CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Old things from all over Westchester County are finding new life this weekend at the 45th annual Chappaqua Antiques Fair.
The fair, which takes place at Westorchard Elementary School, began Saturday and also runs on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is presented by the New Castle Historical Society, which invites dealers from across the Northeast to participate.
More than 40 vendors are displaying their antiques and own designs for sale, ranging from clothes to furniture to books, rugs and more.
"This is one of the biggest volunteer shows in the New York," said Dealer Chair Buffy Hass of Chappaqua. "We've got a lot of different vendors, so, it's an eclectic show, but not necessarily very high end."
Several Westchester vendors show at this fair, many of whom have made antique collecting a small business.
Dianne Arnold of Chappaqua owns The Barn at Sundial Farm in Ossining. Arnold repurposed old barns at the farm to sell her antiques, which she collects as a hobby.
"I try to look for unique pieces that no one else has, and I travel far and wide for them," she said.
Mike and Mary Lynn McRee of Bedford sell antique and New Oriental rugs through their business, the Caravan Connection.
"We often visit people's homes and help them coordinate carpets with their interior design," Mary Lynn said.
Daniel Levitz of Chappaqua and his cousin Colleen Cook keep up the family business of selling Japanese Art and Antiques.
Levitz said his most popular sellers are woodblock paintings, and that some of his pieces can go for up to $2,000.
Ronald Saland of Scarsdale has been selling antiques for 22 years.
"We don't have a store, but we do about 12-15 shows a year," he said.
Elaine Klausman of Bedford sells vintage clothes through her business Vintage With A Twist.
Klausman said her ideal clients are fashionistas who enjoy older styles and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Vida and Robert Barbo of Pound Ridge own All Your Yesterdays and sell antiques and collectibles.
"Our only store location is in Vermont, but we show our collectibles in Westchester often," Robert said.
Also present were Golden Horn Oriental Rugs of Port Chester, Nightingale Restoration of Chappaqua, WellSpring Antiques of Cortlandt Manor and Kim Freeman Style & Design of Bedford, among many others.
Westorchard Elementary School is located at 25 Granite Road. Admission is $8. Ample parking is available onsite.
For more information, visit the fair's webpage here.