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Your guide to 1,500 miles of antiques & collectibles

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Vol. 4, Issue 4 • Summer - Fall 2012

Charleston, SC to Asheville, NC

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hile some small business owners are throwing in the towel, Manny Pesco is expanding up the East Coast. With three successful antique malls thriving in Florida, Pesco plans to open another in Wilson, N.C. in July.

Fla. With a goal of owning malls up and down the eastern seaboard, Pesco will continue the tradition by opening a Wildwood Antique Mall of Wilson.

“Antiques are one of the strongest commodities in this recession, the return is better than money in the bank,” said Pesco. “You can buy an antique chair for $100, then turn around and sell it for $150 – that kind of return is just not possible any other way.”

Consumers can find small collectibles for $10 or high end antiques for $10,000. With such a broad range of price and value, Wildwood Antique Mall has something that appeals to everyone. Many of the vendors have been sitting on their collections for years and are ready to downsize. The mall venue gives them the opportunity to sell these collections at a very low cost. It’s a win-win relationship – for the vendor and the consumer.

After opening his first antique mall in Wildwood, Fla., Pesco soon opened Wildwood Antique Malls in Titusville, Fla. and Ocala,

“Antiques hold their value like nothing else,” said Pesco. “They have a uniqueness and a rarity which cannot be replaced.”

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Beni, the Show Dog By Stephanie Jadrnicek

necessary to accompany her during antique shows.



Before making a decision about Beni, Wade did her research. She asked neighboring antique dealers if they had heard the dog barking during the show. Their responses were unanimous – no one had even known the dog was there.

His owner, Birgitta Wade, wasn’t looking for a pet when Beni made his first appearance. Still grieving over the loss of her previous dog, Wade wasn’t in the market for a new best friend. But some things are destined to be.

“That was 11 years ago. Beni rode home with me that day and I’ve had him ever since,” said Wade. “I take him to just about every show. When he was younger he was more enthusiastic about the shows. These days he prefers to hide under the table with his little face peaking out from behind the cover so he can see what’s going on.”

eni is not a shop dog. He’s a show dog – an antique show dog to be exact. Part Chow, part Corgi, his familiar face and funky ears are a hallmark of the southeastern antique show circuit.

An antique dealer of 15 years, Wade has become well acquainted with other dealers who frequent the same southeastern shows. One such dealer was not only known for his antique collection, but also his cat collection. In his off time he had a hobby, and a heart, for rescuing cats. “He saw the puppy dumped off when he was about six months old. And it took six more months, and a lot of dog treats, to get Beni to come up onto his porch,” said Wade. “But this guy was a cat person, not a dog person. So he asked me if I wanted Beni.” Wade’s last dog, though sweet and friendly, was never socially refined. In other words, Wade couldn’t take the dog anywhere without making a scene. So if Wade was going to adopt another animal into her life, she wanted to make sure it possessed the social skills

Like most dogs, Beni can act skittish in response to loud noises otr quick movements, but he has never growled or barked at anyone who’s walked through Wade’s antique booth. In all of those years, only once has Wade worried about Beni. A teenager had stopped by her booth. Due to a physical handicap, the child’s movements were erratic and jerky which would have caused many dogs to act in defense. But Beni remained calm and relaxed, allowing the child to pet him. “I knew then that I had nothing to worry about,” Wade said. Beni’s rarely the only furry companion on the southeastern antique show circuit. Many dealers bring along their prized cat or dog to keep them company. But not all

Beni, a lovable Chow-Corgi mix, is a well known fixture of the southeastern antique show circuit. Photo courtesy of


dogs practice appropriate social etiquette.

And every now and then, even Beni causes a scene. “I was at a show once and I had tied Beni’s “The little dogs are always the barky ones,” said Wade. “Beni looks leash to a lawn chair. Something close by fell and the sudden noise at them like, ‘What’s up with that? caused him to start running. He This is simply not good behavior.’” took off, dragging the lawn chair Though Beni does practice proper behind him,” Wade laughed. “He social etiquette, he still understands must have drug that chair all over his canine duty to protect. When the place, even through the parking Wade and Beni were camping out lot.” at a weekend show, Beni was conKNOW A SHOP PET? vinced that their campsite was their new home and he protected his terDo you know of an interesting pet at an antiques shop near I-95? Tell us ritory as any dog should. about it at

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I-95 ANTIQUES: VIRGINIA DIRECTORY Exit 177 A-B Mount Vernon Antique Center 8101 Richmond Hwy. Alexandria, VA 22309 703-619-5100 Mon.-Sat. 11am-7pm, closed Tues. Sun. 12 - 5pm Trojan Antiques 1100 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314 703-549-9766 Verdigris Antiques & Interiors 1215 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314 703-518-5301 Imperfections Antiques and Great Stuff 1210 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314 703-837-1670

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EXIT 92 Hickory Creek Antique Mall 427 England St. Ashland, VA 23005 804-798-0202 Open 7 days Two Frogs on a Bike 804-537-5213 Class and Trash 804-798-0567 Billys Dodge City Antiques 12083 S. Washington Hwy Ashland, VA 23005 804-798-9414 multiple shops in one location The Thrill of the Hunt 315 England St. Ashland, VA 23005 804-368-0184


EXIT 79 West End Antiques Mall 2004 Staples Mill Road Richmond, VA 23230 804-359-8842 or 804-359-1600

EXIT 52 American Hurrah! Antiques 406 N. Market St Petersburg, VA 23803 804-861-9659

Kenworthy Antiques 2004 Staples Mill Road Richmond, VA 23230 804-359-8842

Oak Antique Mall 400 N. Sycamore St. Petersburg, VA 23803 804-861-6111

Heritage Antiques & Collectibles Mall 7521 Staples Mills Rd Richmond, VA 23228 804-262-0284 Over 100 Vendors !

Penniston’s Alley Antiques 102 W. Old St. Petersburg, VA 23803 804-722-0135

EXIT 61 Forest Hill Antiques 6800 Forest Hill Ave Richmond, VA 32225 804-320-7344


Blue Willow Tea Room 104 W. Old St. Petersburg, VA 23803 Rivers Edge Interiors 16 West Bank St. Petersburg, VA 23803 804-722-0505

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Stone Creek Antiques 112 N. Main St. Bowling Green, VA 22427 804-633-0036 Tues.-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Antique Village 10203 Chamberlayne Road Mechanicsville, VA 804-746-8914 Opens at 9 a.m.; Closed Wed.

Hamiltons Civil War Relic Shop 263 E. Broadway Hopewell, VA 23860 804-704-4129

Southern Accents Antiques 323 Halifax St. Emporia, VA 23847 434-594-7761

Classic Cottage 104 Milford St. Bowling Green, VA 22427 804-633-0032

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Second Annual Wake Forest Woman’s Club Antiques Show and Sale T

he second Wake Forest Woman’s Club Antiques Show and Sale kicked off March 30 in a new venue: The Ledford Center at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The room allowed the club to more than double the number of dealers from last year’s inaugural event – from a half-dozen to more than a dozen this year, in nearly 20 booth spaces. “We hope this annual event will offer an avenue to promote general interest in antiques and also awareness of the many fine dealers in our own community,” said Gorland McBride, chairwoman for the show. “We’ve started small, and are building the show,” she added. “As it grows, our goal is for it to become a strong fundraiser for the club’s many service projects in Wake Forest.” Early estimates suggested about 250 tickets were sold this year; some visitors came to browse and buy at Friday evening’s vintage-themed preview party, and others attended throughout the day Saturday and on Sunday afternoon. Dealers traveled from as far away as New Jersey; several hailed from Virginia, and a few were closer to home. For many of them, attending shows has become a way of life. “I do 45 shows a year,” said Keith Bouffard, of Newport News, Va. “I will drive north as far as Boston and south to Atlanta.” Bouffard showed exquisite frames, along with jewelry and other “smalls.” He said he chooses a show partly based on the other

Dealer Russell Harrell of Heritage House Antiques in Bland, VA, shows a ring to Ashley Powers and Eric Thrower. dealers who decide to participate. “It’s a small community – I’ve been doing this for more than 30 years, and we all know each other.” Maureen Burns of Preen Antiques in Greensboro, N.C., agreed, and when not serving customers, she shopped other dealers and chatted with them. “Most dealers collect something,” she said, as she examined tiny salt spoons on display in the Gentry’s Antiques booth. Dealers shared their extensive knowledge of items easily, so a customer who listened would learn a great deal. “See the gold wash on the bowl of this salt spoon?” Janet Caroon of Gentry’s Antiques in Norfolk, Va., said, for example. “That was done to prevent the salt from pitting the silver.” The range of antiques trucked in by dealers wowed the eye – from an Indonesian merchant’s tea chest to a dining suite fully set for dinner;

Julia MacKinnon, left, and Nora McPeak model vintage attire from GC5 as they stroll Friday’s preview party displaying selected dealer merchandise – in this case, a factice and an Austrian ewer, both from Antique Wish of Selma, NC.

from sterling baby spoons to chalkware pottery; from sparkling diamond jewelry to a multitiered lamp dripping with prisms.

