Booth # B2012
Corinne Sousoulas of Few and Far Between
Q: IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY, WHAT ANTIQUE OR COLLECTIBLE WOULD YOU BUY IMMEDIATELY?
A: I would buy a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the Provence region of France, and have it restored.
Q: WHAT IS THE MOST GORGEOUS ANTIQUE YOU EVER SAW, IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION, OR EVEN A MUSEUM?
A: I saw an amazing collection of Fabergé eggs at the Forbes Museum in New York.
Q: WHAT ANTIQUE TREND DO YOU LOVE RIGHT NOW?
A: I love the trend of mixing vintage styles and coming up with a really cool, cohesive look. There is no real style "commitment." This makes it easy for you to add or take away pieces to change it up a bit.
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 is in my nature to collect things, starting with a collection of toothpaste caps when I was six years old. Sadly, my mom made me throw those away. Who knows what they would be worth today? I'm a little more discriminating today. I've started collections without realizing it. Suddenly I have multiples of something I really like, such as paint by number pictures, typewriter ribbon tins, vintage direct-pull cork screws, Frozen Charlottes, etc. I say if you have three of kind, you have a collection!
Q: WHAT ANTIQUE ERA DO YOU NOT LIKE?
A: Ultra-Modern/Contemporary/Minimalist, The initial sight of these rooms can be beautiful and serene, but after five minutes, I'm totally bored and want to leave. I enjoy a room that tells a story about the owner ... and that requires "stuff."
Q: HAVE YOU EVER RECYCLED OR "UPCYCLED" AN ANTIQUE/VINTAGE ITEM?
A: I bought a pack of vintage "word" flash cards at an estate sale. I made two and three word phrases out of many of them and framed them. That turned out to be a good investment!