Tuesday, October 29, 2013

K-ART Holiday Special Announcement!

From BOO FEARS to NEW YEARS- ( From Oct 31 through Dec 31)

K-art will make a single visit to your home *(within 20 miles as the crow flies of Norwalk, CT)* to select your paint colors for all of your interior spaces.

A one time fee of $300.00 is required for this service and includes one free gallon of Benjamin Moore Aura Infinity Paint, your choice of any color and any finish, and includes a written file listing the colors and finishes by surface and by room.

Please tell your friends, family and anyone else who might need this gift for their new home, old home, or plain home sweet home!

Offer valid only as stated in this Blog spot.



Anyone interested in contacting K-art about this offer, should write barbara_k_krantzler@yahoo.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Spring!

After the final snows of winter are behind us and you can taste the breath of Spring in the air ahead, let's celebrate the Passover holiday and Easter days by venturing out to the Antique shows, estate sales and the predictable forthcoming tag venues.
The thrill of the chase is like finding the hidden "afikomen" or hunting for the pastel and pastille-filled Easter eggs while ultimately discovering that special something that makes you smile inside and out.

Enjoy what has yet to be uncovered...

Look what I found in my email box!



Calendar of Events 2013.
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APRIL 6, 7 - DANBURY, CT 
8th VINTAGE CLOTHING, ACCESSORIES, 
TEXTILES, & JEWELRY SHOW & SALE 
Recycle in Style™ 
Saturday, Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Early Buying 8:30am Saturday $15 (refreshments) 
Police Athletic League Building 
35 Hayestown Rd. (I-95 E. exit 5; W. exit 6) 
Up to 40 booths indoor
MAY 4 - RIDGEFIELD, CT 
51st RIDGEFIELD ANTIQUES MARKET 
Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Featuring Books, Prints, Paper, Ephemera 
INSIDE THE MANSION
Meredith Whipple appraising 11-3pm $5 per item 
Lounsbury House/Community Center 
316 Main St./Rte. 35 (Merritt exit 38; Rte. 684 exit 6) 
Up to 85 booths inside and out
MAY 27 - KATONAH, NY 
28th LASDON MEMORIAL DAY ANTIQUES FAIR 
Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Featuring music by Gary Dillon + Plant Sale 
Lasdon Park and Arboretum 
2610 Amawalk Rd./Rte 35 (Rte. 684 exit 6) 
Up to 85 booths outdoors/under tents + No dogs.
JULY 4 - S. SALEM (Town of Lewisboro), NY 
21st ANTIQUES IN THE CHURCH YARD 
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm 
Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church lawn 
8 Shady Lane at Route 123
(Merritt exit 38; Rte. 684 exit 6) 
Up to 120 booths outdoors/under tents + No dogs.
Pancake Breakfast 9-11am $6 adults, $4 children 
SEPTEMBER 2 - KATONAH, NY 
29th LASDON LABOR DAY ANTIQUES FAIR 
Monday 10:00am -5:00pm 
Featuring Music by Gary Dillon + Plant Sale
Appraising by the Jenack Appraisers & Auctioneers
11am-3pm $5 per item. 
Lasdon Park and Arboretum 
2610 Amawalk Rd./Rte. 35 (Rte. 684 exit 6). 
Up to 70 booths outdoors/under tents + No dogs.     

DECEMBER 15 - CROSS RIVER, NY 
28th ANTIQUE STOCKING STUFFERS SHOW & SALE 
Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm 
Featuring jewelry, silver and smalls. 
John Jay High School, 60 N. Salem Rd./Rte. 121N. (Rte. 684 exit 6) 
Up to 50 booths  
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Take a King sized Tut seat for 2013

Hi, all my fans!

Just received news of shows for 2013 from my favorite vendor, Marcia @ Cherished Treasures, and thought I would share them with you. You will need a big sheet of paper and a royal seat to write them all down!

Guilford Antiques Show- 2/16 and 2/17 in Guilford, CT
Morristown Armory Show- 2/23 and 2/24 in Morristown, NJ
Piers Show- 3/16 and 3/17 in NYC ***My personal favorite and always a FAB adventure!
Westport Antiques Show- 3/23 and 3/24 in Westport, CT
Danbury Vintage Show- 4/6 and 4/7 in Danbury, CT***If you like clothing, textiles and accessories, this is not to be missed!
Brimfield Antique Show-5/15 through 5/19 in Brimfield, Ma.***The mother of all shows for dealers!
Antiques in the Churchyard (outdoors)- 7/4 in South Salem, NY***I go to this every year without fail and always find a hidden treasure.
Westport Antiques (by the train station) on Sundays outside- 7/7, 7/21, 8/4,and 8/25 in Westport, CT.***This is a kind of flea market/grandma's attic of sorts and you never know what may turn up.

For now, this is enough of a teaser. I have more on my list and know that as the seasons change, some shows will be added.
If you are into vintage finds from Miriam Haskell, Judith Leiber, Hattie Carnegie, Nettie Rosenstein, and the like, in jewelry and accessories, you will be in heaven searching the booths for rare baubles.
If you are like me, always searching for the humorous, the unusual, and the story behind the find, then you will be in Nirvana as I always turn up with something- like the King Tut chair above, and the Jon Bok chair below. Enjoy!

