Friday, November 26, 2010

Bingham-Waggoner featured in upcoming book

The historic Bingham-Waggoner Estate and Vaile Mansion in Independence, MO have been chosen to be included in Volume I of "Christmas at Historic Houses," published by Schiffer Publishing for release Nov. 29. Bingham-Waggoner and Vaile join 28 other nationally known landmarks such as the Biltmore, Mount Vernon, Colonial Williamsburg, Thomas Jefferson's beloved Monticello and the White House. Vaile's exterior is included on the front cover of the book.

"Christmas at Historic Houses" shares holiday customs and traditions with roots from both Europe and America, and brings history to life with special decorations. Highlighted homes range from the colonial era through 20th century styles, reflected in 449 color photographs.The book can be ordered at and also purchased at the Vaile gift shop.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Brown's Christmas Open House

Brown's Emporium in Independence, MO will have its Christmas Open House Nov.12-14. Look for refreshments, hourly prize drawings and an Appraisal Fair.

For more information, call 816-356-0040.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Antiques Iowa Sale/Open House

"Occasional Sale" this weekend, Nov. 5 & 6, at Antiques Iowa Mall, 526 Broad St., on I-35 north of Des Moines. Coin and paper appraisals on Sat., Nov. 6, 11 am-3 pm.
Christmas Open House on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 & 13, with Christmas sale items. Call 515-733-9311 or visit for more information.