By: Courtney Dabney
Let's face it! How many people REALLY have time (or money for that matter) to fly out to NYC for a fabulous antiquing trip?...or hop a private jet to NOLA for the day and cruise Royal Street? Well, you're in luck. This is the next best thing to a fueled up Hawker at Meachum...wheels up!!!
Friday and Saturday, March 8th and 9th, the first antique and art show in the American west will round up shoppers for the 50th year at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center. Few cities in the world host an antique and art show that is 50 years old, especially one whose customers range from former First Lady Laura Bush to “Storage Wars Texas” star Moe Prigoff.
I attended the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art last year, Winn in reluctant tow. I told him we would be there for no more than 20 minutes and boy did I fail on that time frame! An hour and a half later, after bribing my son with rewards for hanging in, I finally left...still feeling like I didn't really get it all in.
If there's a window of freedom in your schedule Friday or Saturday, this is one antique show you don't want to miss. In fact, I have a sliver of free time Friday after mom's group bible study to hop over for a nano-sec! I sure hope all the good stuff isn't sold by then! Kind'a like Marburger in Round Top, Texas...if you're not at the gates the sec they open, you miss out on a lot of good finds.
Here are some of my favorite FABULOUS antique vendors from last years show!
I am a sucker for French and Italian antiques. Oh, and Swedish too!
Loves me some Majolica and Asian yumminess!
And lets not forget about the textiles and crystal.
Photos courteous of Doug Stanley and Krista Luter.
Enjoy show director Jan Orr-Harter's Blog HERE! (You might even see some familiar faces...I did!)
So come out and enjoy over 100 top dealers from California to New York, unpacking antiques and art, including American, French, English, Jewelry, Industrial, Formal, Retro, Western, Repurposed, Garden and Mid-Century Modern. It won't disappoint!
TWO lucky winners will receive 2 admission tickets. You can enter to win this by:
By: Courtney Dabney