Good Attendance, Good Food, At November 12–14 Event
Review and Photos by R. Scudder Smith
ABBOTTSTOWN, PENN. — Several announcements were made during set up of the Greater York Antiques Show on Thursday, November 12, about the Christmas Open House at Ivy Hall in nearby Abbottstown. Apparently dealers took the news to heart, as the Utz Arena started to empty as they left and headed out Route 30 to visit the well-run and well-stocked group shop.
The open house began at 4 pm and, “We had good attendance,” Greg Mummert, owner of Ivy Hall, said. Dealers, regular clients and new faces came together to shop the displays of the 80 exhibitors at Ivy Hall, check out the holiday items offered for sale, and partake of the food and drink that was presented on two large tables. This was the sixth year for the open house, which ran from the Thursday opening for the next two days and, “We recorded good sales,” Greg said.
“We like to show things as close as we can to a gallery setting, and numerous ‘smalls’ are displayed in lighted cases at the front of the booths,” Greg said, a design he constructed on both floors of the building. Just recently, Newsom & Berdan Antiques has opened a shop adjoining Ivy Hall, in the same building, with a door between so both can be visited without going outside.
Ivy Hall is at 361 West King Street and is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays from noon to 5 pm, and closed Wednesdays. For information, www.ivyhallantiques.org or 717-259-6074.