Jan and John Maggs Antiques
Newsletter - December 2011
Special Holiday Shopping Issue
free shipping on all sale
newsletter marks the end of our eighth year of monthly
e-mailings. It's been an outstanding year for us, and our
website has been an indispensable part of this success.
Of course, without readers like you, our newsletters and,
indeed, our website itself would be of no consequence. For this
reason, we've lowered prices on more than 70 easy-to-ship,
Internet-friendly pieces that readers from a distance might
consider purchasing as holiday gifts. In addition to reduced
prices on dozens of small, mailable gifts, we're offering free
domestic Priority Mail shipping and insurance on anything on
these sale pages.
You'll find more information on our Holiday Sale below, as well
as links to other monthly features.
ideas -- with free Shipping
This month we're listing
more than 70 postal-friendly pieces from our current stock that
we believe might make interesting holiday gifts. We've arranged
them by category, including Jewelry, Paintings, and Smalls, and
each category is divided into three groups, ranging from
stocking-stuffers to memory-makers. You'll find gifts priced
under $50 as well as a few in the four-figure range - all with
free shipping within the US.
here to start shopping.
December Shop Hours
Our shop will be open
from 10 until 4 on the first three Sundays of December.
Sale prices will be honored in person as well as online.
As always, we're happy to open by appointment. We'd love
to see you.
Enough candles for the holidays?
Because we use a lot of
candles, we searched for a long time for a distributor
of reasonably priced candles that don't smoke, drip, or
smell. More than a decade ago we found these six-inch
ivory tapers, which we've burned since that time without
a drip. We sell them in boxes of one dozen for a dollar
per candle or less. Click the picture for prices and
Gift ideas from Moozydoo
Moozydoo is John's daughter Nancy's seller
name on ETSY, the crafting and vintage website. For years
Nancy, who manages production at one of Boston's most
important commercial signage firms, has applied her skills to
the fabrication of gifts and props for family members and
friends. Only recently has she decided to make her creations
available to the public.
Our favorite Nancy piece is a tote bag that she gave to us a
year ago. It's similar to the bag pictured above - light,
durable, and washable, as well as useful and attractive. We
hardly ever leave home without it, and it rarely fails to
elicit comments. Perhaps you're looking for an attractive,
inexpensive, hand-made holiday gift. The last time we checked,
she had seventeen bags online.
If you use the link below to visit her Etsy page, check out
her alphabet cards, as well. We think they're especially cool:
whimsical, beautifully produced, and very reasonably priced.
Do you have an avid note writer or a pre-schooler on your
We hope you'll take a look. Here's the link:
A Visit to Brussels
Several years ago
we rented an apartment in a high-rise building in the middle of
Brussels. The pictorial report we published in our newsletter
included several pictures of the apartment and its surroundings.
We've decided to run the story again. If you missed it the first
time, or if you'd just like another look, click
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 a pensive holiday photo of the wild
The Back Page
We spent the
Thanksgiving weekend in Brooklyn with Jan's daughter, Lindsey.
Between meals - and there were several - we justified our
gastronomic excesses by walking many miles in Brooklyn and
Manhattan. During one of our walks Lindsey introduced us to
The High Line, a pedestrian walkway on an
unused elevated rail line on the lower west side. From this
unique vantage we had a unique view of several of Manhattan's
architectural wonders.You can see one of our favorites shots
We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter.
If you've made it this far, you probably still have time to
look at our holiday specials. Remember, all sale items can
be sent anywhere in the US with free shipping.
It might be worth a look.
John and Jan