TWO ANTIQUE SHOWS IN FEBRUARY
WAS JUST THE TICKET!
Forget that Batman & Robin stuff; February brought Utah antiquer's the real “dynamic duo”. If you’re the kind of guy who likes his shoes well broken in and comfortable, you probably headed to Ogden for “Acorns”, one of Utah's oldest & most respected antiques events. If you prefer the smell of fresh leather, and worship that shine on a new pair of kicks, you were waiting in line at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple for the first peek at a new antiquing tradition. If you were smart you didn’t miss either.
As always, Acorns Weber County Fairgrounds venue was filled with a cadre of local and out of state dealers offering an eager crowd antique furnishings, collectibles, decoratives and the trendiest junque. And the place was hopping. It was elbow to elbow in most of the booths, and from the looks of it, dealers brought just what the antiques hungry crowd were after, as few shoppers were not toting an a armful of packages.
It was cold and snowy outside as antiques & vintage dealers waited with fingers crossed to find out if collectors would brave the elements to check out the new Historic Salt Lake Antiques show. No worry, when the doors opened, an excited crowd poured in, and kept on coming throughout the weekend. If anyone wondered if Salt Lake City was hungry for an antiques show; they were ravenous. The show stopper was the venue itself, an Aztec themed ballroom in the historic Salt Lake Masonic Temple. A series of antiques & vintage shows are on the drawing board, hopefully the show will become permanent.