Thursday, June 10, 2010

Farmington Antiques Weekend At The Farmington Polo Grounds, Connecticut, June 12th and 13th, 2010

Join Me At The Farmington Antiques Weekend This Saturday And Sunday, June 12th and 13th

Hooray...the Farmington Antiques Weekend is just around the corner, June 12 and 13th , 2010 at The Farmington Polo Grounds in Farmington, Connecticut. The show features two hundred dealers from around the country who exhibit in tents and outdoors in this lovely country setting just off exit 39 on I-84. This show is about two hours from New York and two hours from Boston.

Lots of Variety At The Farmington Polo Grounds Show

This show will have a nice selection of garden ornaments, architectural salvage, factory chic,
furniture, wicker, jewelry, pottery, vintage linens (Dusty's Vintage Linens is AMAZING!), country antiques, lighting, phonogrpahs, glassware, silver, retro, paintings, ceramics, Folk art, vintage books etc.

Times They Are Changing: Farmington Antiques Show Is Now Relaxing

I live a mile or two down the road from this show and have been going to the show for more years than I can remember. In fact in the early years of this very popular show, the crowds were so thick, that traffic was backed up for miles in any direction . Those were the years, I ventured out to the show in the wee hours of the morning to avoid the storm of people that flocked to this show. And those were also the days when the show had double the amount of vendors.

You Will Enjoy This Antique Show In Beautiful Farmington Connecticut

But, chill , the show is still terrific, but times they have changed. This show still attracts lots of great vendors and plenty of visitors. But the whole atmosphere is calmer and more relaxing and the visitors come in a manageable pace. And for me, it helps that I'm not pushing baby carriages anymore. Last year, I took my Sheltie, Jacob with me.

Bring Your Furry Friends To The Farmington Antiques Show

That is when I discovered how tricky it is to try to photograph with a dog in tow. But he had a wonderful time and so did I. We enjoyed saying hello to some regulars and met plenty of new dealers. That is the best part, meeting some fresh vendors.

Food Vendors Are Lovely At The Farmington Antiques Weekend

There are always some lovely food vendors and plenty of refreshments. Wear a hat and comfortable shoes. I'm advising you to wear suntan lotion, now if only I could take my own advice.

While in the area, you can visit some great antique malls and shops. Take a look at my section
"Antiquing in Connecticut".

For more information about the show visit:

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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