Jan and John Maggs Antiques
NEWSLETTER - January 10, 2012
Happy New Year from Pumpkin Hollow
In this month's Newsletter
Many of our readers know that we celebrate the New Year's Eve
with a feast for two, the culmination of not only the year, but
of a day spent cooking together. This year's meal was a
seven-course affair, accompanied by three fine ales. As has
become our custom, we've included a few pictures and a menu in
our first newsletter of the year.
feature describes some of the changes we'll institute for
2012, including our schedule of antiques shows, some financial
and technological improvements, and a decision to offer free
shipping on much of our inventory.
up our stock galleries with new listings and the integration
of dozens of pieces from our December specials pages.
you'll find Pippin's Page and The
Back Page right where you left them.
We hope you'll
have a look at what interests you.
New Listings for January
We've listed a number of fresh pieces in this Newsletter. The
bird on this seventeenth century backstool cautions you not to
So - click the picture now, rather than grouse later.
-- Our next show --
The Boston Antiques and Design Show
January 21 and 22 we'll return to Wilmington to exhibit at
Marvin Getman's large and diverse semi-annual show in the
Shriner's Auditorium. We've always enjoyed this well-run and
effectively promoted event.
At this show we plan to utilize QR codes to supplement
descriptions on certain pieces. Be sure to bring your
For more show details and a printable discount card,
Our New Year's Eve Dinner
In recent years we've spent
the last day of December in our kitchen, preparing an
evening meal for two. More recently, we've begun sharing
pictures of our dinner in our first Newsletter of the new
year. This year's dinner included some of our favorites as
well as a few newly discovered or invented dishes. We invite
you to join us by clicking on the picture above.
What's new for 2012
The beginning of a new year seems as good a time as any to
look forward, assessing the successes and disappointments of
the past year and tweaking our design for what may lie ahead.
This year we'll make a few changes in the way we do things,
including changes in our show schedule, free shipping on
certain pieces, PayPal, and QR coded links. For a preview,
click on the QR code, above.
When we began MaggsList last year, we'd hoped
that it would serve as a helpful resource for customers wishing
to downsize or upgrade. It was meant as an alternative to
accepting pieces on consignment, where they most often
languished in our shop, since we were reluctant to bring them to
shows where they would consume space more appropriately filled
with things we owned.
Unfortunately, MaggsList never did what we'd
hoped it would do. Only a few pieces ever sold and, we must
confess, they were all pieces from our personal collections.
And, as with consignments, large pieces simply didn't sell.
So, we've decided to retire MaggsList. Just
before we announced this change, two friends asked us to list
pieces, and we're happy to do so. The pieces include two oak
coffers, a pine two-drawer blanket chest, a Sheraton side
table with drawers, and two pairs of mirrored sconces. These
will be our last entries in MaggsList. We
cannot accept additional pieces, and these new ones will, if
unsold, be retired at the end of February.
To see these new listings, click on the picture of John.
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
The Back Page
We hope you've enjoyed our newsletter. Thanks
for being a customer.
John and Jan