The 6th annual Antiques at Elm Bank show kicks off Saturday at 9am, featuring more than 100 dealers under white tents selling items ranging from $15 to $10K. The event, which also features food and music, is billed as metro Boston’s largest summer antiques and design show.
The show’s Marvin Getman says one fresh hook for such shows is that “antiques are green,” something that appeals to a new younger generation of shopper. “We hear things like ‘I always thought of antiques as my grandmother’s old brown furniture,’ and not the type of decorative elements they see at the show.”
And of course the event is green in other ways, too, being situated among the trees and flowers of Mass Hort’s Elm Bank Reservation on Rte. 16 at the Wellesley/South Natick line.
The show runs 9-5 Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. In the past, the event has been held in July, but was moved to June in hopes of more comfortable weather.
Mrs. Swellesley plans to stop in and will report back on her findings…