Jan and John Maggs Antiques
NEWSLETTER - February 7, 2012
In this month's Newsletter
This is the first
winter during which we're having no regular open hours and no
special event like last February's Climbing the Walls show.
We've consolidated our inventory into our heated showroom, which
can be warmed in less than an hour to be ready for the
occasional shopper. So far, this approach seems to make sense.
Our shop and Internet sales for January topped last year's by a
significant margin, and our fuel bills have dropped.
This decision to
consolidate makes these monthly newsletters vital to our
business, so we're hoping to keep them full of interesting
items. This mid-Winter edition contains new stock listings,
information on this weekend's Tolland show, a short piece on
last month's Wilmington show, a menu idea for weight watchers
like us, and this month's installments of Pippin's
We hope you'll
find something to capture your fancy and that you'll spend a
little virtual time with us. Happy Reading!
New Listings for January
We've listed several fresh antiques in this Newsletter,
including four pieces of 17th- and 18th-century furniture, a
Dutch painting guaranteed to make you think of Summer, seven
rugs, some old, some new, to help keep your feet warm, and a
link to our popular tapers, for quiet evenings at home. Click on
the lowboy if you'd like to have a look.
-- This weekend --
The Tolland Show
One of the best small shows in the east - a one-day affair
with great dealers, comfortable surroundings, and fair prices.
If you've never been, click
Greater Boston Antiques and Design Show
The Wilmington show is one of only two Winter shows
remaining in our schedule. It's a big show, and we have a
big booth, entailing a significant outlay of time and
resources. This year's show was adversely affected by the
weather. To see how the creative marketing of the show's
promoter and the resources of the Internet saved the show
As many of our friends have noticed, for the
past 16 months, Jan and I have lost weight - nearly seventy
pounds between the two of us. We've now leveled off at weights
that suit us well, and we're in maintenance mode.
Our losses have been dramatic enough to prompt some to ask,
"How did you do it?" This month we try to answer that
for an alternative to prime rib and baked potato.
This will be the last appearance of our most brilliant
disappointment - MaggsList. Clicking on the
picture of John (above) will take you to listings for a Sheraton
mahogany dressing table, a cherry 2-drawer blanket chest, and
two pairs of mirrored sconces.
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
Two Delft tiles, two chairs, and two stylishly costumed chair
Click here for an interesting comparison.
We hope you've enjoyed our newsletter. Thanks
for being a customer.
John and Jan