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Where to shop this weekend: Gems, postcards, antiques and indie markets

Gems, jewelry, crystals and beads glitter at the Coliseum all weekend. Discover collectible post cards and find out if you're sitting on a small fortune.
Sunshine Postcard Club (2004)
An old Florida postcard from Sunshine Postcard Club
Sunshine Postcard Club (2004) An old Florida postcard from Sunshine Postcard Club
Published Jan. 16, 2019

Expect to be Dazzled: Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show

If you've been to the Museum of Fine Arts' "Jewels of the Imagination" exhibition of designer Jean Schlumberger's stunning jewelry, you've probably been inspired to increase the amount of bling in your life. (If you haven't been, you should go.) Here's an event that can help make all your jewelry dreams come true. Dealers from across the country will be set up with glittering gems, beads, jewelry and minerals at the Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg Friday-Sunday. $5, free for kids 16 and younger. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. 535 Fourth Ave. N.

Highly Desired: Sunshine PostCard Show

Postcards are so versatile. While the amount being sent has probably declined, they're still highly collectible. You can display them in frames or under a glass table. They're perfect reminders of places you've visited, or museum exhibitions. I like to give artistic ones in lieu of birthday cards, because people are more likely to keep them. A bunch of postcard aficionados will descend on the Tampa Stadium Hotel for the Sunshine Postcard Show. There will also be postcard appraisals and other paper products. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. $3, $5 for both days and free for kids 11 and younger. 4750 N Dale Mabry Highway.

What's it Worth? Antiques Evaluation Fair

Each new year people are inspired to clean out their clutter. It can be hard to part with things, especially if there's sentimental value attached. But maybe if you knew your stuff was worth something, it might sway you. Find out Saturday at the Friends of the St. Petersburg Main Library's Antiques Evaluation Fair. It's $5 to have a single item appraised, $9 for two, $12 for three, and each additional item is $3. The fundraiser for the library is 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 3745 Ninth Ave. N.

Market Alert: Tampa Indie Flea

Want to have a lovely Sunday? Head over to Armature Works for the Tampa Indie Flea. You can stroll around that cool space, shop from local artists, makers and vendors of plants and vintage, then grab a drink and some food and chill by the river. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1910 N Ola Ave.