February 24, 2013

Chico Antique Bottle Show Coming Up!

Rick and I participate in about 9 Antique Bottle Shows a year, especially during the winter when the Vintage Gal Shop is closed.  One of my favorite shows is in Chico, California.  The Show is during March and it’s S*P*R*I*N*G*T*I*M*E in Chico, vs. winter in Downieville during the month of March!!  It feels great to be there with the mild weather and buds popping out!  This year’s show is the 47th Annual Show of Antique Bottles, Jars, Insulators and Collectables!  Wow-That’s a huge accomplishment to keep a show going for 47 years!  The dates are Friday and Saturday, March 8 & 9 at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

I always try to bring a variety of items; there are more than just antique bottles at these shows.  Advertising, saloon memorabilia, signs, western-related artifacts and ephemera are also very popular.  I usually feature some costume jewelry bling for the ladies, too!  This year, I’m bringing some of my more unusual graniteware pieces.  Several pieces are in the extremely rare color of Chrysolite, a beautiful shade of teal green.  Also, a couple early Manning Bowman teapots, circa 1890’s.  I have a few graniteware pieces in shades of brown and white, as well. 

The Chico Show and Sale is Friday, March 8, 10am-7pm for $5 admission. On Saturday, the show is free 9am-4pm.  It’s a great show, and you never know what you’ll find!  Check it out!