We found another great antique shopping experience. A few weeks ago Chuck and I ventured out to the Athens (pronounced with a long A) Schoolhouse Antique Show which is on the north side of Lexington. “The Rose family started the Lexington’s Antique and Collectible Show and Sale in the spring of 1985, which took place in an old tobacco warehouse on Angliana Ave. The tobacco warehouse, built in the 1930’s, was used to house/sell tobacco November through February. The antique show operated after the tobacco market closed for the season. Held the second weekend April through October, the small show grew to over 200 dealers from all over the country. When the tobacco industry changed the warehouse was torn down, but a new home was found at the historic Athens Boonesboro Schoolhouse.” The dealers put on this monthly show with Colonial to Depression-era antiques, fine art, pottery, quilts, textiles rugs, and the list goes on and on. No, I didn’t buy anything but I keep thinking about what I wished I had bought—maybe next month! It is a beautiful setting also with lunch options which we need to try next time. Check out the dates on the website www.antiqueskentucky.com and plan your next visit to go exploring.
PS We have a new antique shop in town—Bluegrass Artworks, Lexington Avenue, right across from the Mercer County Public Library. Dr. Jim Tanner is very knowledgeable collector with beautiful antiques.