An exclusive offer for AntiqueTrail.com members from
New Orleans Hotel Collection!
Here is an incredible offer at the Whitney Hotel for anyone going to The Antiques Forum in New Orleans over the dates of August 1-8 or any AntiqueTrail.com member going to New Orleans over those dates for any reason! Forum guests may have already booked, but we encourage cancellation and re-booking with the Whitney because the $89 a night rate is better. The Whitney is also within a couple of blocks of the White Linen Night event on Julia Street, so it is a very convenient location to book a room for that event on Aug 6, too. Marcia has stayed in two of the New Orleans Hotel Collection Properties many times, and she highly recommends them! She was in one of their properties this last April and last August and for several years before that! The New Orleans Hotel Collection is a long time member of AntiqueTrail.com
The link above offers AntiqueTrail.com member/visitors a very special direct book rate of just $89 at the boutique Whitney Hotel of the New Orleans Hotel Collection. Desirably located in the heart of the city, and only a few blocks from the New Orleans Historic Collection's Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street. Whiney is a highly rated hotel, with restaurant and bar, free high speed internet and bottled artesian waters for guests. It is walking distance to the fun of the French quarter, and equally close to the National World War II Museum and the Arts district.
To book this rate, visit the link. This is an exclusive offer for direct booking, better than any other online offer.
AntiqueTrail.com is in national magazines again!
French furniture is beautiful and useful!
by Kristin Hicks
I have a personal love for French furniture. I was lucky enough to live in France for eighteen months in 2003-2004, and I absolutely fell in love with the furniture we found in Normandy. The furniture has interesting lines and carved details without being overly formal. The warm colors of the oak, walnut, and fruit woods are very pleasing to the eye. I also love the long decorative hinges and hardware they used.
A common practice during the 1800s was that fathers would painstakingly make beautiful hand carved furniture for their daughters. The pieces would be filled with linens and clothing for their trousseau. There are often motifs of wheat and bread baskets symbolizing prosperity.
Even today, many European homes do not have closets so armoires are a necessity. Although closets are the norm in the United States, French armoires are still an excellent and attractive place to store everything from linens to televisions.
I currently use my armoire for my television. This style of French furniture is perfect as a media cabinet. There is no vertical piece between the two doors making it possible to use a large television inside. This same type of construction is seen in French buffets.
Follow the trail to find treasures in Tennessee!
Tennessee is an amazing destination for antique hunters! One will discover an abundance of treasures in the upscale private galleries and multi-vendor malls of Tennessee. The shops and malls are housed uniquely; shops are in historical cottages, bungalows, farmhouses, former gas stations, banks, and theaters. Some owners have re-purposed entire mills, factories, and shopping malls. The photo on the left and right are in historical Clinton, TN
Clinton's 14 vintage and antique stores have earned it a place in Fodor's list of top ten antiquing towns in the US.
Park once; walk to all 14 stores! Spend a day or two. Cadence Craft and Trade has Amelia's Café - you will love the soup and sandwiches! Clinton's Antique Shows are the first weekend in May and the second weekend in October. Marcia found this RC cola cooler last week in Clinton. It still works! (She didn't buy it, but she is "hinting" for it for Christmas from her son.)
Ten of Fayetteville TN antique stores are on the historical square! Many of the buildings housing the antique stores were erected in 1800's. The other stores are nearby. Join Fayetteville for the Slawburger Festival each year in April. Marcia highly recommends those burgers!
Don't fall prey to internet fakes!
One of our members recently contacted us because she had received documents from a company telling her that her internet domain name was going to expire, and she needed to pay to renew it. Please don't fall for this trick! They are trying to get people to unknowingly pay them for services that AntiqueTrail.com already provides for you with your membership! You will never receive any legitimate emails or paper mailings from other companies on behalf of AntiqueTrail.com. If you have any questions about this, just contact any of our customer service associates! Kay - 931-510-0607 - Kay@AntiqueTrail.com or Pattie - 803-834-8104 - Pattie@AntiqueTrail.com
Have you selected your shop specialty?
