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5 Oct

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Bob Brooke’s Antique Tips

4 Oct

Getting ready for Oct. 15th? Here are some helpful tips for the WPB antiquer’s

 TIP 1 – Antique furniture should never be “polished” or cleaned with commercial cleaning products or polishes. Instead, use a soft cloth sprayed with some glass cleaner.

TIP 2 – To remove stains from stoneware dishes, soak them for 24 hours or more in one gallon of hot water in which two denture cleaner tablets have been dissolved.

TIP 3 – Never use furniture oil such as lemon oil on antique furniture. Just wipe it with a damp cloth or use only clear paste wax (Minwax or beeswax) to keep the wood in good condition.

TIP 4 – To prevent mildew damage to old photographs and art work hung on damp or outside walls, tape or glue a sheet of plastic to the back to create a vapor barrier.

TIP 5 – Use only white glue to adhere broken pieces of porcelain, stoneware, or pottery together. After applying glue, press pieces together and shift slightly for a tight fit. Wipe off excess glue from both sides with a damp cloth and let dry. Use masking tape to hold pieces snuggly while drying if necessary.

TIP 6 – To remove minor water marks on furniture, use a mixture of Vaseline and ashes. Sift 2 tablespoons of fine wood ashes with a dab of Vaseline or cooking oil to form a paste. Using a circular motion, work the paste into the surface with a soft cloth until the white ring vanishes.

 

courtesy of

http://www.theantiquesalmanac.com

Antique and Flea Market Dates

14 Sep

2011 – 2012 Antique and Flea Market dates: **

Saturday’s

October   15, 22

November 12, 19, 26

December 10, 17, 24

January 14, 21, 28

February 11, 18, 28

March 10, 17**, 24**

April 14, 21, 28

** These dates are subject to final approval by the City and may be impacted by St Patrick’s Day and the Boat Show in the spring which may result in the loss of, or moving of, the location for one date.

Information to Vendors Form

14 Sep

NEW ANTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET SEEKING EXPERIENCED VENDORS

 

THE WEST PALM BEACH ANTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET COMES TO CLEMATIS STREET WITH A NEW AND EXCITING LOOK.

 

IT WILL BE LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH ON THE 500 BLOCK OF CLEMATIS STREET. THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND THE CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH WILL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL ADVERTISING.

 

THE MARKET WILL OPERATE ON THE 2ND 3RD AND 4TH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM UNTIL 3PM. ALL VENDORS MUST BE SET UP BY 8:30 AND CARS REMOVED FROM THE SITE

 

THE BOOTHS WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 10 X 10 WITH SOME LARGER FOR FURNITURE DEALERS. BOOTHS ARE OUTDOORS AND MULTIPLE BOOTHS ARE AVAILABLE. BOOTH LOCATIONS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO PERMANENT VENDORS UPON REQUEST.

 

THERE IS AMPLE PARKING FOR ALL VENDORS AND CUSTOMERS IN A CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH PARKING GARAGE AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT GARAGE ADJACENT TO THE SITE.  

 

VENDORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TENTS, WHICH WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SMALL VENDORS, AND TABLES. ALL TABLES MUST BE COVERED FRONT AND BACK TO THE FLOOR WITH A FITTED BLACK COVERING TO HIDE BOXES, ETC.. UPON REQUEST, AND FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE, THE MARKET ORGANIZERS WILL ASSIST WITH TENTS, TABLES AND COVERINGS

 

VENDOR APPROVAL: ALL INTERESTED VENDORS MUST INDICATE WHAT TYPES OF GOODS WILL BE SOLD. THERE WILL BE NO JUNK AND WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE OR TERMINATE VENDORS. 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO WPBANTIQUEANDFLEA@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 561-670-7473 AT ANY TIME.

 

Other New Fleas…….Dekalb Market

27 Aug

 

 

 

 

Other New Flea Markets

27 Aug

The Hester Street Flea Market

Down on the Lower East Side there is a flea that has gotten a lot of publicity lately. A few blocks south of Delancy this fair is on the edge of a playground. It has a good mix of vintage, unusual food, and crafts but you can see that it is juried by someone that has a good fashion sense. It is on the young side but that is the neighborhood. It is only on Saturday and the day I went there were a lot of people there. They look like they were eating more than shopping. It is a nice fair to visit this fall. A few empty spots but that I think will change. Great housekeeping here….I appreciate that

And if shopping and eating are not your thing….there is ping pong

Application To Exhibit

27 Aug

If you are:

An Antique Dealer

A person that would like to do their garage sale …..only high end please

A clothing or accessory designer that would like to do a sample sale…”Fashion on the Pavement”

A food truck with a new innovative food menu

And you would like to join and exhibit at The New West Palm Beach Antique and Flea Market on Clematis Street….The first fair will be on Saturday October 15,2011.

Please call our office to obtain an application 561 670 7473 or email us wpbantiqueandflea@gmail.com

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