We don’t usually take our “show” on the road, but when our very good friend Susan Blumenfeld, one of this year’s co- chairs, asked us to participate in the 43rd Chappaqua Antiques Show that took place this past weekend, we could not refuse.
The Chappaqua Antiques Show, which is sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society, raises important funds to support the Horace Greeley House Museum and its rich calendar of educational activities for school groups and community members. It is deeply steeped in the history of Chappaqua, a sleepy Westchester suburb and is the Society’s most important event of the year.
The Historical Society is housed in The Horace Greeley House, which was the family’s country home from 1864-1872 and serves the surrounding communities with its programs, exhibits, and extensive research resources.
Horace Greeley House
(photo courtesy of the New Castle Historical Society website)
Although Chappaqua may be best known as the town of residence for the Clintons, it is rich in history as well. The town’s famed early settler, Horace Greeley, who made famous the quote: ”Go west young man”, would have been proud to see us changing the traditional landscape of the show by infusing it with a mega-dose of our Mid Century Glamour.
Our Room with quite a view
And the show attendees could not have been more pleased as well. With the notoriety of Mad Men, Mid Century Design has become more widely recognized and sought after, and as a result, we were quite an attraction. Our particular style of MCM Glamour is quite eclectic and as a result, mixes well with more traditional design, offering many attendees the opportunity to add our pieces to their existing décor.
Referred to as a “vast oasis", our booth was quite busy and drew wonderful comments along with many “ooos and aaahs”. And we were delighted to sell several many pieces as well.