Monday, April 27, 2009

The "Heart of the Valley" Antiques Show

As many of you know, I manage a small 25 dealer country antique show called The "Heart of the Valley" in Bethlehem, PA that benefits our local NPR affilliate, WDIY 88.1FM. We have put it to bed for this year, and I would like to thank those of you who made it a point to attend. For those who could not due to time and distance, I've posted these photos for your perusal...I wonder whose this booth might be......This show is a small but mighty show according to the reviews it gets from both its loyal customers, dealers and trade papers.....We have great volunteers who make it a pleasure to do and attend. My husband, Tom Kort, provides the soundtrack that keeps people's toes tapping all day long! It's hard to believe that next year will be our tenth anniversary!

Isn't she just asimply fabulous cloth doll? This year we even had docents from Historic Bethlehem Inc. who were dressed in period costume at the show waiting to take patrons on guided walks of the historic district in which the show is situated, as well as preview shows in the local museums as they were being hung!
The show itself is held in a large 19th C stone, brick and board Ice House situated on the banks of the Lehigh River. It is an absolutely perfect venue for an antique show. We get comments on it all the time.
As you can see by these photos, the show is simply filled with great American Country pieces of all types. The dealers who do the show are skilled at the art of display and transform the building into a country lover's paradise!

Isn't the costume in this photo simply to die for! It was offered sale at the show and there are still pieces available. This is another photo of my booth, so just contact me if you are interested in finding out more about any of these pieces.

This is just a smattering of what was offered......I'm getting ready to leave to do a show in the Shenandoah Valley which opens on Friday, so I'll have more to post upon my return. But speaking of postings......I've posted a small update to my website
on the Cloth Dolls and Animals Page. You might be tempted to "adopt" one of the beasties I'm offering.
In the meantime, have a glorious week!


  1. Everything is just lovely. Wish I could have gone to the show. Thanks for sharing the photos. Best of luck in Shenandoah Valley ~ Jenn

  2. Oh gracious...I would love to have everything on the top table!!! Thank you for sharing and have a great show!


  3. wonderful pictures, especially the little red doll, her chair and the beautiful quilt behind her!I adore her!!!

  4. Hi Anne....just found your blog...Not sure you remember me...Judy from THE CINNAMON STICK...Gosh your site is just awesome. Wishing you the best!! Just wanted to stop in and say HI...Judy

  5. You have great pictures and information on your blog and web site-thanks for sharing it all.