The New London Garden Club and Goosefare Antiques and Promotions will hold its 52nd (Annual) Antique Show and Sale featuring select New England dealers, Saturday July 27th, 2019 from 9 AM to 3 PM on the Town Green, Main Street, New London, NH, rain or shine. Club members will be creating flower arrangements for sale. Homemade lunch and snacks will be available at the Garden Café tent. The Vesilind Brass will entertain from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Proceeds benefit local Civic Beauty projects and scholarships. Tickets are $8.00. Information:603-526-4755
Pleasant Street from Porter Street to Market Square is closed to traffic, the result of an initiative to identify/create pedestrian-friendly areas in downtown Portsmouth where musicians, theatrical and dance companies can entertain folks
All performances are weather permitting and attendees are encouraged to BYOC (bring your own chair) and enjoy the music, bring a nosh and a beverage (no alcohol, please).
Create your own pack basket patterned from the traditional Adirondack ash pack baskets, one of the regions most recognized basketry forms. These versatile baskets were used to carry just about everything the guides, hunters and trappers took with them into the woods. At 16” high x 8 ½” deep x 11” wide, the Sightseer pack is a great size for teens and adults.
This basket will be made from reed and finished off with either a leather or woven web harness. The first day students weave a plain weave base with the pre-cut spokes and then weave the sides. Linda will be guiding students as they concentrate on shape, creating a belly while learning to continuous weave. The baskets will sit and dry overnight.
On the second day, students will pack baskets tight, level the top, weave a false rim, cut and tuck spokes, insert a hand carved hardwood handle, and fit the rim to the basket, and lash rim. The last step will be to add either an adjustable cotton or leather harness. Owing to time constraints, baskets will not be sealed or stained during the workshop, but instructions will be given on how to do that. Linda will bring all the materials and tools you need. Linda will be in touch with students two weeks before the class to determine harness choice.
The eighty-sixth annual fair features select, handmade crafts by more than three hundred craftspeople, including clay artist Sheilagh Flynn, who was featured in the July-August issue of New Hampshire HOME. The fair also includes daily craft demonstrations; specialized workshops; and the Living with Craft Exhibition, where the crafts are exhibited in home vignettes.
The Center for Painted Wall Preservation presents a Talk and Tour of paint decorated walls, murals,and stenciling from the early 1800’s in private homes. Lecture by Linda C. Lefko, co author of Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School and President of CPWP begins at 12:30, tickets available on www.pwpcenter.org under events tab or at the door starting at 11:30 AM. Join us for a wonderful explanation of early Deerfield and its part in the historic decorative painting history of American folk art! ..
Some things never get old, like the Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, back for its 62nd year. This year boasts 67 exhibitors from all over the country showcasing some of the finest displays of antique jewelry, folk art, furniture, fine and decorative arts, and more. Highly reputable dealers will join together with thousands of buyers and enthusiasts in search of high-quality antiques. With on-site shipping and no sales tax this is the event to find that one-of-a-kind Americana treasure. Show dates and hours are: Thursday, August 8th & Friday, August 9th, from 10 am – 7 pm; and Saturday, August 10th, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is $15 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday. Visitors under 30 (with proper ID) are admitted free, and we offer free return visits to the show after initial admission. For more information, visit www.nhada.org.