We are now in the final countdown to the 54th New Hampshire Antiques Show to be held at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, New Hampshire, on August 11-13, 2011! The electricity on that Thursday morning is like no other show – early birds lining up to be the first in, with hundreds behind them wrapping around the building. Don’t forget that your initial ticket purchase gets you back in anytime during the show, and if you are so lucky to still be under 30, bring your I.D. and get in for free! Look for the special section in this month’s M.A.D. for all the activities for New Hampshire Antiques Week.
In last month’s news I listed NHADA member group shops to check out while visiting New Hampshire. This time I’d like to list some single-owner shops that are members of NHADA, located in New Hampshire not far from the show location, and that I have visited. Starting on the Seacoast in Portsmouth are MS Carter and The Antiquarium, with Wiswall House Antiques about 20 minutes west in Durham. Continuing west along Route 4 New Hampshire Antique Alley are RS Butlers in Northwood, The Betty House in Epsom, and Keepers Antiques in Chichester. To the north in Meredith is Bonita Story Antiques and Interiors and to the south is Resser-Thorner Antiques in Manchester. And finally, further west is Bloomin’ Antiques in Fitzwilliam.
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association welcomes John Chaski of Camden, DE, and Dolores De Lia and James Lawrence of Little Compton, RI, to its growing list of quality members.
I am still in need of volunteers to help with hospitality, greeters, information gatherers, and booth sitters for those dealers who may need a break. If you can spare a couple of hours to help out when you come to see the show, it would be greatly appreciated. Why not get into the excitement that this show brings every year? Since this is an NHADA show, you need to be an NHADA member to volunteer. Thank you in advance!
Please forward feedback and newsworthy items directly to me at NHADAprez@aol.com. I will make every effort to pass on the latest in New Hampshire antiques happenings. Until next month – happy antiques hunting!