Published: July 15, 2015
Worldly Things, Ridgewood, N.J.
Review and Photos by R. Scudder Smith
SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. — For many antiques seekers within driving distance of South Salem, the Fourth of July means a day off and a visit to the well-known show called Antiques in the Church Yard. For years this event was under the management of Vivien Cord, a lady who retired last year and now goes to shows for the fun of it and not in control. Those duties are now in the hands of Frank Gaglio, Barn Star Productions, of Rhinebeck, N.Y.
“It was a good first year for us, all went well; the dealers seemed to appreciate our style, and we had close to 900 visitors during the day,” Frank said, adding, “The weather was kind to us, not overly hot and the rain held off, so we were open until 5 pm as scheduled.”
Frank Gaglio, left, manager of the show, with Michael Friedman, dealer from Weston, Conn., and Lynnie King, properly dressed for the holiday.
This show is a benefit for the Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church and the members offer an ample pancake breakfast, with all the trimmings, from 9 to 11 am as the show opens. Lunch is also available and a special wagon features popcorn and fresh lemonade.
Close to 70 dealers took part in the antiques show, offering everything from jewelry and objects offered from small cases to chests of drawers and from sets of wrought iron patio tables and chairs to a vast selection of lightening rod and glass ball weathervanes, topped off by various figures of animals.
Fenwood Studio, Mahopac, N.Y.
One part-time dealers who was visiting the market said, “Guess I will make one more turn of the field to see if I missed anything.” Not a bad idea, as it seemed as if a few of the exhibitors never really got unpacked, but spent much of the time pulling things from untouched boxes.
Barn Star is now only part way through its schedule of antiques shows, with events to come happening in Concord, N.H.; Rhinebeck, N.Y.; Wilton, Conn., and Greenwich, Conn. For a complete schedule visit www.barnstar.com or call 845-876-0616.
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