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 In a pinch?  Sugar tongs can make a simple cup of coffee seem more special!
laying tongs
Photo by Kristin Hicks
     I had never even heard of sugar tongs until I came across them in an antique shop in France.  They seem to be more popular in Europe and my theory is that this is due to the fact the sugar cubes are more popular there!  After that first experience, I was hooked!  I bought them for myself and as gifts!  I brought some back in my hand luggage for Christmas gifts for my mother and mother in law and had quite a time trying to explain (in French) what they were to the security guards at the airport!

close tongs cup
Photo by Kristin Hicks
     I just love the interesting motifs on the tongs.  You will see everything from flowers and fruit to animals, initials and geometric shapes. Some tongs even have mechanical pincers.

 Some of my favorites in my collection have bees (a very French symbol from Napoleon), grapes and grape leaves, and, animal claws.

     I have one pair that sport the image of an apostle.  I have been told that apostle spoons are a very popular christening gift in Europe and some of the sets of twelve apostle spoons come with the sugar tongs to make a nice serving set for tea or coffee.

  Using interesting sugar tongs can spruce up every day dishes or more formal china.  I have also used my tongs for hors de oeuvres and nuts.  There are also fun shaped sugar cubes that can also be used to spice up your simple coffee morning or afternoon tea!
pinch tongs
Photo by Kristin Hicks

tongs yardley bowl
Photo by Kristin Hicks
tongs with china
Photo by Kristin Hicks



The deadline for the fourth annual LouisianaAntiqueTrail.com brochure/map is June 1, 2016.  
The deadline for the fifth annual GeorgiaAntiqueTrail.com brochure/map is June 1, 2016.
The sixth annual TennesseeAntiqueTrail.com brochure/map will be printed in June; the deadline for inclusion is June 12, 2016.
The deadline for the next TXAntiqueTrail.com brochure/map will be July 15, 2016.


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   Even though an associate of AntiqueTrail.com attempts to call each store three times a year to check if the store needs brochures/maps or other help, we have enhanced the website so that the stores can easily order brochures at any time by logging into their accounts and click on the Order Brochure button. It defaults to your state but you can order other states as well and if you don't need a whole box, you may choose from different amounts.  Individual/non members  may order brochure/maps from the Brochure page.

For more information about brochures, contact Joy at brochures@AntiqueTrail.com or call at 502-963-3686.

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    Upcoming Shows

Metrolina Expo Vintage and Antiques Show
Charlotte, NC
June 2-5, 2016
Metrolina Extravaganza
June 2-5, 2016

400 Mile Yard Sale
Bowling Green, KY
June 2-5, 2016

Canton Civic Center First Monday Trade Days
Canton, TX
June 2-5, 2016
June 30-July 3, 2016
July 28-31, 2016

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival
West Palm Beach, FL
June 3-5, 2016

Scott Antique Market
Atlanta, GA 
June 9-12, 2016
July 7-10, 2016

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
Cumming, GA
June 17-19, 2016
July 15-17, 2016

Antique Association of Arcadia
Arcadia, FL
June 25, 2016
July 23, 2016

Downtown Hendersonville Antique and Vintage Show
Hendersonville, NC
June 25, 2016
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Firecracker Flea Market
Cookeville, TN
July 1-3, 2016


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Photo by Kay Bain
Who is Kay Bain?

kay sunset
Photo by Kayla Bain
 Kay Bain, Sales Associate and Customer Support, is a mom, a wife, and a caregiver for her mother.  She   was a 
kay sunglasses
Photo by Kay Bain
substitute teacher for  eight years and has worked with AntiqueTrail.com for two and a half years.  Kay is the sister of Marcia, co-owner of AntiqueTrail.com. Kay collects iris/herringbone glass and loves vintage bowls, advertising, and old toys. A lifetime resident of Cookeville, TN, Kay and her family are passionate about camping in their travel trailer, boating, and watching the sunset disappear behind the mountains on beautiful Center Hill Lake!

Most recently, Kay has been working hard in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee! She is always happy to help our members with their websites, renewing memberships, or any other questions they might have.!     931-510-0607              Kay@AntiqueTrail.com


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Happy Trails!
Kristin Hicks, Newsletter Editor
Marcia Arnold 
Bruce Pate 

and the AntiqueTrail.com team