Be Prepared! Thanksgiving is Coming!
EMPORIUM ANTIQUES has the SOLUTION!!!
Let’s start with the entrance. . .Not to be unkind, but that Turkey wreath you drag out every year has seen better days. Add some real POP to your entry with this magnificent custom-made stained glass window. Florida artist Kelly Toffey has recreated this art nouveau window in the time-honored tradition. We liked it so much it is hanging in the front entrance to the Emporium, but it can be yours!
“…Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Let’s move to the dining room . . . .
Your Auntie-would-be-impressed-traditional-dining-set is, well, too traditional. And that does not describe you. For your consideration . . .
In Booth AA, Braddock Mountain Antiques, a lovely round mahogany table with banded inlay by that exceptional Hagerstown furniture maker Statton. And it comes with 6 carved chairs. The 7 piece set $1288.
Too formal for you? Let’s try this wonderful French country parquet oak draw-leaf table that seats 6 comfortably – but opens to an amazing 11 feet!. Yes, 11 glorious feet of spacious dining table completed with custom table pads – you add the muffler (go ask your grandmother the purpose of a table muffler :).
Brought to you by Rambling Rose Antiques of Frederick Maryland.
Those 6 hand-carved rush seat French chairs are a wonderful match for this great table. Add 2 upholstered end chairs and voila! you are serving 8.
Set of 6 chairs $795.
Want a true I-saw-it-in-an-antiques-magazine look? Check out Revival Consignment Exchange’s American drop-leaf table ($350) with 4 rush-seat ladder back chairs ($175). Add a magnificent 18th century carved oak English Oak Settle Bench ($1295) and the room is complete.
But if you really what to impress the family with the “inherited look,” add additional seating with this pair of English walnut and burl elm side chairs by Morris Antiques of Washington DC (booth JM) The pair $2,200.
Now let’s talk about that chipped china set that formerly had 12 place setting. . . .NO BETTER TIME TO BUY GREAT CHINA. Lots of great sets in the Emporium – fantastic prices. Too many to show.
Good linens are a must and we have many to choose from. Imagine an 48 x 80 linen damask table cloth for UNDER $40
You may have gotten away with it for a few years. But just like learning the difference between ordering generic white wine or ordering Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay, we learn that water and wine really do taste better when indulged from crystal stemware. Got it – it’s called STEMWARE, and the best place for that is unquestionably Dottie’s Antiques. Dottie carries a wonderful selection from the impressive looking to the really, really fine Irish Galway lead crystal (and no you won’t die from lead poisoning)
Plastic flatware is for the uneducated and unsophisticated – and you are neither. Time to put together a “silver drawer” you can be proud of. “Tonight we are eating with the sterling dear, – no special occasion, it’s because I love you” you say with a haute smile.
Here you can have fun – who said the flatware must match? Not us! We love eclectic and we have the dealers to choose from. There is the world renown Heritage Antiques (dealer L3) with a selection that will send you to therapy. And Barney’s Antiques, Booth E4, who brings new meaning to eclectic!
And if you want to be “old money” silver, look over this great collection of Sterling Silver plates, platters and bowls engraved with Maryland Jockey Club Race winners from the 1930s and Sterling Silver trophy plates and bowls for the Scottish Terrier Champion who should have won at Westminster that year.
And for lounging after dinner, some great selections that just came in –
or this wonderful pair of recamier sofas in custom upholstery, each only $350. And did you notice that RUG. At an amazing 14 feet x over 28 feet, this elegant rug had an original purchase price of over $3k. Yours for a mere $500. Very nice condition.
Emporium Antiques will be closed Thanksgiving Day. We open Friday (Black Friday) at 11 am.
And if “those” relatives end up staying over, the Emporium offers 55,000 square feet in which you can turn-them-loose and wear-them-out. After that, you take them home, feed them leftovers, and wave goodbye for another year.
May God Bless.