The 48th annual St. Monica Antique Show combines old and new ideas for Valentine’s Day this year. The show, set for Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 at St. Monica Parish, Silver Spring Drive and Santa Monica Blvd. in Whitefish Bay, features knowledgeable antique dealers and numerous items that could make excellent Valentine’s gifts Among the dealers are several who specialize in various types of antique jewelry. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.
The show’s traditions also include homemade chili, chicken soup, baked goods and a raffle of handmade quilt.
The raffle of a handmade quilt, sewn by volunteers, is one of the show’s longstanding traditions. Each year the quilt is different, with the pattern being selected by the quilting team. This year's quilt is a pattern called Windmill.
"This show is unique because it relies totally on the efforts of volunteers," says Ceil Bradford, who is leading the volunteer teams this year. "Volunteers help set up the booths and displays, make chili and baked goods for the tea room, sell admission tickets, serve food, sew the quilt for the raffle and work all weekend to make this one of the best shows around. These are all busy people who give generously of their time to help out. It's really a community effort."
For more information on the show, go to www.st-monica.org or call 414-916-8216.