Jan and John Maggs Antiques
NEWSLETTER - January 11, 2011
Happy New Year!
As we begin this new year we'd like to take a sentence or two to
thank everyone who helped make 2010 a successful and exciting
one. We've worked hard and have had some wonderful times in the
process. We feel extremely fortunate.
As we have for several years, Jan and I ushered in the new year
with an intimate New Year's Eve dinner in front of our keeping
room fireplace. Click on the panna cotta if you'd like to see
pictures of our feast.
Our 2011 Calendar of Shows and Events
As we've written several times in this newsletter,we've been
reducing our dependence on shows by devoting our energies and
imaginations to our website and the special events we hold at
our shop in Conway. This year's calendar reflects this change.
At the present time, we're scheduled to exhibit at only eight
antiques shows, a significant drop from last year's eleven.
We've also added a Winter event at our shop in Conway, which
will round out our schedule of Spring and Fall Openings and
our Tax Holiday Weekend sale. This new show, which is only a
month away, will stray somewhat from our usual format. We're
excited about it, and think others might be, as well. See
further details below.
Our shop is open by appointment through the Winter months.
Our website is open 24/7.
To visit our 2011 show schedule page, click
A Special Event on February 12
Climbing the Walls?
Because of the success of our annual Spring and Fall Openings,
we've been considering ideas for a mid-Winter event in our
shop that could complement them. The initial impetus for this
year's event, which we hope will be the first of many, was the
acquisition of a significant group of paintings by Dennis
Sheehan, whose paintings of New Hampshire landscapes have
always been personal favorites but are a bit out of context
for our England-based openings.
Read more. . .
This weekend we'll be in Wilmington, MA for the January
installment of Marvin Getman's Boston Antiques & Design
Show, a large and diverse show that attracts great
crowds of shoppers. Click
here for more information and a discount card.
One of the pieces we're bringing to the show is featured in
"Look What I Found", the antiques blog by Vintage Val. If you
haven't already read it, click
For a number of reasons, we've dropped the Concord Armory show
this year, but we'll be at Tolland, CT, as usual, on February 6.
We hope to see many of you at one of these shows or here in
Conway on February 12.
This Month's New Stock
We've just purchased a nice group of Persian rugs in a range of
sizes. If you've been thinking about warming your feet on a soft
carpet, you might like to have a look. Just click on the image.
Our visit to Bruges
Click on the picture
to see a few pictures of this beautiful city, where we spent a
few days last October.
Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will be
found in the Quick Links box on our website.
Click on Pippin's nose for
this month's image of our favorite feline.
The Back Page
Before you go, we thought you might like a look at the window
of this butcher shop we saw in Bruges. Wait a minute! That's
no butcher shop! Click
HERE to see what we saw.
We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter. If you're in the
area, feel free to call to arrange a visit. If you see anything
you think you'd like to own, drop us an e-mail or give us a
And thanks for being a customer.
John and Jan