- Turn of the century wooden chests and landscape paintings take over the Northland Pines High School gymnasium as the Eagle River Antique Show and Sale kicks off today.
From spinning wheels to accordions, crystal glasses and costume jewelry…the antique show offers unique knick knacks for the rarest of collectors.
26 vendors are participating in this weekend’s show.
It’s been an Eagle River tradition for 20 years and attracts dealers from all over the Midwest.
Some of the more popular items this year…the sparkling jewels.
Frances Rosenau, an Antique Dealer at the show, said "What people used to preach is to wear something that draws attention to your face. You would wear it up here and the movement would catch people’s eye and they’d look at your face."
Frances Rosenau’s booth has been a fixture at this event for 16 years.
She says loyal customers are what keeps drawing her back.
About 500 people came through today and tomorrow customers will get the unique opportunity to hear vendors give mini seminars on their collections.
The Eagle River Antique Show and Sale Manager, Steve Bina, said "Several of our dealers are going to take about 10 minutes from their booth and talk about their area of specialty. Kind of like a show and tell. So if you’re interested in rhinestone jewelry we have a lady at noon whose going to talk about her rhinestone jewelry. You can ask her questions and learn a little more about it."
The event runs Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The mini seminars begin at 12:00 and end at 3:00 p.m.
Story By: Jenn Sullivan