Saturday, December 19, 2009

'Going Green' Can Put Green in Your Pocket!

January 8-10, 2010 
Managed by Eros Promotions

Bring Your Treasures And Find Out What They’re Worth.
Appraisals Benefit Local Food Bank!

Those treasures tucked away in the attic or stored on a shelf could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars, without your knowing it. Find out at the upcoming Puyallup Home Show, January 8-10, 2010 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds.

Head to the antiques section with your favorite old lamp, cherished candy dish, beloved childhood cast iron truck; or unusual, ornate clock. Learn from an expert just what it is really worth. It’s the next best thing to being a part of the popular Antiques Road Show –yet a far more accessible, mini-antiques Road Show in a setting where you can also get the latest renovation and home improvement advice, information, and view the newest home innovations for 2010.

You just might discover that the well-loved heirlooms and objects that you once labeled “throw out,” can be the answer to paying off some of those holiday bills and cover Santa’s tab. Plus, you’ll be participating in something very worthwhile. Eros Promotions, founder and organizer of “Antiques at the Puyallup Home Show” believes that giving and caring shouldn’t end with the holiday season. There is no end to hunger. $2 of every $7 appraisal fee will be donated to the local food bank.

The Antiques section of the Puyallup Home Show has been a real draw since its inception. Here you will find both fine antiques that will rejuvenate your home, along with popular collectibles that will have you entertained for hours. “Antiques are enjoying a resurgence of popularity in response to today’s pressing environmental concerns,” notes Dennis Eros, founder of Eros Promotions. “And, it’s the youth of American that have become the new advocates and buyers.”

“Antiques are a beautiful, smart way to go green. Instead of opting for snap plastic furniture that falls apart not long after you buy it and therefore, contributes to the pollution of the environment, young concerned buyers are turning to the craftsmanship and longevity of antiques.” The Puyallup Home show’s antique section offers furnishings to suit everyone’s tastes – from Shabby Chic, country cozy, warm and rustic to sleek Moderne.

But it is in the collectibles area that this show really shines. It is a strong resource for such in-demand collectibles as Native American Art. While prices for Indian ceremonial masks, head-dresses and pottery have gone sky high – a mask recently went for a stunning half-million dollars at a French auction-- there are many beautiful Indian baskets, beadwork and rugs that are infinitely affordable --in the $50-$1,000 price range. Native Americans were actually the first conservationists – showing a remarkable respect and concern for the environment. Unfortunately, it has taken us a long time to heed their example. Buying the beautiful artwork and crafts made by such local tribes as the Puyallup is another potent “green” reminder to live more in harmony with the environment.

Purchasing antique fabrics is another form of green recycling. People are using vintage fabrics for quilts, drapes, upholstery and even doll clothes. When it comes to workmanship, modern day fabrics cannot compare to the often hand-loomed fabrics. Plus, antique fabrics can be half the price of similar fabrics produced today. Early wooden pull toys, cast iron toys and games are also favorites, finding a new audience of young collectors who are using these toys to decorate dens, offices and children’s rooms.

Vintage bar glasses, cocktail shakers and other accoutrements of a well-stocked bar are evocative of a more glamorous era and can be found at the upcoming show. Cocktail shakers have a fascinating history: Although the early shakers were utilitarian in design, in later years they became symbol of sophistication. In the 1920’s, at the height of the Jazz Age, gin martinis were served from sterling silver shakers by the rich, while the less affluent made do with glass or nickel-plated shakers. The real explosion of cocktail shakers occurred after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, with companies manufacturing unusual shapes – bullets, zeppelins, airplanes, milk cans, animals, sporting equipment, bar bells, bowling pins, even Lady’ Legs! These are highly collectible today.

Show hours are 10am-7pm, Friday and Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors and military; children 17 and under free.
Contact: Eros Promotions at (360) 978-4154, or visit, where you will find a printable coupon for $1 off of an adult admission.

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Posted by Dennis Eros

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