Tapping the knowledge base of local dealers, organizers added seminars to the show offerings this year. The lamp was a puzzle until dealer Amanda Giustiniani, of GC5 in Wake Marie Knight of Grandma’s Antiques Forest, explained the process of liquiin Raleigh explained. “The centerpiece dating an estate, while George Rogers, table lamp was given as a premium of Wake Forest Coins, described how to new residential customers when coins developed and changed through electricity was first being installed in history. Other topics had guests New York,” she said. A glass flute in “speaking Southern” and planning the center was intended to hold flow- events “with a vintage flair.” ers; a bowl surrounding the base was “We want to offer the community to hold fruit, and four lights arched something special, and we will keep from the center out over the bowl. looking for ways to add value to the “Each light bulb would have been in a event,” McBride said. different color,” she said.

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is a nonprofit organization and has supported the community since 1961 with projects in the arts, education, conservation, home life, international outreach and public issues. For more information, please visit the club website at or Questions may be addressed to

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B’s show report By BIRGITTA WADE Contributor photos special to I-95 Antiques


ost overheard in cell phone conversations at many antique shows: “I’m here at the flea market.” Really. Nevermind that the caller is standing in front of a jewelry case with a few million dollars’ worth of bling on display. Truthfully, though, we suspect many vendors on occasion wish buyers would act more like as if they really were at a flea market, and not treat booths like, well, just “show.” Folks, it really is all for sale! And how were those sales on the southern circuit this spring? With the unseasonably warm and beautiful weather, it was a bit thin here and there. The more the sun shone, the more buyers looked for plants and outdoor furniture from the tent vendors in the Scott’s show in Atlanta, only heading inside the buildings for snacks and bathroom breaks. Conventional wisdom says great weather is great for antique show sales, not so. Give us drizzle and cool, please! Mother’s Day weekend was a perfect example. Attendance was overall slim, as is not unexpected for this holiday. And when no one is stationed at the entrance gate to make sure vendors park in the back so customers can find a spot for their vehicles, you know no one is anticipating much traffic. Surprisingly, however, Mother’s Day itself was the busiest day for many dealers, in May. “Pulled it out today,” said one vendor who sold more on Sunday than the entire show. Was it to mothers? No, not to moms with young ones in tow, but rather young couples with just a dog in the stroller, and to those who left the family at home. One young lady from nearby College Park was shopping for her new home without husband and children: A pair of marble lamps, a country store seed bin, and a stained glass panel were in her car as the show closed. Never say never, you know. We are seeing lots more custom made and retrofitted offerings at Scott -- so perhaps that “flea market“ is not altogether unwarranted. One successful seller is Jeff Setzecorn from Palm Coast, FL who virtually sells out of kitchen islands, tables, and most popular this year, big table lamps made from oyster shells. Salvaging old painted wood, Jeff and his crew (that would be his family) spend every day between shows adding the antique lumber to steel carcasses for carts and islands. His stacking oyster shell lamps are truly unique. Each lamp takes days to cure and set, one cleaned and bleached shell at a time -- and each pair of lamps of course is different. Decorators love Jeff‘s current production, but he still sells a good number of his long time staple dried and framed sea fans -- a type of coral. By Saturday night, Jeff is out of his space at the front of the South Building to get ready for the next show on his agenda. But the marketplace is not all about custom made, repurposed, fixed and upholstered. One show which never disappoints either for buyers or sellers is Liberty, NC. Held twice a year, area residents mark the date, and regardless of weather, start lining up on

Friday morning when the show opens. If you love old, especially Americana, this is the place. Located between Raleigh and Charlotte in rural Randolph County, promoter Vito Sico does a grand job of picking his dealers. Just about everything is old at Liberty, and even considering that the weather can often be rough here, we still see brave dealers with antiques that probably shouldn’t get wet. That would be quilts, prints, books, as well as furniture that may either topple in gusty winds, or pop some veneer and warp with seasonal heat and humidity.

ABOVE: Marnix Zetteler shows a customer the variety of available vintage posters at the Walterboro Antiques History and Arts Festival Show.

Most Liberty dealers noted that while they were busy selling and waiting on customers both days, buyers were a bit hesitant to spend a lot on any one thing. Easy sales under $50, a lot more work to close a deal for anything over $100. Bottom line? Higher number of sales, lower ASP, and about the same take at the end of the day for most dealers as last fall. That’s nothing to complain about! Good news from Charlotte NC, where the twice a year Antique Spectacular was held in April. It was clear that the extra effort put into the event by the show’s promoters was paying off: The big top tents had multiplied, crowds were up, and there were many first time as well as returning dealers this spring. Sellers who do the show on a regular basis commented on lots of new faces and customers during the event. Dealers were especially pleased to make sales to buyers who said it was their first time at Charlotte, who were genuinely excited about what they found to buy here. Bigger isn’t always better though. Many dealers love small one or two day shows, especially those sponsored by charitable groups. Take Walterboro, SC -- the annual antique show here was in conjunction with the Arts Festival the third week end in May, and featured 20 dealers from the lower coastal south, Florida to North Carolina. This was an easy, relaxed show both to set up and to shop. Several new faces, several old faces, with everything from glitzy costume jewelry to glass to china, to architectural and industrial, post cards and cast iron frying pans. With over a dozen antique shops within two blocks of the Expo Center, this small town was hopping.

Busy all day long was Five Dollar Frank from Bellview, FL, who this time was Four Dollar Frank with so many showcases of jewelry, we couldn’t count them all. Shoppers clutched large plastic cups, like those you’d find in a casino for your coins before they went to paper chits, and filled them with trinkets and glitter. Frank was so busy, he needed extra help this time. Everyone loved the huge circular steel table on wheels in Southern Picker’s booth, from Darien, GA. It was big, it was sleek, and it would have made a fabulous center-serving piece for an oyster roast with room for at least a dozen diners around it. We loved the bronze life size goose here too, but there was a lot more to choose from in this booth. Also new to the show was Ben Adams, dealer and appraiser from Savannah, GA. This was a booth in which shoppers made piles … we had a fabulous dog print in arts and crafts frame with parts of the dog collar affixed to it, and a great cast iron flower basket door stop in original paint in ours. Another buyer picked a set of library steps, an early tin ink sander, framed antique fans on his, and we saw a stack of custard cups, brass light switch plates, and a funky moveable clown shadow box in yet another pile. Les Trouvee (the find) from Savannah was also a first time vendor, where we found two folk art cut out animals. She also had a wicker table with the best blue and red paint, along with a red Valentine Olivetti typewriter with case. The Antique Box, from Elloree, SC sold trunks, small pieces of furniture and had a steady stream of buyers for their smalls. Antique Wish from Selma, NC brought a full booth of furniture, paintings, jewelry and china again this year.

Lots of shoppers from coastal South Carolina found Walterboro in May, including carloads from Hilton Head, Bluffton, Charleston and Savannah. Overwhelmingly, shoppers love Walterboro with its charm and small town feel (that would be in addition to the antiques of course). Best of all, every dealer who was here wanted to come back next spring. That says a lot about how much everyone enjoyed the weekend. Overall, however, spring and summer tend to be slower below the Mason Dixon line than winter months. Those exhibitors who headed for Brimfield, Mass in May instead of staying in the south were convinced they made the correct move. Just about everyone reported having their best show ever whether they stayed in one Brimfield show, or moved around for the different opening times in the many fields. It was almost like those ‘good old days”. Huge crowds, huge spending on everything you can imagine, from modernistic artwork to classic red Venetian glass sconces, vintage toys, fine and costume jewelry. Dealers commented on the sheer stampede of eager buyers from near and far including more European shoppers than vendors have greeted for a while. That’s the kind of news we all love to hear! One may speculated that the south may have been slower to feel the effects of the recession than up the coast. Now it‘s starting to look like the northeast region is in recovery mode, and the south is lagging behind a bit. It could be a market correction -- in this business everything is cyclical and you may observe presumably “dead stock” granny glass is selling again after many dormant years on the shelf.



