will offer plants for sale to give you an early taste of spring. We’ll see you there!