The guide book published in 2006 we expected would lead us to some antiques shops was looking like it might be a guide to things that weren’t there anymore. While the first two antique shops were gone, we did manage to locate a healthy antique district. I expect antiques to be more popular in a […]
The Baby Boomer generation had a huge impact on the antiques industry, and the similarly-sized millennial generation has the potential to do the same, if they ever start buying houses. Warren Buffet has been waiting for it for quite a while, and two headlines caught our eye this week. First CNNMoney reports that a millennial-driven […]
The recent Wall Street Journal article on the prices brown furniture is bringing provided mostly reasons I was already aware of. Until now I have thought of the sea change mostly as a demographics problem. This certainty allowed me to gloss over other important information. Besides too many people selling, the article offered three X […]
Shabby Chic searches are more common in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for used furniture, you are most likely in Tampa.
The top ebay state? Kentucky. Top for etsy? Tennessee.
American Pickers star Danielle Colby is launching an antiques show. The first edition will take place October 25-26 at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa. She has teamed up with Vintage Promotions, which currently produces Grand Rapids Antiques Market, Vintage Garage Chicago, the Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show and other events. “It was a […]
The movie The Monuments Men tells the story of those assigned to protect the art treasures of Europe during World War II. Hitler is amassing the treasures of civilization all destined for a De Führer Museum. Modern works are of course not included in the treasure hunt. Works by Picasso and others are destroyed. While […]
Another article crossed my screen about the size of apartments people are living in. I’d heard this about San Francisco and knew it about New York, but this article was in the Dallas Morning News. This is middle America! There are thousands of new apartments around Downtown Dallas, and looking in the window of a […]
The preview party at Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques and Garden Fair is at the top of everyone’s list as far as antique-oriented events in the city. The significant flooding that occurred yesterday could however put a damper on anyone’s plans. “You might have assumed not many would show up,” says Melissa Sands who covered the […]
In the future you may be prevented from reselling goods made outside the U.S. once you purchase them. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Supreme Court will soon hear a case that could have a severe impact on the antiques industry. Currently copyright law allows you to resell copyrighted items without getting permission from […]
Once the staple of antiques shows, its hard to find an array of furniture today. While there have been some incidental reports of a pick-up in sales, its likely the second-hand and antique furniture markets will continue to mimic the furniture industry. There, even as housing rebounds, sales and stocks are way off. A recent […]