Antique Shows

Hey pixels!! I’m back with another Invaluable feature about antique shows. Spring is coming, and so are spring antique shows! Now that the weather is better everyone is looking for fun activities to do. What about visiting an antique show? For those of you who are looking online, Invaluable’s antique jewelry is definitely worth checking out, but otherwise I have a list of other shows for those of you who want to look in person!

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But first, my happy pixels, let’s talk about what exactly Antique Shows are. They are antiques and design fairs where you can buy antiques and vintage items. Or at least, you can enjoy a nice day watching well designed jewels, pieces of furniture, decorative objects…. Sometimes, you can even  eat there, or enjoy live music.

Antique Shows are celebrated all over the world. To show you that, I’ve collected some examples of shows around the globe. Here they are!!

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Some examples of Antique Shows:

United States: Alameda Point Antiques Fair (San Francisco). It’s the largest show in Northern California. Here you’ll find about 800 sellers offering antique garden statuary, furniture, clothing, art, pottery, books, collectibles and vintage textiles. Held on the 1st Sunday of every month, all items are 20 years or older.

UK: Norwich Vinyl Record Fair. It takes place about 6-7 times each year. For music lovers. You’ll find  Vynil, CD’s, books and memoriabilia. And, of course, there you’ll be treated with good music: Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Reggae and Doo Wop.

Japan: Yamato Promenade Antique Market (Tokyo). Held on the third Saturday every month, the next fair will be on 18 this month, and in March on 18. It has more than 200 sellers/shops, and it’s open from 6 a.m. to 18 p.m. You’ll find pottery, decorative objects and more.

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Australia: Sydney Antiques & Art Fair. 30 August- 3 September. They sell furniture, art, jewels, silver, ceramic, glass and textiles, among other stuff. A similar fair is held on Melbourne.

South Africa: Monthly Antiques & Collectables Fair. South Africa’s longest running monthly Antique & Collectables fair which has 40 to 50 top dealers exhibiting every first Sunday of the month (not in January). It takes place on Nelson Mandela square, Sandton City.

Argentina: The San Telmo Street Fair. It takes place on Sunday. The heart of the antique wares are congregated around Plaza Dorrego but the entire outdoor market stretches down 13 blocks of the cobblestone Defensa Street and off onto a few side lanes. From 9 a.m. until 18 p.m. You’ll find original art, clothing, homemade snacks and more. Sometimes you’ll find there music or street performances, too.

What do you think about Antique Shows, my happy pixels? Have you ever been to one? Are you interested in them? Please, let me know in the comments below.

Photos source: Unsplash.

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18 thoughts on “Antique Shows

  1. I love antiques but I rarely buy something. They are usually (and obviously) really expensive. I don’t know if we have a show here in Portugal but you can find great antiques in some weekly fairs.

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      1. Yeah, I told my boyfriend I want an antique engagement ring, I would love one. Antique jewelry is so beautiful and you can’t compare the history and the value with regular, store bought, modern jewelry. I also love decoration items like tea sets, plates, pictures frames, etc.

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