Upcoming Waterford Events

Absolutely Waterford Appraisal Fair
Saturday, May 2
9am to 3pm, Waterford Union High School
100 Field Drive, Waterford

Absolutely Waterford is holding an Appraisal Fair on Saturday, May 2nd 2015. The mission of Absolutely Waterford is to develop Waterford's unique identity in keeping with its rich history and promote the revitalization of the downtown Waterford Heritage District.

The inaugural Appraisal Fair will take place at Waterford Union High School. In addition to having Professional Appraisers available to assess antiques and collectibles for the public, we are looking for dealers interested in displaying and selling their own antiques, collectibles and vintage items. We invite you to fill out and return the following application with the requested information. Vendor Application

To volunteer or participate as a vendor, contact AW Executive Director Cynthia Jensen at (262) 534-9000.

The Tattered Butterfly sisters will share secrets for stress-free distressing during Fair demo.

Lake Geneva sisters Debbie Swanson and Tammy Opper see potential in things discarded - torn maps, interesting knobs and hinges, and weathered fabric. Together with their other sister Kay Goudie the three share their passion for bringing old things back to life through the doors of their Lake Geneva vintage gift shop, The Tattered Butterfly, at 830 William St. "We are three creative sisters that love to bring a second chapter of life to our many finds, furniture and decor," said Tammy.

The Tattered ButterflyThe three specialize in restyling furniture to create accent pieces that pop. At the May 2nd Absolutely Waterford Appraisal Fair at Waterford Union High School, Debbie and Tammy will present "Painting & Styling with Rethunk Junk," a demonstration scheduled from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Anyone that loves the hot trend of painted furniture will enjoy this class, according to Tammy, who added, "it's easy and fun to give a piece of furniture a beautiful new look. We love this new paint line called 'Rethunk Junk by Laura!'" added Debbie. She said others like it because it's a quick-drying paint that requires no sanding, priming or waxing - perfect for furniture and cabinets.

The sisters expressed enthusiasm with sharing their creations with others at the appraisal fair. "Just like people... every piece of furniture has its story or stories. We love to update their look for their next beautiful chapter of life," said Tammy. In addition to conducting a demonstration, the ladies will also host a booth for Tattered Butterfly at the Fair.

Tickets for demonstrations are $10. To buy tickets, visit our Home page or call Cynthia Jensen at (262) 534-9000.

Making Old Things New Again: Garden Art, noon to 12:50 p.m.
Upcycler Stacy Kochinski will show you how to shop your own garage, shed and basement for discarded materials to create a colorful and impressive piece of garden art that will have the birds chirping.

Creatively Presenting Your Old Photos, 1-1:50 p.m.
Therese Hennessy, owner of Polkadots and More in Mukwonago, will show you how to best showcase your family's most precious vintage photos. Hennessy will demonstrate how to safely and artfully incorporate old photos into everyday-life using mini scrapbooks fashioned with archival paper.

The Appraisers

Bill Muth

Bill MuthRead Bio

Barbara Eash

Barbara EashRead Bio

Dr. Andrew McLean

Dr. Andrew McLeanRead Bio

Dave Hunsicker

Dave HunsickerRead Bio

John Poorman

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Meet the Experts!

The Antique Appraisers

Absolutely Waterford is pleased to present some of the most respected antiques appraisers in the area.

At its premiere Appraisal Fair Saturday, May 2nd, a slate of five professionals will offer event-goers honest and insightful verbal appraisals on a variety of items – from coins and household goods, to maps and fishing tackle.

Tickets are on sale today at various businesses throughout downtown Waterford, at Village Hall, 123 N. River St.; and Absolutely Waterford, 101 E. Main St. Tickets can also be purchased on our Home page. For more information, call (262) 534-9000.

The event is sponsored in part by
BMO Harris Bank and
Enve Salon & Day Spa.

BMO Harris Bank

Enve Salon and Spa