40th Vintage Glass & Antique Show set for Aug. 15-17

4othGlassCelebrating 40 years as one of the premier glass shows in the south, the Houston Glass Club’s Vintage Glass & Antique Show & Sale is still going strong. This year’s show begins Friday, Aug. 15 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Collectors have a prime opportunity to shop for their favorite patterns and to explore the hundreds of tables of glass available at the show.  There are two more full days of shopping on Saturday Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. and Sunday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds at 4301 Texas 36 in Rosenberg.

Admission is $10 for the Friday early shopping and is good all three days of the show and $6 on Saturday (good Sat & Sun) and Sunday ($6). Free parking is available and all buildings are air-conditioned.

Collecting glass remains one of the top items collected in the world. Every country has its own glass making history and the United States is no exception. The most collected items are those made during the first half of the 20th Century from companies such as Cambridge, Fostoria, Heisey, Tiffin, and Hocking. The colors, different shapes and sizes, and unique items made from glass are what attract buyers and collectors from across the country — and the globe.

The Houston Glass Club Show remains one of the top-rated and respected shows in America. It is also one of the largest with some of the nation’s leading glass dealers. Some of the more rare and hard to find pieces are seen at this show.  The dealers buy all year with this particular show in mind knowing that the patrons have discriminating tastes and styles and expect both the unusual and the best glassware to be there.

Collecting glass can be a fun family hobby. Grandparents, parents and their children all seem to have their own favorite patterns and it is an exciting event for them to come to the show and look for themselves and their family members.  For early Christmas shoppers, this show is a must!

There is a wonderful general line show in the second building. Attendees get two shows in one. Dealers carry a wide range of general line antiques including furniture, linens, jewelry (including estate, costume and rhinestone), silver, quilts, postcards, and a myriad of other items. Truly something for everyone! You never know what will appear at a show – and as collectors know – that is part of what makes collecting an adventure.

For more information, phone 281-240-0382 or 713-440-0801.

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