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Record Attendance Makes West Palm Beach Antiques Festival’s January Show Best Ever

by WorthPoint Staff (01/18/10).

Dee Dee Corey, a staple at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, will again be offering her glass creations at the upcoming February West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, Feb. 5-7, 2010.

Dee Dee Corey, a staple at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, will again be offering her glass creations at the upcoming February West Palm Beach Antiques Festival, Feb. 5-7, 2010.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival owners Kay and Bill Puchstein reported an outstanding event to open the New Year, reporting that the Jan. 1-3 show had the largest crowd since they assumed ownership, and was more than twice the attendance of the December festival and even larger than last year’s February spectacular. The Modernism section of the festival was a hit and seemed to draw younger buyers with many dealers reporting strong sales.

The February Antiques Spectacular, slated for Feb. 5-7, 2010 is shaping up to be even better, the Puchsteins said, as more than 1,000 dealers are expected to set up shop for the three-day extravaganza at the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fair

While it is always nice to see new dealer faces at the festival, veteran festival goers will be pleased to see some familiar faces, too. One of those most often sought out is Dee Dee Corey and her husband Bob, who have made a name for themselves in innovative lighting applications over the years. This year they are concentrating on drop shower chandeliers with elegant gold aurene pulled feather shades. Bob specializes in antique lighting repair and restoration and has expanded his stock to accommodate the increased business at the festival.

Bob and Dee Dee have presented their art at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival since 1985 and what they most enjoy about the festival is the mix and match of antiques, decorator items and designer ideas. They are some of the dealers who will provide an “insight in a minute” to interested visitors to their booth and they are brimming with enthusiasm and ideas. Dee Dee also continues her private one-on-one three-day instruction sessions in Victorian lamp shade construction for interested customers.

The Coreys are not alone in their art and enthusiasm. The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is the focal point for hundreds of dealers and collectors of antique furniture, china, silver, glassware, jewelry linens, fine art, kitchenalia, toys and dolls, decorative accessories, fine collectibles and an almost endless variety of other areas of special interest. What is yours? It probably can be found here.

The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival is held at the Americraft Expo Center at the South Florida Fair located off Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, FL, 1.5 miles west of the Florida Turnpike and 1 mile east of 441/SR7. Show hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Early Buyers Admission from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday is $25 and is valid for the entire weekend. Adult daily admission $7, seniors $6 with a 1$ discount coupon for adult admission available on the Web site. Anyone under 16 is admitted free. There is no charge for parking at the Fairgrounds. For more information contact the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival at 941.697.7475, e-mail info@wpbaf.com or visit the its Web site.

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