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Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Attend Scott Antique Market's Summer Shows and Stay at Nearby Hampton Inn Atlanta Airport Hotel on North I-85 -

Attend Scott Antique Market's Summer Shows and Stay at Nearby Hampton Inn Atlanta Airport Hotel on North I-85 -

    ATLANTA, GA, June 04, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport Hotel (North, I-85) offers close lodging to guests attending Scott Antique Market Shows at Atlanta Expo Center. Providing over 3300 exhibit booths, the event is the world's largest monthly indoor antique show. Visitors will find anything from furniture, paintings, silver, instruments, and much more at this "treasure hunter's paradise". Upcoming 2012 summer Atlanta show dates include:
- June 8-10
- July 13-15
- August 10-12

Admission to Scott Antique Markets is $5 per person. Parking is free.

"Our ATL Airport Hotel is the perfect lodging choice for travelers in town for the 2012 Scott Antique Market shows. Conveniently located only 2 1/2 miles from Atlanta Expo Center, we offer affordable guest accommodations including rooms with the Hampton Clean and Fresh Bedding," explains Sherron Kines-Hodge, the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North's Director of Sales. "Known as America's favorite antique show, we are pleased to welcome guests attending the Scott Antique Market events," says Hodge.

Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel near Atlanta Airport is a leading choice among other Atlanta Airport hotels. Their guests are sure to enjoy a free 24-hour business center, outdoor pool, and fitness center. The property also provides free High-speed Internet access, complimentary hot breakfast and an Airport Flight Board located in the hotel lobby. In addition, they offer complimentary airport shuttle service to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

To book your stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport (North, I-85) / Hartsfield Hotel call 404-767-9300 or visit them online at

About Hampton Inn & Ste Atlanta Airport North I-85

The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport Hotel is just north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and just southwest of downtown Atlanta. The hotel is two and a half miles from the Georgia International Convention Center, four miles from Atlanta Expo Center, and 15 miles from Six Flags Over Georgia. Other nearby attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Underground Atlanta, CNN Center, Georgia Dome and Georgia World Congress Center--all less than 10 miles away from the hotel. The Atlanta Airport hotel also offers a broad range of services and amenities to make its guest's stay exceptional.

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Premiere at the Intersolar - SiG Solar makes it possible: the first digital video art installation free of emissions worldwide -

Stuhr/Bremen (ots) - Installation artist Fabrizio Plessi presents his newest video project nestled between antique philosophy and modern technology at the Intersolar 2012

Art and Renewable Energies - For the first time, the internationally renowned Italian video artist and artistic consultant to the fashion label Louis Vuitton, Fabrizio Plessi, has dared to address a topic bridging the gap between art and photovoltaics, placing these two apparent opposites in relation to each other. The unusual project - a large-sized video installation entitled MONUMENTA located in the temple ruins of the Sicilian city of Agrigento - connects the content of antique philosophy with the achievements of modern technology. To do this, Plessi has integrated nine monumental, accessible tower constructions made out of tuff into the antique ruins in the valley of temples from Agrigento in Sicily. In the towers, video installations can be seen, taking up the world view of the antique philosopher Empedocles and dealing with the forces of nature: fire, water, air and earth. The PV modules installed on the roof deliver electricity free of emissions and provide the work of art with an entirely new dimension. MONUMENTA can be seen until 5 November 2012 on the grounds of the "Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento" (Sicily). At Intersolar the artist will be presenting his innovative artistic approach to the global audience of specialists.

The video installations of Fabrizio Plessi illuminate the interiors of a row of monumental artistic towers. He was inspired by the antique Greek temples from the fifth century before Christ, in which he has integrated his work of art. In total, Plessi has set up nine temples - each one six metres high and two times three metres in horizontal outline. Their appearance refers to an antique sacrificial altar near the Temple of Zeus. The towers are spread out among the temples as if they had fallen from the heavens. Each individual tower is hollowed out and creates a space for emotional, digital video installations. In his installations, Plessi invokes the thoughts and theories of the antique Sicilian philosopher Empedocles, who is considered to have founded the concept of the four basic elements - water, air, fire and earth - which make up the world. From the outside, the elements look like solid stone colossi, as if they were parts of the ruins in the temple area. In the inside, they dissolve into primary elements, come alive, such as lava, rain, wind and thunderstorms.

Plessi's installation brings topics such as "Respect for the Environment" into clear focus and strives for a balance between man and nature in its presentation. His work of art in Sicily opens up a dialogue between the past and the future. By integrating his work into the great feats of constructions of antique civilization, he leads us to an entirely new complex of topics, ones never before discussed - the interplay between art and the modern world of renewable energies. Thanks to the support of SiG Solar, the energy for Plessi's digital installation is generated by one of the most modern photovoltaic plants and thus makes this video art possible, without polluting the environment in the least. Never before has an artist dared to close ranks between futuristic art and renewable energies. The photovoltaic modules from Sun Earth by SiG Solar are attached to the roof of the monoliths - only for the purpose of transforming the solar energy into virtual pictorial worlds.

