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June 26, 2017

I’ve been at a few sales over the last couple of weeks working on increasing my inventory for the Fall season. As I look back on my left overs from Fall of last year... okay, and several years previous, I realize what my good, bad and even ugly buys have been.

I categorize good buys in a couple of categories: consistent sellers and trending pieces. Consistent sellers are things that never go out of style with country, prim or farmhouse decorating. Mirrors with rustic frames, baskets, galvanized anything, nubby wov...

June 22, 2017

Who are Antique Dealers?

When you see them portrayed on TV there are several different stereotypes

  1. Crotchety Old Man

  2. The well coifed man, often the professor type with a strange foreign accent.

  3. Elitist Older Woman

  4. Unknown Age Asian Woman (Gilmore Girls)

  5. Fred Sanford

Let me tell you who antique dealers really are.

  1. 90% have been or are married.

  2. 80% have children

  3. 40% have been in the teaching profession

  4. 60% consider themselves artists

  5. 40% consider themselves historians

  6. 20% a...

June 8, 2017

I love Smokey and the Bandit. Why? I think I first saw it at the drive-in with my parents on a summer evening. I don’t care for the 2nd or 3rd movie but man I love the original. It introduced us to the 1976 Pontiac Trans Am with the gold eagle on the hood. The hub's dream car by the way.

The car was as much a character in the movie as Jerry Reed. They were hauling cases of Coors across the Mississippi River. We visited relatives in Texas around the same time and brought cases of Coors back in the rear well of the Caprice Cl...

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