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!!