I am the keeper of the family antiques passed down several generations, and have collected antiques over the years. It's a shocker to walk through an antique store and see stuff I played with as a child! I don't feel that old!
Tell us about your interest in antiques, collecting and any antique related websites, blogs, businesses.
My interest in antiques has grown from knick knacks to restorations, reproductions of lighting, appliances, and functional pieces of furniture.
Hi Robin - Welcome aboard! I am Antiques in Bethania - real name Bev from NC and a self proclaimed Tchotchkaholic and a member of the friendly adorable picture perfect pest patrol. It sounds like you have some similar interests to me - hey - a brilliant idea - why not take a picture and use one of them to represent your image icon instead of that boring (sorry Dianne) blah - blah - blue image? The image could be anything - even you, but it would be a great way for us to get to know you!!
Hi Robin, Good to hear back from you. Ok I will keep an eye out for you for a small free standing sink and a small hooser. Here's a hint, when you go to the antique malls up town and see something you like, you can have the cashier at the mall call the owner of the item and ask for a lower price. I know in Mill Creek the vendors are very good about lowering there items if you ask. Also Mill Creek Antique mall is on FB and they are showing all their vendor booths. So if your on FB you might take a look. What part of Bakersfield do you live in and where are you moving too? Do you go to garage sales very often. I go about twice a month if not every weekend. Some times I find good deals and sometimes not. I love thrift stores too. This Wed. a girlfriend from New Cuyama, who also has a booth at Mill Creek Antique Mall, are going to Santa Maira thrift store shopping. Just love it. I also belong to the Glass and China collectors Club of Bakersfield. We put on the antique show at Hodels every March. It's a great show. And we have a field trip down south to one of the big swamp meets each fall. This Oct. we are going to the Long Beach Veterans Antique swamp me. We go by Orange Belt bus. If your interested in going let me know. It's $35. for the bus trip, then you pay to get in. Oh, we also go to the Orange Town antique district after the swamp meet. Good to hear from you Robin have a good week. Oh I live in the south east part of town of Rexland Dr., just off Union and Pachaco.