Sterling McCall Antiques Showcase This new show in Round Top expands into 3 buildings with fall show. Center of Warrenton on Hwy 237. Secure & climate controlled. Superior location. Nearly 60 top quality dealers. Dates Sept 25-Oct
News-Antique.com - Jan 08,2010 - Second Sterling McCall Antiques Showcase Expands with Fall Show September 25-October 2
The premier of the Sterling McCall Antiques Showcase this past spring proved to be a great success for dealers and buyers alike who flocked to the new show and enjoyed the mix of high quality vendors. “We feel like we’re off to a great start,” says show organizer, Kathy Johnston who, with Sterling McCall, is a partner in this venture. “Our Preview Party turnout was impressive and our traffic throughout our week-long show was steady. Our dealers went home happy, which is of utmost importance to our show team because it means they packed a lot less into their trucks than what they came with. Plus, with just a couple of exceptions, they’re all returning, come fall!”
This juried show includes a broad mix of antiques and vintage items. “While we won’t say that we have something for everyone,” says Johnston “I do believe we have positioned ourselves well by offering only finer merchandise that is truly antique or vintage so our buyers can shop for quality with confidence. We feel we truly are the premier antique show in Warrenton - which is our objective, of course. We laugh about the fact that we’ll never have pink flamingoes here, no matter how old they are!”
Visitors to the Fall Show will discover even more of a good thing as the show will double in size and be situated in three buildings including the historic, 2-story Neese House, the Antiques Showcase building that premiered in spring, and the Cadillac Museum building. “We’re going to move the cars out of the Cadillac Museum twice a year to accommodate our highest end dealers, and we’ve already rented most of this space, as well as most of the space in the Neese house. I anticipate having a sold out show, once again, with a wait list,” says Johnston.
We’ve kept our dealer mix at the Sterling McCall show varied and balanced with not too much of any one type of merchandise,” says Chris Hallman, Marketing Manager for the show. “Compared to other fine shows, like Marburger, we’re smaller but equal in many respects such as the reputation of our dealers who know their merchandise and its provenance. While we don’t have acres of fields to wander through, we do have a good amount of comfortable, air conditioned space in each of our three unique buildings, and approximately sixty dealers to enjoy,” she says. “We like to say that it’s a more personal-sized, less tiring experience for anyone who wants to discover that perfect addition to their furnishings or collections.” The addition of Bistro 108 with their wine and food selections adds to the ambiance to be found here.
Among the dealers showcasing their wares this spring are those who specialize in everything from exquisite primitives to continental porcelains, vintage clothing, fine antiquarian prints, statement-making estate jewelry, truly fine examples of European and American antique furniture and fixtures, collectible advertising signage, beautifully refurbished