Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Upcoming Antique Show- October 16 & 17 and more...

Hello groupies!
Thought I would check in and tell you that this Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 11-5 there is an antique fair in Bedford Village,NY by the Bedford Historical Society and you can visit their website for further details at
AND, the weather has been great for leaf peeping so if you are so inclined to make a car ride to the upper Hudson River Valley, boy, do I have the place to visit! Located in the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY which borders the Berkshire foothills of Massachusetts, Hillsdale Barn Antiques is a single owned shop by Frank and RoseMarie Francis, who have over 35 years experience as dealers and collectors of mostly American art and artifacts. They have it all housed in a beautiful barn on their property overlooking the valley below and is right off the road. Please visit their website for directions as I always need to do the same whenever I take my semi-annual trip up there- Be sure to get up there before Thanksgiving as they close for the winter months. Their barn features unique American Country furniture, eclectic accessories, baskets, quilts, stoneware, woodenware and 19th C. Folk Art paintings and "objets". In addition, they have a sincere passion for 20th C. Contemporary, Self-Taught and Outsider Folk Art,  featuring all sorts of hand crafted pieces made from found and recycled materials using pencils, bottle caps, cigarette packs, textiles, gum wrappers, buttons, twigs and license plates. Make it a point to enjoy RoseMarie's artwork whose naive style has garnered a positive interest and whose works can be found sprinkled in the shop and online. In fact, I am intending on sending her a few photographs of my own property and house when the Spring's first flowers sprout up so she can do a small painting, in her own style, for over my fireplace mantle. She will do custom paintings upon request on an individual basis.
In my next post, I will include one of my recent purchases made from the Big Barn for you to see how interesting some of the art really is. Discover it soon! Tell them K-art Design sent you and maybe, as an extra treat, they will take you for a tour of their home next door where the artwork is so bountiful that there is nary a free space for anything! My kind of people! Frank's collection of PEZ dispensers is by far the most significant with over 300 dating back early into the 1940's.

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