While thousands of your neighbors are cramming the nearest mall Sunday in their quest for just the right mass-produced gift, savvier shoppers...
While thousands of your neighbors are cramming the nearest mall Sunday in their quest for just the right mass-produced gift, savvier shoppers will be embracing a different kind of December tradition: the holiday edition of the Sand Point Antique & Design Market.
The one-day extravaganza, which pops up in Seattle only a few times a year, will be stuffed with more than 100 booths filled with prized collectibles and antiques.
In addition to the requisite “connoisseur” pieces, the market also will offer some unique items for the home:
• Vintage fabrics. Hard-to-find patterns, tropical prints and mid-’50s bark cloth, as well as heirloom hand towels, linens and napkin sets.
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• Chinese furnishings and accessories. New this year is a collection of hand-painted trunks, Chin Dynasty sideboards and benches from the Beijing Opera.
• Early California art. Plein-air paintings of California landscapes, from $800-$24,000.
• Antique toys. Cast-iron and wooden pull toys, from the late 1800s to the 1940s.
The market will be held Sunday at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way, Seattle.
Early buyers are welcome from 8-10 a.m. Sunday ($10 admission); general admission ($6) is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You also can bring your own treasure for an expert’s verbal appraisal ($4 per item).
Sandy Dunham, Seattle Times desk editor