Bottle collectors from as far away as Australia met in Cleveland the first week in August for the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors’ annual convention and expo – and I was there.
The national Country Living Fair, a combination flea market, collectibles, and arts and crafts show in Columbus, Ohio, attracts thousands.
Everyone knows Orlando is home to Disney World, but not many know that just 30 minutes north is Mount Dora, a tourist town famous for hosting one of the largest antique flea markets in the country.
More than 100,000 visitors annually journey to the U.S. Naval Academy on the shores of Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland. A recent discovery of newly-uncovered flags has made the museum even more of a destination.
Summer is a great time to explore Europe. The flea markets are full of unique treasures, the stores have unexpected finds and museums help visitors expand their education and discover their next collection.
The Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, was built between 1858 and 1860 in Portland, Maine. Today it is one of the most beloved pre-Civil War houses open to the public.
There is still something to be said for attending an old-fashioned antique show. We went to a show in Miami that had dealers from around the U.S., as well as Latin America.
The Design Miami show is held in Miami Beach once a year at the same time as the famous Art Basel show and dozens of other exhibits and shows. I like to visit to see what’s new.
We went to visit Dragon Rock, the home and studio of Russel Wright, one of the most important industrial designers of the 20th century. It’s on the grounds of Manitoga, Wright’s estate in upstate New York.
We went to see the Kampong, one of six National Tropical Botanical Gardens in the United States, and the only one that is not in Hawaii.