Oh! I almost forgot to show you the Judith Leiber vintage Elephant minaudière that will be on your hunt through the shows when you look up Cherished Treasures and Marcia Chaloux on Facebook too.



Sunday, January 20, 2013

I am starting a new monthly posting for art lovers

It has been a long road through 2012 but 2013 promises new beginnings!
Because of the economy, so much has been affected in my normal course of antiquing and hunting down unique finds for myself and my followers and clients.
I have amassed my own eclectic finds which I decided I will publish a posting, monthly with a picture and a story about them.
Most recently, I found Rita Hicks Davis via the Internet, an artist called "sophisticated naif" by her own terminology, who I started collecting way back in the 80's with buying a painting called "Spring Morning" on impulse from the Jay Johnson Folk Art Gallery on MadisonAvenue in NYC.

Isn't it wonderfully sunny with its painted frame and general demeanor? I sent her an email telling her about the fact that I have 3 more of her paintings and wanting to know the stories behind them as well. It turns out she lives in Indiana,  now does rug hooking and was so pleased to know who her audience was. I look forward to her telling me stories about them so I can share them with you. Again here is another picture of her works I have on my entranceway walls in my home.
The paintings I have are called in clockwise fashion top right: "Meeting with Bill", "Blinddate", and "The Engagement". If you know her work from seeing or owning or admiring, write me here with a comment. I am looking to broaden all my art horizons.

Hope you enjoy this small info session. There will be many more to follow! Tah-tah. 







Wednesday, June 13, 2012



WELCOME BACK TO MY BLOG!!!!

Better yet said, please welcome ME back to my blogspot. I have been terribly remiss and terrifically busy. But I am writing you to tell you that my favorite show of shows is coming to the Churchyard in South Salem, NY this July 4th, Wednesday. It is an all outdoor affair under tents for the most part. Sometimes, so hot and sunny and sometimes so rainy and humid, but always, always, worthwhile!
I believe it is a Cord Show, as usual. They are adept at gathering an eclectic group of regulars as well as attracting small merchants with unique points of views and wares. There is a pancake breakfast if you arrive really early and then there is parking in the meadow alongside the Church.
I have been able, every year I go, to find something worthwhile, unusual, and well priced. The dealers are amiable and willing to negotiate usually.
I am pitching my personal favorite= Cherished Treasures Vintage Jewelry- and mention me to Marcia Chaloux, the wonderful and knowledgable woman behind the table. She has Judith Leiber accessories to Schiaparelli pins and every necklace, bracelet, and earrings you could ever covet in any color or material under the sun.

I recently attended a show up in Rhinebeck, NY on the Duchess County Fairgrounds. Always a treat to be there and see what creative merchandise dealers find. I look forward to going back in the Fall, around October, when it is masterful to see everything and enjoy the fun, carnival pieces they invariably show.

I promise not to ignore my blog again for an undetermined amount of time. I plan on showcasing some of the artists I recently discovered over the summer months.

VISIT OFTEN!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Artist Gathering at Maritime Art Garage Gallery- 7/14

Antique Show Reminder for July 4th

This is an early reminder that one week from tomorrow, MONDAY, JULY 4TH we return for the 19th year to STEVENS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH for Antiques in the Church Yard.  The address in South Salem is 8 Shady Lane at the corner of Route 123 (10590). With the ringing of the Church Bell at 9 AM this most popular show opens with dealers from NJ, CT, NY, PA, NH, MA, MD, FL, ME, NC, RI, and AZ.  The traditional All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast inside the Church will help fortify you for hours of shopping. Breakfast will be served from 9 until 11:00. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Catered by James (food vendor at our Lasdon shows) will have a great lunch menu. The show closes at 5:00 with no further admission allowed after 4:30. The cost to enter the show is $7 (12 and under free). These proceeds will help the Church with their charitable work as will the Grandma's Corner booth.  Dogs are NOT permitted. Please leave them at home and NOT in your vehicle.
 
Bob Gordon will be located under Tent A. If you are bringing him a chair to be caned or a piece of furniture to be re-glued, please drop it off before parking. Upon entering the property look right and you’ll see a “Merchandise Pickup” sign. Pull over and someone will help by bringing your item to Bob before you park. This will save you from having to carry your item. Bob does beautiful caning and weaving using all types of material. He is a real “Old World” talent that many of our customers have raved about.
 
From Route 684 take exit 6. Go East on Route 35 for 9 miles and turn right towards Vista on Route 123. The show is approximately two miles on the left. From the Merritt Parkway take exit 38 and go North on Route 123 for approximately 8 miles and the show will be on your right. There is plenty of parking. Suzy’s A & S will be on hand to make deliveries of large pieces of furniture and also to dolly and load pieces into your vehicle (on a tip basis) as needed.
 
