Boat Lover’s Paradise

For boat lovers and antique collectors in Florida, the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival is worth a look. The 28th festival is taking place today. The schedule starts with a free symposium, delivering the talk called “The Cobra and Its History” at 9:30 am in the Tavares City Hall auditorium. Then, at 10:30 there is a lecture called “Cobra Restoration” and “Engines of the Cobra” at 11:30.

The afternoon will be filled with informative lectures as well entitled “Rudder Engineering,” “Trailer Safety,” “Outboard Motors,” and “Today’s Vintage Boat Market.”

They expect about 120 boats in the water, another 44 on land and about 35 for sale. About 10,000 people are expected to attend. All of this will take place at the Wooton Park waterfront.

Upcoming Third Annual Southwest Kansas Antiques Appraisal Fair

You can still pre-register for the third annual Southwest Kansas Antiques Appraisal Fair which will take place on March 14 at the Finney County 4-H Building. The event is scheduled to take place from 9-4. It is arranged like a live and local version of the Antiques Road Show and is supported by the Finney…

Interesting Doll Exhibit

If you find yourself in the San Deigo area in the near future, you may want to get to the Mingei International Museum where a very interesting collection will be on display. Deborah J. Neff, a toy collector in suburban Connecticut, has hundreds of antique cloth dolls. They all depict African-Americans and were hand made…

Sweet Savage Expands

Flea markets have become all the rage – and often with good reason. People can find real gems in these locations, and many of them have started having upscale home decor. Sweet Salvage, for instance, in Phoenix, Arizona, has recently doubled its retail space. They now have a 5000 square foot warehouse, bringing their retail…

Printing the Old Fashioned Way

Some of the best companies are ones that realize that not everything has to be fast-paced and modern. Smock is one of these companies, based in Syracuse, New York. They are actually using letterpress techniques with the same technology that was created by Johannes Gutenberg in 1436 for their specialty stationary. As Smock President Harold…

Black Friday Antique Offerings

Certainly, with Black Friday approaching and everyone getting ready for the holidays, it’s important to think about where you want to shop. If you’re like most of us reading this site, you don’t want something junky or temporary. You’re looking for a lovely antique or something that will decorate the house for years to come….

The Morristown Armory Antiques Show

Anyone who loves antiques should get to the Morristown Armory Antiques Show today and tomorrow. This yearly event includes more than 100 exhibitors. Items One antique dealer, Mimi Gunn of Morristown said, “I’ve been in antiques for 44 years. I learned early on. I started doing this when I was a child following my mother….

New York Jazz Performances

Jazz musicians living in New York have their fair share of entertainment pics this week. For individuals such as Beyler Eyubov, a passionate jazz musician from Azerbaijan, jazz pianist Bill Charlap and Latin jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill, the choices are almost too great! For example, playing this week at Smoke, located on Broadway at 106th…

Barrett Wissman: “A New Meaning for Performance Arts”

Art shouldn’t be about money, profits and making a business. At least, that’s what businessman and art patron Barrett Wissman believes. Described by Gulf Elite magazine as “the Medici of the 21st century,” Wissman “sees innovation in differentiation.” And with this, the Los Angeles, California, IMG Artists visionary has been making a name for himself…

Savannah Collections Opens Tomorrow

For anyone heading to Savannah, it is highly worthwhile to go to the Savannah Collects exhibit running from October 3, 2014 through January 18th, 2015 at the Jepson Center on 207 W. York Street. As Telfair Museum’s director and CEO Lisa Grove explains, “One reason we’re doing this show is to really enable us to…