Charlotte Scoggins, who loves antiques, can’t always afford the high-end antiques that dealers bring to the Columbus Museum’s annual show and sale.
So she thought an antique show for people like herself would be a welcome event in Columbus.
Scoggins, a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, collaborated on the First Uptown Columbus Antique Show with Uptown Columbus, the Business Improvement District and the Eagle and Phenix Mill.
The show will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in the Mill, 1201 Front Ave.
Parking will be dicey because of the Aflac Outdoor Games this weekend, so she suggests patrons park in the Synovus garage, Front Avenue and 12th Street. Use the Front Avenue entrance. It’s free.
There will be dealers from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia, bringing silver, fine estate jewelry, Persian rugs, silver, china, primitive art, paintings, porcelain, American country furniture circa 1840-1900, linens and other decorative art and collectibles.
The dealers, Scoggins said, are on a circuit that goes around the country attending shows like the one this weekend.
“They’re excited about coming to Columbus,” Scoggins said. “They want to come back in October.”
Even though Scoggins just began planning the show in January, once she tapped into the circuit, she found it easy to book the dealers.
“Some of them knew all about Columbus,” she said. “But some of them didn’t even know where we are, but they’re coming.”
So what does she collect?
“I like the tole-painting trays,” she said.
For information, call Uptown at 706-596-0111.