For as long as I can remember I have always been drawn to “old things.” Somehow being surrounded with items from the past with their chips, scratches, and imperfections give me a sense of comfort as only a time-worn piece can. I’ve been collecting “old things” for well over 25 years and my collections include pottery, porcelain, photography, textiles and primitives. Every piece I own I use—from well-loved antique quilts gracing the end of my bed to chipped pottery vases holding cut lavender from my garden. Pieces of my collections come and go—I gift them to admiring family and friends; trade them with another collector; donate them to causes I believe in so that they may be used to raise funds needed, or sell them.
Along my antiques journey I’ve been both a collector and dealer having set up booths at shows, flea markets and fairs all across the U.S. At one point I spent an entire year on the road, crisscrossing the country in my used Class C motorhome alongside my husband, and two senior Labs, stopping along the way to shop at small Mom and Pop type stores, following crudely made signs directing us down dusty roads to out-of-the-way rural homesteads with barns full of treasures covered in decades-old dust just waiting to be discovered, to high-end antique shows in major metropolitan areas—all to find that elusive piece to add to my collection or unique items to offer to my clients or sell on my website. While the cramped RV quarters wasn’t ideal I wouldn’t change one minute of the experience—and hope to do it again soon!
I hope you will find something that you are looking for in the pages within. If not, be sure to hit the “services” tab in the menu above detailing our picker services.
My friend Ivan, (who calls East Sussex, U.K. his home), and I have teamed up to offer you one-of-a-kind antiques direct from the U.K. — pottery and porcelain pieces not often seen here in the U.S. — at least at affordable prices–along with other unique antiques. With Ivan’s keen sense of quality coupled with his decades-long experience in the antiques trade as dealer and collector there is always something to appeal to all in the packages he sends my way which I then offer up for sale to you! For more information on Ivan and his experience please visit the “services” section.