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Pepper’s Antiques 106 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-8875

Almost Antique 406 W. Broad St. Dunn, NC 910-892-5678

T & S Treasures 115 Raiford St Selma, NC 27576 919-280-9179

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EXIT 56 David R. Walters Antiques 1110 Hay Street Olde Haymount Fayetteville NC 28305 910-483-5832

Railroad Street Antiques 109 E. Railroad St. Selma, NC 27576 919-965-9659 Mon-Fri: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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EXIT 121 Opening Early July Wildwood Antique Mall of Wilson 925 Ward Blvd Wilson, NC 27893 252-991-5359 Mon- Sat 10-5:30 Sun 12-5

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Trackside Antiques 107 E. Railroad St. Selma, NC 27576 919-202-4878

Dianes Vintage Market 242 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC. 28301 910-867-2000

Treasury Antiques 102 S Railroad St. Selma, NC 27576 919-965-5335

White Trash & Colorful Accessories 223 Franklin St. Fayetteville, NC 28301 910-482-0005

His ’n’ Hers Antiques 126 South Raiford St. Selma, NC 27576 919-202-8007

The Mill 3700 S. Main St. Hope Mills, NC 28348 910-425-4155 Antiques & Uniques on Main Street 3790 S. Main St. Hope Mills, NC 28348 910-424-1728

Exit 22 Somewhere in Time Antiques 4420 Kahn Dr. Lumberton, NC 28358 910-671-8666

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ABOVE: A cool lime green patio set at the Squirrel’s Nest, one of the shops in downtown Summerville where you will find antiques, vintage goods, glassware, gifts, unique, and one-of-a-kind items. LEFT: Carol Buddin’s Main Street Antiques opened its doors in April of 2011 and sales have been going up ever since. Main Street Antiques carries a wide range of items and is also takes items on consignment. photos courtesy Main Street Antiques

A Return to Antiquing in Summerville, SC By Brian Sherman Contributor


t’s been more than 17 years since Carol Buddin temporarily disturbed her roots in Summerville, S.C., and headed south after the Charleston Naval Shipyard was downsized and privatized. She and her husband, a federal employee who had worked at the Navy Yard, lived in St. Marys in southeast Georgia for 15 years, but their desire to return home never waned – nor did her penchant for old homes, old furniture and other ancient and notso-ancient collectibles. Today, Buddin is among a group of antique dealers who are at the forefront of a budding renaissance in the fast-growing city known as “The Flowertown in the Pines.” Once a major destination for antique shoppers, with more than 20 stores, there currently are about half that many outlets in Summerville, many of them in the downtown Antique District, bounded roughly by Main Street, East Ninth North Street, West First North Street and Cedar Street. Though they all offer antiques, their wares are as varied as their names. Among the businesses that hope to draw customers from throughout the South and beyond are Simply Vintage, This Whole EXIT




House, The Vintage Swag, The Squirrel’s Nest, Back In Time Antiques, Carolina Memories and Carriage House Collectibles. Buddin, who opened the doors at Main Street Antiques in April 2011, about two years after she and her husband returned to Summerville, is confident that the town of more than 43,000 people will continue to make strides toward its former glory in the world of antiques. “We’re bouncing back,” she commented. “People say they wish things were like they used to be. The antique business has really had a difficult time because of the economy, but we’re starting to build back up.” “We’re booming,” she added. “Our sales have gone up every month since we opened. We’re getting lots of nice pieces. People are living longer, and, by the time they are ready to give up their things, their children have their own furniture or they just don’t care for that style.” One key to success in any business is adapting to trends. In addition to buying and selling antiques, Buddin takes items on consignment, selling them for customers and taking a commission. She also recognized that painted furniture would be a big seller.

“I think it’s because of the lighter, brighter décor. They can paint vintage pieces that look really cool in up-to-date colors. It looks personalized,” she explained. Buddin carries a wide range of items besides furniture, including home décor accessories, lamps, art, jewelry, farm tables, garden accessories and “anything that looks rusty and crusty.” “People love that right now,” she pointed out. “If we get a piece with the paint peeling off, we brush off the loose paint, and seal it to keep it from peeling anymore. It seals in that weathered look.” The most interesting item in her store might be a Jayne Mansfield hot water bottle, made in 1957 and modeled after the early Playboy playmate, actress and singer who died in an automobile accident at the age of 34. Its original packaging indicated that it was “Designed with the Male in Mind.” “A lady brought it in; she said she had it most of her life,” Buddin explained. Buddin, who has lived in old houses most of her life, expects the antique renaissance to continue in Summerville. An antique mall is scheduled to open in July in the old Engelberg’s Furniture building on

Main Street, and she welcomes the competition. “It’s definitely helpful,” she commented. “Collectors are more likely to stop in a town with more than one store. Antique people never tire of going through antique stores.” She added that she and owners of the other antique stores in Summerville already benefit from the tourists and antique shoppers coming and going through nearby Charleston, especially those who travel along Interstate 26. She said Mondays are always her busiest days. “It’s people leaving Charleston and getting off the interstate at Summerville,” she explained. “They want to stop one more time before they get on their way home.”

SUMMERVILLE SHOPS Simply Vintage (843) 323-1825 Marigolds (843) 851-2828 The Squirrel’s Nest (843) 637-7776 Tea Farm Cottage (843) 323-1825 Carriage House Collectibles (843) 873-5704 Main Street Antiques (843) 879-9529


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I-95 ANTIQUES: SOUTH CAROLINA DIRECTORY EXIT 181 Treasures From the Attic Clocks and Clock Repair 843-752-5625

EXIT 160A Palmetto Peddlers 2295 Hoffmeyer Road, Florence, SC 843-665-8663 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

EXIT 160 Vintage Vogue 130 S. Irby St., Florence, SC 29501 843-601-1249 Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appt. Thieves Market Antiques 843-664-8103

Exit 157 Carolina Collectibles 2523 W. Palmetto St. Florence, SC 29501 843-679-0901 5 Miles on left 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., M-S; 1:30-5 pm Sun.

exit 122 The Southern Cross 202 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 803-774-3475

Estate Antiques & Accessories 210 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 803-773-4214 Broadstone Manor 204 & 208 Broad St. Sumter, SC 29150 803-778-1890 Main Street Antiques 36 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 803-774-9990

EXIT 98 Elloree Square Antique Mall 2724 Cleveland St. Elloree, SC 29407 803-897-3353

Antiques & Collectibles of Walterboro 220 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-549-7219 A&K Antiques 228 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-782-3080 Bachelor Hill Antiques 255 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-549-1300

Lucas Street Antiques & Collectibles 328 N. Lucas St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-782-7070 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat.

The Antique Box 2723 Cleveland St. Elloree, SC 29407 803-897-2277

Seymour Auctions 1664 Cottageville Hwy. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-538-8081

Ingrid’s Antiques 1584 Village Square Blvd. Santee, SC 29142 803-854-2917

Watercolours Interiors & Antiques 267 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 570-850-7648

Choice Collectibles 329 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-549-2617

The Whole Home 10 Barrel Landing Rd Bluffton, SC 29910 843-706-71108

EXIT 5 Damn Yankees Auction House 24022 Whyte Hardee Blvd. (U.S. 17) Hardeeville, SC 843-784-5006 1.2 miles off Exit 5; 1.5 miles off Exit 8

Lowcountry Antiques 251 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-549-2101

Old Mil House 2721 Cleveland St. Elloree, SC 29407 803-897-3314



Washington Street Antiques 324 E. Washington St. Walterboro, SC 29488 843-549-5527

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Towne Square Antiques

Not Just Antiques

112 Grace Street, Public Square Prosperity, SC 29127

113 N. Main Street Prosperity, SC 29127

803-364-2736 Multi-dealer mall in historic small town, offers fun shopping. Monday - Saturday from 10 to 6 and on Sunday from 1:30 to 6.


803-364-4890 Rennie J Dixon-Caughman Auctioneer SCAL 3927 Our shop is open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1:30pm-5:30pm. We also provide auction services of houses and personal property, at your location. Appraisals for insurance and probate purposes are available at reasonable rates.

