The French Maid is excited to announce that we will be participating once again in the Metrolina antique show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Rory and I will have lots of great new treasures to share, including these incredible wooden candlesticks that he hand turns on the lathe. These are painted in a great faux finish in shades of blue, green and turquoise for a really beautiful splash of color in your home. We also will have our fabulous mirrors, frames and windows that we are known for, as well as lots of lavender filled fur pillows from vintage coats, hand stamped ribbon, and lots of other goodies that we make from reclaimed materials and antiques. This will be our second show in Charlotte, and judging from the great response we got from our first show, even though attendance was down due to bad weather, it should be loads of fun!
If you have never been to an antiques show, or think that it's just a bunch of old musty junk from Grandma's attic, I encourage you to visit one of these shows. I am always blown away at the fabulous and diverse stuff we find when we attend. If you don't like antique furniture, then there are wonderful old books for your home library, art for your walls, sports paraphernalia for your game room and dishes for your kitchen. There are things for car enthusiasts, doll and coin collectors and don't even get me started on the jewelry! I don't think I will ever purchase another thing from the mall jewelry store again, as the show selections are one of a kind things you will never see again, and actually much more affordable prices. Linens from France, religious icons from Italy and rugs from Persia are just a few of the things that just make me crazy when I have the chance to shop around the booths! The dealers are so great, too, and are always so interesting to talk to. We love when we have a chance to chat with people about our items, especially since so many of ours have been restored, reclaimed or repurposed. I will post some photos when we are there, too, and look forward to meeting you!
The show runs from March 4th through 7th. We will be in Building A, Booths F24-25.
Hope to see you there!