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Celebrating the Luck of a Find

Antique lovers can travel across the bridge for the 18th Annual Charity Antiques, Jewlery and Art Show in Easton this weekend.

Your teens are holding a car wash at the high school Saturday. The grandparents volunteered to take the younger children to a movie Sunday afternoon. Your tweens take tap on Wednesday evening. It’s your time. Take it.

Each week, we’ll tell you about one great idea to give you a much deserved break, and make your life a little easier, maybe a whole lot easier.

To my husband, a day spent antiquing is looking for old things that we don’t need. But for me, there is nothing like the thrill of a good find, something that has meant a little or a lot to someone over the years and that is looking for a good home. Given that difference of opinion, antiquing has been a way to escape the familiar and venture out on my own to find treasure that is waiting for me.

For those of you who also enjoy the love of the hunt or just appreciate art and jewelry, this weekend is primetime in nearby Easton, Maryland where the 18th Annual Charity Antiques, Jewelry & Art Show benefitting the Mental Health Association of Talbot County will be held March 18-20 at the Waterfowl Festival Building, 40 South Harrison St., in Easton.

The show will include:

  • An opening night party from  6 to 9 p.m. when guests are provided the first opportunity to view and purchase antiques, jewelry and art, and talk with visiting dealers. The evening also offers cocktails and an hors d’oeuvres buffet. Price is $75 presale and $85 at the door, which includes the show weekend admission.
  • Antiques appraisals by appointment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can learn their antique’s story from experts. Call 410-822-0444 to schedule an appointment. Cost is $30 for two items, $10 for each additional item. 
  • A collector's lecture at 5 p.m. Saturday. “Fake or Genuine? How Anyone Can Spot the Gems among the Junk,” by Dr. Oscar P. Fitzgerald at the Academy Art Museum (for an additional cost).
  • A brew tasting party from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday by Evolution Craft Brewing Co.
  • A complimentary tea at 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • A raffle drawing at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 or three for $25.

The appraisal experts for the show are:

C. Robert Harrison of Harrison Appraisalsspecializing in 18th & 19th century antiques and fine art, decorative arts.

Claiborne B. Beall of Beall Appraisal Service
—specializing in antiques, decorative arts, 18th & 19th century furniture, pottery, porcelain, silver, paintings, prints.

Todd Peenstra of Peenstra Antiques Appraisals—
specializing in fine art and antiques.

For more information or to order tickets for these events, click here.

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