When you join AntiqueTrail.com or any time you update your page, please be sure to select your top two shop specialties so that you will be included in this list! ( If you need help with this, call customer support.)
are browsing our website can go to the home page and then click on the Shop Specialties
tab to search for the category of the items they are looking for. For more specialties to choose from, just scroll down the page (not all specialties are shown in the photo to the right.) Click here to view the list of options.
The deadline for inclusion in the 2016
TXAntiqueTrail.com brochure/map is August 1,
2016. Wendy is in Texas as we write!
This month's featured store is...
Shelton Lane Antiques in Manchester, TN
Ruby and Harold have been collecting and selling antiques for years. They were among AntiqueTrail.com's very first members! When you drive down their tree lined drive, you will think you will have arrived in antique heaven. They have several buildings filled with variety. They have a country store with authentic vintage items that would have been available when many of us were children. The huge clock is from Twitty City. The dental cabinet just arrived and won't last long. They have buildings filled with memorabilia.
Southern Accents Architectural Antiques
in Cullman, Alabama has been awarded the "Best of Bama Award" for the second time in the last three years! This award is given by Alabama Magazine for the best antiques store in the state. Congratulations!
A customer is looking for an antique wood stove that is not miniature for $50. Contact Maxwell at email@example.com.
Chuck Miller is looking to quickly sell some mid 1940's movie theater seats along with around 700 new theater seats. Please email Chuck at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Need more brochure/maps?
A helpful tidbit from Pattie in Customer Support...
When an AntiqueTrail.com's new printing of a state's brochure /map is finalized, each member will receive an initial box of 125 - 200 brochures depending upon the number of panels the brochure/map contains,. You may order more from the AntiqueTrail.com website under your login account. Once you log on, there is a button to Order Brochures. You may also email your request to Brochures@AntiqueTrail.com or click here
If there are any questions about shipping status, all your brochure orders can be tracked when you login to the
member login area
and click "
" under your business listing. You'll find a
to click next to your order.
Scott Antique Market
August 11-14, 2016
Fostoria Glass Society of Tennessee
July 16-17, 2016
Murfreesboro Antique Show
July 15, 17, 2016
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
July 15-17, 2016
Antique Association of Arcadia
July 23, 2016
August 27, 2016
Canton Civic Center First Monday Trade Days
July 28-31, 2016
Metrolina Expo Vintage and Antiques Show
August 4-7, 2016
August 5-7, 2016
Maine Antique Dealers 19th Annual Coastal Antiques Show
August 24, 2016
Monthly Associate Highlight
Who is Kristin Hicks?
I am currently working as Media Specialist and Customer Support for AntiqueTrail. I create this newletter each month with the help and advice from all the AntiqueTrail.com staff. I am a graduate of Auburn University and am from Auburn, AL. I recently moved back to Auburn with my family after spending twenty years following my husband's Marine Corps career around the world. My love for antiques was inspired by my mother who is an avid collector. I lived in England and France where I developed my love for French furniture, black and white transferware and barley twist!
I have been in Louisiana this month visiting my in-laws! My mother-in-law and I stopped by a few of our AntiqueTrail.com member shops. We had a great day in Breaux Bridge visiting Lagniappe Antique Mall and Bayou Town Flea Market. We also found some goodies at False River Antique Market in New Roads. Notice that one of the photos used above in the article about French furniture came from Lagniappe Antique Mall. We would also like to thank Bayou Town Flea Market and False River Antique Market for their nice displays of our Louisiana AntiqueTrail brochures!
Re-use, Re-cycle and Up-cycle!
Antique rakes can be used to hang almost any item in the home. This photo shows a rake used to display some old ladles, but they can also be used to hang picture frames, hand towels or stemware. The photo to the right was taken at my mother-in-laws home. The photos below middle are from the Junque Yard in Fayetteville, TN. The photo on the left was taken on the trail in Woodbury, TN.
|Photo by Marcia Arnold
She has been busy planning a wedding for her lovely daughter! It looks like things turned out beautifully!
Marcia's Favorite Treasure
was found this month in her home county - this sign was found and restored on a wall in downtown Cookeville, TN! (There are eight antique stores in Cookeville, TN.)
Please let us know how we can better serve you! WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE MORE OR LESS OF IN THE NEWSLETTER?
Kristin Hicks, Newsletter Editor
and the AntiqueTrail.com team