Judy Fisher *NEW questions for 2011
Q: IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT, SAY YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY IMMEDIATELY?
A: An antique German feather tree.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THE ANTIQUES YOU HAVE EVER HAD, OR EVEN A COMPELLING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT AN ANTIQUE YOU DON’T OWN?
A: My corner cabinet, which belonged to my great-great-great grandmother, was originally a pie safe, complete with the tin pieces with the holes. My grandmother decided she wanted to display her glassware and dishes, so she had my daddy remove the tin and replace with plexiglass so she could see everything. My father, who was known never to throw anything away, got rid of the tin pieces, and it is now in my living room corner displaying my vintage holiday items for Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentine's Day, and miscellaneous holidays.
Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?
A: Anything “shabby chic” or painted white.
Q: IS THERE A GENRE OF ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT IN THE FUTURE?
A: Art Deco.
Q: HAVE YOU EVER RECYCLED OR UPCYCLED AN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE ITEM?
A: I have recycled tons of antiques. As examples, I currently use vintage flowerpots, such as McCoy, for my artist brushes, pens, etcetera. I also use antique and vintage embossed advertising jars as storage containers for my antique Christmas ornaments. These jars are displayed and stored in my grandmother’s kitchen china cabinet.