Saturday, May 31, 2014

Be sure to check out my Collector's Corner column in all editions of Florida Weekly. 
It features antiques and collectibles events across the state. 


Read it here.
My latest "Look What We Found" column for The Palm Beach Post highlights a Kestner doll found at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival. 
I also pay tribute to a friend from the antiques world, Tanya Pierce.


Read about it here.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I am returning for another two series of Trinkets or Treasures?
 at STORE Self Storage.
It's fun and it's free, but reservations are required. 
Call 561-627-8444.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Trinkets or Treasures?

Be sure to come by and say hello during my "Trinkets or Treasures?" events at Store Self Storage
in Palm Beach Gardens.
Admission is free, but you will need to reserve a seat.
Details are below


Thursday, August 30, 2012

The antiques show will go on!

Here is a corner of my booth at a recent show.
These summer shows generally offer a fun array of merchandise.


The show must go on, despite Tropical Storm Isaac's best efforts to dampen proceedings. I will have a space in Booth 51 at this weekend's West Palm Beach Antiques Festival.  Here are details of the show:


West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — The show is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 1 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Boulevard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors, free for those under 16. A $10 early buyer ticket that allows admission at 8 a.m. Sept. 1 offers admission for the entire weekend. Discount coupon available online at festivalofantiques.com. Information: (941) 697-7475.



Monday, August 20, 2012

An amazing inlaid box

I followed this box from Tequesta to Atlanta and back, then bought.
It's a tour-de-force of exotic woods — Brazilian rosewood, mahogany, ebony and satinwood, among others.
Read about it HERE.

A pretty patchwork posy of poinsettias


 

My Palm Beach Post column this week featured a quilt that I acquired from a Clewiston estate. These pieces were amazing works of art, with exquisite detailing and elaborate stippling and applique work.
Here's the column:



What: A collection of quilts
Where: A Clewiston estate
How much: $400
Why theyʼre special: The quilts came from a beautiful home, and the family didnʼt know the quilts existed until they were clearing their motherʼs things as she was nearing her passing.
Unfortunately, most of the five quilts had been stored in a bare-wood closet that had left spots on the fabric that would not wash out.
But this poinsettia quilt, with its turkey-red leaves, survived blemish-free.
Each quilt is signed by its maker, an aunt of the family.
And each is beautifully quilted and appliquéd, with a near-maniacal attention to detail.
My friend Jan Norris, who belongs to the local quilt guild, said one quilt was in a Carolina Lily pattern. Another was in a rose pattern, and yet another was in a dogwood pattern. This quilt and that dogwood quilt were in patterns she had never seen.
I saw the poinsettia quilt, went to pieces and made an offer on the whole batch.
I think I picked a winner, donʼt you?