The Christie Antiques Show is back this Saturday (September 10) with more than 300 dealers hawking Canada’s biggest selection of vintage and antique furnishings and accessories. Located at the Christie Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario, the show spreads out over 10 acres. I can’t predict the weather five days from now but I can guarantee great bargains and a fun, exciting atmosphere.
My advice? Wear comfortable shoes and take a little more cash than you’d be comfortable spending. You will inevitably find something fabulous that you just can’t live without and to come up short, well, it would be criminal wouldn’t it? Clear out the trunk of your car before you set off and toss in some old blankets in case you need to wrap something. Pack a lunch if you have special dietary requirements; there is a “food court” at the show but the line-ups are long and you’ll have to cross a very large site if you feel peckish.
If you find something wonderful, buy it. Don’t resolve to “be back” because you’ll never locate that particular stall again and even if you do, the thing you’re chasing will inevitably be gone. And finally, go slow: there’s so much to see that you’ll feel urgency nipping at your heels — ignore it. Take your time, enjoy the day and kibitz with the dealers who also want to have some fun.