Booth # B101
Chateau Boudinot


Jessica Boudinot

Q: IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY IMMEDIATELY?

A: I would immediately start looking for a fabulous antique rug. I love quality antique furniture and a collection of Old Master paintings would be fantastic.

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

A: Wow. I've seen many, but the Tiffany Museum in Winter Park, Fla., has such a wonderful collection of glass. Italy stands out, too, with the ancient gilt wood church pieces and statues.

Q: WHAT IS THE MOST INTERESTING STORY YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY OF THE ANTIQUES YOU HAVE EVER HAD?

A: Quite a while ago I had a wonderful antique wicker baby buggy in my booth, which I tried to sell for years. Finally, in desperation, I took it to the flea market to sell, but it didn't go there either. In frustration, I decided on the way home I would drop off most of the stuff I didn't sell at the Goodwill, including the baby buggy. Lo and behold, when I came into my booth the next week I noticed the same baby buggy in a booth down the row. It had come full circle.

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: My personal style is "Eclectic Victorian Cottage." I do have a little bit of everything, but I'm trying to simplify, as usual. I like Mid-Century Modern and Industrial Chic, but I don't live with any.

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE ERA DO YOU NOT LIKE?

A: I think every era has something beautiful to offer.

Q: ARE ANTIQUES A GOOD INVESTMENT?

A: A beautiful quality antique or vintage piece will always be a good investment. Things come in and out of style, but there are only so many antiques. And as time goes by, they become more and more rare.

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

A: That's the name of the game, pretty much, as it seems to be the current trend. This business is the greenest of all with the re-using and restoring of items.

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