Mid-America News - JANUARY 2018




Old Summit Antique Show returns

This collection of objects is typical of what can be found at the Old Summit Antique Show. (photo by Julie Reed)

If it's January, then one of the best shows for early country wares and primitives will be returning to the John Knox Pavilion in Lee's Summit. The Old Summit Antique Show, staged by Sandee Millett, a well-known area dealer, is known for attracting some of the highest quality merchandise and dealers from around the Midwest.

"More than 60 dealers have been carefully selected to provide visitors with an unbelievable shopping experience, which takes you back to the late 1800s," Millett said. "The dealers come

from several states in the Midwest."
The Old Summit Antique Show is only open for one day, Saturday, Jan. 20. The John Knox Pavilion is located at 400 NW Murray Rd. at the Hwy. 50 and Chipman Rd. interchange. Admission is $5.

Millett is the proprietor of Greenwood Mercantile and Millett & Co. in Greenwood, MO. For more information on the show go to www.oldsummitantiqueshow.com.



St. Joseph Antique Show & Vintage Market Opening

Junk Love is a theme at the St. Joseph Antique Show & Vintage Market. (photo courtesy Angie Hummer)

The annual St. Joseph Antique Show & Vintage Market returns to the Civic Arena Feb. 17-18. The show will feature 60 dealers from around the region selling quality antiques and vintage furnishings. Show manager Angie Hummer focuses on integrity in the show.

"The antique vendors carry a fantastic selection of high quality antiques including furniture, glassware, collectibles and more," Hummer said. As owner of the Jesse James Antique Mall and the Rusty Chandelier at I-29 & 71 Hwy. in St. Joseph, Hummer started coordinating antique shows more than 20 years ago.

"There will be an expert antique appraiser on hand throughout the weekend for free antique appraisals. Dust off those attic treasures and bring them to the show for an appraisal by nationally recognized appraiser Michael Amosson with Viking Productions," she said. (Limit two items)

There will be a "For the Love of Junk" section, featuring vintage and re-purposed furniture, along with eclectic home décor and retro items. "Junking is a popular trend and our dealers will carry fantastic eclectic one-of a-kind pieces of furniture and accent pieces. Some of the dealers will even sell vintage jewelry, hats and clothing," Hummer said. "With one admission fee, collectors can shop for quality antiques and browse through a great collection of vintage furnishings."

The St. Joseph Antique Show & Vintage Market at the Civic Arena, 100 North 4th St., is open Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 am-4 pm. Admission is $7 for adults, youth age 16 and younger are free. Discount admission coupons are available at the Jesse James Antique Mall and the Rusty Chandelier, located at Exit 53 off I-29 in St. Joseph.

For more details contact Hummer at 816-390-4867 or amhummer6@gmail.com


Jamesport Antique Auction coming up

You never know what you'll find at the Jamesport Auction, like this old radio from a previous sale. (photo courtesy Jamesport Community Association)

The annual All Antique Auction in Jamesport will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 at the A.V. Spillman Center near the center of town. Jamesport is the center of a burgeoning Amish community and a popular destination for day-trippers and weekenders.

The event is sponsored by the Jamesport Community Association. Auctioneers will be Ed Arnold, Jerry Allen and Dave Blackburn. Consignments have been collecting for some time now.

For more information contact Wayne Scott at 660-684-6146 or 660-684-6969.


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Vintage Sisters adds clothing to merchandise

Enjoy a cup of coffee, shopping and art all at Vintage Sisters in Burlington. (photo courtesy Vintage Sisters)

Vintage Sisters in Burlington continues to grow. According to owner Janet Strawder, the local Bella Rose clothing store will be joining Vintage Sisters in January, bringing a whole new inventory of clothing.

"Lindsay Beyer, owner of Bella Rose, has built a well-known establishment and wants to continue selling clothing, but is expecting her second child and wants to stay home for a while. She will be an awesome addition to the store," Strawder said. 

"Our own store, established in February 2015, has since expanded twice, adding The Other Sister, located at 104 N. 3rd St. and the Bone Yard, which is located at 115 N. 3rd St. and is loaded with lots of barn wood, doors, screens and items to help the person that loves to create things on their own.

The staff at Vintage Sisters try to encourage those with creative urges to explore everywhere their minds can go. "We have art classes, which the vendors here usually lead and teach. There is so much talent, rarely noticed before. They are bringing more people into the store and we are loving it!"

Vintage Sisters is also a coffee shop. "We have become well known for the "frappes" sold here and offer many other options for coffee lovers. I was not a coffee person before this venture and rarely drink it. But I was determined to make the best ever frappe because those I love."

Vintage Sisters is located at 114 N. 3rd St. Hours for Vintage Sisters and Bone Yard, Wed.-Sat. 7am-6pm. Hours for The Other Sister, Wed. 10 am-5 pm, Thurs. 10 am-3 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am-5 pm. 

For more details find Vintage Sisters on Facebook.


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Jersey cartoonist keeps collectors laughing with his book - The Lighter Side of Collecting!  

New Jersey cartoonist John Stinger's humorous book, The Lighter Side of Collecting!  Is creating
a quite a stir with collectors nationally. His 6" x 9" paperback contains 200 full-page cartoons and 60 pages of quirky humor based on his experiences as a collector chasing vintage treasures for fun
and profit for over three decades. Stinger's cartoons appear every month in Discover Vintage America.

His family-friendly wit and hand drawn New Yorker-style cartoons appear weekly and monthly in leading publications serving the collecting trade in the US, Canada and the UK. This is his second book published by Tanner Publishing.

To order call 908-319-8957, email the author at stingerfineart@yahoo.com or purchase on Amazon.com



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