WDIY Sponsored Events
Mon January 28, 2013
WDIY's 13th Annual Heart of the Valley Antiques Show, March 2 & 3
WDIY is celebrating the 13th anniversary of its annual fundraiser “Heart of the Valley Antiques Show” on March 2 & 3, 2013. As we celebrate this anniversary we are also proud to, once again, have the City of Bethlehem as our major sponsor.
During the first weekend of March the Charles Brown Ice House, 56 River Street in the heart of historic Bethlehem will be transformed into an antiques collector’s wonderland. Twenty-five select dealers will be offering quality wares in the form of textiles, pottery, folk art, quilts, primitives, toys, formal and country furniture and so much more. People love to attend this show as much for the location as well as the dealer offerings. “When you pair what these dealers bring to exhibit with the architectural elements of the structure, you have quite a fabulous looking space in which to browse and buy,” says Anne Bedics, the Heart of the Valley Show Manager.
Returning to the event are Jim Woodruff Antiques who always brings a nice selection of furniture, folk art and country smalls; Distant Past Antiques will return with a good mix of furniture and smalls; Ivy Hill Primitives will be bringing an array of large and small quality furnishings for the country home; others include: Robert Apgar Antiques, School House Farm Antiques, The Cat Lady Antiques, RFD Antiques, Anderson-Breish Antiques, Michelle Colbert Antiques, Gisella Gruss Antiques, Ayscough Antiques, Sandbrook Antiques ,The Old Wood Shed, As Good As Old , as well as many other customers’ favorites. New to the show this year are: Blue Dog Antiques, Stafford Springs, CT; Ricky L. Bauder Antiques, Stevens, PA; Tex Johnson Antiques, Adamstown, PA; Therese Podoyak Antqiues, New Tripoli, PA; Olde Country Antiques of Highstown, NJ. These are just a few of the quality dealers who will transform this historic structure on the Lehigh River and transport the shopper back in time. For a complete list of exhibitors, go to www.wdiy.org and click on the heart.
“This is one of the few antique shows with a soundtrack,” remarks Bedics. “After all, we are raising funds for Community Public Radio so why wouldn’t we want to enhance your shopping experience with the sounds of Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Big Band, Jazz and a variety of music to put you in the mood to search for that special treasure.”
Since there is so much to see, the shopper can “rest up” and “recharge” by having a hearty lunch or scrumptious snack provided by Backdoor Bake Shop. The local bakery and sandwich shop will be selling soups, sandwiches and snacks throughout the weekend.
Show hours are 9:00AM to 5:00PM Saturday and 10:00AM to 4:00PM Sunday. For more information please call 610-694-8100 ext. 4. Admission is $7, $6 with ad or show card.