Jan and John Maggs
September 12, 2012
In two weeks we'll be flying once again over the Atlantic
Ocean on our way to England for our annual fall buying trip.
We've already purchased several things from dealers and
pickers in the UK; these things will be a part of the
shipment that should arrive in Conway in
mid-October, in time for our Fall Opening on November 10 and
Our upcoming travel has inspired a look at photographs of
our past travels in Europe, and this newsletter contains a
dozen or so of our favorites. It also lists just over a
dozen pieces not previously seen on this website.
We've devoted many hours to the maintenance and improvement
of our home. It now has two new coats of stain on its
exterior, and we've made necessary repairs to our front door
and garden fence before they, too, were freshly painted.
We're now in the middle of the kitchen renovation we
referred to last month. The bathroom has been moved and
needs only its new shower, a job scheduled to begin later
this week. This month's Back Page is a picture of the
current state of our kitchen expansion. Walls, plumbing,
ceilings have been removed, and the space is now visible. we
have only two weeks before we depart, so we'll return home
to more chaos.
We hope that you'll take a few minutes to browse the links
below. We hope that you'll find something - a story, a
picture, or an antique - that catches your fancy. Perhaps
we'll hear from you.
This month's new listings
include three interesting antiques for the table, five Dutch
biblical tiles in manganese glaze, several items of period
jewelry, and this great bible box. Click on the box for this
baker's dozen plus one selection.
A Few Favorite Photos from Our Trips
to England and Beyond
Since 1993 we've been able to travel to England
to acquire new stock for our shop and shows. Although we work
long days and drive great distances, our trips are, as you
might imagine, enjoyable. We've seen much of England and a
little bit of Europe as well. To say that we feel privileged is
We've kept a written journal of our travels
and, especially since the advent of good, affordable digital
cameras, have kept pictorial records as well. This month we've
assembled a little slide show of some of our favorites among
the photographs we took while visiting various parts of
England, Ireland, Italy, and Belgium. Just click on the
photograph, above, of the Cotswold village of Snowshill to
begin the journey.
Our next show
Antiques at the Depot
Sunday, September 23
Click here for more details.
Additional links to more than 11,000 pages and images will
be found in the Quick Links box on our website.
Click Pippin's nose for this month's photo of our snow
The Back Page
Our kitchen renovation begins. Phase 1 - demolition. Are
these people crazy?? Will the work be completed in time for
New Year's Eve?
We hope you've enjoyed this month's newsletter. Thanks for
being a reader.
John and Jan