Yes! Time to score that giant folk-art watermelon, people! Seriously, that's what we aficionados love about antiques and vintage shows: you never know what you'll find. And one of our favorites is that put on by the East Hampton Historical Society.
This year's show, which is Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, at historic Mulford Farm, features more than 50 dealers. The preview cocktail party is Friday, July 17. Honorary chair David Netto, who's an interior designer and writer, says, "Growing up in East Hampton gave me such a love of American architecture—the older and humbler the better, though in East Hampton we do have all kinds. The buildings that the East Hampton Historical Society celebrates and contributes so much to maintain are important because they make up the composition of one of the loveliest and best-planned villages in America. Come and shop, come see your friends, come meet some designer you've always wanted to meet—or if you are my daughter come stand in the cemetery refusing to go to a cocktail party of all grown-ups. But come. It's your history and mine, and we need to thank the East Hampton Historical Society for all they do."
Tickets for the show are $10 ($20 early admission), with tickets for the cocktail party starting at $150 ($100 for the under-40s).
Now all you have to do is figure out where to put that watermelon.
· East Hampton Historical Society Calendar [Official]