"It's a transformation. It's like Cinderella," says Mrs. John E. Dallam, publicity chairman for the Huntingdon Antiques Show and Sale.
She refers to the parish house of St. John's Church, Huntingdon, in Waverly, which will undergo its metamorphosis this week, when a select group of antique dealers set up shop for the show.
The antiques, including period furniture, Oriental rugs and silver, will be arranged in roomlike settings which show their beauty to best advantage.
The show (which its participants like to claim is "Baltimore's best small antiques show") will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. next Sunday at the parish house, 3009 Greenmount Ave.
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, visitors may bring their personal treasures, including glass, silver, porcelain, paintings and small pieces of furniture, to be appraised by qualified dealers. A written appraisal will be furnished for each item submitted. The cost is $10 an item, with a maximum of three
A silent auction will continue until 2 p.m. on Sunday. There will be attendants on hand to assist in the bidding. High bidders will be notified on Sunday (or as soon as possible), and may pick up their purchases that day or at the church office during the week following the show.
A cafe, Chez Ollie, will be set up during show hours on the lower level of the parish house. Soups, sandwiches and other light fare will be provided by "caterer in residence" Ollie Richards.
Free parking is available on site.
Admission to the show is $5. Proceeds benefit the Restoration Fund of St. John's.
For further details, call 467-4793.