Reporting Ron Matz
TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ)—It might be an old table or painting or some jewelry. If you love antiques, the Crowne Plaza in Timonium is the place to be this weekend.
Ron Matz has more on an antiques show with a purpose.
From old signs to valuable desks and decoys, this is the Maryland Antiques Show, where there’s something for everyone.
“We partner with the Antiques Council, which is a national organization. We have 40 dealers represented here. They have a wide variety of styles, periods and price points,” said Katherine Crosby, Maryland Antiques Show co-chair.
The show at the Crowne Plaza in Timonium is a benefit for family and children’s services of Central Maryland.
“This is a benefit for Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland,” said Jamie Seward, Maryland Antiques Show co-chair. “It’s a wonderful organization that’s been around for many, many years. They service children, families and the elderly, which is a very big section of the community that doesn’t necessarily get addressed.”
Dealers from Baltimore and all over the country come here.
“Every dealer here is vetted. All the antiques have gone through a process, and we know that they are authentic so that is a very important thing to know,” Crosby said. “We are very proud to have antique dealers from Maryland represented. It’s very special to have them here. In addition to them we have people from California, Illinois, Virginia and all over. It’s great.”
An antique is a window into the past.
“There’s something for everyone here,” Seward said. “We encourage anyone, young or old, antique collector or not, to come out. It’s something to see. Bring your children to the children’s tour Saturday” at 9:45 a.m.
You might say an antique never gets old, and this show in its 43rd year is better than ever.
“We are chock full of events. We opened with our preview party last night. We have a series of tours on Saturday. We have an adult tour and a children’s tour, which is a really fun event,” Crosby said.
“Saturday night we have a lovely event called ‘Tapas and Treasures,’” Seward said. “It starts at 5:30 p.m. here at the Timonium Crowne Plaza. You can walk in and buy a ticket, and there’s a wonderful tour of the show.”
The Maryland Antiques Show continues through Sunday. Admission is just $15, and it’s all for a good cause.
Last year’s Maryland Antiques Show raised $140,000 for Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland.