It’s Christie Time Again

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.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by Chris
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5 Comments For This Post

  1. Lois Says:

    Good morning, such good advice CHRIS…Lois of esp. the comfy shoes

  2. Lots to say Says:

    Be sure to post your finds!

  3. Kathy Says:

    I suffer from antique show anxiety — I always want to run ahead so I don’t miss anything! I’ll be going to this for sure. Thanks for reminding me it was this weekend!

  4. Gus Says:

    Sorting, packing, and pricing tomorrow. I’ll be with a couple friends split between booths Z28 and Z29, same location as the spring show. Of interest to styleNorth MCM afficianados I’ll have an R.S. Associates, Montreal, teak floating top coffee table (screams Expo67), a few good medical/industrial lamps, a couple vintage theatre spot lights, 3 starburst clocks including Snyder, Toronto, and Maurice Chavilgnac, Quebec, 60s pottery including lamps, plus more more more. End of shameless self indulgent plug.

  5. john Says:

    wow amazing place, got three amazing finds including two huge antique framed etchings, a marble clock that works and chimes and a pair of antique brass floor lamps at amazing prices thanks for the tip

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