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Fall is here!
The New England Antique Trail header above just gives us a hint of the glorious fall colors that are now in full swing.  Even in the South, we have finally felt the chill of fall in the air!
As soon as that first chilly morning appears, so do the Halloween decorations...or if you live in the deep South like I do, you will still be wearing shorts and flip flops when the pumpkins arrive in the stores!  Thankfully, this change is my excuse to get rid of my pathetic looking ferns on my front porch, and spruce things up with some pumpkins! 
All I did was take the ferns out, put a few empty soup cans in the urns, set the pumpkin on top, and surround them with some dried moss.  Voila!  This was only about a ten minute job.  It could be made exceedingly more beautiful with lovely antique urns or pots and can be used indoors as well. While one pumpkin is good, three look even better!  And while you are at it, add a little pumpkin spice to your planters by adding some winter plants like decorative cabbages and a pumpkin here and there!
When I lived in France, I fell in love with black and white transfer ware and it lends itself to Halloween decorating as well.  Can't you see a butternut squash and pumpkin soup in this tureen?  Or a floral arrangement to replace the broken lid on this piece?  The possibilities are endless!
North Carolina

The new NorthCarolinaAntiqueTrail.com brochure/map is about to be printed! Be sure to update all your new information on your web page by logging in to your AntiqueTrail account. Plan A Trip to see all of our North Carolina members!  The Depot At Gibson Mill in Concord, in Hendersville: Dish-GirlDowntown Hendersonville, NCHistoric Downtown HendersonvilleHoneysuckle HollowInn on Church Boutique Hotel and Event CenterJaneAsherAntiques.comMia's Marketplace, LLCSouthern Chicks Market(is having their Christmas Open House Nov 2-5) VillageGreenAntiqueMall.com. White Owl Antique Mall & Design Center in Mt. Pleasant. In New Bern: AndreasAtticAntiques.comFranklin's Antique MallJ L Kirkman's Antique MallNew Berne Antiques and Collectibles LLCTom's Coins & Antiques and Faulkenberry Auctions. In Wilmington Flea Body's Antique Mall (they are having their Fall Salvage Sale Nov 4th), The Ivy Cottage. In Mooresville is Main St. Antiques & Design Gallery.

A note from Pattie...

Holiday events and Open Houses are beginning soon. Please let Pattie know your dates via email at pattie@antiquetrail.com, and she will do an AntiqueTrail.com Facebook post for your event. Also you can add your Event to our event calendar by logging into your account and clicking on "Add Event".

What is in the AntiqueTrail Store this month?



Cooking up a witch's brew for Halloween and need a big black pot?  The AntiqueTrail.com Store is the perfect place to look!  Head to the AntiqueTrail.com home page and click on the store tab.  When you click on the tab, a list of categories will appear.  Then click on the category of the item you are searching for.  I clicked on kitchenware to find a black pot.
Here on the left if what I was looking for!  Cast iron pots for $10.00!  Click on the item and you will see a screen like the one on the right. Here you will find a more detailed description along with the contact information for the seller.
Welcome to our newest members!
Land Rush Antique Mall -- Arkansas City, KS

F.O. Bailey Antiquarians -- Falmouth, ME

Social Butterfly Marketplace -- Demopolis, AL

Flo's Attic -- Winter Park, FL

Flea Body's Antique Mall -- Wilmington, NC

Fredonia Vintage House -- Nacogdoches, TX

Bear Blessings Antiques -- Hutchinson, KS

Woodstock Antiques & Arts -- Woodstock, CT

A Moment In Time Antiques and Collectibles -- Memphis, TN

Cornish Trading Company -- Cornish, ME

Junk in the Trunk Emporium Antiques -- Kechi, KS

Toy Depot -- Hutchinson, KS

2 Blondes with Junk in the Trunk -- Fyffe, AL

A THRU Z Antiques and Collectibles -- Eloy, AZ

The Willow Cottage -- Athens, AL

Little Barrel Antiques -- Casa Grande, AZ

The Consignment Company -- Amarillo, TX

Heritage Promotions -- Fishersville, VA

Everything Vintage Co. -- Williamsburg, VA

Cold Harbor Antique Mall -- Mechanicsville, VA

Williamsburg Antique Mall -- Williamsburg, VA

Antiques of Centre -- Centre, AL

Rockfish Gap Country Store -- Afton, VA

The Antique Mall -- Lexington, VA

Chic's Antiques and Variety -- Floyd, VA

Greenwood Antiques & Uniques -- Greenwood , VA

A Country Way Design -- Murrayville, GA

HBT Vintage Wares and Estate Sales -- Forrest City, AR
Governor's Antiques & Architectural Materials -- Mechanicsville, VA

