SA to host 42nd antique show

Published 10:05 am Saturday, February 25, 2012

Southampton Academy students Walker Owens, left, Stella Clark, Victoria Ross, R.J. Stokes, Adam Casey, Landon Weist and Camryn Brown hold up items that will be available for purchase at the school's annual antique show and sale starting at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2. -- Dale Liesch | Tidewater News

COURTLAND—Retired Southampton Academy teacher Peggy Simmons has helped in some capacity in each of the school’s 41 previous antique shows, and this year is no different.

Simmons is already front and center as a member of the Country Acres Garden Club helping to decorate the school’s cafeteria with floral centerpieces to be used during the 42nd annual Southampton Academy Antique Show and Sale.

“That’s just the way it works at the academy,” Simmons said of volunteering for the show. “It’s the type of thing that’s like a family atmosphere. Everyone pulls together for something like this.”

The show, which is the main fundraiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization, will feature a wide range of antique and jewelry vendors selling items from furniture and linens to crystal, said event co-chairwoman Kim Pope.

“It’s all volunteer and everyone pitches in,” Pope said. “It’s a big fundraiser for us.”

The show will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the school on Central Plank Road in Courtland.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for students and free for children 5 years old and younger.

Among the items available this year are silver palette feeders, which are bird feeders made from silver-plated teapots, said event Co-Chairwoman Tricia Davis. A mix of furniture vendors, including Sussex House in Wakefield, will be at the show.

Oh! Glory Vintage is another vendor that will be featured, Davis said. Its items include coffee tables made from reclaimed, vintage doors and windows.

The festivities begin Thursday with “A Toast to Teachers” reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rawls Museum Arts. The kickoff will feature a Power Point presentation honoring current and former SA teachers and catered food by Southern Sisters in Courtland.

Tickets for the kickoff event are $25 apiece and available at the school, Pope said.