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Nov. 18 & 19 = The Belleville Flea Market in Belleville, Illinois is the third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier  Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net  or call 618-233-0052.

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Visit Southern Memories and Cottage Rose Tea Room. They are located on Old Highway 34 in Patterson, Missouri. Hours are for the shop: Wed.-Sat. 10am to 5pm and for the Tea Room: Wed.-Sat. 11am to 3pm. T Visitors may find anything from rustic farmhouse to vintage styled home decor; with antique furniture, southern relics, and specialty clothing & jewelry items.  For more information call 573-856-4131 or visit www.SouthernMemories.com
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November

Nov. 18 & 19 = 35th Annual Rotary Arts and Craft Fair Fall Show. The Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary will host its annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Enjoy strolling through over 450 craft artisan booths which represent the very best of the region. This wonderful show is attended by 20,000 people. The show is located at Lindbegh High School, 5000 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO. Free admission and parking. Hours: Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. Concessions are available both days. This is a family friendly event. Rotary's Motto is: "Service above Self" 100% of the proceeds benefit local community and International charities. The Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Clubs Arts and Crafts Fair began in 1982 with 100 crafters. This humble beginning was the start of something very special as the Fall Show grew into one of the best Arts & Crafts Fairs in the Midwest. For more information call 314-729-2121 or visit www.rotaryfair.com. Click here for more information and a map.

Nov. = Shopping in historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Located only an hour’s drive south of St. Louis on I-55, this charming town is perfect for a getaway weekend or a mini-vacation. A delightful array of shops, art galleries, charming boutiques and a tempting selection of restaurants will keep travelers busy and well-nourished as they explore the town’s National Historic Landmark District. www.visitstegen.com


Nov. 18 & 19 = The Belleville Flea Market in Belleville, Illinois is the third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped Accessible. Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net  or call 618-233-0052. Click here for more information and a map.

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Nov. 24 = Holiday Parade of Lights in downtown Washington, Missouri. For more information call 888-792-7466 or visit www.visitwashmo.com.


Nov. 24 = After Turkey Sale at four different antique malls. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit Warson Woods Antique Gallery, 10091 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63122, 314-909-0123, or South County Antique Mall, 13208 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128, 314-842-5566 or St. Charles Antique Mall, 1 Charlestowne Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303, 636-939-4178 or St. Clair Antique Mall, 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, MO 62208, 618-628-1650. For more information visit www.missouriantiquemalls.com


Nov. 25 = Shop Small Business Saturday in Historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com.


Nov. 26 = Olde Fashioned Christmas in downtown Washington, MO. Located at the Farmers' Market, call for time of event. Free to the public. For more information call 888-792-7466 or visit www.visitwashmo.com .

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Nov.  = New online E-course in antique appraising. While not quite considered an “antique” just yet, the Asheford Institute of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty this past week, marking a milestone in antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its kind. Although the school premiered its home-study program to the antique world in late 1965, it didn’t officially open its doors to students until 1966. For more information about the schools antiques and appraisal program and new online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508 or visit their web site at; www.asheford.com,  mention Dept.275MW75. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW75, Destin, FL 32541-2525

Nov. = Bittersweet and Barbed Wire Antique & Vintage Mall, the new place to treasure hunt!! We are in Crystal City which is located in Jefferson County Mo. The city lies along the Mississippi River and is about 30 minutes south of St Louis. Just take interstate 55 south to the Herculaneum exit make a left , go about a half of a mile and then make a right onto Highway 61/67 (Truman Blvd. ). Our address is 2292 N Truman Blvd, Crystal City, MO 63019, (in the old Crystal City Cyclery building). Open everyday 10am-5 pm. If you are a dealer and would like to be a vendor, Contact us! For more information call 636-638-2333 or visit us at www.facebook.com/BittersweetandBarbedWire.


Nov. = Visit East Main in Historic Washington, Missouri. Located at 101 East Main in Washington, Mo. Open Tues. thru Sat. 10-5 and Sunday Noon to 5. For more information call 636-390-0115.


Nov. = Visit Time Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters, MO 63376, 1/3 mile south of I-70 on Mid Rivers Mall Dr. We’re on Facebook too! For more information call 636-970-0190. Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-7pm, Sunday 11-6. Visit us at www.timemachineam.com.  Our quality dealers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles, re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment too!


