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Monday, October 4, 2010
Antique show fever ... all things European
The Marburger Farm Antique Show is my kind of tent revival! It is a designer haven, an antiquer paradise and a national treasure according to Country Living Magazine - having been voted among the top ten of America's best antique shows.
After spending two days visiting more than 350 dealers set up at Marburger Farm and cruising most of the seemingly endless vendor tents along the route from Warrenton to Brenham, I have posted three sets of pics. Here are some of my European antique favs.
Ann Miller Hopkins made the trek to Texas from Florida for a week of hard work, so the name of her business really is a misnomer.
Antiques on Holiday is actually a shop in beautiful Destin, and from the looks of the 'Holiday' wares at Marburger (left), business should be good at the show, too.
You know, I must profess my love for the vintage dressform! But, I don't have a link to the shop. However, you can reach Antiques on Holiday at (850) 837-0488, or visit at 105 North Holiday Rd, Destin, FL 32550.
Caught My Fancy (below) had a variety of antiques that caught my eye, including the tailored daybed that was upholstered in a light gray duck.
I would have been thrilled to take home everything Bleeker Antiques had for sale (below). Every item the Chicago shop displayed had me spellbound. Did I mention how merchandising can make an enormous difference in attracting customers? This vendor gets an 'A' for excellence in showcasing their wares!
The ladies at French by Design are absolutely delightful, and their merchandise is equally charming. The imported French antiques, vintage collectables and clever decor accessories had the shoppers in a buying frenzy.
So, this wraps up my favorite European antiques, but there is much more. Check out the next post for great finds among the Americana and Industrial antiques at the Marburger Farm Antique Show.