Like a bottle of fine champagne, antique vases should be prominently displayed and only taken outside if they’re being slammed into the bow of a majestic yacht. Feast your eyes on worthy collectibles with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets (a $30 value) to the Louisiana State Museum's Winter Art & Antiques Show on December 4th and 5th. This Groupon is good for admission between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th—or between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 5th.
During the two-day Winter Art & Antiques Show, avid antiquarians can stare down their fill of stone-faced 19th-century cameos inside the stately Greek Revival edifice of the Old U.S. Mint, where 18 dealers will hawk art and antiquities from the 17th through mid-20th century. An auction gives bargain hunters ample opportunity to pick up an ornate silver tea service for a beloved Earl-Grey-sipping aunt or Starfleet captain, while connoisseurs of antique knowledge can absorb free lectures on restoration or native Louisiana art. Since most objets d'art are inedible, the classic Southern fare at Café Reconcile will quiet rumbling stomachs before their reverberations crack any delicate china.
Nine Yelpers give the Louisiana State Museum an average of four stars, and the museum boasts more than 1,300 fans on Facebook. Three Yahoo! Travelers give the Old U.S. Mint, the show's venue, an average of 3.5 stars: