PUMPKIN'S INTO COACHES
When I stopped by today to drop off a batch of New Century Collectors for the November Acorn’s Antiques show, the place was a madhouse. Scores of dealers hauling tables, display cases and merchandise into the building to prepare for tomorrows show opening. It was frenzy. I took a second to reflect on how lucky I was to be there, most collectors never get a peek at the business end of an antiques show. And it is something to see.
Set up day at the antiques show! I couldn’t help but smile, it doesn’t get any more exciting than this. Aisles are stuffed and cluttered with dusty old furnishings, and the aroma of polish wafts through the air offering an irresistible come on. Elsewhere, tables stacked high with nondescript tubs, crates, and chaos belie the treasures secreted within, and anxious dealers do their fairy godmother best to turn the pumpkin into an elegant coach.
If you hang around long enough, it’s like watching a caterpillar become a butterfly. Disorganization giving way to order, with row after row of miniature antique shops emerging from the confusion, primped and preened, wearing their Sunday best, and ready for business. When collectors pour through the doors the tomorrow morning, there won’t be a sign of set up day carnage. Now the real fun begins.
Acorns is Utah's biggest, most diverse antiques show. You don't want to miss this one
If you look hard enough, you're sure to find something to take home.
ACORN'S ANTIQUES & VINTAGE SHOW
NOVEMBER 5th & 6th
SATURDAY 9:00 TO 6:00 - SUNDAY 10:00 TO 5:00
WEBER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
1000 NO. 200 W. - OGDEN UT