Friday Feb 15 2008
Antique show to bring new life to old objects
By: Loryll Nicolaisen, Journal staff writer
Early spring cleaning would be advised before heading to the Gold Country Fairgrounds this weekend. The Twin Bridges Antique Show is set to take over the Placer Building Saturday and Sunday, offering anyone interested in collectibles with history some tempting options. You can expect a lot of fantastic collections of antiques and collectibles, said Carole Berry, event coordinator. What's nice about this show is that people come from all over the region. Do the time warp simply by walking through the door. I like the fact that it's all in one big room, so when someone's there they can just meander about, Berry said. When you walk into the room, it's kind of like you're transported in the past. Everywhere you look, there's something you want. Shoppers have their pick from glass, porcelain, china, pottery, vintage and estate jewelry, primitives, linens, buttons, paper, American and European furniture and more. I think people enjoy the thrill of the hunt, Berry said. Sure, there's eBay and shopping online, but there's nothing like going in person and finding something, picking it up. Other highlights include a sterling silver pattern matching service, glass repair and antique appraisals, which will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Some of the proceeds are donated to the Placer County Library. We certainly appreciate all of the donations we get, including theirs, said Mark Parker, Placer County director of library services. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn. Cost is $4. Parking is free. Admission allows visitors entrance to both days of the fair. Visit www.tbcashows.info for further details.