Booth # B2022
Q: What inspired you to get into the antiques and decorating business?
A: My mother gave me a Noritake bowl she had received as a wedding gift (1929), and I started collecting Noritake. When it started overtaking my house, I decided to go into the antiques business!!!
Q: How would you describe your booth's style?
A: My booth style is probably best described as eclectic, with emphasis on small furniture from the 1930s and 1940s. I am also currently attracted to glassware of all sorts, from cut glass to etched glass to interesting pieces.
Q: What is the most interesting item you have found for your booth lately?
A: The most interesting thing in my booth right now is an RCA floor model radio from the 1930s. It works and the sound is so mellow!
Q: What antiques or collectibles would be in your fantasy collection, if money were no object?
A: My Noritake collection is still a passion, so if money were no object, I would add to it with beautiful and rare pieces of Noritake Art Deco "Fancyware" that have gotten very pricey over the years.
Q: What is your biggest indulgence when it comes to collecting for yourself?
A: Noritake, Noritake, Noritake . . . especially unusual pieces.
Q: What is the biggest challenge and the greatest joy of being in the antiques and decorating business?
A: The biggest challenge of being a dealer is trying to search for things that will appeal to our customers. The greatest joy is in the "hunt" to find hidden treasures and unusual items, along with appreciating the fine workmanship and interesting pieces from days gone by.
Q: What dream home would match your personal collection of antiques and vintage items?
A: My dream home would definitely be inspired by Art Deco.
Q: What is the strangest antique or vintage item you have ever seen?
A: One item that I had years ago is a pants presser made out of wood. The idea was to put the legs of pants in between two wooden pieces and turn a screw device to make the creases flat. Because it was so unique looking, I hung it on my wall!
Q: Are there certain items that you always have to make sure are in your booth because they sell so well?
A: I like to have a variety of occasional tables in the booth. I look for beauty, function and quality, and I am also attracted to unusual pieces that offer something unique and interesting for home decor.