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West Palm Beach, FL, United States, 2010/01/06 - Over 1,000 dealers are expected for the February 5-7 Spectacular.
The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival owners Kay and Bill Puchstein reported an outstanding event to open the New Year January 1-3. They said they had the largest crowd since they assumed ownership, more than twice the attendance of the December Festival and even larger than last year’s February Spectacular. The Modernism section of the festival was a hit and seemed to draw younger buyers with many dealers reporting strong sales.
This year’s February Antiques Spectacular, February 5-7, is shaping up to be even better. More than 1000 dealers are expected to set up shop for the three day extravaganza at the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fair.
While it is always nice to see new dealer faces at the Festival, veteran Festival goers will be pleased to see some familiar faces too and one of those most often sought out is Dee De Corey and her husband Bob. The Corey’s have made a name for themselves in innovative lighting applications over the years and this year is no different. This year they are concentrating on drop shower chandeliers with elegant gold aurene pulled feather shades. Bob specializes in antique lighting repair and restoration and has expanded his stock to accommodate the increased business at the Festival.
Bob and Dee Dee have presented their art at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival since 1985 and what they most enjoy about the Festival is the mix and match of antiques, decorator items and designer ideas. They are some of the dealers who will provide an “insight in a minute” to interested visitors to their booth and they are brimming with enthusiasm and ideas. Dee Dee also continues her private one-on-one three day instruction sessions in Victorian lamp shade construction for interested customers.
Dee Dee and Bob are not alone in their art and enthusiasm. The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is the focal point for hundreds of dealers and collectors of antique furniture, china, silver, glassware, jewelry linens, fine art, kitchenalia, toys and dolls, decorative accessories, fine collectibles and an almost endless variety of other areas of special interest. What is yours? It probably can be found here.
The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival (wpbaf.com) is held at the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fair located off Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7. Show hours are 12PM – 5PM Friday February 5, 9AM – 5PM Saturday February 6 and 10AM –4:30PM Sunday January 3. Early Buyers Admission from 9:00 – 12:00 Friday is $25 and is valid for the entire weekend. Adult daily admission $7.00, seniors $6.00 with a 1$ discount coupon for adult admission available on the website. Anyone under 16 is admitted free. There is no charge for parking at the Fairgrounds. For more information call the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival , email or visit the website.