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
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
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
PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NATCHEZ ANTIQUE FORUM
"At Home an Abroad: Natchezians on the Grand Tour"
Nov 5 - 7, 2015
PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW FOR NATCHEZ PILGRIMAGE
Sep 25 - Oct 12
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Metrolina Expo Vintage & Antiques Show,
Oct 1-4, 2015
Scott Antique Market,
Oct 8-11, 2015
Attalla Treasures in the Streets,
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,
Sep 26 - Oct 4, 2015
Antique Association of Arcadia
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
Oct 17-18, 2015
Congratulations to Cotton City, Mobile, AL - celebrating 25 Years in business!
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?
AntiqueTrail.com is now from Maine to Key West!
Duck and Dolphin Antiques in Key West, FL is brimming with quality antiques!
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
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!
Please let us know how we can better serve you!
Kristin Hicks, Newsletter Editor
and the AntiqueTrail.com team