After the past few weeks of endless parties, visits to friends and families, I am ready to get back to my no-routine routine!
To start, I am heading to Washington, DC, just a short hop on the MARC train which now runs on weekends and costs $7.00. Seriously, you can’t drive and park for that amount! I am going to the Washington Winter Antiques Show at American University.
The theme for the 2014 show is Southern Celebrations: Traditions Handed Down. The program celebrates the South at its best, a culture rich in memorable traditions that have transcended generations.
On Saturday morning, the Show is presenting an appraisal clinic where visitors can bring up to three pieces and have them appraised. If I wasn’t going down on the train, you can bet I’d be hauling three pieces down to have them appraised. Wonder how much Dr. Harris is worth?The cost is $10 per item, and if you find that you’ve got a huge treasure you never knew about, it’s a great bargain! (And you don’t need to buy a ticket to the show to have an appraisal done, although you should!)
One of my favourite people, Julia Reed, is giving a lecture on Saturday afternoon. You may know Julia from her writing at Garden & Gun, the New York Times and numerous books. She’s hilarious and will be so much fun to see!
Tickets to the show are here.