Booth # B109
Designs in a second


Chris Freeman

Q: IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT, SAY YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY IMMEDIATELY?

A: A large Serapi Oriental rug. I have always loved the design and color. They are getting harder to find, especially if they are in good condition and at a REASONABLE price. Once you have one of those on the floor, then everything else always looks richer than it truly is!

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST GORGEOUS ANTIQUE YOU EVER SAW, IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OR EVEN A MUSEUM?

A: A: It was a very old patterned quilt that was hanging in a display at the Heart of Country antique show. The detailed stitching work was fabulous, but the price was more than the cost of having a child!

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THE ANTIQUES YOU HAVE EVER HAD, OR EVEN A COMPELLING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT AN ANTIQUE YOU DON’T OWN?

A: A friend of mine bought several great country pieces of furniture at an antique auction. Three weeks later, the police arrived and confiscated them all. They had been stolen, sold at the auction. Not only did he lose the pieces of furniture, he didn't even get his money back! Buyer beware!

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?

A: I will always love country antiques, especially the old hardwood furniture pieces. Give me cherry, give me pine, give me walnut ... all of them are wonderful!

Q: WHAT GENRE OF ANTIQUES DO YOU HAVE AS A COLLECTION? IS THERE A GENRE OF ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES YOU WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT IN THE FUTURE?

A: Of course I still collect quilts, and I collect American pottery (Peters & Reed to be exact). I like silver plate flatware, and I like sterling silver. I like to collect just about anything, as long as I have the space or storage.

Q: HAVE YOU EVER RECYCLED OR UPCYCLED AN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE ITEM?

A: Yes, often! Looking outside of the box in today's world is necessary. I am currently using an old oak desk, which was probably used in a post office or railroad station, as an island in my kitchen. Of course I have a slab of old marble on it to protect the top, but it serves me well as a prep area, a server, additional storage for cooking utensils, spices, etc.

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