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I-26 ANTIQUES: SC & NC DIRECTORY SC EXIT 199 B Main Street Antiques 200A North Main St. Summerville, SC 843-879-9529 Warehouse Space Now Open Marigolds 145 Central Avenue Summerville, SC (843) 851-2828 Carriage House Collectibles 1213 South Main Street Summerville, SC (843) 873-5704 Simply Vintage 213 North Cedar Street Summerville, SC (843) 323-1825 Calibrie’s Needful Things 208B N Cedar St Summerville, SC 29483 (843) 771-7889 Tea Farm Cottage 808 N Cedar St Summerville, SC (843) 323-1825 The Squirrel’s Nest 110 West 9th North Street Summerville, SC 29483 843-637-7776

SC EXIT 145 Five Rivers Market 950 Chestnut Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 803-937-1101 open Tues-Sat 10-6

763 Meeting St. & Antique Mall 763 Meeting St. W. Columbia, SC 29169 803-796-1516 mon-sat 10-5:30 sun 1:30-5:30 City Market Antiques 705 Gervais St. Columbia, SC 803-252-1589

Worth Repeating 615 Meeting Street Columbia, SC. 29169 803-796-5556 tues-fri. 10:30-5 sat 10:30-4

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The Antique Store 838 N. Trade St Scenic Hwy 176N Tryon, NC. 28782 828-859-6768

Columbia Antique Mall 602 Huger St. at Blossom Columbia SC. 29201 803-765-1584 mon-sat 10-5:30 sun 1:30-5:30

Spartanburg Antique Gallery 9133 Warren Abernathy (Hwy 29) Spartanburg, SC. 29301 864-205-9239 Mon-Sat 12-6:00

The Atomic Owl 505 12th St. West Columbia, SC 29169 803-629-5696 Marketplace on Meeting 550 Meeting Street West Columbia, SC 29169 803-794-1000

SC EXIT 82 Towne Square Antiques 112 Grace St. , Public Square Prosperity, SC. 29127 803-364-2736 Mon-Sat 10-6:00 and Sun 1:30-6



Frog And Swan 879 N. Trade St. Scenic Hwy 176N Tryon, NC 28782 828-859-6757

South Pine Antique Mall 856 S. Pine St. Spartanburg, SC 864-542-2975 Mon-Sat 10-6

Tri City Pickers 633 12th St West Columbia, SC 29169 803-708-1051

As Time Goes By Antiques 1304 Main Street Newberry, SC 29108 803-276-4715 open Mon- Sat 10:30-5:30 Antiques on Main 803-321-2008

As Time Goes By 1304 Main St., Newberry, SC

SC EXIT 15 Time & Time Again Antique Mall 1385 Meadow Farm Rd Inman, SC 864-578-1878

SC EXIT 10 Inman Antique Mall #3 Blackstock Rd (behind Main) Inman, SC 29349 864-472-5732 open every day

SC exit 5 Country Peddler Antiques and General Store 305 Depot St Campobello, SC. 864-468-5200

SC exit 1 Market Antiques 110 Thrift Circle Landrum, SC 29356 864-423-3385 Thurs- Fri- Sat- 11-4 Voyageurs Antiques 105 E. Rutherford St. Landrum, SC 29356 864-457-6694 open everyday, until 9 on thurs & fri Landrum Eclectics 601 W. Rutherford St. Landrum, SC 29356 864-457-2314 Closed Wednesday

Eurolux Antiques 803-276-4001



(803) 276-4715 Open Mon. - Sat. 10:30 - 5:30 Two floors of antiques - “We’ve got everything” Southern Pottery * Jewelry * Furniture * More


Buncombe Antiques Mall 5000 Wade Hampton Blvd Taylors, SC 864-268-4498 Mon-Sat 10-5:30p

Old Mill Antique Mall 310 State Street W. Columbia, SC. 29169 803-796-4229 mon-sat 10-5:30 sun. 1:30-5:30

Not Just Antiques 113 N. Main St. Prosperity, SC. 29127 803-364-4890 Tues-Sat. 10-5:30

Palmetto Antiques 216 Prep Street Orangeburg, SC 29118 803-664-0744 call for appointment

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Architectural Warehouse 110 N. Trade Ave. Landrum, SC 29356 864-457-2199 open 7 days Carolina Antiques & More 108 E. Rutherford St. Landrum SC 29356 864-457-4444 open 7 days Landrum Antique & Furniture Co. 221 E. Rutherford St. Landrum, SC 29356 864-457-4000

NC EXIT 59 Old Mill Market Square 151 Southern Mercerizing Rd. Tryon NC. 28782 828-859-5467 Blue Moon Custom Stained Glass Inside Architecural Warehouse 151 S. Mercerizing Rd. Tryon SC. 28782 828-859-5340 Ryan- Boyle Antiques and Custom Picture Framing 137 Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 828-749-9790 thurs - sat 11-4

NC Exit 49A Needful Things Antique Mall 10 Francis Rd Hendersonville, NC 28792 828-696-8745 Times Shadow Antiques 10 Francis Rd Hendersonville NC. 28792 Jane Asher Antiques 344 North Main Street Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 698-0018 Village Green Antique Mall 424 North Main Street Hendersonville, NC 28792 (828) 692-9057

NC Exit 37 Togar Rugs 562 Long Shoals Road Arden, NC 28704 1-877-59-TOGAR Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-5

NC Exit 33 Antiquities at Biltmore Village 9B Reed St. behind J. Crew Asheville NC. 828-274-6812 Chatsworth Art & Antiques 54 North Lexington Ave downtown near the corner of Walnut Asheville NC.28801 828-252-6004 Antiques at Riverside Station 110 Lyman Street River Arts District Aseville, NC 28801 828-254-4410

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All that antique-ing, shopping and browsing in LANDRUM making you hungry and thirsty? Stop in at one of these fine eateries, many of which are now open with refreshments on Sunday.



Hare & Hound Pub 101 E. Rutherford St, Cakes & Confections 4u 103 E. Rutherford St., El Chile Rojo 209 E. Rutherford St, Zenzera Coffee & Wine Bar 208 E. Rutherford St, Twigs Restaurant 120 N. Trade Ave, Drake House 511 N. Howard Ave, Kent’s Restaurant 328 S. Howard Ave, Ayers & Son Market 332 S. Howard Ave, Southside SmokeHouse 726 S. Howard Ave, Pizza Hut 909 E. Rutherford St, Twin Palmetto 1005 E. Rutherford St, Persimmons Steak House 1506 E. Rutherford St, Stone Soup Café 1522 E Highway 14, Bojangles 1792 E. Highway 14, China Café 1760 E. Highway 14, Subway 1772 E. Highway 14, Burger King 1880 E. Highway 14

But Wait! There’s more DOWNTOWN...

Our traditional downtown has not lost its charm to the development of “strip commercial architecture” or “big box” stores so you will enjoy strolling our sidewalks and visiting our many locally owned specialty retail shops.

August 4th thru September 16th The New Harmonies Musical Series

presented by the Landrum Library and sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum, a series of performances of American Roots Music throughout the City.

Lodging and information: or call the town office at 864.457.3000



Worldwide importers of beautiful and unusual antiques, from surfboards to safes, architecturals to furs, furniture to jewelry, stage costumes to books; a special find for everyone! EXIT

Columbia: the gem of antique-ing 763 Meeting Street Antique MAll


105 E. Rutherford St. Landrum, SC Tel: 864/457-6694


Open everyday!

Until 9pm Thurs. and Fri Sunday 12pm-5pm “Wow!”

763 Meeting Street West Columbia, SC 29169 803-796-1516

615 Meeting Street Columbia, SC 29169 803.796.5556

Open 7 days a week, Mon-Sat 10-5:30 and Sunday 1:30-5:30

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10:30-5 Saturday 10:30-4

Twenty dealers offer you a wide variety of thoroughly vetted, curated items, including furniture, books, antique bottles, linens, collectibles, and more.

Antiques, Art, Interiors Fine Furnishings

“Best antique store ever”



“We come back every weekend because you always have different things.”

Old Mill Antique Mall 310 State Street W. Columbia, SC 29169 803-796-4229



Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30 Sunday 1:30 - 5:30

Please visit our other locations: Antiques on Augusta, Greenville, SC n Screen Door, Asheville, NC

We have been here in the historic district for 28 years offering antiques, furniture, jewelry, collectibles, glassware and pottery of all types, and much more. We are “where the bargains are”.

A Gem of an Antique destination!

602 Huger Street at Blossom Columbia, SC 29201 803-765-1584 Mon.- Sat. 10-5:30 Sun. 1:30-5.30 25,000 sq. ft., two full buildings and an outdoor space. Specializing in the unusual: period furniture, architectural garden, collectibles of all types including vintage sports cards, advertising/country store, vintage jewelry...COLUMBIA’S OLDEST. 30 years and counting!

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Architectural Warehouse specializes in big pieces rescued from old castles or estates, such as this 17th century fireplace surround transported from the Dix Castle in New York.