Memaws And Papas -- Amarillo, TX

50 West Antiques -- Winchester, VA

Two Guys Antiques and Collectibles -- Dumfries, VA

Finders Keepers Antiques & Collectibles -- Pickens, SC

Old American Barn -- Gordonsville, VA

Valley Treasures -- Woodstock, VA

Glory B -- Lubbock, TX

Port Royal General Store Antiques -- Port Royal, VA

Past and Present -- Winchester, VA

Back Porch Antiques -- Greeneville, TN

Vilnis & Co. Antiques -- Strasburg, VA

Brooklyn's Marketplace -- Front Royal, VA

3 Hens Treasures -- Marshall, VA

Boswells Corner Antiques and Decor -- Stafford, VA

Southern Addictions Antiques -- Atmore, AL

Charlotte's Web Antique Mall -- Salem, VA

Behind The Vintage Door -- Harpers Ferry, WV

The Antique Collector @ Sanfords -- Rhoadesville, VA

Low Vintage -- Charlottesville, VA

echoes of RETRO -- Orlando, FL

Falls Church Antique Center -- Falls Church, VA

Circle A Antique Mall -- Rustburg, VA

Idle-A-While Antiques -- Lubbock, TX

Katie's Korner Antiques and Collectibles -- Lubbock, TX
Upcoming Shows
October 27-29, and November 24-26, 2017
Antique Vintage Market and Music Festival
The Old White House
3591 Gulf to Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34460
Contact::  Brenda  Phone: 352-586-0480
October 28, 2017
Boom at the Barns
Hyter Burkes Pavillion
402 Dubois Rd, Cookeville, TN 38501
Contact:  Brent Whitaker  Phone:  931-510-6438
October 28-29, 2017
Antique Festival of the Ozarks
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N Grant, Springfield, MO 65803
Contact:  Gail Kinney  Phone: 918-619-2875
November 3-5, 2017
West Palm Beach Antiques Festival
South Florida Fairgrounds
9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Contact: Bill & Kay Puchstein  Phone: 941-697-7475
November 9-12, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Atlanta Expo Center
3650 Jonesboro Rd, Atlanta, GA 30354
Phone:  740-569-2800
November 11-12, 2017
Antique Alley
Conway Expo Center
2505 E Oak St., Conway, AR 72032
Contact:  Ashley Norris  Phone:  501-230-5728
November 11-12, 2017
Flea Fest
Burton Complex Event Barn
7001 Gulf Hwy, Lake Charles, LA 70607
Contact: Justin Lopez  Phone: 337-502-8584
November 16-19, 2017
Two Fat Friends
1950 Hwy 49 N, Wiggins, MS 39577
Contact: Lodie Bailey  Phone: 601-408-5629
November 17-18, 2017
Market at the Mill
311 Mill St, New Roads, LA 70760
Contact: Betty Fontaine  Phone: 225-638-2875

 
November 17-19, 2-17
Antique Festival of the Ozarks
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Contact: Gail Kinney  Phone: 918-619-2875
November 24-25, 2017
Vintage Flamingo
2701 14th Ave, Gulfport, MS 39503
Contact: Michelle & Sharon  Phone: 985-335-5097
November 25-26, 2017
Scott Antique Market
Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Contact: 314-296-4484 or 740-569-2800
November 25-26, 2017
Stuart Antiques Show
Martin County Fairgrounds
2616 SE Dixie Hwy (Hwy A1A), Stuart, FL 34996
Contact: Bill & Kay Puchstein Phone: 914-697-7475
Endorsements
October 2017
One member writes...

Thank you so much - great page you have, I'm out picking every week - at Pickens SC this morning.

October 24, 2017 
Hi Marcia. Thanks again for speaking with me today. I really enjoyed getting to know more about your business. 
I wanted to let you know I called a few antique store owners to ask about AntiqueTrail.com. My goal was to do some homework prior to recommending your services to my clients. I was very pleasantly surprised because everyone I spoke with gave very positive feedback.  One shop owner said she received a good amount of traffic because of AntiqueTrail.com.  Another said you are the "best in the nation."  One owner said she would make the investment for the brochures alone and loved the fact that participants actually help promote each other. I'm definitely going to recommend you to anyone I run across in the antique business who need more traffic to their website or brick and mortar shop.

Denise 
FirstUpMarketing.com


Via phone October 26, 2017

'Hey Marcia - this is Judy at Brill's Antiques.
I loved the flyers (new VirginiaAntiqueTrail.com map); they are beautiful!  I'm going to
tell my friends who own shop in Yorktown about it.  Thank you!'


 
Store News
Antiques at Maddux Place in Cookeville, TN is moving and all their merchandise is 25% off!

Find their shop at 323 East Spring Street, Cookeville, TN 38501 

They are open Tues-Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. For more information call 931.510.0032. or visit their Website: www.antiquesatmaddux.com or Email: antiquesatmaddux@gmail.com.

A note from Jack, an antiques dealer...

