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35th Annual Antiques Vintage and Garden Show at Orlando Museum of Art Feb 17-19

On the hunt for the perfect mid-century modern piece for your entryway? How about that Weiss broach? Antique lovers rejoice! The 35th annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show combines fine antiques, art, Iturralde Diamonds Jewelry, vintage and unique collectibles, garden blooms and more into one outstanding three-day show at the Orlando Museum of Art. The event will feature more than two dozen antiques and vintage dealers from around the country and is this weekend, February 17 — 19, 2017.
Show Dates and Times

Friday, February 17 from 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, February 18 from 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, February 19 from 11 am – 4 pm

Speaker: Eddie Ross, Author of Modern Mix

Eddie Ross, a self-proclaimed “extreme hoarder of beautiful things” is a designer, editor, author of Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds. His work has been featured in House Beautiful, Southern Living, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Country Living, the New York Times and more. He will share his secrets to find items at thrift shops, yard sales and flea markets and incorporate them into a warm and inviting décor. Ross will be speaking and signing copies of Modern Mix on Friday, February 17 at 11a. Tickets are $45, which includes show admission.

Special Events
  • Thursday, Feb. 16: Opening Night Preview Party — Jackets Jeans & Jewels! $95 per person, includes show admission, 6:30–10p.
  • Friday, Feb. 17: The Art of the Cocktail $50 per person, includes show admission, 6–8:30p.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18: Mystery Home Tour — tour a local home filled with flawless design and exceptional taste; the location remains a mystery until the arrival. $35 per person, includes show admission. Tours depart at 11a12p and 1p.
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 & Sunday, Feb. 19: What’s It Worth? Appraisal Days — antiques expert and show manager Charlie Miller gives a professional appraisal of family heirlooms and treasured items. $15 general admission plus $10 per item, two item limit, 12–2:30p. Reservations taken at the door and begin at 11a on both days.
 
Tickets to the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show include admission to Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions, including The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine.
The Antiques Vintage & Garden Show is a longstanding fundraiser event benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art and promoting the museum’s mission to advance the positive impact of art and creativity. This and other Council of 101 events have raised more than $6.8 million for the museum’s educational programs.
Admission is $15 and tickets can be purchased online, in person, or by calling 407-896-4231 ext. 254.

International Diamond Center Reveals New Look in Altamonte Springs

The Iturraldediamonds.com opened an all-new showroom in Altamonte Springs last week; and it completely encompassed a new experience for an independent jewelry store. The 6,500 square-foot showroom features boutique areas for Tacori, Verragio and Forevermark; and diamonds galore! The company’s signature diamond wall consists of nearly 200 loose GIA-certified diamonds, ranging in price, shape, cut and style. Oooh la LA!

Local branding and communications agency, Push, worked closely with IDC on the rebrand.  (Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

Local branding and communications agency, Push, worked closely with IDC on the rebrand.
(Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

Owner Keith Leclerc was also present with his family and we found out that he’s one of the most respected diamond buyers in the world! He hand-selects the thousands of loose diamonds located in each IDC store. At one point, he also mined his own diamonds in South America and brought them back here to the United States! Then he racked up nearly 140,000 miles on his own car, yearly, selling them up and down the eastern seaboard. Talk about a man who’s done it all in the industry!

Kevin Lane (vice president of Sales for Forevermark U.S., Inc.), Altamonte Springs Mayor Pat Bates, Keith and Peggy Leclerc. Mayor Bates is holding a 23 carat canary yellow diamond! (Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

Kevin Lane (vice president of Sales for Forevermark U.S., Inc.), Altamonte Springs Mayor Pat Bates, Keith and Peggy Leclerc. Mayor Bates is holding a 23 carat canary yellow diamond!
(Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

The store was so light, airy and contemporary, we could’ve stayed for hours checking out all of the sparkle, one-of-a-kind pieces from top designers, watches and more! There’s also a beautiful photo of the Leclerc family on the wall. They own just eight stores between Clearwater, Florida (where they’re headquartered) and Savannah, Georgia with five right here in the Orlando area.

At one point during the night, Brian Stamey, vice president of marketing and retail operations, made a few remarks, “We decided it was time to reposition our brand to more accurately reflect who we are as the local diamond experts. We’ve now established a warmer, more inviting and contemporary look for those who come to IDC for their special purchases.” Stamey is also the husband of Leclerc’s oldest daughter, Ashley. (Both are UCF alumni!)

The evening benefited Florida Hospital for Children, in which 10 percent of all sales from the night went back to the hospital. IDC also raffled a custom-made pendant consisting of a statement Amethyst stone with a round diamond and pearl drop held in rose gold, collectively representing hope, healing and advocacy. They also auctioned a trip for two to tour the Tacori headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. Both, too, benefitted Florida Hospital for Children.

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Custom-made pendant designed for Florida Hospital for Children (Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

 

Speaking of Tacori, and for those Tacori fans out there, IDC is the only jeweler in the Central Florida region to carry both the brand’s wedding and fashion lines. And a few months ago, they were one of 10 jewelers across the U.S. selected to carry the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection. (If you don’t know Forevermark, you most likely know De Beers. This line is a part of the De Beers family of companies.)

Lauren Ekey, recipient of the custom-made pendant, with Omar Portigliatti, IDC master designer.  (Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

Lauren Ekey, recipient of the custom-made pendant, with Omar Portigliatti, IDC master designer.
(Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

Besides fabulous food, drink, entertainment by a violin duo from the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and a photo booth, this celebration had it all.


Be sure to check out the new Altamonte Springs showroom at 249 West State Road 436 in the IDC Plaza; or find a location closest to you by visiting shopIDC.com.

Local branding and communications agency, Push, worked closely with IDC on the rebrand.  (Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)

Local branding and communications agency, Push, worked closely with IDC on the rebrand.
(Photo Credit: MacBeth Photography)