Tryon shops offer good options from one end to the other by Jim Marks Contributor


f you’re coming into Tryon, NC from Landrum, SC along Route 176, you’ll spot the Tryon Antique Mall down on your right. At the other end of town, after taking the left fork at a light, you’ll see Nancy Roth-Joe Ewing Antiques, aka “The Antique Store”, also on your right. In between, you’ll pass a pair of antique dealers in a unique situation. There are probably few places along the I-26 corridor, or anywhere else for that matter, where you can see the range of antiques in a single building that you can find at the Architectural Warehouse and the Old Mill Market Square. The two firms share a building off the eponymous Southern Mercerizing Road in Tryon, NC. The road is named after the once busy Southern Mercerizing Company, whose former factory the businesses now share. Only a wall separates the two entities physically. But attitude, approach and the kinds of antiques they feature also separate them. Architectural Warehouse, as the name implies, specializes in big, even gigantic, pieces rescued from old castles or estates and awaiting their new homes in new estates. For example, a huge fireplace surround, perhaps 20 feet high, was originally created for a castle in 17th century Alhambra, Spain. Later, it was imported for use in the historic Dix Castle on the Hudson River, then rescued and transported to the Architectural Warehouse. Now it overlooks an array of hand-made, one-

of-a-kind furniture and architectural components. Many of the offerings at Architectural Warehouse are so striking that they are worth designing a whole home around, and much of the firm’s business is with designers who use the treasures they find there as the anchor or focal point of their work for a client. Since it might take a while to build a home that can accommodate some of the giant pieces Architectural Warehouse sells, they will store customers purchases for free, and for as long as it takes to create the building for which they are destined. According to Sales Associate Kyle Smart, one piece has been awaiting its new home for five years. While Architectural Warehouse specializes in large pieces, it definitely isn’t limited to large pieces. In fact, it prides itself on the range of high quality antiques and reclaimed materials it offers. Want heart pine, maple or mahogany flooring? Unique doors from the 18th century? Dining room sets that will be the talk of any dinner party? Whether you’re after something from the midcentury, Arts and Crafts, Victorian, or far-earlier eras, Architectural Warehouse will have something to interest you. And if you have a valuable antique or architectural component you would like them to sell for you on consignment, talk to them. They do work with a limited number of consignees. Inside Architectural Warehouse are the office and repair shops of Blue Moon Custom Stained Glass, run by John and Beth Fisher. Both double as Sales Associates for Architectural Warehouse, but their greatest love is finding and restoring antique lamps, especially

slag glass lamps. Their office is “guarded” by Nick, their beloved Boston Bulldog. You can tell Nick is beloved because there are all kinds of little Boston Bulldog figurines on the shelves you pass on the way in. And if Nick decides to come out from under the comforter he has wrapped around him in his private space, you’ll get to see why the Fishers love his friendly, happy self. The Fishers’ workspace is something to behold – a giant jumble of partially restored lamps and a seemingly infinite supply of all sorts of things. In addition to the necessary tools, there are crystal prisms in all shapes and sizes, chains, canopies, collars, pins, hooks, wire, beads of various materials in various sizes, bodies, arms, bowls, and figurines of all kinds. There is no apparent order to this vast collection, but John Fisher says he can easily put his hands on whatever parts he needs for a given project. John also says that Beth is the real restoration artist in the family. “She can restore things to the point where they look new,” he said. And a lamp layman would have a hard time arguing with him after seeing the lamps in the store. The Fishers’ collection of lamps is extensive and includes figural lamps from the 1920’s as well as a unique number photographed for the cover of the definitive book on antique lamps. Asked if he would sell it, Fisher replied without hesitation. “Sure. I’ll sell anything but Beth and the dog.” “Anything” is what you’ll find at the Old Mill Market Square at the far end of the building from the Fishers and the Architectural Warehouse.

LEFT: Examples of girl stuff (top) and guy stuff (bottom) at Old Mill Market Square. ABOVE: Gwen Rhymer, manager of Old Mill. RIGHT: An antique horse. Old Mill Market Square is open four days a week, Friday through Monday.

The Old Mill has 89 vendors sharing 88,000 square feet of the old Southern Mercerizing building. The space is divided into aisles, and the aisles are lined with booths identified by small signs like the ones found on almost any American street. Visitors wandering around will be greeted by signs such as “102 Winners Circle” or “53 Trotters Lane”. (Although the reason for the “horsy” names was not confirmed with Old Mill manager Gwen Rhymer, it’s easy to conclude they are based on Tryon’s repute as a center of equine activity.) Rhymer has been at the Old Mill for three and a half years, the last year and a half as manager. She says she has “always loved antiques and old things,” and still remembers seeing her grandmother extract Depression Glass items from sacks of sugar and flour. Although she once had her own store featuring garden antiques, Rhymer is happy managing the Old Mill, which is only open four days a week, Friday through Monday. Although many of the booths at the Old Mill can’t be easily categorized, there are some, which feature, in Rhymer’s words, “guy stuff” or “girl stuff”. The former might include old license plates, military insignia or uniforms, model cars, ships or planes, sports memorabilia, and NASCAR or HarleyDavidson material. The latter would include, but certainly not be limited to, dolls, dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, children’s furniture, teacups and saucers, embroidered pillows, vintage dresses, costume jewelry, and almost anything that comes in pink. Rhymer says that there is a waiting list for space, and that some of her vendors come from over three hours away because the Old Mill gets enough traffic to make the trips worthwhile. That’s not surprising. Given the range and quality of antique shops and their offerings, a trip to Tryon is clearly worthwhile for vendors and antiquers alike.

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Buncombe Antiques Mall 18,000 Sq. Ft. full of

Worth a trip from anywhere - tens of thousands of items! Exit 21 off I-26, approx. 15 miles South on Route 29 (toward Greer), we are on the left. EXIT

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Kazoos, Wazoos, Kazoogles, and more BY STEPHANIE JADRNICEK Contributor


oes the word ‘kazoo’ put a smile on your face or at least give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside? Kazoobie Kazoos, located in Beaufort, SC is keeping that feeling alive.

first hand look at the history of the kazoo. From the simple tin instrument of the 19th century to the latest edition of the electric kazoo, visitors learn about the progression of the instrument. “Next, we take them into the back and show them how we do production. We start by showing them one of our old molds and a video on how injection molding works,” said Howey. Kazoobie Kazoos currently outsources their molding.

the kazoo giving it a bugle-like look. And the Wazoogle is a combination of both. But out of all the kazoos at Kazoobie Kazoos, Howey is most proud of the Kazobo.

“The kazobo was originally made out of tin in the late 1800s. It has two resonators, one on each side, and a long horn which Visitors watch as the kazoos are gives it a nice loud assembled, custom printed and sound. It had fallen packaged. During the assembly out of production, no phase, Howey takes a minute one mass produced to showcase the resonator – the “Our biggest thing is that sound producing part of the kazoo. them anymore,” something that was invented in Stop by and visit Kazoobie Kazoos in Beaufort, said Howey. “Several this country should continue SC for a unique kazoo experience! “There are many different types months ago we debuted being made in this country,” said of resonators which affect the a plastic Kazobo. It’s Teresa Howey, vice president of During every tour there’s always quality and the sound of the kazoo. been very fun bringing back a piece operations. “This is a big piece at least one disbeliever. Someone We make our resonators ourselves of kazoo history.” of American history, not many dragged against their will to a which sets us apart from other Since the kazoo fits into a jug musical instruments were invented manufacturers,” she said. kazoo factory, ready to book it for band setting, Kazoobie Kazoos also the exit as soon as they enter the here.” At the end of the tour everyone sells instruments such as musical building. Howey can pick them out Originally made from tin, makes their own kazoo, selecting spoons, washboards and mouth of any crowd. kazoos were invented in Macon, their own colors, sizes and harps. Howey thinks the most Ga. in the 1840s. The inexpensive “I can tell immediately that they pieces. For the more adventurous interesting non-kazoo item they instruments became very popular don’t want to be here. But as they instrumentalists, Kazoobie Kazoos sell is the nose flute. during the Great Depression. go through the museum, they offers accessories such as the Besides musical instruments, the begin to change their mind about Kazoobie Kazoos’ museum exhibits Wazoo, the Kazoogle, and the Beaufort based company also sells this small instrument they only 150 years worth of kazoo history Wazoogle. chocolate kazoos which are crafted saw before as a cheap little toy,” including kazoos over 100 years The Wazoo is a horn which fits in Island Fudge Shoppe in Hilton old. she said. “By the end of the tour on top of the kazoo, increasing Head, SC. These tasty little treats, they’re having so much fun playing Howey begins the tours in the volume of the instrument. The along with imprinted wedding their own kazoo – they’re the most the museum, giving visitors a Kazoogle attaches to the end of kazoos, add fun to any celebration. grateful one out of the bunch.” The largest producer of kazoos in the U.S., Kazoobie Kazoos is a manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler and retailer. With an onsite museum and daily tours, this business operates with a primary mission in mind – to continue making kazoos in America.

Nancy Roth~Joe Ewing Antiques “The Antique Store”

American Country, primitives & decor Silver matching service (large collection in-store) Hours: Wed.- Sat. 10 - 5 or by appointment

(828) 859-6768



838 N. Trade St. - Scenic Highway 176N Tryon, North Carolina 28782

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137 Main Street, P.O. Box 718 Saluda, NC 28773


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Tryon Antique Mall

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Coming from Landrum on 176, after about 2 miles TURN HERE!

