The West Palm Beach Antique Festival (www.wpbaf.com) is the first weekend of every month at the South County Fairgrounds. Most of the show, 95% or so, is indoor (thankfully because it was 88 degrees yesterday). Because this is South Florida, this show is much larger “in season.” In fact, this weekend’s show was double the size it has been for the last few summer months. In February, the show hosts its “Spectacular” filling every available building and outdoor area offered at the fairgrounds. It is truly an amazing! If you plan to be in South Florida February 7, 8 and 9th, let me know and you can join me.
I always take advantage of the early buyer hours on Friday. My goal is to get to the antique festival when the show opens at 9:00 am on Friday. This allows me to do a quick pass through to all the vendors before the show is officially open to the public at noon. I not only get first dibs at the best stuff available, but I also have an opportunity to chat with my favorite dealers before they get too busy.
I thought that you guys might like to get a feel for some of the vendors at the antique show. Tomorrow, I will share in detail what I purchased. (I found one of the most unusual items I have ever purchased, EVER! I can’t wait to share it!)
Don’t know how to successfully navigate an antique show or festival? Check out my article here: https://budgetfriendlyluxury.com/2019/02/18/the-ultimate-guide-to-shopping-at-flea-markets/
Down Low on the Show!
Here is what you would have seen at this month’s West Palm Beach Antique Festival:
Peggy Lee Luxuries is one of my favorite dealers. I was so happy to have her back this month. She specializes in vanity items and beaded handbags. Her wares, as well as her displays, are stunning. Judge for yourself!
The lady on the left is actually a candy basket/box. Isn’t it beautiful?
Peggy always has the best selection of compact and perfume bottles. Here is a sample of her smalls.
I wish I had bought the French Pierrot Gourmand Candy plaque. So lovely!
Aritina is a new vendor at the festival. She specializes in the farmhouse chic looks. Her display is as lovely as she is.
She has a beautiful collection of white ironstone and pottery.
She also makes the most amazing pillows from vintage fabric. I have already purchased four pillows from her!
I was also happy to see Barbara back for the season. She specializes in vintage Hermes.
Check out my post here where I show how I framed Hermes scarves that I purchased from her booth.
J.J. is a new friend that I purchased my favorite item of the day from! I can’t wait to share it tomorrow! I am totally crushing on these fun hand statues. They were only $40 for the 3. What a steal! I wish I had purchased them!
The plates here are part of the china that was commissioned for Queen Elizabeth when she was a child. What a neat item to add to a collection!
Let me know if you saw anything here that you love!