No matter your age or interests, we all love the element of surprise.
You know that feeling of exhilaration when you stumble across something you were not expecting to find? There’s nothing better. From Nov. 7 to 9, the fifth annual Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show and its signature Benefit Preview Party return to the historic Winnetka Community House, welcoming a variety of esteemed dealers who are sure to surprise you.
Offering a variety of furniture, lighting, garden antiques, fine and folk art, jewelry, silver, rugs, ceramics, textiles, and much more, the Show continually brings together an array of objects to decorate your walls, your halls—or yourself. Esteemed dealers from across the country will showcase fine examples of American, European, and Asian antiques, as well as pieces from the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Mid-Century design movements, ranging from the 17th century to the mid-20th century.
“The beauty of the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show is that whatever your style, there is something for everyone’s taste and budget,” said Chair of this year’s Show and Winnetka Community House Woman’s Board Member, Amy Swartchild. “Each year, the country’s finest dealers return to Winnetka to exhibit and sell at this one-of-a-kind event. It has become an indispensable event for collectors, treasure hunters, interior designers and lovers of design from across the Midwest.”
In addition to offering antiques for sale, several of the industry’s top designers and dealers are set to take the stage at this year’s Show and share their expertise. On Friday, Nov. 7, the VIP Brunch, a favorite amongst designers and realtors, presents one of North Shore’s very own stars, Julia Buckingham of Buckingham Interiors. As a former antiques dealer, Julia’s passion for antiques, artifacts and found objects translates into beautiful modern homes with a timeless quality that is relevant to how families live today. Julia will share her “Modernique” approach to artfully blending styles and periods to create truly special rooms.
If your Saturday mornings are filled with kids’ activities, then make time instead to attend the afternoon tea at the Show. Holly Holden, interior designer and author of “The Pretty and Proper Living Room,” joins the event line-up all the way from Connecticut, for an afternoon tea. Guests will learn how to crack the code and speak the secret language of old-school interior design as Holly demonstrates her belief that “Classic design, like manners, never goes out of style.”
Cap off the weekend by attending the Sunday afternoon presentation inspired by royals, races and the runway! Winnetka Historical Society Costume Curator Ellie Carlson and Cindy Rourke, head buyer and stylist of renowned local women’s boutique neopolitan collection, will showcase hat couture, highlighting trends that have endured.
With so much shopping and learning, it seems impossible to imagine anything better about the Show—but there is one additional and very important aspect to it. All proceeds support the programs and services of the Winnetka Community House, a nonprofit organization that is dependent on a broad base of community support for its existence. Attend the Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show and you will truly be shopping for a cause.
For more information on this year’s Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show, visit thewinnetkashow.com, or call 847-446-0537.