The Cathedral Antique Show sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip returns Feb. 1-8 with a busy schedule including lectures, home tours and, of course, antiques.
This year’s event will benefit Covenant House, a nonprofit residential crisis shelter serving homeless, runaway, and trafficked youth ages 18 to 21. The show has raised more than $4 million for area nonprofits since its inception in 1969.
The antique show itself will be held Feb. 6-7 at the cathedral in Buckhead. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. More than two dozen selected dealers of period furniture, jewelry, art, and accessories ranging from 17th-century antiques to iconic mid-century modern pieces will be on hand.
The “First Place Passion Tour” will be held Feb. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. featuring five homes owned by young professionals in the Collier Hills neighborhood.
The regular Tour of Homes will be held Feb. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. when five of Atlanta’s most beautiful private residences are opened to the public for just one day.
Returning this year will be Inspiration Avenue, where local interior and floral designers collaborate to create spaces inside the cathedral for those looking for decorating ideas.
Book signings and lectures include: Norman Askins (Inspired by Traditions: The Architecture of Norman Davenport Askins) and Timothy Corrigan (An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé: Decorating a Great French Country House on Feb. 5. James Farmer (Dinner on the Grounds: Southern Suppers and Soirées) and Jill Helmer and John Grady Burns (Collections: Sharing the Passion) will speak and sign books on Feb. 6.
On Feb. 7, Brandy Culp, curator of Historic Charleston Foundation, and Spalding Nix, an Atlanta antiques dealer and appraiser, will give a lighthearted talk called Antiques 101.
The Flower Festival will run Feb. 5-7 with spaces throughout the show adorned with the work of area flower guilds and garden clubs.
For a complete schedule of events and tickets, visit cathedralantiques.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.