Booth # B1006
 


Jessi Walton

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: My grandmother bought a pair of little French antique side chairs at a roadside yard sale in Connecticut in the late '70s for very little money. They are now mine and when I took one of them to be repaired after my husband cracked the top rail, the restoration guy said they are very fine examples of French Provincial and are from around the 1780s!

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?

A: The mix of vintage industrial pieces with better antiques; I love the high/low mix that gives a home personality.

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: It's not really a specific genre, but I love chairs for some reason. The last time we moved one of the movers even commented that we have an unusually large amount of chairs for one household. They are just so flexible in decorating and come in so many sizes, shapes and styles that I find them hard to resist.

Q: ARE ANTIQUES A GOOD INVESTMENT? WHY OR WHY NOT?

A: In my opinion they are a good investment if they make you happy.

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

A: I have upcycled lots of items. My favorite items to upcycle lately are old trunks into coffee tables. Find a fantastic looking good-sized trunk, add feet or wheels and a glass top, and you have an amazing centerpiece that is functional.

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