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Bloomfield Antique Show

October 10, 2014 10:00 AM
October 11, 2014 6:00 PM
Cross of Christ
Cross of Christ
(248) 646-5886
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1100 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI, United States, 48302

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church is presenting their annual Bloomfield Antique Show for the 51st time on October 10th & 11th at their church in Bloomfield Hills.  The event features the wares of 32 well respected dealers, as well as the hugely popular, Taste of Excellence on Saturday.  The festivities include something for everyone!

The show was started by the women of the church when they were trying to find a way to buy new choir robes.  When the idea of an Antique Show came up, they started a tradition that has continued for 50 years.  Throughout its history, the show has raised over $450,000 for charity.  Now the show attracts over 1,000 attendees over the 2 days and has the participation of over 150 church volunteers.  With 32 dealers and a large array of unusual antiques, decorative items, and one-of-a-kind collectibles, the show is one of the longest-running and most sought-after boutique antique shows in the metro Detroit area.

This year we are also going to be featuring 14 Artsians demonstrating their talents throughout the show.  We will have demonstrations on knitting, crocheting, painting tiles, block printing, scrapbooking, tool boxes and greeting cards to mention a few.

The hugely popular Taste of Excellence will feature 7 different high quality restaurants providing some of their most popular dishes.  This year’s restaurants include: Mezza Mediterranean Grill,  El Nibble Nook, P.F. Changs, Panera Bread, Fishbones, Bahama Breeze, and Macaroni Grille.  This event will run Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm and has a modest cost of $8 with a paid show admission ticket.

Every cent of profit from the Friday and Saturday show will be given to charities.  This year’s recipients include: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Detroit Rescue Missions, Orozco Family (Foreign Missionaries) and Lutheran Seminary Students.

Exhibitors from all over the Midwest will feature a large selection of merchandise, including decorative accessories and collectibles, furniture, lighting, architectural ceramics, pottery, glass, silver, rugs, linens, books, fine art, sculptures, toys, china, silver, glassware, jewelry, and much more. The church volunteers take pride in putting together an old fashioned Country Café featuring traditional favorites like egg salad sandwiches and homemade vegetable soup and a Country Store filled with baked goods, jellies, and crafts.

The show also features on-site appraisals by Ms. Joan Walker of the world-renowned DuMouchelles Gallery of Detroit on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Cost for the verbal appraisals is $10 per item with a limit of three items.

“People come from all over Oakland County to shop at this show because it offers such fantastic antiques and collectibles all in one convenient place,” said Don Berkemeier of Bloomfield Hills, the show’s Chairman.  Don added, “The thrill of hunting for old-world treasures and of searching for unique items makes this show a great event for both casual and serious collectors.”

The show is held at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, located at 1100 Lone Pine Rd (at Telegraph) in Bloomfield Hills. Admission to the show is $8 per person at the door with children under 12 free. Parking is free.

Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A café is open during the show, as is a Country Store with handmade and homemade items. For more information please call the church office at (248) 646-5886.  Office hours Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. until noon.

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