Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show celebrates 55 years

The 55th Annual Bloomfield Charity Antiques and Collectibles Show will be held from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday and 10 – 4 Saturday at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bloomfield Hills where each year local charities are selected to receive all proceeds raised through the event. This year’s show, which will benefit Elli’s House and Gifts for All God’s Children, will feature more than 40 dealers with an extensive variety of pieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. On Saturday, DuMouchelles will be conducting appraisals from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per item with a maximum of three items per person. The location is 1100 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph Road). For information, go to


Sofa, dining room options added at Art Van

Inspired by the Motor City and made in America, Detroit Sofa Co. has grown to become part of the Detroit Collection with the addition of dining room selections, all of which are sold exclusively at Art Van. Detroit Dining Co. offers customized options that let you pick the wood, finish and style to suit your needs. Detroit Sofa Co. has also added a new frame to the existing lineup called Michigan Avenue and the Detroit Collection will soon introduce bedrooms.  For information, go to


Study:  What makes us feel at home

According to the latest Life at Home Report by IKEA Group, the traditional idea of where we get the feeling of home has been disrupted in the U.S. and abroad. The study found that, from 2016 to 2018, the number of people who say there are places where they feel more at home than the space they live increased from 20% to 35%. “We were curious to understand why some people say they feel more at home away from home than others,” said Maria Jonsson, Macro Insights Leader at IKEA Group in a press release. “This report seeks to get to the heart of what creates that elusive feeling of home, and how we can all make this feeling easier to achieve where we live.” The study identifies five core emotional needs which capture the feeling of home: privacy, comfort, ownership, security and belonging. For information, go to

Learn about herb gardening, creating table decorations 

Get into the spirit of the season at English Gardens this month with free seminars like Indoor Herb Gardening from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturday and a Make It & Take It Workshop: Create a Fall Tablescape with painted and gilded pumpkins ($39.99) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Advance registration is required for the workshop. For more information and other seminars and events in October, go to

 Tour historic Cranbrook House

Enjoy a tour with lunch in the elegant setting of Cranbrook House from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 17. This historic English-Tudor estate was designed in the Arts & Crafts style for the founders of Cranbrook, George and Ellen Booth. Docents will introduce you to their story while highlighting the distinctive furnishings, tapestries, and paintings by world-class artists. The tour includes the library with its collection of over 6,000 titles, Mr. Booth’s original office and the Oak Room known for its hand-carved oak paneling. Tickets are $32 ($30 for seniors, students with ID and active duty military and $22 for Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Members). For information, go to


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