Here's your chance to sell those items that you can finally let go — and make money for yourself and for Berman Museum. Sellers retain 75 percent of sale price they set for their items; the remaining 25 percent benefits Berman Museum's general budget.
To sellers: Those wishing to participate should deliver their pre-priced treasures with completed info forms to Berman Museum from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Advance requests for info forms can be emailed to DFord@BermanMuseum.org, or picked up at the museum. Retrieval of any unsold items must occur on Dec. 13 from 1-5 p.m. (to make space for a Monday morning commitment). Plan to bring up to a dozen items; requests for more must be pre-approved. If you are uncertain of items you are considering bringing, simply check in advance with the Berman's David Ford at 237-6261.
The most prized items are those smaller and finer in nature: vintage jewelry, art, antique books, dishes and porcelain, and accessory-sized furniture (no larger than a small coffee table). While no clothing is acceptable, vintage accessories like hats, scarves, hankies, etc., are welcome.
To shoppers: This event is neither a garage nor a rummage sale; it boasts higher quality items that hold memories which members are willing to share — "treasures you can part with," as Isom notes. At the 2008 Bazaar, one precious find was a sterling hinged-lid vegetable dish; another was a stunning Italian vase and a third was a pair of framed original pen-and-ink works. Items from the Art Deco period were quite coveted, too.
This seven-day sale is free to the public. Dates are Dec. 5-12 (closed Monday, Dec 7). Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
To all: Happily, Vintage Bazaar occurs during the fascinating Gee's Bend Quilts, and Beyond lobby exhibit; members showing a membership card can see this extraordinary exhibit for free. All others can view the quilts and all the museum exhibit halls for $5 admission.
Save the date
Anniston Museum League's ninth annual Homes for the Holidays Tour is Tuesday, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. You can enter a quartet of Anniston's oldest — and newest — homes, all decked out in their holiday finery, during this self-driving tour, notes Chairman Becky Hollingsworth. Proceeds benefit Anniston Museum of Natural History. Tickets, $25, will be available at 904 Glenwood Terrace, Anniston, during this fascinating and festive affair.