Nov.= Visit the Historic French Colonial Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Only an hour from St. Louis, Missouri this historic town has shopping, dining and fun events. Visit www.visitstegen.com  Scenic and charming Ste. Genevieve is Missouri's oldest town. Discover rare French Colonial architecture, enjoy the ambience of the downtown shops and tour internationally recognized Historic Homes. Extend your stay to explore the award-winning restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries of the region.


Nov. = Visit Pocahontas Antiques, 311 West Johnson Street in Pocahontas, Illinois. Hours are Tues - Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11-5, closed Mondays. For more information call 618--669-2969.


Nov.= Visit St. Clair Antique Mall in Fairview Heights, IL. Antiques, vintage, collectibles and much more. Open daily 10-6. Located at 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. For more information call 618-628-1650.


Nov.= Visit the General Grant Antique & Décor Mall. Dealer Space Available. Located at 8400 Watson Rd. (formerly the Farmer’s Market), General Grant Shopping Center, Marlborough(St. Louis), MO 63119. For more information 314-843-3535.


Nov.= Visit the Chesterfield Antique Mall, 16635 Old Chesterfield Rd., Chesterfield, MO (636-778-0931). Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun. 11 - 5 p.m. We are proud to present our customers with a large variety of unique, antique, boutique and vintage items. Our store is full of talented vendors displaying their items that they have either found, refurbished, upcycled or just added their own personal touches to. When you visit, you'll find a nice collection of antiques, painted furniture, home decor, jewelry, bath and body items, etc... Our goal is to give our customers the opportunity to find a nice mix of both old and new items and ultimately find their own hidden treasure!


Nov.= Visit The Green Shag Market. Located at 5733 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information call 314-646-8687. Check out the store that was voted Best Vintage Store of 2013 by the Riverfront Times.


Nov.  = The Antique Barn would like to welcome everyone to their antique mall located at 1108 East Veterans Memorial Parkway in Truesdale. Mo. Exit 193 on Interstate 70 about an hour west of St. Louis. The 12,000 square foot building has plenty of room for expansion, renting space to vendors and taking consignments. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. For more information call 636-456-0811. Our goal is to make a trip to the Antique Barn an informative and satisfying visit, hopefully while making a purchase as well. Stop by the barn and check out our eclectic collection. If we don’t have it we will try to find it. Happy travels and keep collecting.

 

December

Dec. 1 = Santa arrives on Amtrack. Santa will be arriving on Amtrak to greet the children of Washington, MO. Call for time of event, 888-792-7466 or visit www.visitwashmo.com.

Dec. 1 = Open House at Chesterfield Antique Mall in Chesterfield, MO. Visit www.teekmall.com for more information.


Dec. 2 & 3 = 34th Annual Country Christmas Stroll in Okawville, IL. Hours: Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Okawville, Illinois is located at Exit 41 on I-64, east of St. Louis, Mo. For more information call Okawville Chamber of Commerce at 618-243-5694. Attractions include: Craft Fair (both days), Flea Market & Vendor Show(both days), House Tours (both days), business stroll (both days and includes attendance prizes, pick up your brochure and have it stamped at each location), call for more information. Festival of Trees - both days at the Community Club. Breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. All ages welcome. Call 618-243-5694 for reservations and information on the Breakfast with Santa Claus. Museums are open and decorated and there is a hospitality area. Okawville has long enjoyed its reputation as home to the only remaining mineral springs resort in Illinois. For many years excursion trains brought guests to the baths for the therapeutic effects of the mineral water. Originally founded as Bridgeport in 1838, it wasn't until the mid 1870s that Germans immigrated, renaming the community Okawville. As you drive or stroll through the streets of town you can't help noticing the community's German heritage reflected in its well-kept homes with their neatly trimmed lawns and lovely landscaped yards. The residents of Okawville invite you to visit their quaint community. It is a charming place offering gracious hospitality and quiet relaxation. For more information visit http://okawvillecc.com  Click here for more information and a map.