30 vendors offer an inspiring mix of English antiques, linens, jewelry, furniture and collectibles. You will also find unusual appalachian-style and country furniture and accessories. Let us help you pick out the perfect gift item! Dealer space available * Good Consignments accepted 828-859-2756 *

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A Friendly Pot of Tea by LIBBY HOLLOWAY Contributor

time to decorate pottery and pieces being made for English use were not accented with decoration at all. study of antiques of all types An exception was a group of teacan quickly lay testament to pots made for export which were painted with simple floral decorathe long-standing relationtions intended to please American ship between Britain and the U.S. housewives. In addition to hand Even during the war for indepenpainted flowers were the words dence from Britain, Americans “For USA, Britain and Democracy” brought British made goods into around the perimeter of the lid. their homes. When those wares Some are marked on the base with were unavailable we sought substitutes, either made domestically or imported, that most resembled “World War II was a long, pieces from our motherland.


During World War II our longterm ally needed our support once again. As ships crossed the Atlantic from America to England loaded with cargo to help arm and support the war effort other ships crossed their paths back to America. The ships were often loaded with ceramics to be sold in America to raise money for the British war effort. Among these ceramics were teapots made especially as a thank you to Americans for their support. By the time America entered the war with England the potteries in Staffordshire (known for intricately wrought and decorated wares as well as every day pieces) were making very basic and simple wares for home use. One of the most popular was a simple brown or black glazed teapot referred to as a “brown betty”. These squat, thickly potted teapots were not intended to be attractive as much as useful. As a matter of fact, it was considered a waste of materials and

dark, and wretched time for the people of England, but these humble tea pots tell us that someone had the imagination and initiative to use what resources were available to show gratitude to England’s greatest ally in a truly unique way.” Frances Flynn

a Staffordshire knot mark and the words “escorted to United States by the Allied Fleets”. It was common for the merchant ships from the US to be escorted across the ocean by British warships to protect the cargo. This slogan was a nod to the mutual support being offered by each country. Some pots retain the paper tag that states that the pots were made and decorated by “courageous British women”.

During World War II, British potteries exported ceramics to the United States to raise money for the war effort. While ceramics intended for home use in Britain were left plain, those for export were decorated with hand painted flowers and slogans that showed the two nations mutual support and unity. Photos courtesy of Frances Flynn

As with many items made during wartime only, these teapots have become sought by collectors. One blogger from Staffordshire wrote that she found the pots to be rare in England but plentiful in the US. That is understandable since they would have been sent directly from the factory to the ships heading east. American collectors might argue the point as many have commented that the pots are getting increasingly hard to find. A local collector, Frances Flynn, told me that she has had a hard time finding more than two. She inherited one from her American mother-in-law (Frances came here from England as a bride) and purchased one as a gift. She is interested in collecting the pots for sentimental reasons. Her own is a

gift from someone she cared about and she has fond memories of a grandmother who felt the best tea was that made in a brown teapot. A few years after the teapots were being sent to America in appreciation, the US joined the war on its own and novelty items were not as readily transported nor purchased. The sturdy little teapots would have been used as much as their plain cousins in England and would not all have survived to be collected now.


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Cobblestonelane Antiques Etc. 230 W. Bay St. Savannah, GA 31401 912-447-0504

Old Town Antiques 104 North Laurel St. Springfield, GA 31329 912-754-0094

Jere’s Antiques 9 N. Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 912-236-2815

One of a Kind Antiques 105 North Laurel St. Springfield, GA 31329 912-754-0042

37th@Abercorn Antiques&Design 201 East 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401 912-233-0064

Motiques 204 North Laurel St. Springfield, GA 31329 912-407-0088

EXIT 99B (I-16 W) 67 Antique Mall 6700 HWY 67 Brooklet, GA 30415 912-839-2167

Arcanum Antiques Interiors 912-236-6000

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Fiesta & More 224 W. Bay St. Lower Savannah, GA 31401 912-238-1060

Southern Charm Antiques 250 Bull St. Savannah, GA 912-233-9797 Clipper Trading Company 912-238-3660 Circa Savannah 912-233-3667 Bull Street Auctions 2819 Bull St. Savannah, GA 31401 912-443-9353 7th Heaven Antique Mall 3104 Skidaway Road Savannah, GA 31404 912-355-0835

Savannah Antique Mall 912-232-1918

Hodges Antiques 9990 HWY 67 Statesboro, GA 30458 912-839-9090

Books on Bay 224 W. Bay St. Lower Savannah, GA 31401 912-663-1445

Antiques Emporium 122 East 38th St Savannah, GA 31401 916-236-8444 open every day! corner of Abercorn & 38th

Wright Square Antique Mall 14 W. State St. Savannah GA 31401 912-234-7600 Open 7 days a week

Back in Time 912-447-8354 The Attic Antiques 912-236-4879 Alex Raskin Antiques 441 Bull St. Savannah, GA 31401 912-232-8205

EXIT 90 Back Porch Antiques 30 Oak Level Rd Richmond Hill, GA 31324 912-727-4447 Twice but Nice 18486 Ga. Hwy 144 Richmond Hill, GA 31324 912-727-4008

EXIT 49 Broad Street Antiques 912-437-4195 Southern Picker Antiques 1111 Magnolia Bluff Way SW #565 in the Darien Outlet Center Darien, GA 31305 912-289-1060 Mon-Sat 10-8pm, Sun. 11-6pm


Pat’s Antiques 4219 Bull St. Savannah, Ga. 31405 912-352-1503

Oglethorpe Antiques & Interiors 106 Red Fern Village St. Simons Island, GA 31522 912-634-1999

Maggie’s Antiques 2819 Bull St. Savannah, Ga. 31405 912-234-8834

1610 Frederica Antiques 1610 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522 912-634-1610 Steed Antiques 100 Sylvan Dr. St. Simons Island, GA 31522 912-634-6820



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Photos courtesy Seymour Antiques and Auctions

ABOVE: This original Hutty called Rice Planters Scene brought $7750.00 plus buyers premium. LEFT: This Corrie McCallum original oil on canvas called Grey Day hammer price $6000.00 plus premium.

Ravenel Auction Proved to be a Global Event By BRIAN SHERMAN Contributor


t rarely takes auctioneer Fred Skipper more than five or six hours to complete an estate sale. Of course, it’s not often that the owner of Seymour Antiques & Auctions in Walterboro, S.C., has the opportunity to offer items collected and passed down for centuries by members of one of the Charleston area’s most prominent families. From 10 a.m. April 21 until the wee hours of the morning the following day, Skipper auctioned off books, furniture, art, ceramics, farm tools, fine linens and a wide range of other items that once belonged to Emily Ravenel Farrow. Around 200 winning bidders from around the globe, submitting offers in advance, in person or over the phone, helped raise in the neighborhood of $140,000, minus the 10-percent buyer’s premium, for a pair of local nonprofit organizations. The sale, held in approximately 24,000 square feet of a 212,000-square-foot warehouse in North Charleston, S.C., garnered interest from across the country and from as far away as Europe. “We advertised on the Internet, and we got calls placing bids early Saturday morning from Copenhagen and on Friday from England,” Skipper pointed out. “We were successful because we had so many historically significant items from families of social and political interest to the Lowcountry,” he added. “We had some very interesting items

ABOVE: Assorted smalls. LEFT: A late 18th century Cellarette on Stand sold for $3000.00 plus buyers premium. up for sale, but the fact that they came from the Ravenel and Farrow estate brought widespread interest because of the families’ historic connection to Charleston.”

Augustus Roebling, whose claim to fame is that he helped design the Brooklyn Bridge.

According to Seymour Antiques & Auctions Manager Patricia Zeller, Farrow, who at one time lived in some of the most interesting items the stately William Gibbes House purchased at the sale included: at 64 South Battery in downtown paintings by Alfred Hutty, Edward Charleston, moved to the family von Dingle and Corrie McCallum, farm on the Ashley River in 1987. which sold for $8,525, $3,850 She left the 53-acre Ashem Farm – and $6,600, respectively; two cat named for Emily and her husband, figurines, which brought $935 and Ashby – to the Lowcountry Open $523; an antique ivory figurine, Land Trust. Other items were which sold for $3,850; a wooden passed on to various museums and box used to hold wine bottles and art galleries, and the rest was made a chest built around 1825, which available to the general public, with were purchased for $3,300 each; the proceeds going to the Land a pair of andirons, which brought Trust and the Historic Charleston $4,675; two metal and crystal Foundation. sconces from the home on South Battery, which sold for $2,640; and Farrow, who passed away in the cast iron frames of a five-piece April 2011, was related to several set of garden benches, which were prominent Lowcountry families, purchased for $4,675. including the Simmons’ and the Legares. One branch on her family Among the most sought-after tree belonged to Washington items was a Louis Vuitton trunk

that at one time belonged to Ashby Farrow’s grandmother. Skipper said after several phone, absentee and floor bids, the piece sold for $7,700. According to Skipper, he and Zeller worked closely with Brandy Culp, curator of the Historic Charleston Foundation, and Margaret Blackmer, chairman of the Lowcountry Open Land Trust Auction Committee, to inventory and appraise the items that were offered to the general public. Skipper pointed out that the competition was fierce for some items offered during the estate sale, while some buyers were fortunate enough to steal a few deals. “We did rather well on some of the significant items. We got very competitive bidding. Other items were great deals,” Skipper said. “In every auction, there are always what we like to call sleepers.” “The sale was an outstanding success,” he concluded. “It was an unusual event. Rarely do we have a sale with that many items that are of such historic significance to the community.” FAR LEFT: Assorted glassware. LEFT: One of a pair of John Reiley Benchworks Cast Iron Benches sold for $2700.00 plus premium.

