Summer Sun Continues for Antique Lovers!
 
                                                                                           

                                                           Photo by Kristin Hicks July 2015
 
                                               
  
This sunny yellow Henriot plate is a great example of Quimper faience. The pattern is actually called Soleil which means sun.  The hand painted designs have been painted on pottery in the town of Quimper, France for over 300 years and is still in production today! Both Marcia and Kristin from AntiqueTrail.com have visited Quimper which is located not far from the Atlantic ocean in the Brittany region of France. A common theme in Quimper pottery is people dressed in Breton regional clothing and seaside things like shells, fish and boats.  Quimper pottery is a great collectors item and is relatively easy to find.  The correct pronunciation is "Kim" (like the girl's name!) and pear (like the fruit!)- "Kim-pear".
 
 
 
 Photos by Kristin Hicks July 2015
 
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ON THE ROAD WITH BETTY IN TEXAS
 All Texas Photos by Betty Christensen
 
 
One of our AntiqueTrail.com associates, Betty Christensen, is a true Texan!  She has traveled many miles on Texas highways starting when she had her first teaching job and continuing today as she visits antique shops for AntiqueTrail.com!     
 
  
Betty is known to be a great cook.  She enjoys serving her family's favorite shrimp and grits or perhaps making pesto from scratch with home grown basil, but she does have one guilty fast food pleasure left from her earliest days traveling in Texas...she loves a "drive through taco" from an old Texas favorite...Jack  
 
   
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ON THE ROAD WITH MARCIA AT THE NEW ORLEANS ANTIQUES FORUM!
 
   
Photos by Marcia Arnold
 
  
  
Marcia  attended the Historic New Orleans Collection Antiques Forum the first few days of August. She took the photos above on the associated tour of homes.  She, of course, will again be staying at her favorite place on Bourbon Street with NewOrleansHotelCollection.com.  Marcia took both photos below while staying in hotels in the New Orleans Hotel Collection. 
 
Go to www.NewOrleansHotelCollection.com/200 for an exclusive offer of a room rate better than any Expedia rate or other online source!  You may have a choice of hotels, choice of room and 10-15% off depending on room type and dates!
 
Photos by Marcia Arnold  
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PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NATCHEZ ANTIQUE FORUM
"At Home an Abroad: Natchezians on the Grand Tour"
Nov 5 - 7, 2015
NatchezAntiquesForum.org
  
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PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NATCHEZ  PILGRIMAGE
Sep 25 - Oct 12
 
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Upcoming shows!
 

 
Metrolina Expo Vintage & Antiques Show, 
Charlotte, NC
 Oct 1-4, 2015
  



Scott Antique Market, 
Atlanta, GA
 Oct 8-11, 2015
 
 
  


Attalla Treasures in the Streets,  Attalla, AL
Sept 11-12, 2015

    
 
  


 
Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market,  Little Rock, AR
Sept 18-20, 2015



   

TEXAS ANTIQUE WEEK   
Round Top Vintage Market, Round Top, TX
Sep 23 - Oct 4, 2015
  
 
 


Cole's Antique Show,  Round Top, TX
Sep 24-Oct 4, 2015

 

 


 Rose of Texas, Warrenton, TX
Sept 24- Oct 4
  
  
  
  

Poor Richard's Antiques Show,  Burton, TX
Sep 26 - Oct 4, 2015

 
 

 
Antique Association of Arcadia  Antique Fair,  Arcadia, FL
 Sep 26 and Oct 24, 2015

  
 
 
 
  
Renninger's,  Mount Dora, FL
 Oct 11, 2015 Guitars and Cars
 Oct 17, 2015 Vintage and Antique Fair
Oct 2, 2015 Fall in the Field

    
 
  
 
Clinch River Antique Festival, Clinton, TN
Oct 9-10, 2015

 
  
 
 
 
Petticoats on the Prairie Vintage Market, Levelland, TX

   
 
 

Southern Lovin' Junkin' Show, Columbus, GA
Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015

      
  
 
  
  
Minden, LA 
 Oct 17-18, 2015

 
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STORE NEWS
 
Congratulations to Cotton City, Mobile, AL - celebrating 25 Years in business!
                                       Visit them at CottonCityAntiques.com

 


Congratulations to Antique Attic in Dothan, AL! They were chosen as the EBay power seller from Alabama and were invited to San Jose, CA to be at the ringing of the NASDAQ bell on July 20th.  Visit them at AntiqueAtticDothan.com

     
 
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One of our Facebook friends is looking for a potato masher like this one...
 
  
Have you seen one? Let us   know a t AntiqueTrail.com! 
  
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AntiqueTrail.com is now from Maine to Key West!
Duck and Dolphin Antiques in Key West, FL is brimming with quality antiques!
            
  
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Up-cycle/Recycle/Re-purpose!
 
This section of the newsletter will focus on new uses for old things!  If you have found a unique new use for an old item, let us know at Kristin@AntiqueTrail.com.
 
 
I despise toothpicks but it seems the men in my family are always looking for one... especially my son with braces!  I decided using this cute little piece of pottery I bought in England!  I thought it would make a good home for the toothpicks and I can even use it when serving appetizers that need a pick!
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Please let us know how we can better serve you! 
 
Happy Trails!
 
Kristin Hicks, Newsletter Editor
  
Marcia Arnold 
Bruce Pate 


and the AntiqueTrail.com team
AntiqueTrail.com
256-797-5640
  
 
  
 




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