A little good news …

I felt really good after reading this story, and I wanted to pass it along to you … It’s nice to read something that’s not all “gloom and doom,” but yet is realistic.

Local antiques shop, owner celebrate 25 years
Sally Andersen says fine craftsmanship still sells
by Michelle Miron

In spite of gloom and doom reports in the antiques industry as a
whole, Andersen said the store has maintained a steady trade of
clientele of all ages. Younger people seem especially drawn to items
like real wood furniture and vintage costume jewelry, she said, while
other top-selling categories are paintings, fabrics, crochet work and
anything else that speaks to the greater craftsmanship of the past.
There is also a decent demand for Scandinavian antiques in this area,
she said. …

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— Karen              
Antiques News, Blog
Karen Knapstein

About Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein is the editor of Antique Trader magazine. A lifelong collector and student of antiques, she has written dozens of articles on vintage collectibles and their historical context. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and daughter, Faye. She can be reached at karen.knapstein@fwmedia.com.