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Booming Estate Sales:

What most people don’t know is that there is a massive amount of work that goes into an estate sale. We suggest if you are going to hold your own estate sale that you be prepared with lots of tables and have lots of friends to help. The tables will hold all the stuff you pull out from cupboards and drawers. The friends will help you price and provide security during the sale.

Increasingly Prevalent and a Shopper’s Delight By L.A. DAVIS Contributor


aby Boomers, those former carefree hippies who became conspicuous consumers and collectors of just about everything, have now generated yet another trend: Estate sales. As antique dealers and professional estate sale administrators, my husband and I see this trend growing rapidly. In fact, they are becoming so prevalent I decided to write a book about them titled Estate Sales: Selling (and Buying) Nana’s Treasures – due out this fall. These days most people know an estate sale is a glorified garage sale – usually held inside the home. In the past, an estate sale usually meant that someone had passed away, but now it more often means that someone is downsizing their living space.

For security, we have a “one way in, same way out” policy which means people have to walk by the cashier on the way out. It keeps everyone honest.

Photo by L.A. Davis

Watches are a typical example of collections that come out at sales. the client. They bring in their own tables and do all the set-up, pricing and selling. They know the current market value for everything from the silver punch bowl to the tea towels. Professional estate sale companies handle the necessary advertising and, later, help the client decide what to do with the leftovers. Once they sign with a reputable company, clients can breathe a sigh of relief – the company will carry the load from then on.

In such cases, the estate sale process begins when those who are downsizing realize that all their stuff is not going to fit in their new home. Either they decide to do their own estate sale, or For all this, plus their knowledge of (especially if they’re overwhelmed) they current market values, professional call in the professionals to organize a estate sale companies usually charge sale. between 30 and 50 percent for The first thing we tell our clients is their services – depending on the “don’t throw anything away – nothing estimated amount of labor required to except old prescription medicine – not accomplish the sale. Percentages are even the cleaning supplies.” We tell good because then the client knows them “let us decide what will sell and the estate sale company has a vested what won’t. You can throw away and interest in selling as much as possible give away after the sale.” for the highest amount possible (and that can be a very delicate dance Most professional estate sale indeed!). companies handle everything for

As for pricing you can always check the internet. But one word of caution here, lots of things are listed on eBay for high prices and don’t get a single bid. This is a good reality check. What I see at far too many estate sales is the high-end things priced out of selling range and the low-end things priced lower than they need be. A final thought on holding your own sale: certain things that you paid a lot of money for will not sell unless you mark them w-a-a-y down. Those include organs, pianos, gi-normous entertainment centers, large old TVs and dining room “sets.” Large china cabinets and organs are the worst of all to sell. The easiest to sell? Costume jewelry (look for names like Weiss, Eisenberg, Hattie Carnegie, Sarah Coventry and Miriam Haskell) before you price.

The most overlooked field, even by estate sale professionals? Ephemera. All those old letterheads, letters from the warfront, telegrams, birth certificates, honorable discharges and diplomas can have value – either in a historical context or for their vintage beauty. While selling at an estate sale is hard work, buying usually is tons of fun. Everyone has their own way of shopping an estate sale. Some customers shop for just one item. Not me. I go in looking for anything that holds my interest. In our antique shop, we don’t have room for an overabundance of furniture so I look for smaller goods -- paintings, silver, crystal, pottery, vintage anything and jewelry (gotta love the jewelry). Then I check out the clothes and purses for my daughter. You just never know what will be waiting for you. Because estate sales bring to surface the most astonishing riches and offer the opportunity to make the biggest finds -- and because in a down economy they provide (relatively) inexpensive shopping fun – they are becoming wildly chic. Also, they are an excellent way to downsize. Answering the needs of shoppers and sellers is what has made them so popular and why this recent boomer estate sale trend will be around for a long, long time.

L. A. Davis-Almond and her husband, Larry Almond, own Highlands Estate Services, a company that holds residential and commercial liquidation sales throughout East Central Florida. They also have Almost Antiques, a shop in Cocoa Village, Fl. For more information about Davis’ book: Estate Sales: Selling (and Buying) Nana’s Treasures, contact her at or call her at 321-505-3959.








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I-95 ANTIQUES: FLORIDA DIRECTORY EXIT 373 EAST A1A Antiques 463146 State Road 200 Yulee, FL 32097 904-225-1950 The Old Flood Store Antiques 904-225-0902 Trailer Park Collectibles 702 Centre St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 904-491-4461 8 Flags Antiques 602 Centre St. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 904-277-8550 The Pickers Market 201 Alachua St. Fernandina Beach, Fl. 32034 904-432-7048 10-6 mon-sat / 12-5 sunday The Country Store Antiques 219 S. 8th St. Fernandina, Fl. 32034 904-261-2633 Amelia Island Antiques 5210 First Coast Hwy Amelia Island, Fl. 32034 904-321-1314

EXIT 373 WEST The Treasure Chest 450028 W SR 200, Callahan, FL 32011 At intersection of SR200/ A1A & US1 Across from the Dollar General 904-879-1780 Mon – Sat 10AM – 7PM

Exit 318 The Courtyard Gallery 75 King St. Suite 123 St. Augustine, FL 32084 904-599-8522 Churchill & Lacroix Antiques 75 King St. Suite 121 St. Augustine, FL 32084 904-827-9009 open every day 11am to 5 pm SOS Antiques 74 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine, FL 32084 904-823-0008 BOOMA 77 San Marco Ave St. Augustine, FL 32084 207-752-0719 St. Augustine Antique Emporium Inc. 904-829-0544 A Step Back in Time 904-810-5829

Exit 268 Magnolia House Antiques 1078 Ridgewood Ave. Holly Hill, Fl. 32117 386-252-8086 5 buildings full of treasures Our Old Stuff Antiques 1005 Ridgewood Ave., U.S. 1 Holly Hill, FL 32117 386-238-7207 Riverside Antiques 150 Tomoka Ave Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174 386-290-0608 call for hours

Collective Collage beads, jewelry, antiques, & uniques 200 S. Nova Rd. Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174 386-848-5873

Exit 249 New Smyrna Antique Mall 419 E. Canal St. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 386-426-7825

Exit 215 Dusty Rose Antique Mall 1101 S. Washington Ave. U.S. 1 Northbound Titusville, FL 32780 321-269-5526 River Road Mercantile 219 S. Washington Ave. U.S. 1 Northbound Titusville, FL 32780 321-264-7475 Banana Alley Antiques 321-268-4282 Central Garage Antiques 213 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, Fl. 32796 321-264-7475 Wildwood Antique Mall at Sears Town Mall 3550 S. Washington Ave. Titusville, Fl 32780 321-267-3737 open every day

Exit 201 Miss Baileys Curiosity Shoppe 404D Brevard Ave. Cocoa Village, FL 321-636-1005 Treasure Hunters Mall 423 Brevard Ave. Cocoa Village, FL 321-609-4499 Once Was Vintage Shop 607-B Florida Ave. Cocoa Village, FL 321-890-3629 Antique Emporium of Brevard 625 Florida Ave. Cocoa Village, FL 321-631-8377 Antiques & Collectibles Too 115 Harrison St. Cocoa Village, FL 321-632-9924 Goulds Old Time General Store 307 Delannoy St. Cocoa Village, FL 321-632-2481 Horse Feathers Antiques 14 Oleander St. Cocoa Village, FL 321-638-4054 Past Gas 308 Willard St. Cocoa Village, FL 321-636-0449 Stone Street Antiques 17 Stone St. Cocoa Village, FL 321-631-4959 What Nots General Store 407 Delannoy St. Cocoa Village, FL 321-636-5051 Almost Antiques Estate Sales & Cleanouts 333 King St. Cocoa Village, Fl. 32922 321-505-3959