Furthermore, the video installation was supported by the Art Gallery Contini, the Fondazione Roma-Mediterraneo and the Il Cigno GG Edizioni.

On the Intersolar trade fair, the artist Fabrizio Plessi will be presenting his newest project on Thursday, 14 June at 2:00 p.m. at the SiG Solar GmbH's fair stand: Stand 460, Hall A1. Why a photovoltaic specialist has sponsored an art project will be explained by both SiG Solar managing directors Jan-Christian Schrder and Alessandro Delladio. All those involved in the project will be available for individual interviews directly afterwards.

Fabrizio Plessi

Fabrizio Plessi was born in 1940 in the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy. After completing his studies at the Artistic Lyceum and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, he has continued developing his artistic focus toward installations, film, video and performance since the end of the sixties. He became well-known thanks to his "Landmark Roma" installation at the documenta in Kassel, Germany in 1987. He is a pioneer in the world of video installations. His works are found in, among others, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in New York and in the Biennial Garden of Venice. Fabrizio Plessi has been closely cooperating with the internationally renowned fashion label Louis Vuitton on an artist level for five years.

SiG Solar Group

The SiG Solar Group is one of the leading German sales specialists for photovoltaic modules and, as a business group, combines under one roof a number of system solutions for the efficient use of renewable energies. In Europe, SiG Solar stands for the successful distribution of the brand Sun Earth and has over 20 years of experience doing business with Chinese products. Since 2004, the northern German company has been cooperating with the Chinese module manufacturer Sun Earth Solar Power. Since its foundation in 2004, SiG Solar has sold modules with a total output of more than 600 MW. SiG Solar brings together a diverse group of businesses. In addition to selling photovoltaic systems and relevant solar services - from building power plants to operating and maintain them - SiG Solar also offers services and products covering whole range of efficient energy usage, such as electro mobility, LED technology, storage media, intelligent house management systems or solar carport systems.


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Antique china rental business opens: Something borrowed, something vintage - Amity Observer

Antique china rental business opens: Something borrowed, something vintage

You could say it’s been a slow boat to China for Lauren Kreter and Chris Hickey. The two partners in Something Borrowed Vintage, a china rental company, find their wares by visiting antiques dealers and estate sales throughout the tri-state region.

“It’s a very circuitous route,” said Chris Hickey, of their recently launched business, which has a showroom at 101 Wilton Town Green.

Something Borrowed Vintage provides mismatched china, linens, flatware, and serving pieces at events ranging from weddings to afternoon teas and even pig roasts.


During their pilgrimages in search of fine china, the two partners have accumulated “thousands” of pieces, ranging from “an 1890 bone china plate hand-painted with rosettes and tipped in gold leaf” to a vintage collection of Wedgwood, Lenox and Art Deco china, according to Ms. Kreter, a Wilton native. “It has been a painstaking effort,” she said.

Along with hand-painted plates, tea cups, sugar bowls and creamers, their collection also includes delicate two-handled consommé bowls and parfait dishes.

The business is one of only a few of its kind in the country. “We’ve heard there’s other vintage china rental companies in Los Angeles, Chicago and Texas,” said Ms. Kreter.

Despite the fact advertising has been mostly word of mouth among wedding planners and brides in the area, the company is thriving, according to Ms. Kreter. “It has been going very well,” she said.

Several weddings and a major event on Governor’s Island have already been booked for the summer, and Something Borrowed Vintage recently provided the china for the “Fork It Over” fund-raiser for the Westport Farmers Market.

Both Ms. Kreter and Mr. Hickey have experience in the restaurant field, including The Schoolhouse at Cannondale, where Ms. Kreter is the event planner.

It was here they got the idea for their business, when a prospective bride expressed a desire for mismatched vintage china at her wedding, and Ms. Kreter and Mr. Hickey attempted to accommodate her wishes. “We raided our friends’ and relatives china cabinets” and began their now habitual trips to antiques dealers and tag sales.

The wedding was a success, and the partners decided to make use of the stacks of china they had acquired — and launched their new business.

Ms. Kreter said brides often match their color schemes with the colors in the china. “For example, if there are gold tones in the dresses, they match it with gold in the china patterns,” she said.

As a graduate of cosmetology school, Ms. Kreter has an eye for color, she said.

What is the appeal of the vintage china?

“You may see a piece and flash back to a memory from growing up and having dinner at grandma’s house,” said Ms. Kreter. “It seems that we have come full circle ... Or, perhaps it just brings beauty to your eyes or events.”

Something Borrowed Vintage also “recycles everything,” Mr. Hickey said. “If a dish breaks, we even recycle that. We might make a picture frame out of the pieces, for example.”

Ms. Kreter and Mr. Hickey not only create the vintage table settings, but they deliver and pick up. “We wash the dishes, too,” said Ms. Kreter.

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