This year’s Cottage Antique Market is certain to be as fabulous as last year’s event. It will be held at the Cottage Book Shop, at 5989 Lake Street in Glen Arbor on Wednesday, July 18, the same day as the Glen Arbor Art Fair. Midwest dealers from Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa will sell their antique and vintage goods including antique, vintage, rustic, hand painted and shabby chic furniture; vintage jewelry and jewelry fashioned from old pieces; fishing and hunting decoys and collectibles; home and garden pieces; pottery and china; and unique items for cottage and home décor.
Barbara Siepker of the Cottage Book Shop is pleased that the Pine Patch, which traditionally hosts twice weekly story hours and summer book signings, will host these exhibitors. Barb Rozner, owner or Vintage Cottage in Leland, and organizer of antique markets at Black Star Farms and in suburban Chicago, has offered her valuable assistance.
This Cottage Antique Market is devoted to providing Leelanau County with quality antiques. Last year’s dealers are eager to return and will be joined by a number of new ones. Antique appraiser, Don Butkovich, will be at the Cottage Antique Market to give an oral appraisal of you antiques and art. We have not been able to stump him with an item he cannot identify. You will be pleasantly surprised to learn their value and to hear the interesting history that accompanies them. So, bring in those treasures that great-grandmother left you. There is no limit to the number of items you can have appraised, at the price of $10 per item.
New this year will be a Consignment Booth managed by Barb Rozner. You may donate or put on consignment antique and collectible items to go to a new home to continue the cycle of appreciation, an ultimate form of recycling. Items will be accepted Tuesday, July 17, at the Cottage Book Shop. You may call ahead for more information at (231) 334-4223.
The entire Cottage Antique Market benefits The Leelanau Press, a nonprofit publisher of Leelanau County history, authors and artists, which just published Hank Feeley’s book, Painting the Magic of Leelanau Country. The next hardcover professionally designed book, The Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, will be released at a major exhibition at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City in September 2013. A call for artists to submit paintings to this juried publication is available on the Dennos Museum website or from The Leelanau Press (PO Box 115, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, 231-334-4395). Previously published books include Historic Cottages of Glen Lake (Barbara Siepker), Mapping the Grand Traverse Indian Country (Helen Hornbeck Tanner) and Glen Arbor Pioneers: John LaRue, John Dorsey and John Fisher (Jim Tozer).
Book signings scheduled during the Cottage Antique Market are:
10 a.m.-noon, Hank Feeley, Painting the Magic of Sleeping Bear County and Richard Trevae, Aral Mill Murders
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jo Anne Wilson, Walks With Maggie
Noon-2 p.m., Laurie Kay Sommer, Fishtown: Leland, Michigan’s Historic Fishery
1-3 p.m. Lori Taylor, Let Sleeping Bear Dunes Lie, Bamboozled on Beaver Island
2-4 p.m. Jim McGavran, In the Shadow of the Bear and Sally Faubel, Lake House
3 p.m. Mary Waddell Sutherland, Claim Your Self
In lieu of an admission charge, donations for the Leelanau Press will be accepted. The Cottage Book Shop will also donate 20 percent of the day’s sales to the Leelanau Press. Mark your calendars for July 18 and come early for the best choice and the chance to enjoy the day as an American Picker. These are one of a kind items. Contact Barbara Siepker (231) 334-4395 or (231) 334-4223 or Barb Rozner for more information or for an interview to do a story.