Exit 173 Grant Antique Mall 5900 U.S. 1 South Building Grant, FL 32949 321-726-6778 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Indian River Trading 9300 U.S. 1 Micco, FL 32976 772-664-1020 Antiques,Art,Junk & Funk Fisher’s Place 5900 U.S. 1 Grant, FL 32949 321-676-8727 “Mantiques” & Collectibles Buried Treasure 1545 U.S. 1 Grant, FL 32949 772-388-6512

Exit 147 Eclectus Antiques 1056 20th Place Vero Beach, FL 772-567-4962 Estate Sales of Vero Beach 1642 Old Dixie Hwy Vero Beach, Fl. 32967 772-563-0019 10-5 mon-sat / 10-4 sunday Rennick Galleries 15 Royal Palm Point Vero Beach, FL 772-567-7408 House of Charm Antiques 4400 U.S. 1 Vero Beach, FL 32967 772-770-0703 Treasury Antiques 57 Royal Palm Point Vero Beach, FL 32967 772-778-7739 18th Place Auction inc. 1103 18th Place Vero Beach, Fl. 32960 772-528-7516

Exit 138 The Unique Antique Shop 4559 N. US.Hwy 1 Fort Pierce, Fl. 34946 772-460-3131 Treasure Coast Antique Mall 4343 North U.S. 1 Fort Pierce, Fl. 34946 772-468-2006 mon-sat 10-5 / 12-5 sun Southern Antique Mall 3702 South U.S. 1 Fort Pierce, Fl. 34982 772-467-0791 mon-sat 10-4 / sun. 11-4 Hidden Treasures 3128 North U.S. 1 Fort Pierce, Fl. 34982 772-460-8399 Laura’s Emporium 3957 South U.S. 1 Fort Pierce, Fl. 34982 772-468-0110

Exit 87A Sims Creek Antique Mall 1695 Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33458 561-747-6785

exit 70 Etc. 536 Northwood Road West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-653-0121 Circa Who 531 Northwood Road West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-655-5224 Palm Beach Restoration Studios 550 Northwood Road West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-514-0025 All About Details 512 Northwood Road West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-805-5889 Something Lively 538 Northwood Road West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-319-3151 Culpepper & Co. 1619 N. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 531-837-8090 Allison’s Architectural Salvage Co. 528 16th St. West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-655-1022

exit 63 Carousel Antique Center 815 Lake Ave. Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-533-0678

exit 36 Sugar Chest Antique Mall 960 North Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach, FL 33062 954-942-8601

exit 31 Shades Of The Past 954-829-3726

exit 18 Daniels Antiques 2520 SW 30th Ave. Hallandale, FL 33009 954-454-1395 Nagel Antiques 2540 SW 30th Ave. Hallandale FL 33009 954-455-2410

exit 4B Tyler Galleries 6914 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33138 305-759-4242

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Pineapple Patti’s 2739 South U.S. 1 Fort Pierce, Fl 34982 772-466-1008

Stone Age Antiques 3236 NW South River Dr. Miami, FL 33142 305-633-5114

White City Mercantile 1000 W. Midway Rd. Fort Pierce, Fl. 34982 772-461-9003

Worth Galleries 2520 SW 28th Lane Miami, FL 33133 305-285-1330

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The Politics of Interior Design By LIBBY HOLLOWAY


t the end of the Revolution, America was already a melting pot of religions, races and national origins. Though a colony of Great Britain, the population was certainly not all British in their origin. By the late 18th century many of the residents of the colonies were at least one generation removed from the ancestors who had migrated here. Those who were newer arrivals were eager to become a part of their adopted country. Americans saw themselves as united to Europe but were eager to express their independence. Many made this expression through fine and decorative arts.

Contributor photos by JORGE RUIZ

The discovery of Pompeii in 1748 and Herculaneum in the 1820‘s had a major impact on the current culture. At the time of the Revolutionary war, Greek motifs were already popular in France and England but Americans embraced them not only as designs to appreciate but as representations of their Republican views. Thomas Jefferson and the other authors of our nation looked to Greece as a model for the new political system. The motifs seen in other countries as interesting decor became symbols of growth and freedom in American parlors. In America, the desire to mark themselves as an independent Republic was carried to what was worn, eaten and read and how our homes and public buildings were designed and decorated. Classical architecture with columns and pediments housed furniture with anthemion, palmettes and acanthus carving. Figures in portraits and sculpture were draped in togas. Porcelains on our dinner tables were decorated with exotic blossoms and Greek key borders. Even our money had classical imagery as part of the design.

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Interstate 95 Antiques • Summer - Fall 2012 Our new national symbol, the American eagle became a popular design element. Eagles replaced English phoenixes on furniture and mirrors. Shells and dolphins represented dominance at sea and stars represented military might. General and later President George Washington had become a national hero (his humility and desire not to become a king made him more so) and his image was used on decorative objects along with images of Lady Liberty. Popular agricultural elements included cornucopias representing the idea of a plentiful nation. Trees represented lumbar and acres of raw, fertile land. Sheaves of wheat and rice also represented crops that brought cash. Acanthus leaves were called tobacco leaf designs. Though in deep debt after the war, North America was a land of plenty: plenty of natural resources, plenty of opportunities for social advancement, plenty of land, etc. One media where patriotism was really displayed was in textiles. Schoolgirls began adding patriotic symbols to their needlework. Weaving was one of the first successful industrial endeavors in the new country and coverlets were red, white, blue and gold. The designs

29 were rife with eagles, stars and the federal buildings in Philadelphia (there wasn’t a White House in DC yet). Shipping was also a major trade as before the war so nautical symbols show up in designs from the factories along the seacoast where both fortunes and naval heroes had been made. The new world was populated by industrious and talented people from all backgrounds. The melting pot of ideas and skills led to many advances in science and technology. Affluence gained as the frontiers were tamed drove the desire for new types of furniture and other useful and decorative items. Heritage and skills learned in the old country melded and gave rise to new forms that became distinctly American. By the middle of the 19th century our country began to solidify its own national image and our decorative arts demonstrated that national pride truly begins at home.

Striving to express the country’s independence, patriotic imagery such as eagles, stars, and stripes became prevalent in design and decoration.



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Our Old Stuff Antiques: Tiki and More By STEPHANIE JADRNICEK Contributor photos courtesy of Our Old Stuff Antiques


ifteen years ago when Brian Bindig first opened Our Old Stuff Antiques in Holly Hill, Fla., he knew nothing about tiki. Once customer after customer came into the store asking for tiki collectibles, he opened his eyes to a whole new world of antiquing. During his visits to estate sales and auctions, Bindig kept his nose to the ground searching for anything tiki. “The hunt is always the best part of this business,” said Bindig.

and Easter Island. In Māori mythology, Tiki was the first man created on Earth and the term ‘tiki’ was often used to describe large wooden carvings which bore a general human shape. These humanlike carvings continue to mark sacred or significant sites in Polynesian cultures. In modern times tiki has become an icon for a relaxed, laid back, by the beach atmosphere. That’s why many of the items sold at Our Old Stuff Antiques in Holly Hill, Fla. also feature hula girls or rattan.

“We have a 1950s Marwal Hula girl chalk bust and we also have two Lindner chalk figurines, a hula boy and girl which date back to 1941,” Soon his store started filling with tiki art, masks, furniture and figurines. said Bindig. Over the years he’s found many interBehind the Polynesian motif lies esting pieces such as electrified rattan the common thread among all antiki wall sconces dating from the tiques that draws the eyes of every 1950s containing masks made from collector – a quality and craftsmanchalk, and a large Witco hand carved ship difficult to find in these modtiki mask long enough to cover half of ern times of mass production. the wall. “Nothing is ever the same,” said What began as an attempt to fill Bindig. “Even tiki pieces that are customers’ requests became a passion made by the same person are very for Bindig himself. Many of the most different because they’re all hand intriguing tiki pieces he has found dur- carved. Each one is like a piece of ing his hunts have ended up as décor original artwork.” in his own home. “I have a lot of lamps in my house that stand on hand carved tiki bases,” he said. “My most favorite piece sits on the front porch – an over four foot tall tiki statue carved out of a palm tree.” The history of tiki has origins in the Polynesian cultures of the Pacific Ocean, such as Hawaii, New Zealand




LEFT: Bindig’s favorite Tiki, dating from the 50’s, is handcarved from a palm tree with a plaque on the back that states “Original Tiki Joe Tiki.” ABOVE RIGHT: A small hand carved Tiki lamp dating from the 60’s. RIGHT: Two Lindner chalk figurines, a hula boy and girl, that are dated 1941.

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ABOVE: Witco Tiki mask hangings, dating from the 50’s to the 60’s. RIGHT: A 4 foot tall chainsaw carved tiki and a 3 foot tall handcarved tiki.

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