See below for the extensive merchandise list. A Cord Discount does not apply to this show.  If you have any questions please email or call and do remember to pass this email to your friends and urge them to join our Customer Show Reminder List (done easily on our homepage at CordShows.com).
 
We’ll be waiting for you!
 
Vivien and Ed
 
 
AMERICAN ART POTTERY
PRIMITIVES
EARLY TOYS
VINTAGE CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
HATS & SHOES
16TH – 19TH C. MAPS
BRASS & NICKEL BATHROOM ACCESS; HARDWARE
NATURAL HISTORY PRINTS
ART DECO OBJECT
OCTAVIA AUDUBON BIRD PRINTS
1930’S-50’S KITCHEN & BARWARE
DEPRESSION & CARNIVAL GLASS
COUNTRY SMALLS
PHONOGRAPHS
19TH & 20TH C. FINE ART
SCULPTURE, OBJECT D’ARTS
ETHNIC JEWELRY
30’S – 50’S LINEN & TEXTILES
FRENCH ANTIQUE TOOLS
WINE CORKERS
STERLING & SILVER PLATE
ANTIQUE & ESTATE JEWELRY
DESIGNER COSTUME JEWELRY
ANTIQUE ORIENTALIA
EUROPEAN & CHINESE PORCELAIN
IRONSTONE
YELLOW WARE
TOLEWARE
ADVERTISING
VINTAGE PINBALL & BAGATELLE GAMES
BOOK ENDS
SALESMEN’S SAMPLES
MERCURY GLASS
VINTAGE TOOLS
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS
RUSTIC FURNITURE
FACE JUGS
FRENCH ENAMELWARE
STANGL POTTERY
ENGLISH CERAMICS
GEORGIAN SILVER
ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE CAMERAS
ENGLISH TEA CADDIES
CANDLESTICKS
SAMPLERS
VICTORIAN HAIR (MOURNING) JEWELRY
SNUFF BOXES
PAPIER MACHE
BLACK FOREST ITEMS
MONEY BOXES
FOLK ART
GARDEN & PATIO ACCESSORIES
1640-1900 FLORAL, ANIMAL & BIRD ENGRAVINGS
PHOTO FRAMES
ENGLISH SMALLS
PERIOD AMERICAN & EUROPEAN FURNITURE
MIRRORS
VINTAGE DESIGNER HANDBAGS
BAKELITE JEWELRY
COINS
FASHION ART
VICTORIANA
VINTAGE GARDEN & PATIO FURNITURE INCL. SALTERINI
BOOKS
SIGNS
GALVANIZED, WIRE, WOODEN CONTAINERS
ANTIQUE SPORTING EQUIPMENT
LEATHER FOOTBALL HELMETS
COUNTRY STORE ITEMS
SPOOL CABINETS
ORIENTAL CARPETS
MID 20TH C. DESIGNER MODERN FURNITURE
SHABBY CHIC
VICTORIAN OAK FURNITURE
COUNTRY FURNITURE IN ORIGINAL FINISH
SHELLY CHINA
ROYAL DOULTON
VINTAGE AMERICAN ELEGANT GLASSWARE
ENGLISH FLOW BLUE
TRANSFERWARE
NEW ENGLAND FARM TOOLS
BRITISH CORONATION ITEMS
BRITISH BOTTLES & STONEWARE
VICTORIAN SCRAP ALBUMS
PATENT MEDICINES
PERSIAN RUG PILLOWS
RURAL AMERICANA
TRADE SIGNS
BOOKENDS
ITALIAN TOLE & CHANDELIERS
WROUGHT IRON PLANT STANDS
VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY
MEXICAN JEWELRY
OLD PAWN
CLOCKS
DECORATIVE ARTS
VINTAGE WATCHES
EPHEMERA
FORMAL FURNITURE
VINTAGE SPORTING COLLECTIBLES
VINTAGE EYE WEAR
AND WHIMSY!
 
CHAIR CANING AND REPAIR SERVICE BY BOB GORDON
 
 

 Vivien Cord & Ed McClure
Cord Shows Ltd.
4 Whippoorwill Lane
Armonk, NY 10504
Phone: 914-273-4667
Fax: 914-273-4656
Website: http://cordshows.com/



 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Antique EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

You must save some time for Rhinebeck Antiques Fair May 28 and 29 from Sat., 10-5; Sun., 11-4 @ the Duchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. If you have never been there, it is a treat. They have another one in the Fall sometime in October when it is nice to go up there for apple picking season also. Put a reminder on your calendar!

Another event not to be missed, and I never do, is Lasdon Memorial Day Antiques Fair May 30th, Mon., 10-5 @ Lasdon Park Arboretum and Veterans' Memorial in Katonah, NY. This one is fun because it usually has delightful musical entertainment, a plant sale, food and kettle corn. The $7 admission fee benefits the Glass House Fund at Lasdon. Visit http://www.cordshows.com/ for directions and get $1 off admission when they email you an invitation.

What excitement and panache if an Allard like this one drove up with the 2 men you see dressed to suit it?
You can see everything and everyone, anytime!

See you there!!!