We’re having a heat wave; a tropical heat wave…the vintage Irving Berlin song has been rumbling around my head over the last few days.  Hopefully, our New Hampshire weather will change in time for all the dealers heading off to Brimfield for the July markets!

This is the last NHADA news column before the 61st annual New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association August show takes place.  All is on track for another spectacular NHADA show this year in Manchester, August 9 – 11.  Kudos to Josh Steenburgh and Beverly Weir-Longacre, Chair and Co-Chair respectfully, and all of the staff and volunteers who work so diligently on all of the thousands of details, and coordination of those details, to bring it all to fruition so beautifully. If you have never attended the show, please consider doing so.  And, a reminder that anyone 30 years of age, or under, is admitted to the show free of charge.

Between now and the Manchester NHADA Show, there are also the following shows going on around the state.   The Flying Pig in Westmoreland, New Hampshire will host their Tailgate North on July 18th, and again on August 15th.  Call Marlo at 603-305-7540 for more information.  The Fitzwilliam Historical Society will present their 43rd Annual Antiques Show & Sale on Saturday, July 21st, 9:00am to 3:00 pm, on the common.  And, the New London Garden Club will sponsor their 51st Annual Antiques Show & Sale onSaturday, July 28th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, on the town green.

Antiques Week in New Hampshire will kick off on Sunday, August 5th with the Milford Antiques Show, 8:30 to noon, and early buying from 6:30 to 8:30 am at the at the Hampshire Hills Athletic club in Milford.  The same day, the Buy & Fly Show will run from noon to 3:00 pm at Out of the Woods Antiques in Goffstown.  On Monday August 6th, Thomas Bartlett Antiques & Oddments will be hosting a wine and cheese Open House and the Gurley Deerfield Show will be happening, 10:00 am to 3:00pm.  The Peter Mavris Americana Celebration Antiques Show, at the Concord Everett Arena, will be on Tuesday, August 7th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with early buying from 8:00 to 10:00 am.

As you travel about our beautiful state, please also check out the many NHADA individual and group shops.

Happy hunting,

Liz Kingsley

North Road Antiques

Alexandria, New Hampshire