January 26, 2013
The 59th Annual Winter Antiques Show
Naturally I joined the queue and headed to the Park Avenue Armory the day after the opening gala where ticket prices ranged from $500-$2,500 per person, depending on time of entry. Not being a serious collector, my Friday afternoon admission was a perfect opportunity to peruse this year's offerings and I daresay the exhibitors had a little more time to humor mere spectators.
Always elegant, the 59th Annual Winter Antiques Show has revamped its décor to present a more uniform look that implied fancy shops with columns and pediments separating the booths. There was also a noticeable re-shuffling of locations as several traditional exhibitors were replaced with new vendors.
I spent a lovely afternoon at the Winter Antiques Show, but it was time to go. As I stepped into the cold night air I was surprised to see tiny, sparkling snowflakes tumbling from the sky! The first snowfall of the season was upon us! What a perfect end to a brilliant day!