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Jackie Smith

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

A:  I've always wanted to own a vintage light blue Mercedes roadster!  

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

A: The master bed belonging to King Ludwig II, in his Neuschwanstein castle in Germany.  Absolutely, without a doubt, breathtaking!

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: I bought a cookie jar for $25 at a thrift store because I thought it was cute. I later learned its worth was $500.  I ended up giving it to a family member who loved it even more!

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?

A: Beachy cottage shabby chic.

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: Jadite!  I am obsessed with Jadite, along with McKee, Fire King or Jeannette.Even a few repos are in my collection. I just began collecting Jadite late last year and am happy with how it's growing. I also collect vintage Florida cookbooks and Florida vintage items. Oh, and I must add I am crazy about vintage Fire King and Pyrex, so much so that I had to finally sell some of my personal collection because it was taking over my kitchen!

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

A: All the time!  I am always tinkering in the garage or hauling furniture outside to sand and paint. If I love a piece of furniture I won't turn it down just because its flawed.  If it can be repaired or sanded and repainted, I haul it home!

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