The annual Antiques at Elm Bank show returns to Elm Bank Reservation on June 9-10, and new to the show this year is an “Antiques are Green” Children’s Festival aimed at budding antiquers, or at least at shoppers’ little helpers. Dino the Dinosaur will be on hand Sunday from 11am-1pm to remind everyone that antiques are reusable, and thus green.
The antiques show also takes advantage of the green gardens at Elm Bank, home to the Mass Horticultural Society, as a beautiful backdrop.
Over 125 dealers, with items spanning a wide price range, set up both indoors and under white tents on the grounds. Antique enthusiasts can shop for treasures that range from mid-century modern items, to more formal antiques befitting the Gilded Age lifestyle enjoyed by the last Elm Bank occupants – Alice Batzell Cheney and her husband William, who founded the company that became American Express.
To increase your chances of hitting the jackpot with an antiques purchase, author Maureen Stanton will be on hand to sign copies of her book “Killer Stuff & Tons of Money.” Also there will be Paul Royka, who has appeared as an appraiser on Antiques Road Show and will be valuing visitors’ items. A $5 fee per item appraisal benefits the Massachusetts Horticultural Library. Appraisal hours are 10-3pm on Saturday and 11-2pm Sunday.
Show hours are Saturday 9-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Admission: Saturday $10 adults (16 and under free), Sunday $8. Ticket includes all gardens and activities. Antiques at Elm Bank is produced by Marvin Getman of New England Antique Shows. For more information, call: 781-862-4039 or visit www.neantiqueshows.com where you can download a discount coupon.