Booth # B308
 


Patsy Sullivan

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

A: Nothing. As an antiques dealer, I've had the opportunity to purchase many wonderful antiques. I love the hunt and finding a terrific item at a bargain price. 

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

A: Fabulous angels from a church. They were in an antique shop in New Orleans.  

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

A: I own a very primitive pine dresser that was built for my grandmother and her sisters when they were children. When it was built, the front legs were cut too short so the builder just nailed on some blocks of wood to make it taller. A great aunt gave it to me covered in pink paint. My mother stripped and waxed it. It has notches cut across the front, possibly from my grandmother's brother. It is my most cherished piece of furniture.

Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?

A: The clean, urban look really appeals to me. I'm enjoying seeing painted pieces again. Shabby chic has been raised a notch.

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: I have two areas of collectibles. I collect elegant glassware of the Depression era, specifically my mother-in-law's stemware, June Night by Tiffin. I also have an extensive collection of English Torque Motto Ware. I am not adding to it at this time; prices have gotten too high. I would love to collect Redware someday.

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

A: This is one of my favorite things to do. I get great satisfaction out of seeing my finished pieces. I try new paint finishes, add to a piece or just use it for something other than its intended purpose. It's a fun, creative outlet.

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