Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Girlfriends Guide To Antiquing!

With the holidays now here and with everyone trying to get their homes ready for much expected company—I thought I would share with you some things that I discovered over the years.

Up first, Sterling—Sterling was one thing I never really stocked as part of my inventory. This is because I recall being at one of my first fairs and an Englishmen told me people were very particular about their silver. So not having a huge amount of time to take a crash course in sterling nor money—I just left the sterling for other dealers to stock, and I stuck with my French junk.

A few years ago I was on a mad search for sterling—I don’t really recall where I was living at the time, but when I saw this bathroom I knew I wanted all the beautiful sterling, and, of course, the bathroom itself. I thought I would start small by tracking down the sterling, so off on one of my many missions I discovered Brice and his beautiful stock of sterling. I have bought a few things from Brice over the years. Last year for Xmas I was searching for vintage sterling frames for presents--one for my Mother-in-law and one for the Hubby to give to me. I rang Brice up and he did indeed have them. The only thing I had to do once arriving in the ATL was pop into the store to get them.

Courtesy of Southern Accents - Came from my file, as you can see.

I bumped into Brice and I was able to take some pictures of his current inventory. Brice keeps all of his sterling; it’s the only thing he carries—just sterling, (no silver plate), at Antiques and Beyond.

Trust me, you cannot miss all of his beautiful sterling. His prices are excellent!

Ladles -I'm Thinking for Hostess Gift!

Girlfriends Guide continued tomorrow!

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