More than a hundred dealers from all over the world are showing off furnishings, botanical art and home and garden design at the annual Antiques and Garden Fair. Beau Kimball, owner of the Kimball and Bean garden antiques store in far northwest suburban Woodstock, joined us live from the fair during our ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sunday Morning with tips to shop for antiques.
Sunday, April 13
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Admission: $12 members; $15 non-members
Parking: free for members, $20 Cook County residents, $25 non-residents
For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted in the Fair.
1. Have fun You can take photos at the booths, but ask first out of common courtesy. Also, always give credit to the dealers when you're tweeting or blogging about their merchandise.
2. Ask questions
3. Pre-show strategies for potential buyers
4. The final negotiations
5. What's hot in 2014?
Kimball says to look for indoor/ outdoor pieces that are stylish enough to spend the summer outside, then move straight into your home at the end of the season.