An heirloom is commonly thought of as an item of jewelry, tchotchke, or home accessory (lamp, rug, chair, or artwork) passed down within a family over generations. But what if you want to start the heirloom tradition anew—with a new purchase of an early 20th-century item? Or are simply looking to beautify your décor with the perfect one-of-a-kind lamp? Vase? Or painting? Plan on finding just the thing during the 19th Annual Twin Cities Arts & Crafts 20th Century Design Show and Sale. The largest Midwest event showcasing Mission furniture and home décor of the American Arts and Crafts movement, the show and sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, in the Progress Center Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul.
More than 20 antiques dealers, design studios, and clubs from around the United States participate in the show and sale, which includes Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, Rookwood, and Minneapolis Handicraft Guild items. High-quality reproductions are also available for sale. The Twin Cities Bungalow Club will be on hand, along with clock, framing, woodworking, window, and furniture vendors. David Heide Design Studio, which specializes in period-perfect restorations of Arts and Crafts-style homes, has maintained a presence at the show for many years. In their booth, designers from the studio have photographs of their work and project models, and are ready to talk with potential clients about their design, remodeling, and restoration services.
During the show on Saturday, two talks are also scheduled. At 11:30 a.m., Tim Pearson discusses the history of Teco Pottery and its founder William D. Gates. At 2:30 p.m., Jody Zwiefel of Kindred Styles Antiques “Decorating with Period Arts & Crafts Textiles.” Admission to the show and sale is $7. For more information call 651-695-1902.