How much is that antique you have really worth? Find out at Antiques Discovery Day

Local version of `Antiques Roadshow' coming to West Seattle's Provident Mt. St. Vincent

If you have antiques you'd like to know the value of, you will get your chance to participate in local take on the famous "Antiques Roadshow when Providence Mount St. Vincent presents Antiques Discovery Day on Saturday May 18, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event, which will be held at Providence Mount St. Vincent's Second floor Resident Lounge, 4831 35th Ave., SW, in West Seattle, will also feature coffee, conversation and a Community Fair.

In the spirit of “Antiques Roadshow,” the popular PBS television program that features professional antique appraisers who reveal the history, lore and estimated current market value of privately owned treasures, the public is invited to bring old items such as paintings, rings, vases, powder jars, lamps, sconces, radios, etc. to be appraised.

Local appraisers will help determine the value of the family treasure you’ve always wondered about. These onsite experts will provide oral valuations of individual items for $5 per item (limit four items per person). All proceeds will benefit the residents and programs of "The Mount," a senior living care facility that celebrates life, living and individual capability.

This team of knowledgeable and experienced appraisers are all donating their time and expertise for this event. Past events were highly successful and very popular. Because of this, participants will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Guest appraisers include:

· Pat Campbell, Local expert and experienced appraiser
· Kathleen Victor, ISA CAPP, International Society of Appraisers, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, specializing in antiques and residential property
Don Jensen, ISA CAPP, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, specializing in antiques; appraiser for “Antiques Roadshow”

“I love the excitement of discovery and placing a value for a client on a cherished piece of family history," said appraiser Kathleen Victor.

While waiting to have items appraised, guests can also participate in a Community Fair, where they can speak to local experts about organizing personal items, real estate and “right-sizing,” estate sale preparation, retirement options and more. Attendees will also receive a complimentary copy of “Inspiring Conversations,” a booklet to help capture special memories with loved ones.

For more information, please contact Susan Clark at susan.p.clark@providence.org or 206-938-6191, or go online to www.providence.org/themount

Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle offers older adults a loving home during the transition from independence to increasing reliance on the services, support, and compassion of others. Providence Mount St. Vincent, nationally recognized as a leader in the practice of resident-centered care and culture change in long-term care, is committed to providing programs and services that respect the personal values and dignity of each resident and program participant. For more information, go to www.providence.org/themount.

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