Jan and John Maggs Antiques
NEWSLETTER - March 15, 2011
In this month's newsletter - -
After two unusually busy months
in our shop, March has afforded us time to undertake two or
three house projects and relax occasionally in front of an
open fire. Happily, our two Winter shows - Wilmington and
Tolland - lived up to our expectations. But it was our shop
sales, both from the Internet and at our Climbing the
Walls show that made this our strongest Winter in
In addition to painting walls
and woodwork, moving furniture, and hanging mirrors and
artwork, we're currently preparing for a buying trip to
England. As usual, this will be followed by our Spring Opening
on April 30 and May 1. Look for more details in our April
To compensate for the brevity
of this issue's New Listings page, we've
included two dozen pictures from our October travels in Europe
and our maiden voyage into film, with a link to a 10-minute
YouTube video that we made in our showroom. Of course, the
usual features are here as well. We hope you'll spend a few
minutes with us.
Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will be
found in the Quick Links box on our website.
As we prepare for our Spring Opening on April 30 and May 1,
our most recent purchases are being reserved for that weekend.
Consequently, we were very pleased to be given the opportunity
by a friend to list two exceptional modern pieces from his
home. Both are in traditional style: a bench-made cherry
cannonball bed, and a crewel-upholstered settee.
Click on the bedpost for a look.
Climbing the Walls video
Before last month's CLIMBING THE WALLS show
opened, we made an informal video of the shop. At the time
we'd intended it as a record for our own reference, which
might be shared with family members. In its edited form we
think that some of our customers whose schedules, interests,
or proximity kept them from the show might enjoy visiting us
The photography certainly isn't slick, but the ten-minute
video gives a reasonably good idea of how the show looked when
it opened on February 12th. To watch the video, just click on
Train Ride From Zurich to Venice
This month we're happy to share a few of the photographs we
have from our European rail vacation last October. After a
brief sojourn in Zurich, we took a high-speed train through
the Alps to Venice. Click on the photograph to see our
Click on Pippin's nose for
this month's image of our favorite feline.
The Back Page
Just over a year ago,
we received a strange package in the mail and had a
corresponding surprise on a credit card statement.
More . . . .
We hope you've enjoyed browsing this month's newsletter.
Remember to mark your calendar with the dates of our Spring
Opening - April 30 & May 1.
Thanks for being a customer.
John and Jan