56th Annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show


Metro Detroit marks your calendars - the 56th Annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show will be held on October 11 and October 12, 2019. I bet you didn't know that one of America's longest-running charitable antique shows is annually held right here in metro Detroit. The Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show offers an incredible assortment of historical and vintage treasures for sale by 35 highly respected dealers who come from around the country to participate in this show. All proceeds to benefit Oakland HOPE and Grace Centers of Hope.

The 56th Annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show will once again amaze and astound visitors as it opens its doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church located at 1100 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph Road), in Bloomfield Hills.  The hours of this year’s show are 10 AM - 6 PM on Friday, and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.  
 
The local charities selected this year to receive all proceeds collected through the event are Oakland HOPE and Grace Centers of Hope.  To date, the Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show has raised more than $625,000 for metro Detroit charities through ticket sales, dealer booth fees, food sales, a Silent Auction, and other activities at the show.  
 
To earn even more revenue for this year’s benefiting charities, show organizers have printed notecards of the awe-inspiring murals that adorn Cross of Christ Lutheran Church’s Light Center. The murals are original designs by local artist Matt LeBarre.  The notecards will be sold exclusively at the 56th Annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show. They are packaged in boxes of 10 cards featuring five different images for $10. 
 
“The primary mission of the Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show has always been to support local charities and connect with our community,” said Marilyn Nix, general show chairman.  “However after half a century, our little show has grown significantly in both size and reputation, and we are now very proud to be a major, not-to-be-missed event on the local antiques show circuit.”  

Show Highlights
Thirty-five highly esteemed dealers from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Virginia will sell an extensive variety of pieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.  Antique and estate jewelry, china, glassware, linens, pottery, furniture, vintage clothing and purses, porcelain, silver, quilts, cut glass, paintings, music boxes, art glass, ceramics, crystal, brass, copper, jade statues, bronzes, figurines, books and more!  A complete list of participating dealers can be found at  www.bloomfieldcross.org/antiqueshow.
 
New to the show this year are pies, pies, and more pies!  Delicious, fresh, homemade pies will be sold to take home or enjoy at the Country Café.  Other delectable, goodies you’ll find on the menu of the Country Café include its famous Chicken Cherry Salad, gourmet sandwiches, comforting soups, and yummy sloppy joes.  And at the show’s Country Store, you’ll find a tasty assortment of scratch-made baked goods, jellies, pickles and soup mixes for sale.  All net proceeds from the Country Café and Country Store will be donated to this year’s chosen charitable organizations.
 
Back by popular demand, the fine art auctioneers from DuMouchelles will be conducting appraisals at the 56th Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show.  So if you think that dusty old family heirloom might have historical and/or financial value, bring it to the show on Saturday, Oct. 12 when appraisals will be performed from 10 AM – 1 PM.  The cost is $10 per item with a limit of three items per person.  Proceeds will benefit this year’s two special charities.
 
Also, new this year, the show’s Silent Auction has been expanded to include furniture.  An eclectic mix of antiques and collectibles donated by show dealers and individuals will be on the auction block at the 56th Annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show.  One very special item up for bid is a beautiful floral painting by Meta Grimm Lacey (1886-1976), a granddaughter of the Brothers Grimm of fairy tale fame.  The work is being donated by Ed Bentley of E. Patrick Gallery, in Greenville, Michigan.  It is 24” by 20” and has a value between $200 and $400. Bidding will begin at 10 AM on Friday, Oct. 11 and close at 3 PM on Saturday, Oct. 12.  Winners will be notified by telephone and full payment is expected when the item is picked up.
 
And if you need one more great reason to come to the 56th Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show, attendees can enter a prize drawing to win one of several gift cards.  There is no charge to enter the drawing.  Winners will be picked at the end of the show and notified by phone or email.  You do not need to be present to win.

About the Show & Benefiting Charities 
The annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show is a benefit event of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church and was first held in 1963 to raise money for the purchase of new choir robes. The show was a huge success, so the church continued to host it but chose to donate all proceeds to local charities. The Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show has always been run entirely by volunteers.  Today it is one of the country’s longest-running antique shows with all net proceeds going to charity.
 
Oakland HOPE is motivated by the love of God to alleviate hunger and empower lives.  Suburban poverty is here in Oakland County and food insecurity has become its fastest-growing problem.  Every day, poverty-stricken families are forced to choose between basic necessities. As a faith-based organization located in Pontiac, Michigan, Oakland HOPE provides its patrons with something more than material assistance.  They show them the love of Jesus Christ in everything they do, instilling the only true hope that never fails.  Oakland HOPE runs a Thrift Store to support its Food Pantry.  They are building from the success models of Macomb HOPE and Focus HOPE of Detroit.  More information can be found at www.oaklandhope.org.
 
Located in Pontiac, Michigan, Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit, Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the unwanted, addicted, and homeless through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life skills education and work-related programs.  Their recovery programs individuals to reconciliation and restoration with God, their families, their community and themselves. Through love and accountability, Grace Centers of Hope helps their residents refocus their lives as they become productive members of society.  Their website is www.gracecentersofhope.org.

Show Ticket & General Information
 
Tickets to the 56th Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show are just $12 at the door.
 
For more information about the 56th Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show, please visit www.bloomfieldcross.org/antiqueshow or call (248) 646-5886.  Follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/BloomfieldAntiquesShow.
 

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