Our next show is a doozy!! Sponsored by our friend Lynne Eltrevoog on her fabulous farm in Union Illinois. Here is an article that I submitted to the local papers.
Union Farmstead to Host "Gathering of Friends Antiques Sale" July 28-30
The Eltrevoog 1858 historical farmstead is the location for a new antiques show and sale July 28-30 in Union Illinois. The antiques sale is an event held in conjunction with the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest sponsored by the McHenry County Historical Society.
Lynne Eltrevoog, owner of the historic farm, is a lifelong collector and has sold antiques professionally for 18 years. Known best as "The Hat Lady", Eltrevoog is currently manager of On the Square Antiques in Walworth Wisconsin. Her business name is Cat's Meow Antiques and she formerly owned Main Street Antiques in Woodstock.
The farm is located at 15113 Marengo Road in Union and was homesteaded in 1858 by a family named Rugh. Eltrevoog has owned the farm for 34 years and has been stuffing the barns full of antiques ever since.
I have been collecting since the age of 16 and don't think I've ever considered buying new furniture," said Eltrevoog. "I used to spend every weekend attending local auctions," she added. Eltrevoog admits she is a compulsive hoarder, but loves the joy of seeing someone else's face light up with a really great find. "Sometimes it is hard to let things go--but I do it," she laughed.
As a member of the McHenry County Historical Society, Eltrevoog says she is participating in the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest and having an antiques sale as part of the summer long festival. It is an opportunity to show off the three wooden barn quilts on the barn and open her property to several friends who are quality dealers, she said.
Joining Eltrevoog in the three day sale are veteran antiques dealers, Little Bohemia Antiques from Wayne Illinois, Kris and Mark Hutson from Harvard, Jim Konz from Sharon Wisconsin and Maryann and Lou Loennecke from Walworth.
The sale will be held in one barn and in a large barn courtyard. Garden antiques and primitives will be spread throughout the yard that is peppered with historic buildings and perennial gardens. There is a large mowed field for plenty of parking. Items for sale will include garden things, farm primitives, jewlery, glassward and pottery, Victoriana, kitchen items, artwork, plants both fabric and newly painted wooden barn quilts and furniture. "There will be plenty of barn finds in the sale," Eltrevoog said. "Who knows what we will drag out even after the first selling day?" she added.