Dec. 1, 2 & 3 = 32nd Annual Holiday Christmas Festival in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Ste. Genevieve invites you to celebrate the holidays in style! Highlights include a Christmas parade, carriage rides, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and over thirty free musical programs performed throughout the historic district during the weekend. Enjoy carolers in the streets and holiday refreshments as you shop for treasures in the charming shops and art galleries throughout downtown. Book a stay in one of our cozy bed and breakfast inns. Visit our award winning wine country, bring some friends and enjoy a day of heart-warming holiday cheer and entertainment. Admission: Free. For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com.


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Dec. 10 = Le Reveillon at the Felix Valle House State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Enjoy this annual holiday celebration highlighting the music, customs, and crafts of an early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve. The celebration, known as Le Reveillon, will feature costumed guides that will explain the early 19th century customs of Christmas. The EVENT will also feature traditional foods of the period along with refreshments and traditional music. Event times: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com.

Dec. 9 & 10 = Shopping Spree at four different antique malls. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visit Warson Woods Antique Gallery, 10091 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63122, 314-909-0123, or South County Antique Mall, 13208 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128, 314-842-5566 or St. Charles Antique Mall, 1 Charlestowne Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303, 636-939-4178 or St. Clair Antique Mall, 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, MO 62208, 618-628-1650. Visit www.missouriantiquemalls.com for more information.

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Dec. 16 & 17 = The Belleville Flea Market in Belleville, Illinois is the third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped Accessible. Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net  or call 618-233-0052. Click here for more information and a map.

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Dec. 31 = La Guignolee (New Year's Eve) in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Where: at select restaurants and Bolduc House in Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. This ancient tradition, comparable to the English customer of Wassailing that hardens back to Europe's Middle Ages, is celebrated by descendants of those French settlers. Dressed in bizarre and somewhat archaic costumers, the revelers wander from place to place singing a beggars song for favors. You can see and participate with these singers and musicians as they celebrate this 250-year-old tradition New Year's Eve at select restaurants and Bolduc House in Ste. Genevieve's Historic District.For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com.


 

 

January - partial listing

 

January = Day Trips to St. Louis, Mo. Throughout the Saint Louis area there are fantastic shops. Spend a day or a weekend in St. Louis. Find fun and adventure. Visit any of the following shops. Check out the Charming Suburbs of St. Louis section in this issue. Centuries Past Antiques, 104 Rear S. Main St., St. Charles, MO. (636-946-1919), Antique Mall of Creve Coeur, 1275 Castillon Arcade, Fee Fee & Olive St. Rd., Creve Coeur, MO (314-434-6566), Tin Roof Antiques, 2201 McCausland, St. Louis, MO (314-647-1049), Treasure Aisles Antique Mall, 2317 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO (314-647-6875), The Green Shag Market, 5733 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO (314-646-8687), General Grant Antique & Décor Mall, 8400 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO (314-843-3535), Chesterfield Antique Mall, 16635 Old Chesterfield Rd., Chesterfield, MO (636-778-0931), Bittersweet & Barbed Wire, 2292 Truman Blvd, Crystal City, MO (636-638-2333), Time Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters, MO (1/3 mile south of I-270 on Mid Rivers Mall Dr. (636-970-0190). St. Louis is along the Mississippi river in what is today the Midwestern United States, settled by colonial French traders Pierre Laclède and René Auguste Chouteau, who named the settlement after King Louis IX of France. The early wealth of the city was based on the fur trade. The city, as well as the future state of Missouri, became part of the Spanish Empire after the French were defeated in the Seven Years' War. In 1800, the land was secretly transferred back to France, whose leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, sold it to the United States in 1803. Nicknamed the "Gateway to the West" for its role in the westward expansion of the United States, the city gave the moniker in 1965 to the new Gateway Arch built as part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; the Arch has become the iconic image of St. Louis.

Jan. = ANTIQUE & APPRAISAL SCHOOL HAS ONLINE E-COURSE. While not quite considered an “antique” just yet, the Asheford Institute of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty in 2016, marking a milestone in antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its kind. For more information about the schools antiques and appraisal program and new online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508 or visit their web site at; www.asheford.com, mention Dept. 275MW75. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW75, Destin, FL 32541-2525
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Jan. 20 & 21 = The Belleville Flea Market in Belleville, Illinois is the third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped Accessible. Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net  or call 618-233-0052.

 

 

      

 

 


        

 

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