Dear Friends:
 
               The ideal location for an antique shop is a beautiful old house, so when Emily and I pulled up, I could tell we were going to have a pleasant experience.  Either the sign in the front or some other source had informed us that the late Federal style house was built in 1821, a time in our country’s history when Georgian style merged into the beginnings of pure Greek and Roman Classical inspiration.  If the antiques inside weren’t spectacular, then at least the interior architecture of the house would make up for any deficit in beauty of the furniture.
 
               As we walked through the front door and saw the interior stairs and extraordinarily lovely wall moldings, I also stared at one of the most robustly designed Empire Restoration pier tables I have ever seen.  In addition, the walls were covered with vividly colored modern art that even I could live with.  Generally, I’m not a modern in spirit or emotion.
 
               Within a minute, Emily and I had moved from the delightfully large entrance hall to the parlor on the left.  That’s when I saw the table, the best Tennessee banquet table I have ever seen.  The glorious legs were fluted, ending at the floor with a spiked design in the best back country Sheraton form for a table leg.  The color of each banquet end was a mellow honey walnut brown acquired over two hundred years of use with dirt and soot blending with the wood and air combining for perfect oxidation.
 
               Emily and I have only one dining room but own five banquet tables, so acquiring another one is no small decision.  Within seconds of seeing the two banquet ends that flanked the parlor fireplace, I noticed that one banquet end had not lived a charmed life.  At some point, it had encountered a traumatic event, appearing as if someone had attacked it with a lethal hatchet, making angular lines of damage.  The repairs were expertly done but I have no idea how the gashes were inflicted on the best Tennessee banquet table I have ever seen.  The bottom line was, this exquisitely designed table is not museum quality.  Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of Southern Decorative Arts will not have their agents offering absurd amounts of money for it.
 
               The banquet table, while not being priced to give away, was marked reasonably, discounted by at least two-thirds for the wounds once inflicted on it.  I have seen many lesser tables priced much higher.  So the price was right but what would I do with a sixth banquet table?  As Deanne Levison accurately said many years ago, “antique collecting is a sickness that we must learn to live with” or something to that effect.  My problem of whether to buy it however was quickly resolved.  The person who owned the table and who immediately seemed like a friend of fifty years because of our mutual love of antiques, said the table was on hold for a man who lives in Franklin and who showed appropriate enthusiasm for it.  He also said the table came out of a local Franklin estate and he believed it was made in the Franklin area.  I agreed.  It’s definitely Middle Tennessee in my opinion but could be Kentucky except for being walnut.  Kentucky tables are almost always cherry.
 
               I wondered if the Franklin resident knew that this would probably be the only chance he would ever have to acquire a Williamson County table as good as this one.  Surely he wouldn’t let it slip through his hands.  But not everyone knows a Southern treasure when he sees it.  However, I felt relieved that it would stay in the area.  One good friend of mine, who sells the best of Tennessee 19th century art and furniture, says his current most acquisitive clients live in Florida, the land of hurricanes and despair, especially for us who love American furniture.
 
               And so I said adieu to my favorite Tennessee banquet table, only to visit the shop two months later to see the table still there.  And it just so happens that at work we are turning a small office into a small conference room and can use a conference table.  Does God plan these types of things for me or what?  Still, I resisted.  It would be another ten days before I called  and asked if the Tennessee banquet table was still for sale.  It was.  Not being above using a cliché when it might create some humor, I told the store owner I had decided I couldn’t live without the Tennessee table.  That wasn’t completely true.  I could live without it.  I just didn’t want to.  It will be delivered to the office soon.  The new conference room now has on the wall a painting of a beautiful New Hampshire young woman wearing a white silk Empire gown who peers down on all who enter the room.  Below her sits a Bardstown, Kentucky inlaid cherry sideboard, circa 1800, with rose head nails holding the backboards on.  That sideboard has been hidden away much too long.  I think my newly acquired Tennessee banquet table will feel at home with its new friends.  I know objects can’t observe their surroundings or feel emotions.  The emotions are in us, not them.  But still, to me, these objects of wood, brass, paint and canvas seem to have a contentment when placed together in the right way.  And their beauty speaks to me in the busyness of day to day.
 
Sincerely,
 
Jack Burwell
Associate Highlight
Pierce Horton, Texas Sales Associate, has been in business in the same location at 607 Broadway, Plainview, Texas since 1991 and in the antique business since 1960. He has had wonderful return customers for many, many years; one of his pleasures is to greet these long time customers/friends. He collects and sells a little of everything in his 6,000 square foot building.

Phone: 931-933-5844
Email: Pierce@AntiqueTrail.com
Marcia's Favorite
Silver plated tea sets can make a wall bookshelf WOW!

Find these and a building filled with her collections for sale at MaryParkerAntiquesAL.com.  She is located at  418 Dauphin Island Pkwy in Mobile, Al.
Please let us know how we can better serve you!

Kristin Hicks
Newsletter Editor
Kristin@AntiqueTrail.com

Marcia Cole Huffman
Bruce Pate

256-797-5640
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