marches into spring with Mid Century Modern!

 Mid Century Modern is making a splash in 2016!
                                                                                                                                                    Mid Century Antiques are all the rage these days and many of our members specialize in the unique styles of the 1950's.  Once your eyes are opened to the interesting shapes, colors and textures of the mid century craftsmanship, you will notice that this look is everywhere!
Photo by Wendy Wayman
From that quirky coffee shop to the episode of Mad Men you watched, you will see this era all around!

Our Old Stuff Antiques  Photo by Marcia Arnold
The mid century designers created such   interesting designs with splashes of color in bold fabrics and leather.  The   wooden furniture with sleek lines and the creative patterns in the rattan and metal     works appeal to many antique enthusiasts today. The furniture of this period pairs well with contemporary homes and is also very popular in seaside communities.  This is probably why we have an abundance of members in Florida that specialize in  mid century antiques.  Take a minute to look at our members in Holly Hill, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale and their beautiful mid century treasures!

Photo by Wendy Wayman
Perhaps you have a lamp or chair from your mother or grandmother that you think may be from the 40's or 50's?  Milo Baughman created furniture for the Thayer Coggins company.  One of his most popular pieces was a dining chair with legs and arms made from chrome.  T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed homes for Elizabeth Arden and Doris Duke but today his most sought after pieces are designs for Widdicomb Furniture from around  1946.  He was inspired by ancient Greek designs.  Karl Springers' decorative objects are an antique collector's pride and joy with lamps and side tables embellished with inlaid wood veneer, leather, and snake skin. 


Florida and Kentucky brochures are being finalized now!  Contact for more information!
South Carolina brochure updates are due March 15th!
Arkansas brochure updates are due March 20th!

Don't forget!  Take care of business online!

You can take care of your business on our website.  Do a little spring cleaning and refresh your web page by uploading new photos, renew your membership and reorder brochures at the click of your mouse!

Store News/ Classifieds

Antique Shop for Sale!  Tenaha, Texas.  For more information contact Lil Wisby at


Wanted:  black cast iron 4 burner stove with oven and warmer.  Call  205 372 6351

Ogunquit Museum of American Art is seeking tax deductible donations of art, books, and collectibles for its annual ABC Sale.  Call ahead to schedule item drop off at the museum located at 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit. Then come to the Sale April 16, 9am-2pm to find new treasures!  All sale proceeds benefit the OMAA. For more information call 207-646-4909.  Thank you for your support!

Case Antiques held their winter auction on January 23rd and despite the blizzard the auction was a huge success!  Record sales exceeded their highest estimates by 20% with 4,770 bidders from 70 different companies!   Case Antiques is accepting consignments for their spring online auction and their next live auction on July 30 in Knoxville, TN. Announces March Trail Sale!!

During the month of March, many antique shops and malls across the state of Alabama will be participating in a HUGE SALE!  Shoppers, collectors and vintage treasure hunters can go to the website, select a participating store, and see what types of items are in the store and how the store is participating in the sale! Go to Happy Hunting!
Need Help with Brochure/Maps? is so lucky to have Joy to help with our brochure/maps!  Joy is responsible for our brochure requests and distribution.  She is a retired human resource specialist and real estate broker and she is the mother of our software and business partner, Bruce Pate!

It is quick and easy to reorder your brochure/maps!  Go to and click on the Brochures button.  If you scroll down past the brochures you will see the brochure deadlines on the left and on the right are two blue buttons to click.  If you choose the non-member button, you will find the place to fill in your contact details.  For members, you will find the option to log in to  When a member logs into their account, the screen that comes up has the Order Brochure link there. You should click on it and the window that pops up has a default value of one box of their respective state selected. If that is all you want, you just scroll down to the bottom of the page and hit the submit button. A response will be shown at the top showing what you ordered. You can just logout at this point. If you want to order some brochures from other states also, before you hit the submit button, you can choose from the other states that are provided in the list below the default selection. The options for each state are different based on state but basically you can choose to order a box, or a partial box or 1,2,or 3 brochures from as many states as you like. Once all the states have been selected, then you hit the submit button. What you order will be displayed at the top of the page and it gives you the option to cancel if it is not correct. For more information just contact Joy at or call at 502-963-3686! 

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Our thanks go out to Alabama Living magazine for featuring the Alabama Antique Trail Sale in their March 2016 edition!


Ken Rivenbark and his television show Southern Heirlooms have published their monthly newletter. Stay on top of his TV show and learn more about your family heirlooms by going to his TV show website at

Upcoming Shows

Metrolina Expo Vintage and Antiques Show
Charlotte, NC
March 3-6, 2016
Metrolina Extravaganza
March 30-April 3, 2016

Canton Civic Center First Monday Trade Days
Canton, TX
March 3-6, 2016
March 31-April 3, 2016
April 28- May 1, 2016

West Palm Beach Antiques Festival
West Palm Beach, FL
March 4-6, 2016
April 1-3, 2016

High Cotton Trade Days
Memphis, TN
March 5-6, 2016

Scott Antique Market
Atlanta, GA
March 10-13, 2016
April 7-10, 2016

Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market
Little Rock, AR
March 11-13, 2016

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market
Cumming, GA
March 18-20, 2016
April 15-17, 2016

Northshore Antiques and Auction
Covington, LA
March 16-18, 2016


Moultrie Federated Guild 59th Annual Antique Show and Sale
Moultrie, GA
March 18-20, 2016

Indy Antique Advertising Show
Indianapolis, IN
March 18-19, 2016

Rose of Texas Antique Show
Warrenton, TX
March 24-April 2, 2016

Cole's Antique Show
Warrenton, TX
March 24- April 2, 2016

Antique Association of Arcadia
Arcadia, FL
March 26, 2016
April 23, 2016

Round Top Vintage Market
Round Top, TX
March 28- April 2, 2016

Market at the Mill Spring Show
New Roads, LA
April 8-10, 2016

Southern Junkers Vintage Market
Memphis, TN
April 8-9, 2016

Historic Bardstown Antiques Show and Sale
Bardstown, KY
April 9-10, 2016

Dade City Antique Fair and Market
Dade City, FL
April 9-10, 2016

Covington Antiques and Uniques Festival
Covington, LA 
April 16-17, 2016

Slidell Historical Antique Show
Slidell, LA
April 23-24, 2016

St. Louis Antique Festival
Belleville, IN
April 23-24, 2016

Montgomery Antiques Festival
Montgomery, TX
April 29-May1, 2016

Junkinista Vintage Market
Hattiesburg, MS
April 30-May 1, 2016

Where is Lori?

Marcia's Favorite Treasures

This month Marcia's favorite treasures come from Maddux Place in Cookeville, TN.  You can see from this photo that Maddux Place is full of lovely antiques that are displayed beautifully.
Photo by Marcia Arnold

Please let us know how we can better serve you! 
Happy Trails!
Kristin Hicks, Newsletter Editor
Marcia Arnold 
Bruce Pate 

and the team

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