Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008


The cloudy skies and chilly air of Seattle didn't stop our loyal customers from treating themselves to the recent SandPoint Antique & Design Market--hooray, no rain!!  Every sale was greatly appreciated, as we know spending choices are made carefully in this economy.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU wonderful customers who keep us percolating!!

Unfortunately, the somewhat dark interior of the building made photographs look pretty washed out, so just a few closeups.  There were more dealers this time with a wide variety of offerings . . . lots of treasures in the arms of happy customers.  Beautiful displays were provided by Bobbie (decorator's Christmas dream), Cheryl and Margaret (Christmas and primitives), Susan of Pink Lemonade (fabulous red leather chairs!), Dawn, JOHN/Bob vintage, Susan (from Portland!), Carol and Sharon (also Portland!),  Lionheart Antiques, Ageing Fancies (Kate and Tom), hand-made pillows with custom "button designs" by Peggy, Luluz display of bubble jewelry, primitives and lacy hand-made wreaths, Dennis Eros' HUGE collection of etchings and prints, other dealers of antiques, furniture, ethnic arts, rugs, Terry Krantz' jewelry, etc.  My sincerest apologies to those not mentioned--it was a busy day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Christmas Bazaar, Fairhaven Ferry Terminal - November 2008

Welcome to the Holiday Season!! It's a beautiful kickoff to Christmas shopping at HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS this weekend:

Location: Bellingham Cruise Terminal - UPPER Level

Time: Thursday, November 20 - 5:30 to 9:30 PM
Friday, November 21 - 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM (12 hours!)
Saturday, November 22 - 9:30 am to 5:30 PM

For the first time, ANTIQUES will be part of this beautiful bazaar. Treasures include:

Vintage Christmas trees and ornaments!
Antique/vintage children's toys!Silver, silver, silver!
Containers for Christmas displays . . . galvanized, cast iron, glass
Chandeliers and lamps!
Antique/vintage lanterns (some railroad)!
Antique trunk--amazing!
Antique tables and chairs!
Toy Store Display "Toy Soldiers" - 4-feet tall (pair)!
Antique china/porcelain!
Vintage candles!
More, more more . . . !

It is so worth seeing . . . and if I didn't bring what you're looking for--you KNOW I have more at home! This is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. Let's keep our community going by supporting local shopping.

Hope to see you!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Conway Antiques Closing

The five stages of grief:  denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  It's taken me a week--and I've bounced back and forth in all the stages--but, ultimately acceptance is the only reasonable outcome.  We're so sad that Conway Antiques is closing at the end of October.  It's future is unknown, so we must press on.  So, of course, we're having A BIG, BIG SALE!!!  Please come in and take a look . . . most dealers are marking down prices.  Some will be moved by the end of September, so hurry in!!  

These are just a few photos--can't possibly cover what's available.  Most notably, I have an exquisite McGUIRE Cabinet that retails for $11,000, priced down to $2,500.  No, it's not antique; but for the connoisseur, this is an amazing deal!!  I have an Art Deco Mirrored Dresser, Ethan Allen Cherry Secretary (wonderful condition), Art Nouveau Mirrored Buffet, 1930's Tappan range (almost perfect condition), old kerosene kitchen stove, European kitchen queen bottom, World War II black-painted (original) trunk, shabby-chic black painted kitchen table, shabby-chic pink painted drop leaf end table on casters, chandeliers, lamps, silver, pottery, jewelry (locked case), fine porcelain, bird cages, lots of prints and original oil paintings, amazing antique pine church pew with kneeling bench on back, etc., etc., etc.!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Monticello Premier Fall Event, Portland, OR-Sept/Oct 2008

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year . . . brilliant-blue skies, sunshine that doesn't make you miserable and cool, invigorating nights.  I seem to feel more alive and energetic--which is a good thing, cuz that energy was needed to make the long drive to Portland, unpack the van, unpack all those boxes and begin the frenzy of making sense out of all those beautiful but eclectic, vintage items.  If you're a dealer, you KNOW what it's like.  I always worry it will be a mess . . . but, in the end, it somehow came together!

This is my first venue with Monticello, a place of magical beauty and the bestest people around! The dealers are talented and competitive--yet still manage to be congenial and helpful.  The hard part is not spending myself into a coma . . . so many pretties!

While I normally try to comment on each photo, I have soooo many they'll just have to speak for themselves.  I included a few photos of my neighbors:  Joe and Sue, Isabel and Lisa, Julie, and Joyce . . . WOW! 

If you have any questions, let me know.  ENJOY!!